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November 21, 2017

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  • Protect your kids from common ‘daycare diseases’
    Protect your kids from common ‘daycare diseases’
    Nov. 20, 2017
    If it seems like your young children are getting sick all the time, it’s because they probably are. Infants and toddlers are especially prone to contracting diseases because their immune systems are in the early stages of development. Little ones in day care and preschool have an even higher risk.
  • How to maximize your annual trip to the doctor
    How to maximize your annual trip to the doctor
    Nov. 13, 2017
    Many people wait until they’re sick to see a doctor, but committing to an annual checkup routine is important for all adults, especially those 50 and older. While there’s been some controversy in recent years about the effectiveness of an annual, there are ways to maximize your doctor’s visit to ensure you’re getting the most out of the experience.
  • Protect and nurture your joints to prevent bone spurs
    Protect and nurture your joints to prevent bone spurs
    Nov. 6, 2017
    Joints are vulnerable to a wide array of potential problems, such as injuries, arthritis and bone spurs. Fortunately, the body is resilient, and making important lifestyle modifications can help protect joints from wear and tear.
  • Exploring ways to manage your arthritis
    Exploring ways to manage your arthritis
    Oct. 30, 2017
    Despite its prevalence, arthritis is a commonly misunderstood term that refers not to one single disease, but to a network of more than 100 conditions. “Arthritis is benign mild to moderate inflammation in the small, medium and large joints,” said Ali Rahimi, MD.
  • Why your child is hard-wired for sugar
    Why your child is hard-wired for sugar
    Oct. 23, 2017
    If it’s a sugary, delicious treat, chances are your child will devour it immediately. While none of this comes as a surprise to parents, what you may not know is that children are biologically designed to love sugar.
  • Understanding BRCA: The breast cancer gene
    Understanding BRCA: The breast cancer gene
    Oct. 16, 2017
    The BRCA genes are two of the most notable genetic links to cancer development, and mutations in these genes are strongly linked to breast, ovarian and prostate cancer.
  • The silent risk associated with blood clots
    The silent risk associated with blood clots
    Oct. 2, 2017
    DVT is an abnormal blood clot that forms within a deep vein, and a pulmonary embolism describes what happens when that blood clot travels into the lungs via the bloodstream. While common, these conditions can be dangerous, and often develop without warning.
  • Physical changes to expect after turning 65 and how to prepare for them
    Physical changes to expect after turning 65 and how to prepare for them
    Sept. 25, 2017
    Whether you’re in tip-top shape, or beginning to feel some signs of age, you should be prepared for the ways your body changes after 65.
  • What to expect when you go for a mammogram
    What to expect when you go for a mammogram
    Sept. 18, 2017
    Aside from skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer for women in the U.S. and, while it cannot be prevented, it’s often treatable when discovered early.
  • Why are autoimmune diseases on the rise?
    Why are autoimmune diseases on the rise?
    Sept. 11, 2017
    Common, life-threatening, difficult to diagnose and incurable — autoimmune diseases are as mysterious as they are dangerous.
  • Model good screen-time behavior for your kids
    Model good screen-time behavior for your kids
    Sept. 5, 2017
    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that parents monitor the amount of time kids spend looking at screens, but the ubiquitous nature of our personal devices can make this a difficult task.
  • Why you should get the flu shot early this year
    Why you should get the flu shot early this year
    Aug. 28, 2017
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends getting vaccinated as soon as the shot is available, which is usually by late August or early September.
  • Caring for wounds and foot ulcers in diabetic patients
    Caring for wounds and foot ulcers in diabetic patients
    Aug. 21, 2017
    The American Podiatric Medical Association reports that 15 percent of diabetic patients will develop a foot ulcer.
  • How to teach your children about stranger safety
    How to teach your children about stranger safety
    Aug. 14, 2017
    Rather than teaching “stranger danger,” parents should educate children about safe strangers while emphasizing caution, situational awareness and establishing boundaries.
  • Why baby boomers need to step up to get tested for hep. C
    Why baby boomers need to step up to get tested for hep. C
    Aug. 7, 2017
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone born between 1945 and 1965, often called the baby boomer generation, be screened for hepatitis C.
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