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  • Research proves meditation is good for your health
    Research proves meditation is good for your health
    Feb. 27, 2017
    The practice of meditation dates back thousands of years and can be traced through different societies across the globe.
  • Potty training 101: How to potty train your child
    Potty training 101: How to potty train your child
    Feb. 20, 2017
    Potty training a toddler can be a complicated task, and there are many schools of thought on the topic, such as incentives and rewards or a series of learning aids. Choosing the right method for your child can seem daunting, but Waldo Feng, MD, pediatric urologist at Sunrise Children’s Hospital, argues that the process can be much simpler once parents know what physiological aspect to focus on.
  • Watch out for these common household poisons
    Watch out for these common household poisons
    Feb. 13, 2017
    Accidental and unintentional poisonings occur in homes every day. In 2015 alone, the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) reported that 2.2 million people came into contact with such substances, with calls made to a poison center every 11 seconds.
  • Can hormones affect heart health in women?
    Can hormones affect heart health in women?
    Feb. 6, 2017
    The American Heart Association (AHA) estimates that 44 million women in the U.S. are affected by cardiovascular diseases, and when combined with stroke, these diseases kill an average of 1 woman every 80 seconds.
  • How to support moms with postpartum depression
    How to support moms with postpartum depression
    Jan. 30, 2017
    Many new mothers experience a variety of emotions after childbirth, but 1 in 7 experiences a serious mood disorder called postpartum depression (PPD).
  • Atrial fibrillation: You may have it and not know it
    Atrial fibrillation: You may have it and not know it
    Jan. 23, 2017
    Atrial fibrillation, also referred to as AF or A-fib, is the most common type of irregular heartbeat, or heart arrhythmia. The American Heart Association reports that there are 2.7 million Americans living with AF, though that number could be much higher, as people can have ...
  • Do you need to start the year with a cleanse? The truth about 'detoxing' and 'cleansing'
    Do you need to start the year with a cleanse? The truth about 'detoxing' and 'cleansing'
    Jan. 16, 2017
    “Detoxing” and “cleansing” have been popular marketing terms in recent years, but how legitimate are associated claims?
  • What is sepsis and how is it treated?
    What is sepsis and how is it treated?
    Jan. 9, 2017
    Sepsis is becoming an increasingly common condition in the United States that stems from complications following an infection.
  • The most important things healthy people do every day, and tips for leading a balanced lifestyle in the New Year
    The most important things healthy people do every day, and tips for leading a balanced lifestyle in the New Year
    Jan. 3, 2017
    Good health can be measured in many ways. Weight, fitness, emotional well-being, and being disease- and injury-free are just a few of those measures.
  • What you need to know about macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness
    What you need to know about macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness
    Dec. 27, 2016
    Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, affecting more than 10 million Americans. According to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF), that’s more than cataracts and glaucoma combined.
  • Childproofing your home for the holidays
    Childproofing your home for the holidays
    Dec. 19, 2016
    For children across the country, the holidays are the most magical time of the year. While parents are busy preparing, it’s important to take a few extra steps to ensure a safe season, because holiday ornaments, lights and some presents can be dangerous to the littlest ones in your life.
  • How to avoid common holiday injuries
    How to avoid common holiday injuries
    Dec. 12, 2016
    During the holidays, emergency rooms across the country see a large influx of patients. Amid the festivities and celebrations of the season, there also are more instances of illness, accidental injury and other health hazards.
  • What is life like after a stroke? Rehabilitation and recovery following a stroke
    What is life like after a stroke? Rehabilitation and recovery following a stroke
    Nov. 28, 2016
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year more than 795,000 people in the United States suffer strokes, and nearly 130,000 of them die. Strokes also are a leading cause of serious, long-term disability with an array of short-term and long-term effects.
  • What's the difference? Food allergy vs. food intolerance
    What's the difference? Food allergy vs. food intolerance
    Nov. 21, 2016
    Millions of Americans experience negative reactions to certain foods, be they from a food allergy or a food intolerance. Specialized diets aimed at minimizing these reactions have been en vogue over the past couple of years, but food allergies and food intolerances are medical conditions that may require professional intervention.
  • What are blood cancers and their symptoms?
    What are blood cancers and their symptoms?
    Nov. 7, 2016
    Blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma can affect nearly every part of the body and be especially complicated to understand and treat.
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