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    • APRIL 29, 2019
    Prescription Pains: How to Handle your Meds

    Prescription Pains: How to Handle your Meds

    A spoonful of sugar may help the medicine go down. But, is that what the doctor ordered? Making sure that medicine is used correctly is crucial to your health and well-being; otherwise, you might end up feeling a little less sweet. When it comes to prescriptions, it’s important to follow best practices from medical professionals

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    • APRIL 29, 2019
    But My Kid Hates the Doctor

    But My Kid Hates the Doctor

    When you’re little, so many experiences are new. Because of the unfamiliarity factor, daily situations can be infused with intense emotions – excitement, delight, anxiety. While kids can be notorious for throwing tantrums over things as bizarre as blueberries being blue or toast being sliced “too pointy,” perhaps no situation is as fraught with emotion

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    • MARCH 25, 2019
    Blood clots: When to Worry

    Blood clots: When to Worry

    That’s what a blood clot can be, because many people (as many as 900,000 annually) are stricken by this devastating health issue without enduring obvious symptoms or warning signs. While blood clotting is a normal and necessary bodily function, the type of clots that are most worrisome are known as Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). These

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    • MARCH 18, 2019
    The Most Common Food Allergens, and Where They Lurk

    The Most Common Food Allergens, and Where They Lurk

    From restaurant menus to grocery store aisles, it seems like there are allergy warnings everywhere. And it’s with good reason too – allergy diagnoses, especially for young children, have been on the rise for the past 20 years. Even mild allergic reactions may trigger a sore throat or rash, and severe reactions can be frightening

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    • FEBRUARY 4, 2019
    Five Myths about Food Poisoning… and How to Cope with It

    Five Myths about Food Poisoning… and How to Cope with It

    Food poisoning. It’s guaranteed to secure some awkward guffaws during a comedy movie, but enduring a bout of this bacteria-driven illness is no laughing matter. While most of us know the basics about food poisoning (avoiding raw chicken seems to be at the top of everyone’s list), there are still plenty of myths related to

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    • DECEMBER 11, 2018
    Five Ways to Keep Your Children Safe During the Holidays

    Five Ways to Keep Your Children Safe During the Holidays

    Put Away the Scissors, and Enjoy the Festivities Like most people, you probably have a lot going on over the holidays. Getting together with friends and family can be magical, but it’s also overwhelming. Your kids are begging you to put up the decorations, and you’ve committed to making cookies for your book club and

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    • OCTOBER 30, 2018
    5 Common Fall Injuries and How to Avoid Them

    5 Common Fall Injuries and How to Avoid Them

    As the most frequent reason to visit emergency rooms nationwide, an injury from slipping and falling is a very real risk, both at home and at work. If you are over 65, your risk of getting hurt in a fall is even higher than average, according to the National Floor Safety Institute. During the fall and

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    • OCTOBER 8, 2018
    Ouch! Does This Wound Need Emergency Care?

    Ouch! Does This Wound Need Emergency Care?

    Minor scrapes and cuts usually don’t require urgent care unless the wound gets infected or is exceptionally slow to heal. With more serious cuts, how can you tell when you need medical help or stitches? Here’s a guide on how to tell the difference between a cut you can treat at home and a gash

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