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When Your Child Goes to the Hospital

Few events in life are as stressful as having a child in the hospital, especially if the stay comes at the end of a trip to the emergency room. You may not really understand what is wrong or even whether it can be fixed. You rarely know how long your […]

Exercise: It’s not just numbers

Fitness trackers seem to be everywhere. They come in a wide range of prices with an ever increasing array of features. One of the latest features is the ability to track the distance traveled during a run or bike ride. Whether measuring the number of steps taken, the time spent […]

Henna Tattoos: A Dye-ing Art

Art fairs and festivals abound in early fall. Given the popularity of permanent tattoos, it’s not surprising that Henna art, an ancient and temporary form of body art, is so popular among festival goers. Natural henna is a reddish brown dye that is made from the henna plant. Henna art […]

Cauliflower Rice-Yuk or Yummy?

Cauliflower rice is a trendy and nutritious replacement for white rice, especially for those on a low carb diet. It contains only 4g of carbohydrates and 20 calories per cup vs 45 g of carbs and 204 calories per cup for white rice. For the long haul, however, what most […]

Is Prolonged Sitting the New “Smoking”?

If you’re getting the impression that prolonged sitting is the new smoking, it’s understandable. Like smoking before the cancer link was discovered, prolonged sitting is a health risk that has been around long before the consequences were recognized. Now that its link to increased risk of “all cause mortality” (or […]

Arthritis-the Right Tools Make All the Difference

Gripping, reaching and fine motor skills can be a challenge for arthritis sufferers. In order to make life a little easier, a few changes can go a long way. Regardless of what tool you’re using, larger and softer handles make it easier to grip. Longer handles also help extend your […]

Winning from the Stands

Youth sports are a great way for kids to develop the habit of healthy physical activity while learning important social and emotional skills. Dealing with failure, developing realistic expectations and learning the benefits of striving for success are only some of the benefits of participating in individual or team sports. […]

Colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer, or colon cancer, for short, usually develops at age 50 or older. It is the third most common cancer in men and women. Other than certain skin cancers, it is also the third most common cause of cancer death. Colon cancer should be screened for beginning at age […]

Poison Ivy, Poison Oak and Poison Sumac

  • Poison Ivy

Poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac are all caused by uroshiol, an oil that is found in all three plants. Since the rash doesn’t appear for 12 to 72 hours, at first it can be hard to tell if you have it. If you think you’ve been exposed, immediately […]

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea have airways that become blocked during sleep, usually from the collapse of soft tissue in the airways. This causes the patient to stop breathing, resulting in a drop in oxygen levels and sleep deprivation. In the short term, obstructive sleep apnea causes fatigue and discomfort. […]