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7 Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

It’s easy to get so caught up teaching your child how to identify his letters and how to cut his food with a knife that you forget to focus on …

Kids

The Surprising Links Between Celiac Disease and Anorexia

At first glance, celiac disease—which occurs when consumption of the protein gluten triggers intestinal damage—appears to have little in common with …

Gluten

Sexual Dysfunction and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sexual dysfunction is not uncommon with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). According to the-rheumatologist.org, more than half of all people with rheumatoid …

Pain

Can Dental Hygiene Affect Fertility?

Good oral hygiene doesn’t only make you more kissable—it also may make you more fertile. According to emerging research, dental health may impact how …

Health

Fruit Is Really Good for You. Really.

There should be no need for me, a public health physician, to tell you that fruit—real, whole fruit in its native state—is good for you, because your …

Sugar

13 Dinner Strategies for Picky Eaters

Busy schedules, lack of inspiration, and youngsters flexing their independence are just a few of the things that can throw a wrench into a peaceful …

Chicken Recipes

How to ReduceTravel Stress If You Have HIV

Travel for people living with HIV can be stressful, particularly when traveling abroad or over long distances. It may involve vaccinations or special …

How-To's

How a Corpus Callosotomy Helps Treat Epilepsy

The corpus callosum is the part of the brain that connects the right and left hemispheres. The hemispheres are the halves of the brain, and the …

The Brain

Massage Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Diseases

Massage therapy is a popular CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) approach used for rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. Not …

Pain

Fruits That Fight Heart Disease

The next time you are at the grocery store, seek out a selection of colorful berries to add to your shopping cart. Blueberries, strawberries, …

Healthy Eating

What Is Reactive Attachment Disorder?

Babies bond with adults who provide them with consistent, loving care. They recognize the adults who protect them and calm them when they’re feeling …

Parenting

The Healthiest and Unhealthiest Condiments

Traditionally when we think of condiments, we think of mayo and mustard—they're standard, classic sandwich toppers. Today, the condiment options are …

Nutrition

3 Berry-Packed Recipes That Are Good for You

In case you didn’t know, berries are the best! Not only are they delicious, but these little guys also pack a huge nutritional punch. Full of …

Smoothies

Is the Cholesterol Hypothesis Obsolete?

Most cardiologists and lipid experts have long subscribed to the "cholesterol hypothesis." The cholesterol hypothesis, simply stated, is that an …

Diabetes

Concussion and Your Vision

Concussion is a common, yet often misunderstood diagnosis. Did you know that a concussion is actually termed a traumatic brain injury? A concussion …

The Brain

Healthy Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers

You've spent all of your toddler's life working to keep him or her healthy and just when you think you've finally convinced him that broccoli is …

Kids

What Is a Medicare Risk Assessment?

You may not feel the pinch, but the federal government sure does. Private insurance companies may be making a profit off the government when they …

Medicare

How to Make the Most of Online Grocery Shopping

Going to the grocery store can be a hassle, especially if you're rushed for time and the only time you can go is when everyone else seems to be …

Eating

3 Good Reasons To Bring Your Child to the Eye Doctor

Many people wait to call the optometrist when they experience blurred vision. Unfortunately, many of us do the same with our children. We are …

Medical Research

The Care and Protection of Your Premature Baby's Skin

Skin is a barrier that provides protection from infection, helps control body temperature, and prevents water loss. A preemie is at a greater risk …

Babies

Kombucha​ Nutrition Facts

Kombucha can be described as 'fermented tea, 10' and it's sometimes called mushroom tea even though it doesn't have any mushrooms. People who drink …

Nutrition

Risk of Rare Lymphoma With Breast Implants

For years, there have been hints that some women with breast implants may be at risk for the development of a rare lymphoma. However, the evidence …

Cancer

Should Your Kids Help Decide What Summer Camp They Attend?

Choosing your child(ren)'s summer plans is a big decision. The summer is a time for fun and adventure! There are so many options and programs for …

Parenting

Suppression Linked to Heart Risks After Thyroid Cancer

One of the routine practices in treating patients with thyroid cancer is—after surgical removal of the thyroid, and in some cases radioactive iodine …

Thyroid

Partial Thyroid Surgery Recommended for Papillary Cancer

In 2017, the American Cancer Society estimates that about 56,870 new cases of thyroid cancer will be diagnosed: 42,470 in women, and 14,400 in …

Cancer

What to Expect After a Myopathy Diagnosis

Myopathy is a term used to describe diseases of the muscle. If you have been diagnosed with myopathy, or if you are currently being evaluated for …

Medicine

The 5 Healthiest Hungry Man Dinners

Hungry-Man dinners are well known for providing traditional meals in a quick and easy-to-prepare microwavable package. The company encourages …

Eating

10 Things to Know About Bladder Cancer

Your bladder is a pouch-like organ located in your pelvis that collects urine from the kidneys until it is urinated out of the body. Bladder cancer …

Cancer

Caring for Someone With Bladder Cancer

A cancer diagnosis tends to have a rippling effect, mostly impacting those closest to the person diagnosed, like a partner or spouse, but ultimately …

Cancer

How Would Trump Healthcare Reform Impact Employer-Based Insurance?

Ever since Donald Trump won the presidential election in November 2016, the future of healthcare reform has been uncertain. The Affordable Care Act …