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May 12, 2017
Many women experience meno-fog as they enter menopause. Here are 5 helpful ways to clear your mind.
May 11, 2017
As a family doctor, I'm always a bit frustrated that I can't offer much to patients with colds, at least in terms of Western allopathic medicines. So I decided to scour the literature again to see if any new research has shown benefits from herbals and supplements. The good news is, yes: There may actually be a couple of supplements that can help you get better quicker. Here’s what I found, and my advice.
May 11, 2017
Flowers are blooming, trees are blossoming and birds are chirping. Spring is in the air – but when you’re someone with allergies, these signs of spring can also be a source of eye-itching, nasal-dripping anxiety. In honor of Allergy Awareness Month, grab your tissues and tell us how you would answer these allergy-related "would you rather" questions!
May 09, 2017
In most homes, pets are considered family. Here are five tips aimed at keeping them healthy for better, longer lives.
May 09, 2017
Having a sick child can be scary and stressful for parents and caregivers. We want to know what’s wrong and how to help our little ones feel better. Sometimes the key is medicine but kids resist, adding to our stress and their misery. Here are some tips and tricks to help make taking medicine easier on both of you.
May 04, 2017
How many of us still listen to the flight crew’s safety instructions? I fly several times a year but can honestly say I really did not “hear” them until this past summer, when a flight attendant said: “If the cabin should lose pressure, oxygen masks will fall from the ceiling. Please put your mask on before assisting someone else.” I was in an immediate parenting crisis!
May 03, 2017
Social media is a great tool for parents to share information about their children with friends, family and support communities. But with the ever-expanding role of social media in our lives and the depth of information to be found online, parents are often looking for guidance on how to share safely and respectfully! Your pediatrician can offer some great tips. Here are a few of mine.
May 02, 2017
Fever-related illnesses are a part of growing up and developing a healthy immune system. But what a frightening experience when a child has a seizure during a fever! Some parents might immediately think a brain infection is the cause. This possibility needs to be ruled out, and for this reason a child needs immediate medical attention. Fortunately, in many cases, the child has simply had a febrile seizure.
May 01, 2017
Yes, you can train your brain, especially to memorize things. But, it probably won’t help you find your keys or remember what you wanted to buy at the store if you forgot. Here’s some basic advice on how to keep your brain healthy, especially as you age.
April 28, 2017
A baby cuddler at Swedish Medical Center talks about the rewards of volunteering with tiny patients, many of whom must remain in the hospital for weeks or months because they were born prematurely. Baby cuddling takes patience and compassion. This cuddler explains the rewards.