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When a child's cough means something more

April 24, 2017
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A loud cough from a child can startle parents into wondering if something is seriously wrong. In most cases, the underlying cause of a cough is relatively harmless. It may be something like hay fever or the result of a lingering cold. All children cough occasionally and a cough is just a reflex meant to clear the airway. But what if the cause is not something minor? What if it is something more serious?

Eat water with these 7 foods that hydrate you

April 21, 2017
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You probably know by now the old saying, “Drink eight glasses of water a day," is an estimate. The National Academy of Medicine suggests about eight pints a day for men and six pints for women. But if you’re like most people, finding time to do anything, even drink a glass water, can be a challenge. By including foods that are high in water content, we can stay ahead of the hydration curve. Check out these hydrating foods:

Do supplements for arthritis work? What the evidence shows

April 20, 2017
It's no surprise that many people with arthritis try supplements that are said to help with pain and mobility. But which ones really work, and which ones are a waste of money? To better help my patients, I reviewed the research literature on supplements. Here’s what I learned.

10 desserts that satisfy without sabotaging your health

April 17, 2017
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When you commit to improving your health, you often start in the kitchen. You dedicate yourself to eating nutritious meals, eliminating junk food and switching to healthy snacks. But does that also mean you have to give up dessert? Not at all, say creative cooks who have trimmed the fat from some classic dessert recipes. Now you can have your cake – and brownies and fudge and pie – and eat them too! 


Occupational therapy services benefit many

April 14, 2017
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For a variety of reasons, people may find they are no longer able to carry out their daily tasks. Whether they’ve suffered serious injuries, are recovering from a debilitating disease or have developed problems with their joints, muscles and nerves, occupational therapy can help restore their motion and improve quality of life. April is Occupational Therapy Month, celebrating 100 years as a profession in 2017!

Create guilt-free Easter baskets with these 13 fun, healthy ideas

April 14, 2017

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Bright pink and yellow marshmallow Peeps, chocolate bunnies, colorful jelly beans – the sugary sweets of Easter are upon us. While children (and a lot of adults) might be delighted with an excuse to binge on a bucketful of candy, you probably don’t want to give your loved ones the gift of tooth decay and other sugar-related health issues. Here are some ideas on how you can put the “good” back into goodies for the annual Easter basket.

Still carrying that baby weight? Don’t blame the pregnancy

April 13, 2017
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Women have long blamed their pregnancy for weight gain that hangs around well after their babies are born, but a new study suggests the demands of motherhood itself – and age – are the real culprits.

What I wish Dad had known: Alcohol and the family

April 13, 2017
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I miss my father. He should be around to be granddad to my wonderful boys, helping me raise them to be good men. But he was an alcoholic who slowly drank himself to death. If you have a drinking problem, your family would love nothing more than for you to quit. And there’s help.

10 minor skin issues that may mean serious problems

April 11, 2017
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Skin conditions that seem innocent can actually signal something much more serious.

Introducing peanuts early to help prevent peanut allergy

April 11, 2017
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In January 2017, food allergy experts issued updated guidelines recommending most infants be fed peanut proteins starting at around 6 months of age.  Emerging research suggests peanut exposure starting at an early age may help reduce the risk of developing a peanut allergy.