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Winter depression: Strategies for prevention and treatment

October 01, 2018

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Winter depression is a form of seasonal affective disorder, where changes in mood occur in a seasonal pattern.  In this case, as fall and winter come, our mood becomes sad or down, and along with that we see other symptoms begin to arise: changes in our sleep pattern (sleeping too little or too much), changes in our appetite (overeating or lack of appetite), a lack of ability to enjoy things, a loss of a sense of positive anticipation. The energy level drops—where in the summertime you felt as if you had a whole other day after work to play, and looked forward to that time, now all you want to do is put on your pajamas as soon as you get home and lay on the couch.

2018-19 Flu Shot Recommendations

September 28, 2018
The 2017-18 flu season was a devastating one – a total of 179 children died from influenza-associated illness, and thousands more were hospitalized. It was a difficult year for adults too. The flu shot is still our best way to protect children and adults from severe influenza infections and influenza-related complications and death.

New car seat recommendations for kids

September 28, 2018
The American Academy of Pediatrics has released new information and recommendations on car seats for young children. In an updated policy statement, entitled “Child Passenger Safety,” the AAP recommends children remain rear-facing as long as possible – until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their specific seat.

Breast pumping tips for traveling moms

September 27, 2018
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Although pumping can be done in the privacy of your own home, you may find yourself in situations where you’ll need to pump on the go, especially while traveling.

Why yoga is good for the mind, not just the body

September 12, 2018
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Yoga is a full-fledged fitness phenomenon, but the importance of its spiritual roots in mental health shouldn't be overlooked.

Disasters don't plan ahead but you can

September 11, 2018
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September is National Preparedness Month, so it’s the perfect time to plan for the unexpected. Here’s how to get started protecting your family from seasonal disasters.

They're called sick days for a reason: Why you need to stay home

September 06, 2018
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Coming to work with a cold or flu can be bad for you and for your coworkers.

Having problems with breastfeeding? Here are some ways to make it better

August 29, 2018

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If you're not comfortable nursing, you're not alone, so take advantage of the many services out there that can improve the experience for you and your baby.

Powerful pain relief: Options beyond opioids

August 22, 2018

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A combination of therapies can be customized to treat chronic pain.

Anyone can save a life with hands-only CPR

August 20, 2018
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More people will survive cardiac arrest if a bystander is willing to intervene by performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR. And hands-only CPR is easy to learn and do.