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Frequently Asked Questions about Breastfeeding

For new moms (and even experienced ones) breastfeeding a newborn baby can be one of the most complicated and misunderstood aspects of motherhood. Many mothers and mothers-to-be have unanswered questions about breastfeeding that could help ease the process. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions, and some helpful answers, about breastfeeding.

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Category: Nutrition


Cold Weather Safety Tips For Children

It’s freezing out there! Not only is cold weather uncomfortable, it could be potentially dangerous. When your child is waiting at the bus stop or playing outside with friends, hypothermia and frostbite can happen more quickly than you think.

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Category: Health, Safety


3 Realistic New Year’s Resolutions for Your Mind and Body

It’s that time of year again where we all promise ourselves to make more frequent visits to the gym, eat healthier, and shed a few pounds. But how successful is this overdone New Year’s Resolution? Sure, it sounds great on paper but is it really enough motivation to get us to the gym at the crack of dawn?

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Keeping Kids Safe: Food Allergies During the Holidays

The holidays are coming up, and we know that everyone is looking forward to enjoying a holiday meal with their family and friends. But, for parents of children with food allergies, this time of year can bring uncertainty and unease. Help keep your little ones safe this holiday season with the following food allergy tips!

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Category: Safety


Breast Cancer Risk Testing: Is the BRCA Test Right for You?

You may have seen the term “BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 testing” being used on the internet in regard to breast cancer, but are you unsure about what it means? The simple explanation is this; BRCA1 and BRCA 2 are genes that help repair damaged DNA. Damaged DNA can lead to tumor growth. When either of these genes do not function properly, cells are more likely to develop genetic alterations that can lead to cancer.

It is possible to test for BRCA 1 & 2 mutations, but is it necessary for you? Having all of the information can help you make an informed decision.

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Category: Cancer


When Should I See a Doctor for Vein Problems?

Veins play a vital role in the body’s function, carrying blood from various parts of the body back to the heart. As people age, problems can begin to develop. Our vein specialists are trained to diagnose and treat vein disease. If you begin to feel symptoms of circulatory dysfunction, It can be difficult to know when to visit a doctor.

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A Minute of Exercise Per Day Could Prevent Osteoporosis

Even the busiest person can find a spare minute in their day to exercise. That’s good news because a recent study has found that women who get just one minute of exercise per day had four percent higher bone density. If you have two minutes, that’s even better! Those who exercised for over two minutes had a bone density six percent higher than those who exercise under one minute per day.

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What You Need to Know About Babies & Sunscreen

If you’re going to the beach or you’re heading outside for a day in the sun, the first thing you should do is apply sunscreen. It helps block harmful UV rays that can cause burns, blisters, and even skin cancer. But, should sunscreen be applied to a newborn baby’s skin? New studies suggest that sunblock isn’t safe for infants, and here are the reasons why.

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Water Safety Tips for Children

As the weather gets warmer, it can be a fun family activity to spend hot days by a pool or body of water, but taking the right precautions is key. Each year nationwide, approximately 2,600 children are treated in hospital emergency rooms from near drowning incidents and 350 children under the age of five drown in pools.

While accidents can and do happen, parents can take several preventative measures in order to keep their children safe in the water.

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Category: Safety


2017 Will be a Bad Year for Lyme Disease

In the spring and summer, Lyme disease is a worry for nearly everyone who spends time outside. 2017 is shaping up to be even more risky for the disease than usual.

There has been a huge amount of growth in the mice population across the northern areas of the United States. This has led ecologists to believe that Lyme disease will be especially bad this year. But, what do mice have to do with Lyme disease – shouldn’t we be worried about ticks? Mice are extremely efficient carriers of the disease and infect approximately 95% of the ticks that feed on them. A single mouse could have up to 50 or 60 ticks on them at once.

Scientists say the math is simple: more mice + more infected ticks = increased instances of lyme disease.

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