Posts Tagged: wellness

Plan on watching the eclipse? Use glasses!

It may be tempting to take a peek at the Aug. 21, 2017 eclipse without eye protection. After all, we are told it’s a once-in-a-lifetime event. However that peek could leave you with a not-so-pleasant, permanent reminder of the event. You may have heard that you can do a lot of damage to your eyes…
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Dental check-ups, part of back-to-school routine

Buying school supplies is one of many important tasks on the to-do list when preparing kids for a successful 2017-18 school year. Getting health check-ups, including dental screenings or exams also should top the list. Tooth decay can be painful if left untreated, and painful teeth will affect a child’s performance in school. I encourage…
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Mosquitoes can bring illness with the itching

Mosquitoes are as much a part of summertime as hot temperatures and outdoor picnics. But parents should be aware that preventing mosquito bites in children is important for their long-term health. Besides making your kids uncomfortable, mosquito bites can cause an allergic reaction in some children, resulting in welts, lesions, bruises, a burning, itching sensation…
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McCain glioblastoma “bleak, but not hopeless”

Sen. John McCain’s  diagnosis is bleak, but not hopeless, because of a recent development known as personalized medicine. Personalized medicine holds the key to the tests that pathologists will be conducting this week and beyond. While glioblastoma tumors appear identical under the microscope, genetics determine a patient’s course of treatment.   Personalized medicine today allows for…
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Keep an eye on fireworks safety

Fireworks can be a fun way to celebrate Independence Day, but too often celebrations end with injuries or a trip to the emergency room. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that nearly 12,000 people were treated in emergency rooms for fireworks-related injuries in the United States in 2015, and about 2,000 of those were eye…
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