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Water Safety

Now that summer is here, the pool is a popular place to cool off and have some fun! That makes it important to talk about pool safety and drowning awareness. Most people don’t know that drowning is a major cause of death in children ages 1 ...

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Hernias

Millions of Americans are affected by hernias every year. Since June is National Hernia Awareness Month, it is time to start the conversatio...

Is It Time for a Vision Check?

If you could only keep one of your five senses (sight, smell, taste, touch, or hearing), which would it be? Most of us would say sight. Seei...

Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a self-explanatory term which means that an individual will require more sound energy than the normal to be able to hear. He...

Alcohol Use

Have you heard or read that chocolate is good for you? Some studies suggest that dark chocolate is a source of antioxidants and may have an ...

Stroke- ACT FAST

Four months ago, I met a patient, “Linda”, who was no different from most of the people I care for in clinic. Like many Americans, she suffe...

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Since we have just finished with Autism Awareness Month, I thought it would be appropriate to review Autism Spectrum Disorders. Autism or Au...

Vaping: A Deep Breath of Fresh Air or A Return to Smokier Days

Vaping always seems like a new fad just coming to the market, even though it has been around for over a decade. Why people vape has remained...

Trauma and Parenting

How do you turn a newborn with all its promise into a 30 year-old addict living on the street? The workday has wrapped up and you’ve picked ...

IBS: A Tedious but Manageable Problem

As part of our daily existence, we occasionally feel abdominal discomfort. We all know the feeling: a feeling of general abdominal discomfor...