Sara Lemley, CRNP | 11/25/2014
Before you prepare your next tuna salad sandwich or tuna casserole, consider some recent government warnings about mercury. Mercury levels in canned tuna are calling into question just how much of this dietary staple we should be eating. Learn 5 tips for eating fish safely.
Stephen T. Olin, MD | 11/20/2014
Vape: an e-cig or using an e-cig , is Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year for 2014, but are e-cigarettes a safe way to quit smoking? An important message for today’s #Great American Smokeout.
D. Harrison McGrath | 11/14/2014
Men: It’s time to face it: You probably avoid going to the doctor unless you’re really sick. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) calls men the biggest obstacle to improving their own health. Learn 3 reasons to make a doctor’s appointment this Movember.
Alexandria Hardy, RDN LDN | 11/10/2014
You’ve probably heard the term “clean eating” on talk shows, spotted it on a magazine headline at the supermarket, or on a book cover. What exactly is clean eating and why is it good for you?
Patrick Moreno, MD | 11/07/2014
No athlete is immune from concussion, but the effects can be especially serious on young, developing brains. Learn how parents, youth, and coaches can play it smart by knowing concussion symptoms and responding to them promptly.
Sandeep Bansal, MD, MPH | 11/05/2014
Is sudden cardiac arrest really as sudden as it seems? A new study is challenging that long-held notion. Read more
Jennifer M. Worth | 10/31/2014
There are few words as frightening as “you have lung cancer.” The good news is, you can greatly reduce your risk by doing one thing: If you smoke, quit. If you don’t smoke, don’t start. Discover free resources that can help. Read more
Jennifer Ammons, MD | 10/30/2014
A new study just published in the journal Pediatrics, revealed that more than 63,000 children under the age of 6 experience out-of-hospital medication errors each year. That means every eight minutes a child is improperly medicated. The most common error? Double-dosing, or accidentally giving the same medication twice. Learn 5 ways to keep your child safe. Read more
James Kelly, MD | 10/27/2014
So you’ve just met with your doctor to review your lab work. Although everything looks good, your blood sugar is slightly elevated to a level that’s considered pre-diabetic. You weren’t quite prepared for this news, and several questions immediately pop into your head. What does this mean? Do I need to start taking medication?
Jennifer Ammons, MD | 10/24/2014
As toddlers transition to table foods, many do not dive in with gusto, instead preferring to only eat one food item, meal after meal. But just like good manners, frequent hand washing, and other desirable behaviors, you can teach your child healthy eating habits at an early age. Read more