October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to reflect on personal risk, promote education and raise awareness. A difficulty that arises with diagnosing breast cancer is the lack of ...
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You may be aware that an increasing number of children in several U.S. states have been diagnosed with Enterovirus D68. Following are some facts and information that can help you to understand why this virus is gaining national attention and how to reduce your child’s risk of contracting it. Enteroviruses are quite common, as there [...]
It’s Baby Safety Month and a great time to focus on accidental poisoning in baby’s and toddlers. Across the United States, around 800,000 kids are rushed to the emergency room each year because of accidental poisoning. Of these, around 30 children will die, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Do you know where most [...]
Broken fingers may be common orthopedic injuries, but they can actually be pretty serious. While many broken fingers can be treated using a simple taping method, some injuries may require medical attention. Here is what you need to do if you happen to come across a finger injury over the long weekend. How to determine [...]
Back-to-school season is here. Time for parents to gather school supplies and back packs. It’s also the perfect time to make sure your kids are up-to-date on their vaccines. Getting children all of the vaccines recommended by CDC’s immunization schedule is one of the most important things parents can do to protect their children’s health—and [...]
Though the number of smokers has decreased over the years, smoking still represents the number one cause of preventable mortality in America. So why is it so difficult for many smokers to kick the habit? Turns out that 70 percent of smokers say they want to quit. More than 40 percent actually try to quite each [...]