Flu Vaccine Q&A

Have you gotten your flu shot? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this vaccine is the best protection against the flu. Because every flu season is…

Winter Safety Tips – What You Need to Know

You may think you’re safe from the freezing temperatures and weather when you are within the walls of your home, but the reality is that storms and cold temperatures during…

6 Ways to Help Your Teen Get Enough Sleep

Did you know teenagers are actually wired to stay up late and sleep late? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) notes that sleep cycles shift by up to two hours…

Over-the-Counter Drug Safety Tips

Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are non-prescription medicines, which means you can purchase them at a store or pharmacy without a prescription from your doctor. These drugs are safe and effective when…

Using Technology to Improve Health and Fitness

Although you still must do the actual hard work yourself when exercising, today there are more gadgets and devices than ever to help you lose weight and achieve your fitness…

Vaginal Tearing During Childbirth

Approximately 90 percent of women experience vaginal tearing, or perineal tearing, during childbirth. Perineal tearing occurs when the area between the vagina and the anus (the perineum) tears as a…

Parents: What Do You Know About Measles?

Before the measles vaccination, approximately three to four million cases of measles popped up in the United States each year. Measles is an extremely contagious respiratory infection that causes flu-like…

ADD and ADHD: What’s the Difference?

Many people use “ADD” and “ADHD” interchangeably, but the truth is that these two terms describe slightly different conditions. The confusion came about when doctors universally decided to categorize all…

Causes of Postnasal Drip and How to Treat It

Have you been experiencing upper respiratory symptoms such as sore throat, persistent cough, clogging in the tubes of the ear or sinus infections? If so, postnasal drip may be the…

Earaches in Children: When to See a Doctor

If your child tugs or pulls at his or her ear for no apparent reason, is fussier than usual, has a fever, fluid draining from the ear or trouble hearing…