August 17, 2018 Autoinjectors are in especially high demand as the new school year begins. Reports of a shortage of EpiPens have been surfacing lately as parents attempt to stock up on the epinephrine autoinjectors for school, home, backpacks and grandma’s house. The manufacturer of EpiPen, Mylan, has been dealing with manufacturing issues since May, […]Continue Reading ...
August 17, 2018 Growing up in Brentwood, NY, Leslie Peralta saw that her community had many health and wellness needs. This thought, combined with her interest in science pushed her to study health sciences. She attended Johns Hopkins University and majored in biology, then followed that with a Master’s in Biomedical Sciences at Rutgers University […]Continue Reading ...
August 15, 2018 You’ve just gotten your summer routine dialed in, and you have to think about how to keep fall allergies at bay? Yes. But the good news is if you start planning now, your allergy symptoms will likely be much less severe, and you’ll be able to enjoy the beauty the fall season […]Continue Reading ...
August 14, 2018 Not sure if your baby is getting enough milk from breastfeeding? Here are five ways to tell: Sucking and swallowing you can hear This, in addition to actually seeing the milk in your baby’s mouth, is a good way to tell if a feeding session is successful. Watch frequently for wide jaw […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—If you want to keep your kids at a healthy weight, show them, don’t tell them. That’s the advice of one expert who says simple and easy steps are better than direct discussions about weight and health. “Food is powerful. It has the potential to heal and to cause sickness,” said dietitian Kara Shifler Bowers, […]Continue Reading ...
Special Issue: Parenting Print this issue Building Healthy Relationships With Your Kids Parents have an important job. Raising kids is both rewarding and challenging. You’re likely to get a lot of advice along the way, from doctors, family, friends, and even strangers. But every parent and child is unique. Being sensitive and responsive to your […]Continue Reading ...
MedlinePlus and NIH offer lots of information online to help. We’ve summarized some helpful highlights to get you started. Sun Exposure and Your Skin Too much time in the sun is linked to everything from sunburns to heat illness, long-term skin damage, and skin cancer. You can’t see the sun’s UV (or ultraviolet) rays but […]Continue Reading ...
What is a prealbumin blood test? A prealbumin blood test measures prealbumin levels in your blood. Prealbumin is a protein made in your liver. Prealbumin helps carry thyroid hormones and vitamin A through your bloodstream. It also helps regulate how your body uses energy. If your prealbumin levels are lower than normal, it may be […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 — Many kids struggle with math — and for a number of reasons. Knowing when to be concerned will allow you to get your child study help early on, which is important because research shows that young children who have difficulty with math typically will continue to struggle as they get […]Continue Reading ...
August 15, 2018 Breastfeeding can have its challenges early on. There’s learning the appropriate feeding positions and techniques, knowing when and how often to feed the baby, and so many other intangibles. Getting off to a good start is key to successful long-term breastfeeding. Here are five things moms should do right from the time […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 — Losing weight about 6 months after giving birth lowers a woman’s risk of being overweight in the future. The best strategy to get back to pre-baby weight is a combination of diet and exercise, rather than diet alone. That’s because exercise boosts heart health and helps preserve muscle when you’re […]Continue Reading ...
What is a c-reactive protein (CRP) test? A c-reactive protein test measures the level of c-reactive protein (CRP) in your blood. CRP is a protein made by your liver. It’s sent into your bloodstream in response to inflammation. Inflammation is your body’s way of protecting your tissues if you’ve been injured or have an infection. […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 — Emergency treatment rarely allows you much time to consider your options. But what about care that can be done on your timetable? There are many tools available to help you understand the pros and cons of nearly any procedure and — through an open discussion with your health-care provider — […]Continue Reading ...
Special Issue: Parenting Print this issue Helping Kids Make Healthy Choices Many things can influence a child, including friends, teachers, and the things they see when they sit in front of the TV or computer. If you’re a parent, know that your everyday behavior plays a big part in shaping your child’s behavior, too. With […]Continue Reading ...
The first step in getting you treated in an emergency room is testing your vital signs. It is helpful for the doctor if you know what your “normal” vital signs are. For example, if your blood pressure is always a little low, say 102/60, this information is helpful for those individuals caring for you. Know […]Continue Reading ...
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