Thu Sep 18 2014

Healthy Living Tips

Humidifiers for Treatment of Colds

Posted in Men's Health, Parenting & Pregnancy, Pharmacy, The Body, Women's Health

I talk to pediatric parents all the time. They have little kids who have colds. They have symptoms, and they want to know what to do about it, and do you know what I prescribe the most? A humidifier. That’s right. A humidifier. Having the room moist and not having it as dry can do [&hellip

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Managing Ragweed Symptoms

Posted in Health Conditions, Men's Health, The Body, Women's Health

It’s September, and that means it is ragweed season. Clearly, ragweed is a major problem now. If you’ve got sniffles or sneezes, it’s probably from driving down the highway and being exposed to ragweed. Not such a bad thing, unless you are falling for it and dealing with it. Ragweed, in and of itself, is [&hellip

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Preventing Drowning

Posted in Parenting & Pregnancy, Pediatrics

Drowning is a fear of just about every parent.  They think that it could happen, especially the more a child is around water.  I think one of the things you have to do and you must realize is that in order to protect your children, they do need to learn to swim as quickly as [&hellip

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Diarrhea Can Lead to Dehydration

Posted in Women's Health

Diarrhea is not usually a major problem except for the fact that it's an annoyance.  But in some people who have fever, who are vomiting, or who are not taking in enough fluids, diarrhea can be a major source of dehydration and problems.  Dehydration caused by diarrhea can cause problems with potassium and other important [&hellip

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Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates Are Still Low

Posted in Elder Health, General Medicine, Health Conditions

Colorectal screening rates are still low.  A new study looked at surveys of 13,480 adults aged 50 and older and they found that only 50% had been screened for colon cancer in 2005.  That was an improvement from 43% in 2000, but the authors say the rate needs to increase even more because screening tests [&hellip

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