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  • When It’s Cold Outside, Watch Your Back

    When It’s Cold Outside, Watch Your Back

    Every season brings its own set of health woes. Winter is a major culprit, wreaking havoc with cold weather, freezing temperatures, and ice and snow that can lead to all sorts of health problems from head to toe and everything in between. This winter, if you’re spending a lot of time indoors amid the COVID-19 pandemic, you may want to grab your snowshoes, cross country skis or ice ...

  • Fight The Flu—Get Vaccinated!

    Fight The Flu—Get Vaccinated!

    Cold and flu season is upon us. We can expect that the new reality of COVID-19 will only complicate the influenza (flu) season. The flu affects millions of people each year. It is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can be a very serious disease which can lead to hospitalization and even death. This year, the flu vaccine is more important than ever. As we ...

  • Are You Ready For The Fall And Winter Seasons?

    Are You Ready For The Fall And Winter Seasons?

    Pumpkin-spiced beverages are back, signaling the transition to fall and winter and a good reminder to prepare for cold weather health needs. With COVID-19 dominating health concerns, continued vigilance is a must—rigorous hand washing, social distancing and wearing a mask. And this year, more than ever before, it’s essential to plan also for the “usual” seasonal ailments and illnesses ...

  • IUD Use To Treat Endometriosis

    IUD Use To Treat Endometriosis

    Endometriosis can affect women from their first menses through menopause. It is especially common among women in their 30s and 40s, but can become symptomatic in the teenage years. It is a disorder that occurs when the menstrual tissue lining of the uterus grows outside of the uterus. It typically causes pelvic pain when it presents in teenagers, and the growths are most commonly found ...

  • Safe Sleeping For Babies

    Safe Sleeping For Babies

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 3,500 babies in the U.S. are lost each year due to sleep-related deaths, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), accidental suffocation, and deaths from unknown causes. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends the following safe sleep practices for newborns and infants: Always place your ...

  • Summertime Eye Protection: Prevent Eyelid Cancer With These Tips

    Summertime Eye Protection: Prevent Eyelid Cancer With These Tips

    The skin on your eyelid is the thinnest and most sensitive skin on your body. Almost 10% of skin cancer cases occur on the eyelid. This area of the body is easily damaged by sun exposure with more than half of eyelid cancers developing on the lower part of the eyelid. The most common type of eyelid cancer is basal cell carcinoma which can generally be removed with surgery. Less common ...

  • Stress, Anxiety And COVID-19

    Stress, Anxiety And COVID-19

    Stress is a normal psychological and physical reaction to the demands of life. Everyone reacts differently to difficult situations, especially when it’s a situation that necessitates social distancing, isolation and quarantine. Multiple challenges daily can push you beyond your ability to cope. During the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be experiencing stress, anxiety, fear, sadness and ...

  • Heart Disease And COVID-19:  Higher Risk Requires Extra Precaution

    Heart Disease And COVID-19: Higher Risk Requires Extra Precaution

    If you have a pre-existing heart disease and become ill with COVID-19, you are at a higher risk for a heart attack or developing congestive heart failure. This is likely due to a combination of the severity of the viral illness and its increased demands on the heart (fever causes rapid heart rate, for example), compounded by low oxygen levels and an increased likelihood for blood clot ...

  • COVID-19 And Your Child With Type 1 Diabetes:  What You Need to Know

    COVID-19 And Your Child With Type 1 Diabetes: What You Need to Know

    Presently, data shows that children, adolescents and young adults with well-managed endocrine conditions, such as diabetes, are not at increased risk of getting infected or becoming severely ill with the coronavirus. However, poorly controlled diabetes can weaken their immunity and thereby increase the risk of getting infected. There are some indications that otherwise healthy, but ...

  • How Does COVID-19 Affect Diabetics?

    How Does COVID-19 Affect Diabetics?

    Infectious diseases such as COVID-19 are more serious in people with diabetes, according to the CDC. Why is this? 1) The immune system of diabetics does not function as well, which makes it harder for their bodies to fight the virus; and 2) the coronavirus appears to thrive in an environment of elevated blood glucose levels which makes the healing response to any infection slower. ...

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