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Back to school: Combatting Tooth Decay

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As a new school year begins for students across the nation, many parents may be thinking about school supplies, earlier bedtimes, and homework. But with tooth decay being one of the most common diseases among children, Delta Dental is reminding parents of three key items that shouldn’t be overlooked when preparing kids for a healthy  [ Read More ]

10 back pain prevention tips for every new mom

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There are many enjoyable life experiences that accompany motherhood, but back pain isn’t one of them. Instead, this is a common complaint of new mothers due to the added task of lifting and carrying an infant or toddler on a daily basis. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) encourages mothers to be aware of back  [ Read More ]

Identifying and Diagnosing Hernia Symptoms in Women

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Women with hernias are usually at the disadvantage of a medical community that is used to diagnosing the majority of hernias in men. While it is true that women only account for 8 percent of hernia patients, the relative rarity of their occurrence in women makes it more likely that doctors may misdiagnose their pain.  [ Read More ]

6 Tips to Handle Depression During the Holidays

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The holidays can be stressful for anyone, but for people with depression, the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s can destabilize and sometimes debilitate. Stress-related events, such as the holidays, may trigger half of all depressive episodes. The good news is that knowing how to avoid common triggers can prevent an episode from occurring. “A  [ Read More ]

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Anxiety, hypertension, elevated heart rates, interrupted sleep patterns and headaches are just some of the side effects commonly associated with energy drinks, and those problems are more pronounced in children, according to a recent University of Miami study. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. These drinks have also been linked to heart palpitations,  [ Read More ]

Essential Medicine Safety Tips for Upcoming Cold and Flu Season

Essential Medicine Safety Tips for Upcoming Cold and Flu Season

As the countdown to cold and flu season begins, consumers are getting flu shots and increasing their purchases of cold and flu medicines. The Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition (AAC) is issuing a safety message to consumers, reminding them to double check their medicine labels to avoid doubling up on medicines with acetaminophen when treating symptoms during the  [ Read More ]

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