New Year, New Baby? How to Prepare

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The new year brings in new goals, hopes, and dreams for you and your family.  If you plan on adding to your family this year, there are a few things you can do to prepare, making the transition for your family as smooth as possible, and allowing for moments of rest and celebration during what

January is Thyroid Awareness Month

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What does your Thyroid do? The thyroid, a small gland located on in the front of the neck, is a part of the endocrine system.  The thyroid produces hormones from iodine that help the brain, liver, and kidneys function properly. Thyroid problems can often go undiagnosed because of the lack of awareness about the symptoms

Getting Healthy in 2020

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The most common New Year’s Resolutions often have to do with improving health. Many people aim to exercise more, lose weight, or drink more water. Trying to improve your health is a great goal to make at any time in the year, but since the start of a new year is a popular time to

Cervical Cancer Health

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What is Cervical Cancer? Cervical cancer, cancerous cells found in the cervix, can be caused by HPV, a sexually transmitted infection. Cervical cancer is responsible for about 4,000 deaths each year in the U.S. Early on, a person with cervical cancer may not experience any noticeable symptoms; however, as the cancer progresses, a person may

Weight Loss Management for 2020

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One of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions is to lose weight. And since health problems such as heart disease are associated with being over a healthy weight, it’s a good goal to have. However, many people get discouraged when they aren’t able to reach their goals.  Some are so afraid of failing, that they

New Year’s Resolution Tips for the Whole Family

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It’s that time of year where we begin making New Year’s resolutions again. This is a common practice for adults, but studies have shown that setting resolutions can be good for the whole family.  So this year, try making setting New Year’s resolutions something that your kids can get involved in too. Work as a

The Importance of a Pediatrician

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You always want to make sure that your children are their happiest and healthiest selves. One of the best ways you can do that is to make sure your child is cared for by a board-certified pediatrician. While taking your child to an after-hours clinic whenever they get sick can be quick and convenient, and having a

Reviewing Your Family Medical History this Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is one of those rare opportunities to sit around a table with all of your family members together at once.  It is often a great time for sharing stories and memories across generations. One of the most important things you can share with your family is medical history. Why is knowing your family’s medical

How to Make an ER Visit Less Stressful for Children

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A trip to the emergency room is often the last trip anyone wants to make. But it is especially stressful to take your child there. It can be overwhelming for both you and your child to navigate caring for your child’s needs while also communicating with doctors and nurses. There are a few things you