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Category Archives: Health Advice

“Tide Pod Challenge” is the Latest Dangerous Teen Fad

Teenagers have always been prone to faddish trends (and sometimes doing dumb things) but more recent fads, such as the “Tide pod challenge” and “fire challenge,” have risen to …

Marijuana – Is It Really Dangerous?

By Dr. Michael Sheehy, Chief of Population Health and Analytics It’s hard not to notice that people’s attitudes to marijuana have changed pretty dramatically over the years. Once known …

Thinking of Buying a Waist Trainer? Here’s a Second Opinion.

These days, fads can spread quickly thanks to social media. Recently, waist trainers have become popular with some young women. The idea is to look thinner and leaner by …

Having a Colonoscopy? Learn How to Make it a Little Easier

Many people get nervous about having a colonoscopy, so we thought it would be good to offer some tips and advice on going through this important procedure. Although you …

Super Lice Becoming a Super Big Problem

Head lice, those pesky little critters, seem to be frustrating kids and parents everywhere. And if lice weren’t already hard enough to get rid of, now families have to …

Vaping and E-Cigarettes – Here’s What You Need to Know

Chances are, you’ve heard about vaping (inhaling an e-cigarette). The practice has become especially popular recently with young people and teens. Although e-cigarettes were introduced less than a decade …

Packing a Healthy School Lunch for Your Child

Are you asking yourself “how should I pack healthy lunches for my children every day of the week and actually get them to eat them?” If so, here are …

Sep 20, 2015 / Health Advice

Medical Mythbuster: Does Cracking Your Knuckles Cause Arthritis?

Growing up, most of our mothers warned us that cracking our knuckles will “cause arthritis.” Fortunately, those who still savor cracking their knuckles seem to be safe. There is …

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