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Children and storm anxiety

Does your child become anxious and agitated whenever it storms? Health professionals have noticed that this behavior has become more frequent since evacuations due to hurricanes, frequent tornado warnings, or big thunder and lightning storms. What can you do to help your child overcome their fear of storms? Is your child always asking about the… Keep Reading

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Why skin lacerations may be slow to heal, even with topical antibiotics

When you get a cut, scrape or other minor skin laceration, doctors recommend that you take measures to ensure that the wound doesn’t get infected and heals properly. Many people opt to use over-the-counter medications, such as topical antibiotic ointments and liquids, to aid the repair process—and as commonly believed, promote healthy skin healing. Aiming… Keep Reading

Food/Health

Are plant-based burgers better for you?

Plant-based burgers have soared in popularity over the past couple of years. Are these meat alternatives healthier for you than the real thing? Introducing more plant-based foods in your diet is a good thing, says Katherine Zeratsky, a Mayo Clinic registered dietitian nutritionist, but pay attention to the ingredients. It looks like a burger. It… Keep Reading

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The history of breast cancer

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among females in the United States. Researchers across the globe are working to find new and improved ways to prevent, detect, and treat breast cancer.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), breast cancer is the second most common cancer to affect females in… Keep Reading

Coronavirus/Health

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How older people can stay safe from the Delta variant  As the Delta variant continues to spread across the United States, some older people may be wondering what they can do to stay safe.  “For our older population, COVID has always been an issue because they are more likely to get sick, get sick longer,… Keep Reading