• A brief guide to cervical health
    January 13, 2022
    Gynecological Health, Stay Well, Women's Health
    Most women don't give much thought to their cervix unless they're pregnant or trying to conceive. But the cervix plays a powerful role in the reproductive system throughout our whole lives. So what exactly is the cervix? The cervix is the passage that connects the uterus with the vagina. It allows menstrual...
  • Keep your child safe from falls
    January 11, 2022
    Child & Family Health, Fitness & Wellness, Stay Well
    We all want our kids to be physically active and to enjoy their playtime while still being safe. According to the CDC, falls are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries for all children ages 0 to 19. This statistic holds true to our data here at Children’s Hospital at...
  • Tips to stay safe during inclement weather
    January 3, 2022
    Stay Well
    All of our emergency rooms see injuries during winter weather. Most of these injuries are related to falls and can range from broken bones or fractures to head injuries and/or serious lacerations. Injuries to limbs or internal organs can also happen when people are more “adventurous” in novel weather...
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    The 411 on car seat safety in the winter
    December 31, 2021
    Child & Family Health, Stay Well
    You’ve installed the car seat according to manufacturer’s instructions and know how to perfectly latch your little one in the seat. But did you know you could be making your child less safe by doing one common thing? Winter can be tricky for children in car seats. When it’s cold...
  • Not always joy — A look at holiday depression
    December 20, 2021
    Men's Health, Regain Health, Stay Well, Women's Health
    The holiday season is in full force once November arrives...and logically, the holiday spirit should have us all in a great mood. Right? Not always. In fact, while the holidays are a cheerful time for many people, they can also be a very sad, lonely, anxious or depressing time for...
  • safe toys
    Toy injury prevention: Safety first!
    December 17, 2021
    Child & Family Health, Stay Well
    Believe it or not, toy-related injuries are common. In fact, a study published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics in 2014 found that approximately 18 children suffer a serious toy-related injury every hour. In other words, every three minutes, a child is hurt seriously enough by a toy that emergency...
  • Improving health literacy: What you should know about your meds
    December 3, 2021
    Men's Health, Stay Well, Women's Health
    If you’re like most Americans, you probably take at least one prescription medication. But do you know enough about the meds you’re taking? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 50 percent of American adults have used at least one prescription medication in the last 30 days....
  • family meal time
    The importance of family meal time
    November 23, 2021
    Child & Family Health, Men's Health, Stay Well, Women's Health
    At the end of a long day, sitting down for a family meal might be the last thing on your mind. But doing so benefits your family in a variety of ways. In the past, families spent lots of time together. Did you ever read Little House on the Prairie...
  • GERD
    What’s the word on GERD?
    November 23, 2021
    Regain Health, Stay Well
    Maybe you’ve heard of GERD. But do you really know what it is and how it affects the body? Many people think that GERD is just another name for heartburn. But that’s not the case. While heartburn is one symptom of GERD, it isn’t the only one. Let’s back up...
  • What men should know about cancer
    November 23, 2021
    Cancer Issues, Men's Health, Stay Well
    Cancer may seem like an imposing word, but knowing about the common types of cancer and how to prevent them may help save your life. While heart disease is the leading cause of death among American men, cancer isn’t far behind. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,...
  • Preventing diabetic retinopathy
    November 15, 2021
    Ask an Expert, Stay Well
    Diabetes is the most common cause of preventable blindness in people ages 25-65 in the United States. Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye problems that can affect people with diabetes and includes glaucoma and cataracts, but the most common cause of blindness in those with diabetes is...
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    Physical therapy: What is it good for?
    October 28, 2021
    Fitness & Wellness, Fitness & Wellness, Orthopaedics, Regain Health, Sports Medicine
    You’ve heard of physical therapy. Maybe you’ve even known someone who saw a physical therapist for a while. But have you ever thought about what it actually does? Well, the answer is pretty much what you might expect. Physical therapy helps people recover or gain physical abilities that have either...