• Back to school bugs: head lice
    September 26, 2022
    Child & Family Health, Stay Well
    National Pediculosis Prevention Month, September, was first designated in 1985 to promote early detection and the safest possible approaches to manage pediculosis, known medically as head lice. Lice may often be a factor in schools, but there are ways to prevent them from taking over the heads in your...
  • Celiac disease vs. gluten intolerance
    September 12, 2022
    Allergies, Child & Family Health, Regain Health, Stay Well
    September 13 is National Celiac Disease Awareness Day. In this article, Dr. Denton has provided insights on different aversions to gluten. There are some key differences between celiac disease and "gluten intolerance." Neither should be confused with a wheat allergy, but that will not be discussed here. Celiac disease is an...
  • Immunizations: not just a “kid thing”
    August 18, 2022
    Child & Family Health, Immunization, Stay Well
    When you think of immunizations, you may think of kids at the pediatrician’s office. But actually, adults need immunizations, too. So how do you know what immunizations (also known as vaccines) you need — and when? Each year, the CDC sets an immunization schedule for adults that is additionally reviewed and approved...
  • Back-to-school safety
    August 9, 2022
    Child & Family Health, Stay Well
    Back-to-School Safety Welcome back students! Hamilton County Schools will ring in the new school year on Wednesday, August 10 – with classes already in session in some of our neighboring counties. Are you and your family ready to stay safe this school year? Here are some tips to help you make...
  • CPR and AED Awareness Week: Hands-Only CPR
    June 7, 2022
    Child & Family Health, Heart Health, Stay Well
    June 1-7 is National CPR and AED Awareness week. These life-saving processes can provide crucial care in a critical time for patients and can be utilized by anyone. Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the United States. If a cardiac arrest patient is quickly given CPR or...
  • Prioritizing your well-being
    May 27, 2022
    Men's Health, Stay Well, Women's Health
    Well-being is the health of mind, body, and spirit. It means we have the support, tools, and optimal environments we need to build, sustain, and enjoy our lives to the fullest. It’s not always easy to prioritize ourselves, but when it comes to our well-being, it is crucial. It is...
  • How to recognize celiac disease
    May 18, 2022
    Allergies, Child & Family Health, Regain Health, Stay Well
    What if you couldn’t eat bread? Or pasta? Or cookies? What if you couldn’t eat anything containing wheat, rye, and barley because of a protein found in these grains? Millions of Americans — including children — get gas, diarrhea, and other symptoms whenever they eat foods with a protein known as gluten. The...
  • In a stroke, time lost is brain lost. Learn how to B.E. F.A.S.T.
    May 13, 2022
    Brain Health & Stroke, Stay Well
    Each year, nearly 800,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke. We are spreading the word about B.E. F.A.S.T.—a simple tool anyone can use to diagnose a stroke by identifying the most common symptoms. Do you know how to identify the symptoms of a stroke? Knowing what to look for...
  • Skin cancer: Know your risk and protect yourself
    May 5, 2022
    Cancer Issues, Child & Family Health, Men's Health, Stay Well, Women's Health
    Approximately 99,780 new melanoma cases will be diagnosed in the United States this year. In fact, according to the National Foundation for Cancer Research, more people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every year than all other cancers combined. Fortunately, most skin cancers are treatable if diagnosed...
  • The facts on infant immunization
    April 25, 2022
    Child & Family Health, Immunization, Stay Well
    National Infant Immunization Week highlights the importance of protecting infants and young children from vaccine-preventable diseases. It’s important to stay up-to-date on your children’s well visits and routine vaccinations. Being a parent is hard. We get it - there’s a lot to figure out, like what diapers to use, when...
  • Testicular cancer: Four facts every man should know
    April 21, 2022
    Cancer Issues, Men's Health, Stay Well
    Testicular cancer is among the most treatable, curable cancers; however, it’s a topic most men avoid discussing. When detected early, the odds of beating this cancer are greater than 99 percent. But if it goes untreated, it can become deadly. The American Cancer Society estimates that about 9,910 new cases...
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    Medication disposal: What to do when your meds are expired or unneeded
    April 18, 2022
    Stay Well
    We all have them — those unused antibiotic capsules or expired pain relievers hanging out in the medicine cabinet. But the reality is, keeping those around is unsafe and can have dangerous consequences. It might seem easiest to just leave those prescription and OTC medications where they are, instead of...