Every year an estimated 11,000 people are treated in hospital emergency departments because of some type of decoration-related injury, according to the American College of Emergency Physicians. Below are some tips to help you make safe choices when it comes to creating your own winter wonderland. Secure your ladder Bad idea: Hanging your lights while … Continue reading Holiday Safety Tips for an Injury-Free Celebration
A kid-like anticipation engulfs me each Christmas when I see beautifully wrapped presents under the tree with my name on them. They seemingly beckon and I can’t resist the urge to look, shake and inspect each one (with hopes the tape comes off the corner so I can sneak a peek.) Memories flood back of … Continue reading Make holiday memories, and not trips to the ER
News broke earlier this week that some shipments of the H1N1 vaccine are being recalled amid concerns. You may be wondering what this news means for you and your family. Vaccine manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur has notified the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about a voluntary recall … Continue reading Latest news on pediatric H1N1 vaccine recall
Children and babies are especially vulnerable to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which has symptoms similar to a bad cold, making it tough for parents to determine when to contact their doctor. RSV can lead to more serious problems like pneumonia, so it is important to know the difference. “RSV is a problem that occurs throughout … Continue reading What every parent should know about respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
Pushing yourself away from the holiday dinner table doesn’t have to be the only exercise you do during the cold months ahead. There are safe ways to stay fit when Jack Frost is nipping at your nose. “You can exercise year round if you’re dressed appropriately,” said Robert Reeve, MD, Sports Medicine. In the colder … Continue reading Doctors weigh in on exercising in cold weather
Raising children is a joyous journey unlike any other. Watching my six-month-old learn about the world around him is amazing to me. You can see his eyes light up with fascination as he intently studies his fingers as if seeing them for the first time. You can see the joy on his face when he … Continue reading Peace of mind on this joyous journey
By participating in a clinical trial you play an active role in your own health care. You will have access to the latest treatments before they are widely available and most importantly, you’ll help with the advancement of drug development for diseases that affect many people. It is important to understand the risks and benefits … Continue reading Why participate in a clinical trial?
Most of us have experienced that burning sensation in our chests at one time or another. You eat a big, spicy meal and chalk it up to heartburn and turn to some over the counter remedies to take care of it. But what happens when it’s more than that? Could you tell the difference between … Continue reading Heart attack or heartburn?
Going to the doctor can be an unnerving and intimidating experience for children. Scott & White volunteers are doing their part to make the visit as enjoyable as possible. “When a child visits our hospital or one of our clinics for treatment, we want to provide them with as much comfort and joy as possible … Continue reading Scott & White Children’s BookWell program promotes literacy in children
Written by Jenny Kidd, RD, LD with Julie Couchman The holiday season is just around the corner, and many of us will struggle with unwanted weight gain. As we get into the season, we are faced with countless opportunities to indulge in our favorite treats. We load up our plate with a little of everything … Continue reading Curbing unwanted holiday weight gain