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Easing the fear of nightmares

Nightmares can be scary. What can you do the next time your child awakens in the middle of the night with a nightmare? Be patient, calm and reassuring using these tips.

Hariprasath Mahaswaran, M.D. By Hariprasath Mahaswaran May 5, 2021
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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with lighter versions of popular dishes

As you make plans to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, follow these tips for enjoying dishes that are lighter on the calories and sodium.

Romi Londre RDN By Romi Londre May 4, 2021
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Stroke: What it is and the different types

You probably know what a heart attack is, but did you that a stroke is a medical emergency that also could be called a "brain attack?" Here are the details and explanation of the two types of stroke.

Angela Oldenberg, N.P. By Angela Oldenberg May 3, 2021
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10 tips for growing your own nutrition

There's nothing more local — or more nutritious — than homegrown veggies. New to gardening? These tips can help you start a vegetable plot with confidence.

April 30, 2021
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Exercise during pregnancy: Safe, beneficial

Pregnancy can be a wonderful time to get active. Learn how exercise can help you cope with the physical changes of pregnancy and labor, plus what to do and and how much.

Sarah Hotovy MD By Sarah Hotovy April 29, 2021
Terri Nordin, M.D. By Terri Nordin April 29, 2021
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3D tattooing after breast reconstruction

A tattoo often marks a milestone or celebrates a moment. Learn how a 3D tattoo can eliminate the constant visual reminder of breast cancer for some women.

Rebecca Kath PAC By Rebecca Kath April 28, 2021
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Early symptoms of Parkinson's disease

Many people associate Parkinson's disease with tremors or shaking hands. While these are common symptoms, find out about other early symptoms.

Leonardo Fugoso, M.D. By Leonardo Fugoso April 28, 2021
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Caring for aging parents

You or your siblings may start to question whether your parents can take care of themselves as they age. Use these strategies to relieve the stress of helping with their care.

Bert Hodous MD By Bert Hodous April 27, 2021
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The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine pause ends

On April 23, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted to resume distribution of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after a 10-day pause to investigate reported cases of rare blood clotting events in recipients. Here are the details.

April 26, 2021
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How to create happiness

Happiness is a choice, and there are many ways to create it. Consider these questions and activities to boost your happiness.

Sissy Yang NP By Sissy Yang April 26, 2021
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Managing pain, swelling during marathon training

Everyone has heard the saying "No pain, no gain." If you're training for race, chances are you've felt some pain. Here's how to keep working toward your goal.

Paul Osterman LAT By Paul Osterman April 23, 2021
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Recognizing, addressing loved ones' alcohol use

Alcohol is the most used substance for youth and adults. During Alcohol Awareness Month, learn the signs that alcohol is an issue with loved ones, and get tips for providing support for recovery.

Tyler Oesterle MD By Tyler Oesterle April 22, 2021