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August 18th, 2017

Parents who are pregnant with their first child can’t help looking forward to the day of their baby’s arrival with tremendous anticipation and joy.  But most will also admit to a healthy degree of anxiety regarding the birthing process. How painful will it be? How long will it take? Will your baby be delivered naturally or via C-Section? And if via C-Section, how does that change things? Are...

August 11th, 2017

If you’ve ever experienced serious heartburn, you may have thought you were having a heart attack. Many people describe the feeling as a “burning,” “stabbing” or “tightening” sensation in their chest, and it often occurs shortly after a big meal or during exercise.  So it’s no surprise that this very common symptom is named as it is. But what’s actually causing your pain? And when should you...

August 11th, 2017

OK, we all know that we need plenty of calcium in our diets in order to keep our bones strong and healthy. That’s especially true for women as they reach the age of 50 and beyond, when the risk of osteoporosis increases. But what does it mean to be diagnosed with too much calcium?

Hypercalcemia, as it is termed, is a serious medical condition in which there is too much calcium...

July 28th, 2017

Don’t let heat illness ruin your child’s summer

Did you know that a child’s body heats up 3-5 times faster than an adult’s? Because of this, children get dehydrated and experience heat illness much quicker than the rest of us. Common side effects of dehydration and heat illness include dizziness, vomiting, headaches and fainting. While it’s impossible to avoid the heat completely,...