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About Presbyopia

My wife, like many of us, recently celebrated a 40-something birthday and realized that her near-vision is becoming blurry, causing problems with reading, texting, and other up-close tasks.  I’ve known this day was coming. Presbyopia, the inability to focus up-close,…

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Is Everyone Mumbling?

As our parents get older, we often find ourselves encouraging them to live a healthy lifestyle. Part of that healthy lifestyle includes regular hearing checks. The simple fact is, hearing loss affects people of all ages, and studies show that…

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Where Are We on HIV/AIDS?

The first known cases of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in the United States were reported in 1981, and in 1983 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was established as its cause. HIV rapidly spread over the next three decades, reaching epidemic proportions…

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Laughing Through Labor

Having comfort options is important to any woman who hopes to approach her birth as a natural process. Nitrous oxide – more commonly known as laughing gas – is one such option.  Many women in the U.S. have never heard…

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Scary Stats About Autism and Water Safety

It happens a lot. Children with autism leave a safe, supervised area because they are attracted to something of interest, especially water. This tendency to wander, combined with no intrinsic sense of fear, makes drowning the number one cause of…

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The Truth About Migraines

Today is Jennifer’s fortieth birthday. The gang has spent a month planning a celebration. At the last minute, you get a text from the guest of honor. Sorry. Can’t go. Migraine.  If you’ve never had a migraine, you’re annoyed. Blowing…

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Pelvic Health and You

You’ve recently given birth to a beautiful baby boy. You’re overjoyed and filled with a sense that life just couldn’t get any better than this. And then you sneeze. For many women, something as simple as a sneeze or cough…

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New Dietary Guidelines Explained

  Every five years, the dietary guidelines for Americans are updated based on current scientific and medical knowledge. Introduced in 1990 under the National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Act, the guidelines are a joint publication between the U.S. Departments…

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Oh, Baby Teeth!

Would you have guessed that tooth decay is considered the single most common disease facing America’s children? Five times more common than asthma, nearly 4.5 million children (more than 25 percent) in the U.S. experience tooth decay. Of these, three…

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