Questions to ask your doctor about managing sickle cell disease

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Empower yourself: Questions to ask your doctor about managing sickle cell disease (BPT) – Being an informed patient with sickle cell disease has become an important part of health care today. Physicians are increasingly looking upon their patients (and the parents of their young patients) as active partners. In light of this, consider preparing a…

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5 ways people with diabetes can prepare to travel anywhere

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5 ways diabetics can prepare to travel anywhere (BPT) – For people all across the country, this is peak travel season. The weather is beautiful and there’s still room to squeeze one or two more trips in before cooler weather. Don’t let managing diabetes stop you from making a plan and taking a trip! Diabetes…

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Recognizing the first steps to ward off a second seizure

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The first steps to ward off a second seizure (BPT) – Seizure. You’ve heard the word before, but do you know what it means or why a seizure occurs? Seizures are caused when there is abnormal activity in the brain. Brain cells called neurons use electrical energy to convey messages to one another, and when…

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4 tips for taming back-to-school stress

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Beating the stress of back to school: what you can do to help your anxious student (BPT) – Do you or your child have the back-to-school blues? If so, you’re not the only ones. Saying goodbye to slower summer days can be difficult. For almost three months, you have felt free from the structure of…

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