Monthly Archives: January 2016

Surgery and anesthesia: Making it safer at any age

Surgery and anesthesia: Making it safer at any age (BPT) – Anesthesia today is safer than ever. But try telling that to a nervous parent of a 5-year-old about to have surgery, or to a patient in his 70s in poor health. Talking to your surgeon and physician anesthesiologist before surgery is an important step…

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Proper flu etiquette to help keep you and your family flu-free

Proper flu etiquette to help keep you and your family flu-free (BPT) – It came out of nowhere. The sudden fever, aches, and chills you’re experiencing are unbearable. You crawl into bed, thinking there’s not much you can do. You already feel guilty for bringing the flu home to your kids and spouse. You can…

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Terrible Tantrums: 5 Parent Mistakes That Make Them Worse

Terrible Tantrums: 5 Parent Mistakes That Make Them Worse (BPT) – One minute your toddler is giggling with delight and in the next, he’s having an uncontrollable meltdown. Overwhelmed with emotion, he won’t listen to reason. As a caregiver, you feel embarrassed, helpless and upset. What do you do? “It’s easy to become overwhelmed when…

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The road to recovery: What you need to know about addiction

The road to recovery: What you need to know about addiction (BPT) – Drug and alcohol addiction can destroy careers, tear apart families and ruin lives. With 43,982 total drug-induced deaths each year, addiction continues to be a problem in the United States. “Experiencing or watching a loved one battle an addiction is heartbreaking,” says…

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Winter woes: Dry eye more prevalent in cold weather

Winter woes: Dry eye more prevalent in cold weather (BPT) – Our wardrobes aren’t the only things that change when the weather turns chilly. Our bodies are often affected not only by the outdoor changes, but inside changes as well. The body part that receives most of the brunt from winter weather is our eyes….

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