Myths and facts about pain management in childbirth

Myths and facts about pain management in childbirth (BPT) – Nearly half of first-time moms (46 percent) said the labor and delivery pain they experienced with their first child was better than they expected, according to a nationwide survey commissioned by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). The survey findings suggest that being proactive in managing pain…

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Tips for talking about Alzheimer’s with a family member

Tips for talking about Alzheimer’s with a family member (BPT) – It’s a conversation no family wants to have, but one that can be vitally important — talking to a loved one about memory loss or cognitive decline. Mary Foss of Eagan, Minnesota, said she knew it was time to broach this sensitive topic with…

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Osteoporosis FAQs: Am I at risk?

Osteoporosis FAQs: Am I at risk? (BPT) – As people age, they become more likely to develop osteoporosis, a disease that occurs when bones lose density and mass, which can cause bones to be brittle, weak and easily broken. During Osteoporosis Awareness Month, at-risk Americans are encouraged to take positive actions to monitor their bone…

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5 ways to help your child deal with stress

5 ways to help your child deal with stress (BPT) – “Stress isn’t the same for all children, and it impacts every one differently,” said Dr. Cheryl S. Al-Mateen, medical director of the Virginia Treatment Center for Children. “In fact, in some cases this stress can even be traumatic. If left unnoticed, it can lead to…

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