5 Common Symptoms of Menopause & How to Ease Them

Most of the symptoms menopausal women experience occur primarily during the perimenopause stage. These symptoms are due to the effects of decreased production of female hormones and can vary widely for each person. Follow these tips to ease your menopausal symptoms. 1. Mood Changes or Swings...

Women's Health
Healthy Aging
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Freestanding ERs vs. Hospital ERs

If an emergency happens, where will you go? You may have multiple options in your area, but not all emergency rooms are the same. Making the decision between a freestanding or a hospital ER will affect your out-of-pocket costs, wait times, and access to trauma care. Be proactive and learn about the...

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness

Don't Be Rash When It Comes to Shingles

Shingles is a common infection of the nerves caused by a virus, prompting a painful rash or small blisters on the skin. This condition is common in people with weakened immune systems and those over the age of 50. What is shingles? Shingles occurs when the chickenpox virus—which can lie dormant in...

Healthy Aging
Infectious Diseases

Primary Care vs. Urgent Care

When you get sick or injured, you may be uncertain about whether you should visit your doctor or an urgent care center. While many people believe urgent care is more convenient than going to your regular primary care physician, there are clear benefits to calling your doctor when non-life-...

General Health & Wellness

5 Benefits of Breastfeeding

Breastmilk is the perfect first food for your baby. Mother’s milk is a personalized formula containing all the right nutrients that your child needs to grow and develop. As your little one grows, the milk will modify to what he or she needs and act as a supplemental set of nutrients as you begin to...

Maternity
Children's Health
Women's Health
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3 Keys to Healthy Weight Loss

Are you struggling to lose weight? You’re not alone. According to the CDC, more than 70 percent of U.S. adults older than 20 are either overweight or obese. Unfortunately, there’s no quick fix when it comes to healthy weight loss. Losing weight and keeping the weight off long term takes effort and...

Weight Loss
Diet & Fitness
General Health & Wellness
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Back-To-School Health Checklist

Summer is coming to an end, and the school year is quickly approaching. Your child’s school supply list isn’t the only one you should be checking off before the semester starts! Be sure to check off your kid’s health checklist. 1. Vaccinate! Keep the germs away and vaccinate! Make sure your child...

Children's Health
General Health & Wellness
Baby in carseat

Child Safety: Look Before You Lock

Forgetting a child in the backseat of a car can be a grave mistake, even on days with cooler temperatures. According to the CDC, cars can heat up 20 degrees in roughly 10 minutes and lead to serious heat-related illness or death. Though a preventable tragedy, many of the childhood deaths from...

Children's Health
Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness

Are These Fad Diets Actually Healthy?

Living a healthy lifestyle and promoting a balanced diet has gained much popularity throughout the years. However, experts have concluded that some diets are not one-size fits all and have deemed a few as completely unsafe. Take a look at three fad diets from which experts advise everyone to stay...

Diet & Fitness
General Health & Wellness
Weight Loss

The ABCs of Hepatitis

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. Most often, viruses cause hepatitis. There are five main hepatitis viruses: A, B, C, D, and E. Though all cause acute hepatitis, they spread in different ways. Some can turn into chronic hepatitis and lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer, and liver failure....

Liver Care
Infectious Diseases
Digestive Health