A Guide to Winter Skin

A Guide to Winter Skin What causes winter skin? Chapped, cracked and flakey skin is primarily caused by exposure to a dry environment. Outdoor air is drier in the winter time because colder air has a lower moisture-carrying capacity. In fact, air at 86 degrees Fahrenheit can hold three times more moisture than air at […]

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Common Stomach & Intestinal Problems in Children and Adolescents

By: Val Jones, M.D.

Common Stomach & Intestinal Problems in Children and Adolescents Children’s abdominal complaints have many potential causes, most of which are not dangerous, but some (such as appendicitis) can be life threatening. For this reason, all belly problems should be monitored closely and treated with care. To help parents determine the best course of action when […]

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Safe Dosing for Pediatric Liquid Acetaminophen

By: Tricia Jean (TJ) Gold, M.D.

When your little one is sick, nothing is more important than knowing how to treat them with care. The makers of pediatric liquid acetaminophen, the most commonly used medicine to treat pain and fever in children, have made certain changes to help parents ensure proper dosing. There used to be two concentrations: one for infants […]

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Decoding the Symptoms: Common Colds vs. Allergies

By: Val Jones, M.D.

**Coronavirus Disease (COVID-2019) Update** Health officials across the United States are responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus. For the latest on the situation and steps you can take to prevent illness, visit the following resources: CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019 National Alliance for Hispanic Health: COVID-19 – What You Need […]

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Decoding the Symptoms: Influenza

By: Val Jones, M.D.

**Coronavirus Disease (COVID-2019) Update** Health officials across the United States are responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus. For the latest on the situation and steps you can take to prevent illness, visit the following resources: CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019 National Alliance for Hispanic Health: COVID-19 – What You Need […]

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Safely Treating the 5 Most Common Infant Ailments

By: Private: Cyril Sahyoun, M.D.

Safely Treating the 5 Most Common Infant Ailments Cyril Sahyoun, M.D. The first time your baby gets an ear infection or catches a cold, you may feel scared or anxious. But it’s very common for your child to experience one or several of these ailments within their first year. Fortunately, not all infant illnesses mean […]

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Acetaminophen Safety For The Whole Family

By: Val Jones, M.D.

Acetaminophen Safety For The Whole Family Val Jones, M.D. What is acetaminophen and how does it work? Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and fever reducer that is an active ingredient in many over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription (Rx) medicines, including not only pain relievers and fever reducers but also medicines for cough, cold, allergy and sleep […]

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Tips for Taking Dietary Supplements

By: Nicole Ferring Holovach, M.S., R.D.

5 Tips for Taking Dietary Supplements Be honest – when was the last time you ate your suggested five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables per day? Despite your best efforts to eat a balanced diet, you may be falling short of the recommended daily amount of certain nutrients. Many people turn to dietary […]

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Heart Health and OTC Medicine

By: Private: James Beckerman, M.D.

Heart Health and OTC Medicine If you suffer from hypertension, you’re not alone: One in three adults in the United States has high blood pressure, a health concern that increases your risk of heart disease and stroke. If your doctor diagnoses you with high blood pressure, you’ll need to make several changes to your daily […]

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