A Q+A with Chronic Pain Specialist, Brett Snodgrass

By: Brett Snodgrass, FNP-C

A Q+A with Chronic Pain Specialist, Brett Snodgrass by Brett Snodgrass, FNP-C, CPE, FACPP, Fellow of American Association of Nurse Practitioners What is chronic pain, and how do I know if I have it? Chronic pain may mean different things to different people. As a chronic pain specialist and family nurse practitioner, I tell my […]

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Don’t Dance Around a Persistent Cough

Don’t Dance Around a Persistent Cough By Joyce Knestrick, PhD, APRN, CFNP, Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners Many of my patients don’t know that in addition to being a family nurse practitioner, I’m also an avid ballroom dancer. And any experienced ballroom dancer knows the importance of a strong lead—so I always […]

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Questions Breastfeeding Moms Ask About OTC Medicines

By: Christopher Watters, M.D.

Questions Breastfeeding Moms Ask About OTC Medicines Christopher Watters, M.D. When you’re breastfeeding, you know that what you eat and drink can pass into your breast milk. But what about over-the-counter (OTC) medicines? Is it safe to take something to help a headache or to ease indigestion? First and foremost, talk to your doctor or […]

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Six Simple and Smart Facts About Antibiotic Use

By: Kevin Patel

As we enter fall and winter, parents know it’s the time of year when children may get sick more frequently. Often, there is uncertainty about when antibiotic treatment is needed and when it’s best for an illness to just run its course.  Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure of the best […]

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Alternating Medicines to Treat a Fever in Children Older than 6 Months

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

Alternating Medicines to Treat a Fever in Children Older than 6 Months Tricia Jean (TJ) Gold, M.D. If your child needs a fever reducer, it is best to choose one type of medicine: either acetaminophen (Children’s Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Children’s Motrin, Children’s Advil). Always consult your doctor first if you are considering alternating between acetaminophen […]

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Is It Allergies Or Is It “A Cold?”

By: Wendy Sue Swanson, M.D.

It’s the time of year for seasonal allergies. It’s also still, unfortunately, the time of year for “colds.” Although it may be intuitive for many parents to decipher the causes of symptoms in their child during the month of May, some of us have a hard time determining what’s causing our children to wipe their […]

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Promoting Healthy Sleep for Kids

By: Val Jones, M.D.

Promoting Healthy Sleep for Kids Healthy sleep is important for children’s physical, intellectual and social growth and development. Performance at school, in sports and at home can be influenced by a child’s sleep patterns. Additionally, children who get an insufficient amount of sleep are more likely to become obese. Therefore, it’s very important to help […]

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Vitamin & Mineral Supplements – What are they and who needs them?

By: Val Jones, M.D.

Vitamin & Mineral Supplements – What are they and who needs them? While many healthy Americans are able to meet their daily vitamin and mineral needs through food sources, some may benefit from supplementation if they have specific deficiencies. Vitamins are chemical compounds that are essential for normal body function. Because vitamins (with the exception […]

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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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