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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13 Tips for Parents Using OTC Medicines

Always read and follow the label. Only use a medicine that treats your child’s specific symptoms. Never give two medicines with any of the same active ingredients. Always give the recommended dose and use the correct measuring device. Never use a medicine longer than the label instructs or at higher doses, unless your healthcare provider […]

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Teething Tips for Parents

Teething Tips for Parents Teething can start as early as four months. A teething baby may drool more than usual or may have discomfort, problems sleeping, or a fever. If your baby is in discomfort due to teething, there are some options for you to help soothe them: Keep it cool. Cold can be comforting. […]

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Oral Care for Pregnant Moms

Oral Care for Pregnant Moms Changes in eating habits, such as frequent snacking and treats, make pregnant women more prone to both cavities (caries) and gingivitis. Once you find out you’re pregnant, you should visit your dentist so they can monitor your oral health and make any recommendations on care or treatment. Pregnant women should […]

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DOes your child live

Oral Care for Pregnant Moms Changes in eating habits, such as frequent snacking and treats, make pregnant women more prone to both cavities (caries) and gingivitis. Once you find out you’re pregnant, you should visit your dentist so they can monitor your oral health and make any recommendations on care or treatment. Pregnant women should […]

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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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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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