The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently issued a new recommendation that all kids should be screened for high cholesterol at their annual well-child visits -- not only those who might be at increased risk. The change ireflects concerns about the growing epidemic of obesity in children. [...]
Parents, guardians, grandparents, and caregivers: Take a moment, right now, and add the Poison Control Center number (1-800-222-1222) as a contact in your smartphone. Having it readily available can save precious minutes in an emergency.
Dating violence can happen anywhere to any teen in a romantic, dating, or sexual relationship. The time to discuss the issue with the teens in your life in before they start dating.
Patients of St. Peter’s Health Partners can access MyHealth, a free, secure online patient portal that provids 24/7 online access to their health information from St. Peter’s Health Partners hospitals. [...]
Some patients may be better served receiving radiation treatments in the prone position (lying face down) when they receive radiation to their breast tissue.
Carols tell us “there’s no place like home for the holidays,” but those holiday reunions and family traditions aren’t always joyous and stress-free for everyone. In fact, some people dread attending big family gatherings which can quickly turn merriment to misery. [...]
Not just curly hair, eye color, and dimples get passed on in families -- know your medical lineage to ensure long-term health and well-being. [...]
Give the gift of your presence this holiday season -- make time to visit a loved one sick at home or in the hospital. [...]
The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 43,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with pancreas cancer this year. [...]