For the parents of girls who are experiencing puberty, those first conversations regarding the natural life changes the adolescent was experiencing were likely laced with some nervousness. But at what point should the conversation turn to choosing a gynecological health provider?
When people hear the words “multiple sclerosis” (MS), they generally envision a severe disease with serious, debilitating symptoms. However, the effects of MS can vary widely, depending on the individual. [...]
As many as 1 in 5 American adults experience signs and symptoms of IBS. You may know someone with the diagnosis, or may even be curious if symptoms you are experiencing could be IBS. [...]
There are few more-rewarding experiences for parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles – even older siblings – than snuggling up with a child and reading a good book! These sessions beginning with birth and continuing through at least kindergarten have benefits beyond quality time. [...]
April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD). Have you taken the time to document your healthcare decisions? [...]
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released updated pediatric immunization schedules for 2017. [...]
St. Peter’s Health Partners will host its 18th annual Journey Through The Body© on Friday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Crossgates Mall. [...]
Researchers and medical professionals have long suspected the types of food Americans eat play a role in the rising number of individuals battling obesity and diabetes. New scientific evidence explains why. [...]
For independent seniors, the ability to summon help at the time of a fall is critical to keeping an emergency from turning into a tragedy. A medical alert system can offer seniors and their families the peace of mind that help is just a button push away. [...]
Recovery from an injury or illness, particularly for seniors, can often be a long journey. Family involvement is very important at this stage, as there are a number of considerations when planning post-discharge care.