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email@example.com | 757-247-4784 Low health literacy is costing the health care system more than $300 billion annually, according to the American Medical Association. When almost one third of patients can't understand basic health information, can'...
Maryland health officials want the state's hospitals to play a larger role in encouraging mothers to breast-feed in the crucial hours after they give birth, as growing evidence points to the health benefits of feeding babies human milk. The Maryland...
In households with small children, flu symptoms are as routine as dirty socks. Take them seriously, though, warns a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), because the flu can kill healthy children within days. Among the...
KWCH 12 Eyewitness NewsSalina mother, Robin Harrington, testified in the preliminary hearing of Troy Love II. He is charged with first degree murder and child abuse in the death of 18-month-old Bre'Elle Jefferson. According to Harrington, Bre'Elle had a close relationship with...
The digital doctor will see you now. Just pull out your smartphone. Want to track your blood pressure? Make checking your pulse as easy as saying "cheese"? Figure out your eyeglasses prescription or diagnose an ear infection? "The smartphone is...
Some kids look forward to the weekend. For others, the weekends are a time when they go hungry. The hot meals at school can be the only filling meals that some children get. That's why the Kansas Food Bank started a program called Food 4 Kids back in...
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FARGO, N.D. - “Mom, how are you holding up?” my 17-year-old son asked. “I'm feeling a little better,” I replied. I was finishing a bowl of chicken soup my husband brought me. A little while later, my 14-year-old daughter came into the “sick room”...
Several good friends of mine work as Chicago Public School teachers, and as the strike continues this week, I can’t help but point out it seems like Chicago’s great at coughing up money for Olympic bids, NATO summits, and TIFF slush funds, but...
Sentara Healthcare and MDLIVE, a Florida-based tele-health company, have partnered to provide tele-health services in real time to patients throughout Virginia. Patients will have access to "virtual" medical consultations via secure telephone lines and...
"Practice dying," Plato said. Such practice is extremely important, because no one escapes death. Of perhaps equal importance is practicing how to live after a loved one dies. Among the shocks that befall humanity, few are more devastating than such a...
Tags: Ginger Rogers, Parenting, Flu, Family, Depression
World Breastfeeding Week is always celebrated Aug. 1-7. During this week, we want to take the time to highlight the importance and benefits of breastfeeding. It has been proven that mothers do have more success breastfeeding their babies when they have...
Our Town EditorKim Gearty had a mother's intuition something was not right with her 1-year-old daughter, Vera. The infant was constantly sick, but doctors diagnosed it as ear infections or routine childhood illnesses. When Vera came home from daycare one day with a...
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