Month: September 2021

Pregnant? Health care tips for new parents during COVID-19

Finding out you are pregnant is life-changing and you may experience a range of emotions. New parents have lots on their plate, especially with concerns around COVID-19. This can leave many feeling overwhelmed from information and advice, which can lead to skipping the important step of making appointments for themselves and their baby. “Pregnancy can …

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5 Fire Safety Tips to Know Before You Light Up Your Fire Pit or Use Gas Cans or Other Liquid Fuel Containers

It’s a cool, crisp evening as you gather around a fire pit enjoying time with family and friends. However, a wonderful evening can quickly turn into a disaster if fire and its source aren’t taken seriously. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urges people to remember five safety tips that will help reduce the …

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Taking the mystery out of cholesterol

Research indicates that nearly 38% of US adults aged 20 years or older have high cholesterol, which puts them at a higher risk for heart attack and stroke. But high cholesterol can be “silent.” “If you have high cholesterol, you’d never know it, because it causes no symptoms,” Janet S. Wright, MD, FACC, director of …

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New option offers improved postoperative pain management while reducing the need for opioids

Ahead of surgery, it is normal to have a running list of questions. Those questions likely include learning more about the surgical procedure, the possible complications, and the pain following surgery. When you begin this conversation with your surgical team, it is important to learn more about your options to manage the pain following surgery …

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