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strep throat or sore throat how to tell the difference

Is It Strep Throat or Just a Sore Throat?

By Cold and Flu

The treatment protocols for strep throat and sore throat are very different. Therefore, your health provider must determine which ailment is making an appearance before dispensing a recommendation. Telling the Difference Between Strep Throat and Sore Throat Most sore throats are not strep throat and are caused by a virus. …

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infant care in the first year of life

Infant Care Through Year 1

By Newborn Care

Explore essential tips for infant care in our latest blog post. From parental self-care to emergency room insights, ensure your baby’s wellbeing with expert advice on bonding, safety and health.  In this article, our own Dr. Hathaway presents his top tips for the care of infants through their first year…

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Our Brains on Social Media

By Brain Health, Parenting

The amazing technology of social media can be a lifeline to friends and family who live across town—or on the other side of the planet!  It’s a great way to keep in touch and share our lives with people we love.  Everyone is just a scroll away—and so are their…

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water safety tips to prevent drowning

Life-Saving Water Safety Tips

By Lifestyle, Parenting

Why is water safety such an important topic?  It’s because drowning is the single-leading cause of death among children ages  1 to 4, and a top cause of death among teens.  And for every child that dies, many more go to the ER and suffer physical and neurological damage after…

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parenting dad style

Parenting: Dad Style

By Family Dynamics, Parenting

Hurray for dad!  In June, we celebrate fathers and the roles they play in our lives.  So, here’s our spotlight on all the awesome things dads do! Dad Knows Best Modern dads bridge the old stereotypes.  Dads don’t come home from work and just read the paper on a recliner,…

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genes and ADHD

What Role Do Genes Play in ADHD?

By ADD/ADHD, Brain Health, Mental Health

Genes and genetic testing—and what our DNA can reveal about our health—have become topics of much research and great interest.  Patients who wish to gain a more thorough understanding of their body’s intricate processes can—with assistance from knowledgeable health professionals—cross-reference lab results with genetic testing to get a better picture…

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easy health commitments for overall wellness

Easy Health Commitments

By Integrative Medicine, Lifestyle

It’s February…how are those New Year’s resolutions coming along?  Are you still on track, or did all the wheels fall off right around the Superbowl?  Let’s face it, we all need some “tough love” when it comes to our health commitments.  There is no magic bullet, the easy way out…

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balance is essential for good health

Keeping the Balance

By Integrative Medicine, Lifestyle

Many Americans start the day by taking several medications, a natural accompaniment to their eggs and toast. You take medications because you are taught to, and that’s what most people are accustomed to.  Because somehow the drugs are supposed to wipe the slate clean and zero-out your not-so-healthy lifestyle choices. …

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top 10 family health articles of 2022

Top 10 Family Health Articles of 2022

By ADD/ADHD, Anxiety & Depression, Autism, Brain Health, Cold and Flu, Essential Oils, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, Mental Health, Oriental Medicine, Parenting, Salt Room

If you missed any of our most popular articles, get yourself a nice mug of tea or hot cocoa and enjoy catching up.  We hope the information we provide empowers you to help your family facilitate and celebrate the blessing of good health. 1. ADD/ADHD: A Chinese Medicine Perspective 2….

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gut health frequent questions

Gut Health Q&A

By Gut Health, Immune System

While you may know that gut health is central to good digestion, you may not have known that the gut affects nearly EVERY system in the body and plays a significant role in how they all function.  You may have even heard that your gut is responsible for immune health…

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mens health tips

Top 9 Health Tips for Men

By Men's Health

The number-one men’s health tip might just be: Don’t wait for an emergency.  The good news is, it’s not too difficult to make sure you’re in good shape.  Check out our top nine men’s health tips below. Prioritize Your Health A top excuse for not scheduling regular exams is, “I’m…

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Early Breastfeeding FAQs

Early Breastfeeding FAQs

By Common Concerns, Women's Health

Early breastfeeding is like learning to dance with a new partner. It’s intimate, there’s a bit (or a lot) of “stepping” on each other and you tend to get sore if you’re not doing it quite right. There’s still a learning curve for even second-, third- or fourth-time moms because…

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childhood illnesses

Common Childhood Illnesses Parents Don’t Need to Panic About

By Cold and Flu, Common Concerns, Immune System, Salt Room

Most childhood illnesses are common, natural and necessary for correct immune system development.  Growing bodies have immature immune systems; therefore, kids get sick more often than adults do.  The regular exposure to “germs” when we’re little helps build immune systems that recognize and defeat illnesses later in life.  Described below…

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