Injury Prevention

Before You DIY: Safety Tips for Home Improvement

As the weather continues to get nicer, people are heading outside and working on home improvement projects. Unfortunately, emergency rooms see a rise in patients injuring themselves in ways that were completely preventable during this time of year too. While I can’t cover every possible scenario in this post, there …

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Family Wellness

Boredom Busters: 12 Screen-Free Activities For Kids

When it comes to kids, television is a double-edged sword. Sure, it can be a great source of entertaining, educational content. But if your kids get too attached, viewership can turn into a vice. If your children just can’t seem to pry themselves away from the pixels, you’re not alone. …

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Healthy Sleep Habits

Busting 5 Common Sleep Myths

As epidemics go, voluntary sleep deprivation is as big a problem in America as many actual diseases. From not budgeting enough time in our busy schedules to get enough shut eye to keeping habits that undermine a good night’s sleep, countless adults are getting by with too little rest. This …

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May is Better Hearing Month

How to Choose the Right Hearing Aid

For a lot of older adults, it’s something that is often hard to admit. You’ve learned to live with having trouble hearing in noisy situations or following a conversation with more than two people – despite that fact that it’s made communicating with friends and family difficult. And, even though …

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Cancer Prevention

The Do’s and Don’ts of Sun Protection

Many people may be surprised to know that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. In fact, each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon, according the American Cancer …

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Men's Health

What to Know Before Starting Testosterone Replacement Therapy

If you’ve been diagnosed with low testosterone, you may be relieved. Now you know what’s causing your low sex drive, constant fatigue and depressed mood. Unless an underlying condition is causing a decrease in testosterone, the next step is fixing those issues with testosterone replacement therapy. So, what should you …

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Innovation in Healthcare

3D Printing That Might Save Your Life

Technology serves many purposes. And one of those is saving lives. 3D printing – the same technology NASA uses on the International Space Station – has now helped more than 40 heart patients at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, many of whom otherwise had little hope of survival. Physicians at …

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Healthy Relationships

Date Night Ideas to Rev Up Romance and Your Health

With countless date night options to choose from, there’s no reason your “couple time” should be conventional. It’s 2015 after all – why not get a little creative? And whether grabbing some time with your sweetheart requires securing a babysitter, traveling or just carving out some time in your busy …

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Stress & Your Health

Fit Wellness Into Your Work Day

In today’s fast-paced, non-stop working environment, it’s easy to forget to take a pause to focus on yourself for a moment. And though it might seem like that’s time you can’t afford to spare, skipping it could cause stress-related illnesses, injury, depression or a variety of other issues that could …

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Microsurgery Techniques

New Hope for Male Infertility

Infertility issues can be heartbreaking for couples trying to conceive. But a new microsurgical technique is being credited with revolutionizing treatment of men once thought to be infertile and giving renewed hope to some couples. The procedure – called microdissection testicular sperm extraction, or micro-TESE – enables the surgical harvesting …

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