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5 Things Moms Should Know About the Zika Virus

Tuesday, August 09, 2016
(/_Assets/HealthLibrary/zika_protect_yourself_from_mosquito_bites.pdf) Zika virus… these two words have been the center of some recent media attention and a source of anxiety for many women. Although there are still many unknowns about the virus, here is some information about the ..

What is the most common chronic childhood disease in the United States?

Friday, March 25, 2016
The answer is tooth decay or cavities. The medical term used for this condition is dental caries which is Latin for tooth “rottenness”. Cavities occur when bacteria in the mouth break down and damage the hard surface of the tooth. Frequent snacking and sugary drinks increase the chan ..

New Year's Resolutions

Friday, February 05, 2016
The New Year is always a good opportunity to talk to your children about changing or improving lifestyle choices. Take this time to be creative in helping them come up with healthy New Year’s resolutions they can make and follow. Don’t forget to be a positive role model. They watch e ..

Child Abuse and Awareness

Sunday, April 01, 2012
Every year more than half a million children in the United States suffer from abuse or neglect. Some children even die at the hands of their abusers. All socioeconomic groups are affected and Baton Rouge is no exception. Child abuse (physical, sexual, emotional) and neglect often occur ..

Study Links Weight Loss to Financial Health

Saturday, January 01, 2011
Treating obesity is not only good for your physical health but your financial health as well. Two years ago, the results of the first in-depth study on the individual cost of obesity were released by the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services’ Department o ..

Be Cautious When Researching Medicine Online

Sunday, July 01, 2001
The development of the Internet and the boom in computer technology has provided a wonderful new tool for accessing information concerning medicine. There are numerous sites on the Internet that can factually answer clinical questions. There are others that foster specific points of view.  ..

Learn How To Purchase Prescription Medication For Less

Sunday, April 01, 2001
Unfortunately, you are not alone. The high cost of prescription drugs is a nationwide problem faced by many. There are multiple reasons for this problem, but there are also several solutions. First of all, there are many insurance plans that include prescription drug benefits. It might ..

The Ins and Outs of Laser Hair Removal

Sunday, October 01, 2000
Bye, bye shaving, plucking and waxing. Electrolysis is here and is changing the way women and men deal with problematic hair growth. A recent study from Cornell Medical Center and Duke University Medical Center revealed that patients who received multiple laser hair removal treatments  ..