Category: Health

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Column: Vision problem has wide impact

Commentary by Tammy Wittmann, O.D. Is your child achieving in everything except school? If this sounds like your child, he or she may be struggling with a vision problem that is not detected by...

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Column: Youth sports conditioning the right way

By Bill Hartman, PT We all want our kids to be happy, fit and compete successfully in sports. Unfortunately, youth athletics is trending toward two dangerous outcomes – early specialization and professionalism. Early sports...

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Column: Focus on safety means happy patients

Commentaryby Mary Webber Hospital safety has been a heated topic during the past several months, with politicians and pundits weighing in on the effectiveness of various health systems in keeping patients out of harm’s...

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Gut check: Is it celiac disease?

For years, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the television host and former “Survivor” contestant, couldn’t figure out what made her sick with unrelenting bloating, cramps and diarrhea. Then while starving as a contestant on “Survivor,” her symptoms...

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Column: A splash of sun helps bones

Commentary by Emily Frank, M.D. Just around the time women come into motherhood, we begin witnessing our mothers and grandmothers suffering broken wrists, hips and spines. As it happens, osteoporosis — the result of...

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Is the flu vaccine safe?

According to an October report from health care watchdog Farmacy, Inc., a Johns Hopkins study released in the British Medical Journal last month is proof enough that everyone should be careful when it comes...