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General Health

Covering all things related to general health and well being for the whole family.

The Latest From Nutrition

Is Your Child At Risk For High Cholesterol?

Children and High Cholesterol Is Your Child At Risk? February is American Heart Month - high cholesterol and heart disease doesn’t just affect adults. As many as 1 out of every 3 Children has borderline or high blood cholesterol levels. Cholesterol is a...

Packing School Lunches Your Child Will Actually Eat

School Lunches Can Be a Big Challenge   School lunches are a big part of your child's day. The start of the school year can be a stressful time for kids and parents alike, and one of the major stressor for parents involves school lunches. Not just coming...

How Sugar Affects Children’s Brains

You Need To Know How Sugar Affects Children's Brains How sugar affects children's brains is important to know as sugar is everywhere we turn and it’s available 24/7. There are not many places we can go without temptation from the sights and smells of ice...

The Latest From Recipes

Sweet Potato and Spice Muffins

Sweet Potato & Spice Muffins Sweet Potatoes are so good for you - filled with beta-carotene, manganese and vitamin C.   So when I came across a sweet potato muffin recipe in Gwyneth Paltrow’s book “It’s All Good” I had to give it a try. They are super...

The Latest From Dental Health

Top 5 Ways To Prevent Tooth Decay

Top 5 Ways To Prevent Tooth Decay What is a cavity? Let’s start at the beginning…what is a cavity? By definition, a cavity is a hole or space inside something. When dentists talk about a tooth having a cavity, we are referring to the destruction of tooth...

Why Are Kids Still Getting Cavities?

We're So Well  Informed, So Why Are Kids Still Getting Cavities? We know more now more than ever about how to prevent cavities. We know we should eat healthy, clean our teeth properly and see our dentist every 6 months. Why is the incidence of cavities is...

Teething Pain – Do Teething Necklaces, Teething Tablets and Teething Pain Medication Work?

Dr Dina’s dental expert Evan discusses teething pain and treatment such as teething pain necklaces, teething tablets and teething pain medication. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, last month put out a warning against the use of viscous lidocaine as a numbing agent for teething pain. Leading American dental authorities and their Canadian counterparts echoed these sentiments and have put forward their own guidelines on dealing with infant teething issues.

The Latest From Your Body

Symptoms Of Scoliosis – Benign Or Serious?

Scoliosis - Checking for Symptoms at Home is Easy   But first let's talk about "How Serious is it?" For years, all I knew about scoliosis was from Judy Blume’s Deenie – the story of a young girl diagnosed with the spinal condition who had to wear a back brace.  It...

Does Your Child Have Flat Feet? Flat Feet In Children

Does Your Child Have Flat Feet? Flat Feet In Children The key to preventing future problems related to flat feet in children is early diagnosis.  Having your children’s feet checked if you suspect an issue can greatly improve their functionality as they...

The Latest From Healthy Sleep

How To Get Good Sleep Over The Holidays

How to Get Good Sleep Over the Holidays  With the holiday season quickly approaching, how to get good sleep can be an important factor. With all the special events and visiting that families may partake in, it's not unusual for parents to worry about how...

Signs that You Need to Drop Your Child’s Nap

Do you know when you need to drop your child's nap? Here's what to look for. While the end of nap time can open up the day to allow for different activities and outings, it also means a lot less down time for parents and caregivers. The transition also...

Is Cry It Out Safe for Kids?

Sleep is critical to our health, but the debate over sleep training, especially when it comes to Cry It Out, is ongoing. It's important to recognize, first off, that your interpretation of Cry It Out (or CIO) could be vastly different from someone else....

The Latest From Health Care

Inner Ear Problems? From Ear Wax?

How Can I Get Rid Of Stubborn Ear Wax? In my experience, there are two types of parents in the world: those that could care less about their kid’s waxy ears, and those that despise ear wax and perseverate on the sticky stuff. I am asked at least once a...

Dyslexia In Adults

What is Dyslexia in Adults As dyslexia is becoming more discussed in the media, you may commonly see dyslexia in adults portrayed in an increasingly positive light.   Some of history’s greatest inventors, entrepreneurs, artists, and architects have been...

What Is Phimosis

What Is Phimosis    An uncircumcised penis is covered by a ring of tissue called the foreskin. This tissue is usually loose and is able to slide over the penis to cover and uncover the glans (head of the penis). If the foreskin is too tight, it can close...

Reiki Healing, a Physicians Perspective

Reiki healing was a slow start I was first exposed to the concept of Reiki Healing back in medical school. I had a friend who was from Hawaii and he told me he could change my energy. "I didn't think much of that experience" What does that even mean? He...

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