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First-Aid Kit Essentials

Anyone with children knows that with childhood comes the inevitable scenario of “fell down, went boom.” Fortunately, most of these injuries are minor and are easily cared for at home. Having a well-stocked first aid kit with a few essential items will help dry the tears and get your youngster feeling better again in no time! Read More »

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After-Hours Care vs. Emergency Room – What’s the Difference?

You pick up your child from daycare only to find out she is sick. Something about the way she looks makes you think she shouldn’t wait to see her regular doctor tomorrow. Where should you go—to an after-hours care location or to the emergency room? Read More »

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What to Expect from Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery

What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?
Pelvic organ prolapse is a very common condition affecting women of all ages. It occurs when the connective tissue that supports the bladder, uterus, top of the vagina after hysterectomy, or rectum becomes lax and leads to dropping of these organs. Read More »

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Healthy Bladder Habits

Many women hear from their mothers, sisters, or close friends about all the bladder changes that happen to them after having children or simply as they age. You may hear about women going more frequently, or having such a strong urge that they sometimes cannot make it to the toilet in time. Read More »

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Prevent Illness, Get Vaccinated!

Time has escaped me. It seems like yesterday that I was in college, struggling for grades, anticipating a career in medicine, worrying about the war in Vietnam and starting a family. I never gave a thought to my health, most likely because I enjoyed wonderful health and no one ever, ever discussed health issues or immunizations for that matter. Read More »

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Kegel Exercises: What are They? Who Should Use Them?

What are Kegel Exercises?
Kegels are exercises used to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles that support the bladder, uterus and bowels. They are a set of contraction and relaxation exercises that take only a few minutes each day, but can make a big difference in your quality of life! Read More »

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