Jan 14, 2014
girl with fever

Seeking Treatment for Fever

Fever is generally defined as a core body temperature of least 100.4oF or 38oC.   While there are many causes of fever, the most common reason is infection. Most human infections are caused by viruses which the body will fight off without specific treatment, and typically fever will last three days… Read more »

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Jan 13, 2014
acupuncture

Benefits of Acupuncture

Research has shown benefits from acupuncture in treating osteoarthritis and other musculoskeletal pain and disorders. In her discussion of acupuncture, Betty Liu, MD, highlights illnesses that can be treated, as well as patient concerns and the holistic approach of alternative treatment methods.

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Jan 10, 2014

Tips for Frostbite Prevention

Everyone is susceptible to frostbite but children are at greater risk than adults because they lose heat from their skin faster. Making matters worse, children may ignore how cold and uncomfortable they are just to keep having fun. Preventing Frostbite Frostbite can attack when temperatures are below freezing. Wind and… Read more »

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Jan 10, 2014

4 Tips for Teaching Kids to Eat Healthy

Following the holidays, many families find their homes full of leftovers, including cookies, candies, and other sweets. What about the calories and all that sugar? Can this be healthy for your kids? Ann Meyers, RD, LDN, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, says you can teach your children to stay… Read more »

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