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Why You Should Have Regular Eye Exams

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Comprehensive eye exams do more than check if you need new glasses. They also include tests for eye diseases. And, they may detect some chronic diseases.
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Pear Pressure: A Medical Student’s Introduction to Empathy

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A medical student learns about empathy from a busy pediatrician who advised her that learning from patients' stories can be more important than giving medications.
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The Best Ways to Treat Seborrheic Dermatitis

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The common, annoying conditions of dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis are conditions that involve an increased rate of shedding of the topmost layer of the skin called the epidermis.
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Toxic Chemicals Are a Threat to the Health of Our Children

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Prenatal exposure to toxic chemicals is linked to preterm birth, birth defects, childhood cancer, obesity, diabetes, asthma, & lasting harm to the brain. SafetyNEST, a startup whose mission is to be the most trusted source for pregnant women & their healthcare providers, helps safeguard babies’ against everyday toxic chemicals.
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Did You Know that Obesity Can Damage Your Liver?

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As the obesity epidemic continues to grow, we are seeing serious complications, including non-alcohol fatty liver disease (NAFLD), in many obese people, including very young children. In some cases, the damage to the liver leads to irreversible scarring requiring transplantation. If diagnosed and treated early, these complications can be prevented.
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Dry Drowning & Secondary Drowning: Should You Be Terrified?

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A highly publicized death of a child due to a rare form of drowning, terrified parents needlessly. Here's what you need to know about secondary and dry drowning.
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What Everyone Should Know About the Infant Microbiome

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Most parents (and even some doctors) are unaware of the critical role of the infant microbiome as a foundation for good health throughout a child’s life.
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Why Unstructured Play is So Important for Kids

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Brain development has been shown to benefit from free play, where children use their creativity and own ideas to come up with a desired game or type of play.

Dementia in Children: Symptoms You Need to Be Aware Of

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Dementia rarely occurs in children. But when it does, it is usually due to genetic disorders, injuries, certain illnesses, and toxins. Common symptoms are memory loss, problems with language, loss of intellectual skills, and personality changes.
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No Child Should Ever Die from Elective Dental Anesthesia

6-year-old Caleb Sears died while under general anesthesia for a dental procedure. His oral surgeon was both operator and anesthesia monitor, a practice many believe increases the risk of dental anesthesia. A California bill, known as Caleb's law aims to decrease that risk.