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How to Be a Mindful Parent When You Are Feeling Stressed

Written by Dr. Claire Nicogossian, Licensed Clinical Psychologist Stress is a part of life and nothing amplifies that emotion more than being a parent. Raising a family is hard work, and…

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How to Avoid Being Overcharged on Health Products

Elisabeth is a 13-time Emmy winner, a critically acclaimed personal finance author, and a 20-year consumer advocate for programs such as Good Morning America and The Dr. Oz Show. Connect with…


The Expert Tips You Need to Fight the Flu

  Now that the winter season is upon us, it is the time for us to be extra vigilant in fighting off the flu. Hopefully, you can still take steps…

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How to Reduce Your Baby’s Risk of SIDS

“This is the paramedic, we’re driving in with a 4-month old. Mother found it in the crib, not breathing. CPR underway.” As an ER doctor, there are few calls that…

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Tuberculosis Exposure: Should You Be Worried?

More than 1,000 people in California, including 350 infants, may have been exposed to tuberculosis (TB) at a hospital between August and November. A nurse working near the newborn nursery of…

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New Screening Guidelines for Kids: What Parents Should Know

It’s official: The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its schedule of the preventive screenings children and adolescents need at each age. The most notable changes involve testing all kids…

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Purging Plastic: If You Can Do Only 3 Things, These Are the Ones

Elisabeth is a 13-time Emmy-winner, a critically acclaimed personal finance author and a 20-year consumer advocate for programs such as Good Morning America and The Dr. Oz Show. Connect with…


Why You Need a Primary-Care Provider

When you become a doctor, you get used to answering all sorts of questions from friends and family. Sometimes it’s a new bunion that’s appeared or a rash that won’t…

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An ER Doctor’s 4 Fast Home Remedies

“What whiskey will not cure, there is no cure for” goes an old proverb. Sore throat? Whiskey and honey. Arthritis acting up? Whiskey and raisins. To some, it’s the original…

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Take Control of Your Health on World Family Doctor Day

Written by Wanda Filer, MD, MBA, FAAFP A typical day for a family physician is pretty atypical. One minute, I’ll be conducting a well-baby visit, and the next minute, I’ll…