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Warning signs of a heart attack

Predicting a heart attack before it happens can be difficult.

Counseling Corner: Tips for encouraging good behavior in your children

As parents, we all would like to have perfect, well-behaved offspring of whom we can always be proud.

The many layers of skin health

Summer is here, and having fun in the sun is no longer just a daydream. But for humans, exposure to the sun reminds us of how important the skin is, and the many health concerns associated with our skin.

Counseling Corner: What are your dreams trying to tell you?

When you wake up each morning, do you remember your dreams in vivid detail? Or do you rarely, if ever, recall a dream? Whichever the case, researchers tell us that we all do dream every night. In fact, they’ve found ...

Environmental racism persists

Environmental racism is the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards on people of color. The lead poisoning of children in Flint is only the latest example of environmental racism in the U.S.

Should vaccines be required?

Vaccination has long been a familiar, highly effective form of medicine and a triumph of public health.

Counseling Corner: Taking steps to minimize memory loss

Everybody forgets things at times. But as we age, most of us may become aware that our memories are not quite as sharp as they once were. We may find it happening more often that we forget where we left ...

A new way to die: Legal intervention

We are forced to accept a new category is listed among the leading causes of death in America: legal intervention.

Risk of the Zika virus growing in the U.S.

As the seasons change from warm to hot, residents should be very cautious of not only the heat but also the rising health risks, such as the Zika virus. “With summer coming, the Zika threat will get worse,” said Claude ...

Are you getting the most out of that family vacation?

Summer vacations are a fairly recent innovation, becoming popular around the middle of the 19th century.

Gluten and FDA food labeling

An estimated 3 million Americans suffer from celiac disease, a genetic autoimmune digestive disorder that damages the small intestine

Drinking water to beat the heat

As the weather gets warmer, drinking enough water is more important than ever.

Counseling Corner: Let’s all go outside and take a walk

Looked outside lately? Yes, that’s sunshine and warm weather – a perfect time to get out and get moving.

What you need to know about sepsis

The number of people who suffer from a potentially life-threatening type of inflammatory syndrome that affects the entire body – called sepsis – has grown by an average of nearly 9 percent each year over the past 22 years.

Counseling Corner: Do the children really know how you feel?

Experts will constantly tell you that good communication is a necessary element in any successful relationship.