Defining dry drowning

It seems every summer a tragic story of dry drowning makes its way into the headlines. This year is no different, as just days ago a Houston family...
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The pros of Pilates for recovery

While many might view Pilates as a gentle, light workout, it’s benefits reach far beyond toning and tightening. With 20 years Pilates instructing...
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How does anesthesia really work?

A surgical procedure can make many feel uneasy, especially if it’s their first time in the operating room.  While the sources of anxiety vary, for a...
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Melatonin: myths vs. facts

Sleep is a beautiful, restorative necessity that 1 in 3 adults simply aren’t getting enough of. For many, it’s a busy schedule. For others, it’s a...
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Skin care for sunny days ahead

Our skin – the largest organ of the body – is truly amazing. It covers and protects our internal organs, prevents fluid loss, controls body...
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The dangers of too much caffeine

The average American consumes 2.1 coffee drinks and 2.6 sodas per day. For many, it is the fuel used to power through early mornings and a necessary...
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The ABCs of hand-washing

As parents, we share with our children every day. But there’s one thing we wish children wouldn’t share quite so freely; their germs! Little hands are...
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How routine screening could save your health

In our fast-paced culture, we often wait until we experience symptoms before we seek answers about our health. For example, maybe a person starts to...
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5 tips for navigating a high-risk pregnancy

Unexpected complications while carrying a baby can be cause for severe emotional and physical strain. Thoughts of what could happen as you near...
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The importance of understanding your medications

When you take a prescription, do you know exactly what you’re taking and why? Brenda Armentrout, PharmD, Pharmacy Director, Parkview LaGrange...
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