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Updated Jul 21, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Q: I heard there is a new viral disease from Africa that has just come to the Americas. What is this?A: It sounds like you are referring to the chikungunya virus.

Updated Jul 21, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Although teething is a normal process associated with the eruption of babies primary teeth, there is some confusion present, especially among parents, as how to best manage some of the symptoms.

Posted Jul 18, 2014 at 2:01 AM

Weekly Health Watch rail, with items on the dangers of prolonged sitting, benefits of eating nuts, children’s health news and senior health news.Tip of the Week

Updated Jul 15, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Losing weight and keeping it off is a life-altering experience but worth the trouble. When I was pregnant and expecting my first child a relative cautioned me, “Life as you know it will cease to exist.” Not a tactful way to warn of changes but it...

Posted Jul 11, 2014 at 2:01 AM

Weekly Health Watch rail, with items on updating workout equipment, obesity, sleep problems and new research.Tip of the Week

Updated Jul 9, 2014 at 12:52 PM

A great deal of media attention has been given to the deleterious physical and emotional consequences of children watching too much television. However, a recent article reminded us that adults who watch too much TV are also at a greater risk of...

Updated Jul 9, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Q: Why do people become hard of hearing as they grow older?

Updated Jul 5, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Create a healthy home environment with this expert advice on improving indoor air.

Posted Jul 4, 2014 at 2:01 AM

Weekly Health Watch rail, with items on children and fitness, number to know, vaccine study and senior health.Tip of the Week

Updated Jul 2, 2014 at 12:18 PM

It is vital to look at the big picture in order to make the best overall decisions. But that does not mean there is not a smaller picture, and that is what I will focus on today. I will leave the bigger picture to the politicians and others whose...

Updated Jul 1, 2014 at 6:19 PM

I routinely greet adult patients with a handshake. If it’s a child, then a “high-five” usually suffices. In fact, there have been articles chiding physicians for not properly introducing themselves or greeting their patients. Now, it appears that...

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