By Michael Wolfe, MDDepression can be a scary word for people. Many people struggle with seeing the signs of depression in someone they care about because they may be fearful or unsure of what to do next. As a psychiatrist, I know how important it is to recognize these signs and symptoms of depression early [...]
Have you ever hoisted your teenager's history book and been surprised at how heavy it is? Know the safety concerns associated with heavy backpacks and recommended weights.
Unfortunately, public support for vaccination has lessened over the years because we have forgotten what it is like to be in the midst of an epidemic.
World Breastfeeding Week starting August 1 draws international attention to one of the most natural acts a woman can perform, an experience many women find impossible to describe."Breastfeeding, we believe, is the best way for a baby to get nutrition in the first months of life," explains Cindi Zembo, RN, BSN, IBCLC, coordinator of the [...]
Advances in technology and physician training over the last few decades have greatly expanded the options available to you if your doctor has determined that you need a hysterectomy, which is the surgical removal of the uterus. "This generally isn't your grandmother's hysterectomy, or even your mother's!" says Charles Rardin, MD, director of the [...]
Counting calories is a great strategy when trying to lose or maintain your weight, but the question is how high should you be counting?
Just how warm should your baby be? Whether you're hanging around the house, out and about running errands or taking your baby out for a winter walk, dressing your baby for the colder months can be a challenge. It is typically recommended that you dress your infant in one or more layers than what feels [...]
Playing outside is a rite of summer, and the playground, beach, campground and even the backyard beckon to our children. Most of them will accumulate most of their lifetime sun exposure before they turn 18, and it's a parent's duty to make sure they do it safely so they don't bring a higher risk [...]
Picnics and barbecues, beach eating, and clam boils can spell disaster for your GI tract if you're not careful when preparing and serving foods.
"Ooooooooooooh! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!" It's our instinctive reaction when Fourth of July fireworks splash across the night-time sky with a dazzling array of colors. But, each year, the cries of thousands of people, including children and teenagers, turn to pain when they are seriously hurt using consumer fireworks. "Fireworks are beautiful to watch and a fun annual [...]