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Solutions for Common Problems With CPAP Therapy

Only about half of all patients prescribed continuous positive airway pressure for sleep apnea tolerate the therapy, which uses a machine to help a person breath better while sleeping. The…

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Booster Seats Save Lives

As I look back over the years I spent as a resident at the Children’s Hospital of Alabama, I am reminded of many patients whose experiences with illness and injury…

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Beware: Holiday Cheer Can Become Holiday Mourning With too Much Alcohol

The holiday season is upon us again. It is a time when most find enhanced feelings of love, joy and giving. Holiday spirit also can negatively affect people. Not spirits…

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What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer

Women in the United States get breast cancer more than any type of cancer except for skin cancer and breast cancer is second only to lung cancer as a cause…

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How To Prevent Accidents That Can Hurt Or Kill Your Child

The media often reports on the dangers our children face outside the home. Whether we are visiting the shopping mall or playing in the park, our eyes are constantly on…

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Men’s Health: Managing Habits and Check Ups

It’s never too late to start making lifestyle changes that can improve your chances of good health. Three commitments you must make to get started are: Reduce poor health habits….

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Pediatric Immunizations: The vaccines and the diseases they protect against

A lot of parents come to routine wellness visits with questions or concerns about vaccines and their potential side effects. Understanding vaccines and the diseases they protect against, as well…

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Osteoporosis: A Preventable Skeletal Disorder

Osteoporosis is the most common skeletal disorder and is characterized by a progressive decrease in bone density, which causes bones to become brittle, weak and easily fractured. More than 1.3…

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Preventing Poison Ivy from Spreading

Poison ivy is one of the most common forms of allergic contact dermatitis in the United States, affecting up to 50 million people annually. Approximately 50 percent of the adult…

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Antibiotics for the Common Cold?

Should antibiotics be prescribed for the common cold? The question is not an uncommon one, especially during the winter months when colds spread more easily because of close contact between…

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