Kids Smoking: A Painful Reality

Anti-smoking campaigns have done a lot to educate the public about the dangers of  cigarettes and tobacco, but smoking still poses an attraction to kids and teens. Adolescence is typically the time period in which smoking or chewing tobacco is …

Is There Any Relief for Shin Pain While Walking Around?

Walking is great exercise. It burns calories, improves circulation, improves respiration, and can serve the very practical purpose of getting you from Point A to Point B. But what if this seemingly simple activity causes you pain? The most important …

Treating Clostridium, or C-Diff

C-Diff, the more convenient abbreviation for the clostridium difficile bacteria, causes a gastrointestinal infection that results in symptoms such as excessive watery diarrhea, abdominal pain and cramping, fever, and loss of appetite. C-Diff infections are on the rise, with more than half …

Hot August Days (and Nights!)

It’s August, and the heat is at it’s worst. If escaping to a beach (or North Pole) summer home isn’t an option for you, don’t worry – we have some handy tips for staying cool, even if the AC quits …

Should Parents Worry About Playground Equipment?

Safety is, of course, extremely important for children playing on playground equipment, both in the condition of the equipment itself and in the behavior of the children playing on it. Parents are rightly concerned about the potential for injury to …