Posted by Suzy Buglewicz on January 3, 2011 ·
Keeping kids healthy and safe is a priority for parents, but the inevitable bumps, bruises and sore throats are part of growing up. Fortunately, parents can make an unpleasant experience a little easier to bear with a few time-tested tricks. Below are tips for treating some of the most common and non-life threatening childhood ailments.
1. Remove a Splinter
Before you reach for a pair of sharp tweezers, [...]
Posted by Suzy Buglewicz on December 8, 2010 ·
With the holiday season in full swing, shopping, decorating, parties and family gatherings can take center stage making this the one of the busiest times of the year for families. Unfortunately, the holiday season is also one of the busiest times of the year for emergency departments due to unexpected accidents and injuries.
Follow these tips for keeping your kids safe during the holiday season:
Posted by Suzy Buglewicz on December 6, 2010 ·
Ever since slicing the tendon in my thumb many Thanksgivings ago while rushing to put the turkey in the oven, and spending the holiday with an orthopedic surgeon instead of my family, I’ve been keenly aware of all the distractions that come with the holiday season. When we’re rushed and distracted, the unexpected health hazards of the season can turn the most wonderful time of the year into the [...]
Posted by Suzy Buglewicz on November 17, 2010 ·
Like a thermostat that controls the temperature and environment in our home, the thyroid controls the temperature and environment in our body. When the thyroid gland produces adequate amounts of thyroid hormone, our body operates at optimum efficiency. When it produces too much or too little, our metabolism, weight, blood pressure, body temperature and heart rate are negatively affected.
Posted by Suzy Buglewicz on November 15, 2010 ·
Thyroid disease is one of the most common endocrine disorders in the United States, striking mostly females. According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), 27 million Americans have some type of thyroid disorder, although it’s estimated that half of those cases are undiagnosed.
Located near the front of the neck, the thyroid is a small gland that produces a hormone [...]
Posted by Suzy Buglewicz on November 8, 2010 ·
‘Tis the season for the invasion of the germs. Seasonal flu usually peaks in late fall and can last until May 1st. According to the Centers For Disease Control (CDC), last years’ H1N1 virus spread worldwide, causing the first flu pandemic in over 40 years. While it’s hard to make it through an entire cold and flu season without so much as a sniffle, the following habits can minimize the chances [...]
Posted by Suzy Buglewicz on October 14, 2010 ·
What would you do if you were told that your favorite foods like pizza, pasta and muffins were making you seriously ill? That’s a reality for 1 out of every 133 people when they learn they have Celiac Disease, an inherited autoimmune disorder that causes potentially life threatening damage to the intestines when glutens are consumed. Found in products that contain wheat, barley and rye, glutens [...]
Posted by Suzy Buglewicz on October 11, 2010 ·
What do The View’s Elizabeth Hasselbeck and MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann share, other than television air time? Both have Celiac Disease, an inherited autoimmune disorder that affects an estimated 1 out of 133 people. When those with Celiac Disease eat certain types of proteins called glutens, their small intestine loses the ability to absorb vitamins and nutrients found in food, leading to malnutrition [...]
Posted by Suzy Buglewicz on October 1, 2010 ·
Hollywood actress Gloria Stuart passed away recently at the age of 100. Recognized by the current generation as the elder Rose in the movie Titanic, she retired from acting in 1940 only to stage a strong come back several decades later becoming the oldest Academy Award nominee in history. She joins the ranks of fellow centenarian celebrity actors Bob Hope and George Burns who also had the stamina [...]
Posted by Suzy Buglewicz on September 27, 2010 ·
Busy schedules and never ending to-do lists make it easy to place a low priority on getting enough sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, more than 60% of adults report feeling sleep deprived on a regular basis. Getting enough sleep and waking up feeling rested are as important as eating a healthy diet and getting enough exercise, according to the Centers for Disease Control. A good night’s [...]