Posted by Suzy Buglewicz on January 26, 2011 ·
It’s snow time for most of the country, and for skiers and snowboarders, the sunny skies and fresh, powder topped mountains beckon. Unfortunately, nothing ruins a great ski trip as much as an accident that didn’t have to happen. Following these tips will help everyone stay safe on the slopes.
1. Ski at your level – To avoid falls, sprains, and broken bones, always stay in control and [...]
Posted by Michelle Dye on January 24, 2011 ·
A good competition involves pivotal moments, which determine who wins and loses. Athletes face a lot of pressure that can lead to eating disorders, such as bulimia or anorexia. In some sports, athletes are required to be a certain weight in order to compete. Gymnast, dancers, and figure skaters have the highest occurrence of eating disorders because their sport focuses on appearance.
Most athletes [...]
Posted by Alicia Verity, MSPH on January 13, 2011 ·
You can get both for around $15 at the supermarket!
With the emergence of retail clinics you can get tests, treatment and immunizations for common ailments while you are running around doing everyday errands such as getting the weeks groceries.
Retail clinics are available in supermarkets, major pharmacies and are a perfect compliment to your primary care physician. National chains include: Take [...]
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 Alicia Verity, MSPH on October 27, 2010 ·
Keep your ghosts, goblins, and fairy princesses happy this Halloween by keeping these safety tips in mind.
1. Dress up with style and safety in mind. Costumes should be bright and reflective. Consider adding reflective tape to costumes to help drivers see your little monsters on the road. Make sure costumes and accessories (wigs, capes, etc) are flame resistant.
2. Try makeup [...]
Posted by Dr. Peter Hudson on October 25, 2010 ·
How are ear infections different than the flu and how can you tell the two apart? Let’s use some of the content from iTriage (found on iPhone, Android, or at www.itriagehealth.com) to learn about ear infections and review some of the key differences. Please see our previous posts or iTriage to learn more specific details about the flu.
A middle ear infection or inflammation is the [...]
Posted by Suzy Buglewicz on August 19, 2010 ·
Whether he actually had wooden teeth is debatable, however it’s widely believed that George Washington died from peritonsillar abscess complications. Also referred to as PTA or quinsy, peritonsillar abscess is most often a complication of tonsillitis and occurs when an abscess forms next to one of the tonsils. The swollen abscess can cause the uvula, the soft tissue dangling from the back of the [...]
Posted by Marcia Horn Noyes on August 18, 2010 ·
By Marcia Horn Noyes
In a blog earlier this week, I gave my secret to quick weight loss. After being on this planet for 50 years and spending much of that time overweight, you can imagine all the things that I’ve tried in order to lose weight. In fact, my eldest daughter and I had a long conversation about dieting this week and whether she believes some secret formula exists for quick weight loss. [...]