| Posted On Mar 31, 2011 | By:

How Much Do Kids Need To Eat?

With childhood obesity on the rise in America, it has become increasingly important for parents and children to be aware of how much food to eat at meals and snacks. The USDA Food Guide Pyramid recommends a variety of foods from each of the five food groups every day.

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| Posted On Mar 21, 2011 | By:

Medication Safety at Home

Recently, a number of factors have led to a fairly rapid rise in serious and fatal medication errors occurring in the home.  As our population ages and more and more people are taking multiple medications, studies suggest that many errors are directly related to combining prescription medications from different health care providers who were unaware of all the medications – including over the counter medications and herbal or vitamin supplements – being taken by patients. 

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| Posted On Mar 09, 2011 | By:

Acute Low Back Pain

Given the harsh winter we’ve experienced this year with lots of snow removal and ice chipping, it’s not surprising that we’ve seen an increase in the number of people experiencing acute low back pain.  Don’t jump to the conclusion, however, that if you’ve hurt your back you’re automatically facing surgery and months of recovery: the good news is that acute low back pain should go away relatively quickly and can usually be treated at home.

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