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The digital doctor will see you now. Just pull out your smartphone. Want to track your blood pressure? Make checking your pulse as easy as saying "cheese"? Figure out your eyeglasses prescription or diagnose an ear infection? "The smartphone is...
Some kids look forward to the weekend. For others, the weekends are a time when they go hungry. The hot meals at school can be the only filling meals that some children get. That's why the Kansas Food Bank started a program called Food 4 Kids back in...
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FARGO, N.D. - “Mom, how are you holding up?” my 17-year-old son asked. “I'm feeling a little better,” I replied. I was finishing a bowl of chicken soup my husband brought me. A little while later, my 14-year-old daughter came into the “sick room”...
Several good friends of mine work as Chicago Public School teachers, and as the strike continues this week, I can’t help but point out it seems like Chicago’s great at coughing up money for Olympic bids, NATO summits, and TIFF slush funds, but...
"Practice dying," Plato said. Such practice is extremely important, because no one escapes death. Of perhaps equal importance is practicing how to live after a loved one dies. Among the shocks that befall humanity, few are more devastating than such a...
World Breastfeeding Week is always celebrated Aug. 1-7. During this week, we want to take the time to highlight the importance and benefits of breastfeeding. It has been proven that mothers do have more success breastfeeding their babies when they have...
Our Town EditorKim Gearty had a mother's intuition something was not right with her 1-year-old daughter, Vera. The infant was constantly sick, but doctors diagnosed it as ear infections or routine childhood illnesses. When Vera came home from daycare one day with a...
If you’re suffering from congestion, have a gravely voice and headaches, there’s a good chance you can blame allergies. “There are a lot of problems right now,” said Dr. Timothy Linehan, an allergist with Northern Michigan Allergy...
Tags: Symptoms, Wheezing, Coughing, Genes and Chromosomes, Nose
Terri and Joe Sparks were thrilled to learn they were expecting twins eight years ago but worried about exposing the future newborns to germs from their menagerie of dogs and cats. Terri's obstetrician, however, told the two pet lovers what a recent...
One of the most important things a mother can do for her child starts from nearly the first time they meet face to face. The moment that wriggling, often squalling, little human is placed in his or her mother’s arms generates a feeling unlike any...
Tags: Obesity, Family, UNICEF, Parenting, Health Organizations
Special to The Herald-MailTummy troubles are one of the most common complaints heard at the doctor's office. "It can vary from things as simple as anxiety to food poisoning to a medication effect to things more chronic like heartburn, reflux, gallbladder disease, ulcers or...
Tags: Symptoms, Pharmaceuticals, Chemical Industry, Gastritis, Abdomen
Reuters(Reuters) - Dogs are no longer just man's best friend - the furry family members may also protect infants against breathing problems and infections, according to a European study. Researchers, whose report appeared in the journal Pediatrics, found that...
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