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Back-to-school reminder: Wash the germs away

We all know children don’t always practice the best hygiene, especially before eating meals or after going to the bathroom and making mud pies in the yard. So, why should you keep encouraging them to wash their hands? Let us … Continue reading

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Tick, ticks and more ticks!

How many ticks have you pulled off your pet, child or even yourself this summer? The Baptist Health Line phones have been busy with calls from people concerned about tick bites and prevention. Ticks are small spiderlike animals that bite … Continue reading

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How do you know if you’re having a heart attack?

Heart attack symptoms are not always obvious. The signs can often begin subtly with chest discomfort that comes and goes. Many people brush off the symptoms as indigestion or anxiety, but you should seek medical attention if symptoms persist for … Continue reading

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Treating asthma in children

Does your child suffer from asthma? He or she is not alone. Asthma is the most common ongoing illness in children, according to Two Peas in a Pod medical blog. Many children may have one episode as a baby or … Continue reading

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5 tips to staying well during flu season

If your children are in school, then you know they can bring home illnesses as often as they do homework. So, how can you help your child stay well during flu season? Colds, gastroenteritis (stomach virus) and influenza are prevalent … Continue reading

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Does your child need a flu shot?

The official start of fall is just around the corner, so it’s time to think about the upcoming cold and flu season. Many parents call the Stork Line asking if their child needs a flu shot. The answer is yes!  … Continue reading

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Prevention is key to swimmer’s ear

Do you have swimmer’s ear? External Otitis, more commonly known as swimmer’s ear, is an infection of the ear canal that can cause pain for swimmers. It can affect people of all ages, but seems most common in children, probably … Continue reading

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