Wearing a Mask is Crucial for Getting Back to Normal

Jul 10, 2020

In the first weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, few could have predicted the importance of wearing a face mask to slow the spread of the virus. Dr. Tom Miller describes masks as “the pill” we need to take that has been shown to significantly cut down the rate of infection. Learn how a mask can be ...

What Treatments Are Available for an Enlarged Prostate?

Jul 10, 2020

For men diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), there are various treatment options—from lifestyle changes, medication, to surgery. Men may be overwhelmed by the amount of options available and fearful of potential side effects. Urologist Dr. Stephen Summers explains what treatments are...

Ovarian Cysts - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Jul 9, 2020

So you’ve been treated for an ovarian cyst in the past, but do you know what kind? Your women’s health specialist wants to know. The difference could have a significant impact on your health and treatment. Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones, an obstetrician-gynecologist, explains all the types of ovarian ...

When to Seek Treatment for Knee Injuries in Young Athletes

Jul 7, 2020

Knee injuries are extremely common for young athletes in any sport. Whether it comes from a hard hit or a bad pivot, many knee injuries can be serious and may need immediate treatment. Sports medicine physician Dr. Julia Rawlings explains what symptoms you need to be on the lookout for to make sure ...

The Importance of Your Child’s Well Visits

Jul 6, 2020

Parents know to take their kid to their pediatrician when they’re sick, but children should also be visiting regularly even when they seem healthy. Your child’s well visit is much more than just a physical. Dr. Cindy Gellner explains what pediatricians are checking for during your child’s ...

My Child Has Night Terrors—What Can I Do?

Jun 29, 2020

It can be hard to watch your child have night terrors: when they scream and cry inconsolably at night. Dr. Cindy Gellner explains why a small percent of children experience these and how you can help when it happens. Although night terrors usually stop eventually, there are some signs that it’s ...

What is the Best Way to Manage Your Allergy Symptoms?

Jun 26, 2020

Unfortunately, there is no cure for allergies—you can only manage the symptoms. The best allergy management is to avoid the allergen entirely, but that can sometimes be impossible. Allergy expert Dr. Gretchen Oakley explains how sprays, pills, and eye drops can be a part of your allergy management...

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