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Children may not know to be wary of frightened dogs

Children may not know to be wary of frightened dogs

Research presented at a British Psychological Society conference found that young children are able to recognize an angry dog, but may be less able to recognize happy or frightened dogs, and they are unaware that a frightened dog may unsafe. The study suggests dog-bite education should focus on the signs and dangers of fearful dogs, […]

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Top restaurant chains’ kids meals have lowered calories, but still have too much fat and sodium

Top restaurant chains’ kids meals have lowered calories, but still have too much fat and sodium

US News & World Report (4/6, Esposito) reports a new study found that kids meals at fast food and full-service restaurants have reduced the meals’ calorie counts, but that they are often still high in fat and sodium. The study was published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. The researchers analyzed the menus at the top […]

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Do you have the Healow App?

Do you have the Healow App?

You can now CHEK-IN to our new kiosk using your Healow App! We have two kiosks on either side of the Reception window Simply click “Touch to begin” Choose the 3rd option “Scan QR Code” Open up your Healow App on your PHONE & Click on “CHECK-IN” Once you click “CHECK-IN” the QR Code will appear The kiosk […]

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Higher fiber consumption in late teens, early 20s may be linked to lower risk of later breast cancer

Higher fiber consumption in late teens, early 20s may be linked to lower risk of later breast cancer

On its website, NBC News (2/1, Fox) reports that research published in Pediatrics found “that women who ate more fiber in their late teens and 20s had a much lower risk of breast cancer later.” The “20-year study of more than 90,000 women” indicated that participants “who ate the most fiber while young had a 16 percent lower risk […]

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Higher fitness linked to reduced chance of death after first heart attack, research suggests

Higher fitness linked to reduced chance of death after first heart attack, research suggests

CBS News (2/1, Marcus) reports that research suggests “getting regular exercise not only reduces a person’s risk of heart disease, it can increase the chance of survival if a heart attack does happen, compared to people who aren’t in very good shape.” TIME (2/1, Park) reports that investigators “studied the electronic health records of more than 2,000 […]

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Face to Face beats technology for social interactions among young people

Face to Face beats technology for social interactions among young people

Face-to-face beats technology for social interaction among young people Preteens and young adults may benefit more from the social advantages of face-to-face interaction compared with text messaging and social media, according to two studies presented at the annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology convention. One of the studies followed 51 preteens and found that […]

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Breastfeeding could save more than 800,000 children’s lives annually, research suggests

Breastfeeding could save more than 800,000 children’s lives annually, research suggests

The CBS News (1/28, Marcus) website reports that if nearly “every new mother breastfed her baby, more than 800,000 children’s lives would be saved every year and thousands of future breast cancer deaths could be avoided,” research published online Jan. 28 in The Lancet suggests. The study also demonstrated that “high-income countries are especially lagging behind low- and middle-income […]

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Introducing our New Kiosks

Introducing our New Kiosks

If you are an existing patient you can now choose to check in at our new Kiosks located at either side of the reception window. It is very easy to use, simply touch the begin button on the screen and follow the prompts. The benefits include, not having to wait in line for a receptionist resulting […]