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Decorative contact lenses can be harmful

Decorative contact lenses can be harmful

Halloween is on the way and children will be choosing their costumes carefully. Some will consider wearing decorative contact lenses that are sold without a prescription. Wearing these lenses is dangerous because the lack of a proper fitting by an eye care professional can result in corneal damage that in some cases may cause permanent […]

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Seniors could save money by switching Medicare prescription drug plans

Seniors could save money by switching Medicare prescription drug plans

Seniors could save money by switching Medicare prescription drug plans Kaiser Health News (10/21) reports that the open enrollment season “for the private plans offered to Medicare beneficiaries started Oct. 15 and continues until Dec. 7.” This offer beneficiaries the opportunity to switch prescription drug plans or Medicare Advantage managed care plans. But the “vast majority of […]

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Dietary Supplements

Dietary Supplements

Dietary supplements send 23,000 people to EDs each year, study reveals ABC World News (10/14, story 14, 0:25, Muir, 5.84M) reported that a study published Oct. 15 in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals that some “23,000 people” visit hospital emergency departments each year and “more than 2,100” are hospitalized due because of “dietary supplements.” On the CBS Evening […]

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The Importance of Getting Your Child the Flu Vaccination

The Importance of Getting Your Child the Flu Vaccination

Click here to watch a series of videos from AAP spokesperson Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, FAAP talking about the importance of flu vaccination. Get answers to your questions like, Who should receive the vaccine and why the flu is dangerous?  You can also click here to view a page from Healthychildren.org discussing issues like; What is the flu? or What […]

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It’s Only Natural

It’s Only Natural

It’s Only Natural helps African-American women and their families understand the health benefits of breastfeeding, not only for babies but moms too. To learn more on overcoming challenges, breastfeeding myths, finding support and more click here