May 31 is World No Tobacco Day. It’s the day that the World Health Organization and its partners highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use. Cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and other products containing nicotine are bad for our health. They may result in long-term risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer. They may also […]

Many people notice that they are less steady on their feet as they age. Becoming less steady is a normal part of aging, as balance may be affected by arthritis, sensation changes in your legs, and balance receptors in your ears (your ‘vestibular system’) becoming less fluid. When people feel unsteady, they are likely to […]

Preeclampsia is a condition in which a woman develops high blood pressure during the second half of pregnancy. It can be life-threatening for mother and baby and may necessitate early delivery. Preeclampsia: Diagnosis and treatment We diagnose preeclampsia when a woman with previously normal blood pressure develops high blood pressure. She also begins to pass protein […]

May is National Trauma Awareness Month, sponsored by the American Trauma Society, in collaboration with the Society of Trauma Nurses. The theme of National Trauma Awareness Month is “injury is no accident,” and the 2018 Campaign focuses on Personal Recreational Vehicle Safety – all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), dirt bikes, snowmobiles, personal watercraft (PWC), and even golf […]

Summer weather is here and there may be more opportunities for you and your family to spend more time around loud noises. Some common exposure to noise may be from lawn equipment, concerts, sporting events, fireworks, and listening to loud music through personal headphones. Noise-induced hearing loss can be caused by sudden loud sounds such […]

A team of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (S.A.N.E) helps provide a network of support for patients who land in the hospital with signs of physical or sexual assault. Ann Carpenter is one of these nurses. Ann’s Role: Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Her role includes the physical examination and medical evidence collection. She is also there […]

It’s National Infertility Awareness Week. How do you know when you need help getting pregnant? Couples who are trying to get pregnant but are not succeeding can be under tremendous stress. On average, 80 percent of heterosexual couples will become pregnant within a year of starting to try. So, if you’ve been trying for a […]