What is Acid Reflux?

Acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux, is a digestive disease where stomach contents, especially acid, backflow into the food pipe. It is most common for ages 50 and older but can happen to many people of younger age as well. It is important to know the causes and symptoms of acid reflux to determine…
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Gift the Gift of Life

When the days get longer and hotter, it can only mean one thing – summer is here! While we purchase tickets for waterparks or pack up a cooler for a day at the lake, trauma teams across the nation are preparing for summer in a much different way.  From Memorial Day to Labor Day, trauma…
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Men’s health: What is a prostate?

What is a prostate? The prostate is a gland that makes up part of the male reproductive system that provides fluid to help carry the sperm. It is almost the size of a walnut and is located below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The size of your prostate can increase as you…
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What is the fourth trimester?

The first 12 weeks with a newborn can be some of the most exciting and wonderful, yet also exhausting and challenging. Both you and your baby are making huge transitions and are learning from each other each step of the way. While giving birth is the end of your pregnancy journey, many health care providers…
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Self-care tips for new moms

When you are a new mom, practicing self-care can be challenging, but it is also very important.  Being on and at the ready for your children at all times can cause burnout and make things that could be everyday treasures feel like everyday chores. When your newborn arrived, you might have been so focused on…
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