TV tip-overs pose danger for children

As Super Bowl fans around the world prepare for one of the biggest television viewing events of the year, child safety advocates are urging parents and caregivers to look at their TV in a different way: as a serious injury threat. Injuries and deaths from TV tip-overs happen more often than people might think, and…
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A sweet Valentine’s Day without so many sweets

People often think of dietitians as the food police and that we are going to tell you not to eat sweets. Well, this dietitian is here to say that you can incorporate some sweets into your life, but it should (as everything) be in moderation. Holidays are no exception. Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and…
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Child-proof your laundry

Most of us are aware that we need to baby-proof our homes, including keeping medicines and cleaning supplies up high and locked away so that curious toddlers don’t get into them. Recently, multiple teens across the country have been posting videos of themselves biting into laundry pods on social media, bringing to light that we…
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What’s new in cervical cancer treatment?

The last five years has been an exciting time in cervical cancer research and prevention. First, the 9-strain vaccine was approved in 2014 for use in girls and boys age 9-26. This is an improvement from the 4-strain vaccine. It will cover more strains of HPV that can cause cervical dysplasia and cancer, and has…
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I think I may have cervical cancer. What do I do?

The symptoms of cervical cancer are not always obvious. More commonly in the U.S., cervical cancer may be diagnosed on a routine pelvic exam performed by your gynecologist or other women’s health provider. Abnormal cells may be detected on a Pap test or a mass may be seen on the cervix. A biopsy may be…
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