Be good to your heart

It’s American Heart Month, and when we think about “getting healthy” in the new year, a prime concern should be taking care of your heart. Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure, is the No. 1 killer of women and men in the United States, according to a 2014 report from…
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How your thyroid impacts your health

According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists an estimated 15 million Americans have undiagnosed thyroid problems. The American Thyroid Association says that your thyroid gland (a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the base of the neck just below the Adam’s apple) “produces thyroid hormones which help the body use energy, stay warm and keep the brain, heart,…
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Developmental milestones for 8 to 12 months

Are you a new or expecting parent? Many parents wonder what is normal for their newborn when it comes to developmental milestones. This is part three of a three-part blog series. Throughout the week we will post a  list of developmental milestones submitted by Deborah Winders Davis, Ph.D., professor of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine at the…
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