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1:20 PM / Wednesday March 20, 2019

Health

What to look for in a daycare center for your baby

January 10, 2019

FAMILY FEATURES Between coordinating childcare, figuring out a new schedule and beginning to feel like a normal person again, life with a newborn can be a lot to handle. Finding the right daycare center on top of it all can seem like a nearly impossible task. Consider these suggestions to find the right daycare for…

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Four things you might not know about prescription drug costs

January 4, 2019

BPT The high cost of prescription medications is an ongoing health crisis for millions of Americans who are desperate for relief. These high prices often force people to choose between buying their medications and paying for gas, food or even their mortgage. Many people are either skipping doses, splitting pills or forgoing medications completely, which…

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Take charge of your child’s vision health

December 29, 2018

FAMILY FEATURES Although many children receive a vision screening at school or by their pediatricians, those evaluations aren’t enough to identify vision issues and manage overall vision health. Parents who take a proactive role in their child’s vision health can help identify and correct problems before they impact everyday life. One common issue affecting children…

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Five ways to prevent the spread of MRSA at home and on-the-go

December 21, 2018

BPT As we head into the winter months, we tend to be in closer quarters indoors and constantly around friends and family. It is important to be conscious of infectious diseases, such as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which are spreading rapidly among public places like gyms and schools. MRSA prevention should continue at home, especially…

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New CCP program sets future nurses on the fast track to a degree

December 13, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  The nurse pinning ceremony from last year At a time when the demand for nurses is increasing, Community College of Philadelphia is launching an accelerated program to allow individuals to earn a Nursing degree in 14 months. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2019. Aimed at people who already have a bachelor’s…

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Five tips for coping with chronic pain

December 6, 2018

FAMILY FEATURES Pain can impact nearly every aspect of your daily life from cleaning the house to going to work or playing with your kids. In fact, according to the Institute of Medicine, 100 million Americans, or more than 30 percent of the population of the United States, suffer from chronic pain, which is pain…

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Seven ways to help manage ADHD without medication

November 30, 2018

BPT If you have ADHD, you know life can be an adventure. The journey from getting the diagnosis to trying to manage it every day is unique to everyone.  Prescription medication is a common part of a treatment plan, but it’s not the only answer to your condition. “There are several alternative methods that dramatically…

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For a no-worries Noël, follow these 12 holiday safety tips

November 21, 2018

BPT The fun, festive activities during the holiday season make it a favorite time of year for many people. At the risk of sounding like a Grinch, though, all that festivity can lead to unintentional safety hazards. For example, some 30 percent of all home fires and 38 percent of home fire deaths occur over…

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The value of prescription drug benefits for Medicare enrollees

November 21, 2018

NEWSUSA If you are eligible for Medicare, prescription drug benefits should be an important consideration when it comes to choosing among various Medicare coverage options. It’s important to know that Original Medicare provides very little prescription drug coverage. Therefore, if you have Medicare and want drug coverage – known as Medicare Part D – you…

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The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff