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Jul 26 2015
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In preparation for a weekend at the beach, you decide to go to the store and pick up a new bottle of sunscreen. Once there, you’re faced with a towering, intimidating wall of options. With Neutrogena, Aveeno, Banana Boat, Coppertone and the rest, how are you supposed to come to a clear, logical decision on one bottle of sunscreen? It’s time to break down sunscreen jargon, with the help of Web MD. Sun Protection Factor (SPF) For the majority of people, SPF 15 sunscreen is appropriate....

Think about your friends and family — how many people have run a race for charity within the last year? The number may be larger than you’d anticipate, yet that’s no surprise. Running races for charity — from 5Ks to marathons — has become a common thing to do, for both amateur and advanced athletes. In fact, Running USA estimated that road races in the United States pulled in $1.2 billion for nonprofit organizations in 2012, more than double the amount from a...

Jul 05 2015
Comments Off on The Hidden Dangers of Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery is intended to improve a physical aspect of your appearance. It sometimes can do more than just make you look better. In some cases, it improves confidence and self-esteem. Although there can be benefits to having a cosmetic procedure, there can also be many downsides. Cosmetic surgery is not without risks including the hidden dangers listed below. Physical Complications Physical complications can occur during and after cosmetic surgery. The likelihood of complications...

Mar 17 2015
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with Sunny Start

It has become increasingly evident that stress is detrimental to our health. The impact of stress on health outcomes may be most apparent in pregnant women. Studies have shown that heightened levels of stress during pregnancy can lead to long-term health and development problems in the fetus. Sunny Start, a program run by Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan in Massachusetts, seeks to reduce pregnancy-related stress in women. It is a care management program that provides...

Jan 08 2015
Comments Off on Common Colds and Flu in Children

Colds are the most common illness among children of all ages. Although this respiratory virus lasts only for a week or so, colds can make most children feel miserable. Understanding the common cold can make prevention and treatment easier for parents. Understanding Colds A cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. More than 200 different viruses can cause a cold, but the rhinovirus is the most common culprit. Since colds are viral infections, antibiotics, which...