Child passenger safety has dramatically evolved over the past decade; however, motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of death of children 4 years and older. This policy statement provides 4 evidence-based recommendations for best practices in the choice of a child restraint system to optimize safety in passenger vehicles for children from birth through adolescence:
Spring has sprung! If we're lucky, that means that the Pacific Northwest will get some sunshine. Did you know that without the proper protection, exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun can cause skin cancer?
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Understanding the information on a nutrition label can often be a confusing task. This is unfortunate as the provided information can aid you in choosing the right foods needed to live a healthy life.
Nutritional labels are composed of five sections:
Although ads for products promising rapid weight loss are everywhere, most of these products do not deliver their promises. Any immediate weight loss is often regained in a number of weeks because it was not sustainable weight loss. Good nutrition and regular exercise are proven ways to stay at a healthy weight.
Almost everyone knows someone who has diabetes. An estimated 20.8 million people in the United States—7.0 percent of the population—have diabetes, a serious, lifelong condition. Of those, 14.6 million have been diagnosed, and 6.2 million have not yet been diagnosed. In 2005, about 1.5 million people aged 20 or older were diagnosed with diabetes.
When a baby's on the way, moms-to-be are often overwhelmed by advice and warnings from family, friends and even strangers. But perhaps the most important advice is to stay as healthy as possible before and during your pregnancy.
Primary Care Providers (PCP in medical-ese) at Hall Health Center are those Physicians and Nurse Practitioners who deliver comprehensive health care in the clinic setting. This means they take care of a wide variety of problems--acute medical illnesses such as common colds, sinus infections, stomach problems, and skin rashes, for example, but also more chronic health problems like acne, depression, asthma, high blood pressure, and allergies.