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Let's begin a new, more civil conversation on vaccines

๐Ÿ•”Aug. 19, 2015 1:50 p.m.

As a pediatrician, I am always saddened by the news of an outbreak of a vaccine preventable disease.  My mind ...

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Group B Streptococcus and pregnancy

๐Ÿ•”July 15, 2015 12:15 a.m.

Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a bacterium that is commonly found in the colon and vagina. Approximately one in three ...

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Arthritis in children

๐Ÿ•”July 01, 2015 11:40 a.m.

Rheumatoid arthritis can occur in children. It is given a different name as it acts differently than the adult form ...

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Men: Let motivation replace apathy

๐Ÿ•”June 03, 2015 12:45 p.m.

What comes to mind when discussing men’s health? Typically one of the first responses will deal in some way with ...

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All about osteoporosis

๐Ÿ•”May 20, 2015 1:20 p.m.

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, 10.2 million adults have osteoporosis and 43.4 million adults have low bone mass or ...

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Healthy women for healthy families

๐Ÿ•”May 11, 2015 9:20 a.m.

In honor of Mother’s Day, National Women’s Health Week (May 10-16) and National Women’s Checkup Day (May 11) I would ...

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Exercise is for everyone

๐Ÿ•”May 06, 2015 8:10 a.m.

Regular physical activity is important to improve overall health and fitness in all age groups including, children, adults and older ...

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All about arthritis

๐Ÿ•”May 01, 2015 10:25 a.m.

May is Arthritis Awareness month and in this brief article, I hope to improve your understanding of this illness and ...

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World Meningitis day in Illinois

๐Ÿ•”April 24, 2015 6:25 a.m.

April 24 is celebrated every year as World Meningitis Day. It commemorates the fact that meningitis is a severe and ...

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Planting recovery seeds in rocky soil

๐Ÿ•”April 16, 2015 12:05 p.m.

Rock bottom to addicts and alcoholics might seem obvious to the observer. Yet, to the patient that concept may still ...

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