Just One Concussion Could Raise Parkinson's Risk

Just One Concussion Could Raise Parkinson's Risk

If you've ever had a mild concussion, your risk of developing Parkinson's disease goes up by 56 percent, a new study of more than 300,000 U.S. veterans suggests.
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Is Your Teen Ready to Babysit? Read this.

Is Your Teen Ready to Babysit? Read this.

Written by SMH Mother-Baby Nurse Sheera Thomas

With a teenage daughter branching out her babysitting sitting services to families I don't know, I turned to the American Academy of Pediatrics for guidance on how to help her grow this 'career' in a safe and thoughtful way. This is what I learned.
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Fighting Preeclampsia, Raising Awareness

Fighting Preeclampsia, Raising Awareness

Preeclampsia is a rapidly progressive disorder in pregnant women that is characterized by elevated blood pressure and protein in urine. Affecting both the pregnant mother and the growing, unborn child, it can occur during pregnancy and immediately after a woman gives birth. Preeclampsia is a leading cause of premature birth. Each year, the disorder is to blame for about 76,000 maternal deaths and a half-million infant deaths worldwide. Doctors do not fully understand what causes preeclampsia, and the only cure for the condition begins with delivery.
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
The Bad Habits That Lead to Weight Gain

The Bad Habits That Lead to Weight Gain

It's no secret that weight gain results from consuming too many calories. But at its core is an imbalance of healthy and unhealthy habits.
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Florida Snakes: What You Need to Know

Florida Snakes: What You Need to Know

Written by SMH Emergency Care Clinical Pharmacist Jeremy Lund

More than 50 different snake species naturally inhabit Florida. Of those, there are six types of venomous snakes that you should know about. Here’s a primer, as well as some safety tips to remember, should you encounter one of these natural Florida citizens.
Monday, April 30, 2018
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