Essential health information from local experts

Posted: Apr 24, 2018

How Can Spring Cleaning Help Fight Drug Abuse?

Written By Pharmacy Resident Melissa Campo

Dispose of your unwanted medications at a participating location during National Drug Take Back Day on April 28. When improperly disposed of or left to collect dust in a medicine cabinet long after they are needed, prescription drugs often end up in the wrong hands. 
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Posted: Apr 3, 2018

Meditation for Today's Children

Written by SMH Mother-Baby Discharge Facilitator Sheera Thomas

Children today have so much more stress in their lives than generations before. Coping with stress is a necessary life skill, and I want to give my kids the tools they need to just focus and breathe. Meditation has been consistently proven to boost health, as well as rest the mind, body and spirit.

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Posted: Mar 12, 2018

Last-minute Pre-baby Checklist

Written by SMH Mother-Baby Discharge Facilitator Sheera Thomas

When you're pregnant, the last trimester can seem like an eternity. Here's a must-do checklist for preparations that you can take care of in those anxious last weeks before baby's arrival.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2018

Hepatitis B: What Parents Need to Know

Written by SMH Mother-Baby Discharge Facilitator Sheera Thomas

Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver that can lead to permanent liver illness and cancer. Nearly 1 million people in the US are living with a lifelong HBV infection. With three doses of vaccine, your child can be protected from Hepatitis B for a lifetime.

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Posted: Feb 16, 2018

Ask an Expert: Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

A Q&A with SMH Family Nurse Practictioner Maggie Tabano, ARNP

To learn more about Human Papillomavirus (HPV), the HPV vaccine and cervical cancer, we reached out to SMH Family Nurse Practitioner Maggi Tabano, ARNP. 
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