According to Dr. Eric Alcera, identifying risk factors and symptoms of potential behavioral health issues starts with knowing what to look for, where to seek help, and when to reach out to a professional.
Your tonsils play a role in your immune system, however – for some – tonsils can seem to cause more harm than good. If you’re someone who frequently gets severe, painful sore throats, you may be wondering whether you should consider having surgery to remove your tonsils. This type of surgery is known as a tonsillectomy.
Kids with diabetes are just like other kids: they worry about homework, get crushes and enjoy playing with friends. They also have special needs to stay healthy. Here are some key facts to know about kids and diabetes.
Actress Alicia Silverstone recently said her vegan son has never needed medication because of his healthy vegan lifestyle. Clinical experts weigh in on whether or not that there's truth to that statement.
People who know cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can save lives in the event of an emergency. One way states are hoping to increase the number of potential lifesavers is by requiring high school students to learn CPR, along with how to use an automatic external defibrillator (AED). New Jersey is one state that mandates this medical education, and new preliminary research that was presented at the American Heart Association’s Resuscitation Science Symposium confirms such programs are effective.
Despite the prevalence of the flu, Christina Lusk-Caceres, D.O., and Anjali Gupta, M.D., an internal medicine provider at Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group, explain that there are 12 facts about the virus that many of their patients don’t know.
Not all treats are created equal. Some Halloween snacks pack less of a sugary punch. Hackensack Meridian Health’s dietitians shared their Halloween picks that will satisfy your sweet tooth without adding too many calories.
There are a few surgical approaches to treat scoliosis – and your surgeon would determine the best course of care based on your child’s condition – but a new option that involves the use of magnets can drastically improve the experience for some patients.
The American Academy of Pediatrics now advises parents and caregivers that children should remain in rear-facing car seats for as long as physically suitable. Christine Frugard helps explain the rationale.
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