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What Causes a Nosebleed?

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If you’ve ever had a nosebleed before, you know that it usually looks much worse than it actually is. The human nose has many blood vessels that are fragile and bleed easily as a result of trauma and irritation, so it’s actually not hard to experience a nosebleed. Because one of the main reasons nosebleeds happen is due to dry…

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Thanksgiving Kitchen Safety

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For most people, the holidays are a time to reconnect with family and friends and focus on celebrating time spent together. However, with more people around and in the kitchen, it’s also a time with increased risk for accidents or foodborne illness. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s a good time to brush up on some basic kitchen and…

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What Causes Tingling in Hands and Feet?

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Tingling in a person’s hands or feet, or both, is referred to as “paresthesia.” You’ve probably been in this situation before: you fall asleep or remain in one position for a while, and when you get up to move, you realize your limb has “fallen asleep.” This is a common, non-serious cause of tingling that occurs when an area of…

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Calcium Deposits: What Exactly Are They?

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Nearly all (99%) of the calcium in the human body is used in our teeth and bones. So what happens to the remaining 1%? The extra calcium can travel to different parts of the body and, depending on where it goes, it can cause some potential problems. Calcium deposits, or calcification, occur when calcium accumulates in soft tissue throughout the…

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Hurricane Preparedness

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3 P’s for Hurricane Preparedness Living in the Gulf South region, we’re well acquainted with hurricanes and the unique set of headaches and challenges they can bring. The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from the beginning of June until the end of November and peaks twice, once in August and once in October – so we aren’t out of the woods…

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Preparing for the 2015-2016 flu season

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As flu season starts, doctors are already seeing cases flood in. The flu reached epidemic levels last year and now the CDC is predicting between 5 and 20%  of people will get the flu this year. The U.S. was hit hard by the H3N2 strain, which wasn’t included in the vaccine. This year, the CDC says its more prepared. Now you’re thinking,…

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Back to school sports physicals

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Is your child new to sports? Children who participate in school sports need to have what is commonly called a pre-participation physical evaluation (PPE), or a sports physical. Although they can be done at the same time, the sports physical does not take the place of the annual physical; it is more specific to the needs of the student athlete,…

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Kids are back in school and so are germs!

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Summer has reached an end. While we say bye to summer vacation we say hello to new friends, new skills, and new germs and bugs! Students touch germ covered surfaces during the day, and their fingers end up near their eyes, in their mouth, and on their food. Many kids just don’t realize where those germs are and how easily they…

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What are growing pains?

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Although it may seem like your child is faking it, growing pains are real – in a sense. There isn’t actually any pain involved with growth because it happens so slowly, but there are symptoms like achy legs and cramped muscles that usually affect children between the ages of 3-­4 and 8­-12 and are commonly referred to as “growing pains.” The cause…

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Why are mosquitoes so attracted to you?

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It’s summer in South Louisiana, which means we’re all fair prey for a common pest in this area: mosquitoes. Do you find that you’re the person who gets tons of bites, while your friend standing next to you escapes with just 1 or 2? It’s not all in your head: research has shown that mosquitoes do favor certain people based on genetic factors….

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