Archive | March, 2015

5 Misconceptions People Have About Hookah Smoke

A hookah is a water pipe used to smoke a special type of flavored tobacco. Charcoal-heated air is passed through the tobacco (which resembles paste and is packed into a bowl), through the water at the bottom of the hookah. The smoker then takes up the tobacco via a hose and mouthpiece. Smoking hookah is […]

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Learn What Food Addiction Really Is—And How To Win The Battle

When you consider addictive things, certain items come to mind. Cigarettes. Alcohol. Street drugs. Well, add one more to the list: food. Recent research suggests that certain kinds of food may be just as addictive as the other usual suspects. Read on to understand how food becomes addictive and what you can do to win […]

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5 Reasons Why A Colonoscopy Isn’t So Bad

The colonoscopy gets a lot of grief, and when you hear some of the horror stories, it’s not surprising. The truth is, it’s not as bad as some of these stories might suggest. More of the fear gets stripped away when you understand how vital this procedure is in preventing colon cancer. SOURCES: Colon Cancer […]

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3 Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor If You’re Having Twins

When you’re pregnant with multiples, it may seem like you have more than just twice the amount of baby supplies to purchase. You also have more factors to take into consideration when preparing for your labor and delivery. That’s because pregnancies with multiples come with a higher risk for certain conditions, including preeclampsia, preterm labor and delivery, […]

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Happy Child Life Month!

March is Child Life Month, a month dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the child life profession and the dedication and commitment that they show to their patients each and every day. Child Life Specialists are trained professionals with expertise in helping children and their families overcome a hospitalization or other challenging event. They can help […]

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