How to talk with your kids about fear and violence

The media is a common trigger of anxiety and fear—mass shootings, international war and other modern-day conflicts are prevalent in the 24-hour news cycle. But for children, alarming events can elicit

What you can do to avoid falls

Slips, trips and falls are a leading cause of accidental injury, death and morbidity in older adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 out of 4 American seniors

Reducing cancer risks on the farm

In today's world, more and more people are surviving cancer than ever before thanks to important advances in cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Even so, cancer remains one of the

Pediatric fever: When is high too high?

It's normal to feel nervous when your child has a fever. Fortunately, in most healthy children, fevers are rarely dangerous and can usually be well-managed at home with some simple, research-backed

What to expect: your first visit to a gastroenterologist

A gastroenterologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The GI tract includes several organs and structures

Signs you might need hearing aids

Hearing aids are wearable or implantable devices that help amplify sounds and make sounds more distinct. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 7 percent of people in

What is gestational diabetes?

Gestational diabetes is a relatively common pregnancy complication—each year, as many as 10% of pregnancies occurring in the United States are affected by it, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease

Do farmers have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease?

Cardiovascular disease is a group of health conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1 in 3 deaths that happen in

5 things a pediatric oncologist wants you to know

Hearing the word "cancer" is an unnerving experience, especially if it's your child receiving the diagnosis. But as frightening as pediatric cancer can be, there are plenty of reasons to be hopeful