Monthly Archives: June 2012

Cervical cancer. How to make this an extinct problem.

Many cancers are difficult to prevent, detect or cure… none of these are true of cervical cancer.  Women need to have regular medical testing and vaccination (if age-appropriate). What is cervical cancer?  The cervix is the lower part of the … Continue reading

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Kansas car seat rules…4 Steps

 Infant. Birth-12 months.  Rear-facing car seat.  There are different types of rear-facing car seats.  Infant-only seats can only be used rear-facing.  Convertible (and 3-in-1) car seats have a higher height and weight limits for the rear-facing position.  The rules used … Continue reading

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Ever-present Tylenol. Overdoses are frequent AND dangerous.

Did you know that Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is in more than 600 medicines?  Do you know which of your medicines it is in? Acetaminophen is the most common drug in America.  It is in both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Pain relievers, … Continue reading

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Drugs of abuse: On the grocery shelves?!

Bath salts and synthetic cannabinoids are being sold in stores throughout the world.  Their labels may read “not to be taken internally” but are often snorted (by nasal insufflation) or injected. They are highly addictive.  Repetitive dosing every 3 or four hours … Continue reading

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Don’t brush teeth immediately after eating.

Am I serious?  Don’t brush after eating?  Yes, recent research shows that brushing too soon after meals (especially after eating acidic foods and drinks) can be harmful to the teeth.  Brushing after an acid reflux episode can also damage the … Continue reading

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