Deer Hunters: Put Safety First

SATURDAY, Nov. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Deer hunting this season? As you head to the woods, make safety your priority, two experts say. Joe Hess, of the pediatric trauma program at Penn State Children’s Hospital, reminds hunters to treat every firearm as if it were loaded: Never point it at anyone and never place…

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‘I thought I understood. I didn’t’: Doctor describes being floored by her own experience with postpartum depression after years treating patients with the same thing

Dr. Tara Lynn Frankhouser never would have hurt her first son, but in the throes of postpartum depression she was afraid to hold him too long. The doctor never expected that the postpartum depression she’d watched her patients suffer through might strike her too. View the Daily Mail article. Read the Annals of Family Medicine Article “An…

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The Right Way to Use Resistance Bands

FRIDAY, Nov. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Stretchy resistance bands go anywhere and can be used by almost anyone. They’re also as effective as they are inexpensive. But it’s important to use them properly to get all their strength training and coordination benefits. As you stretch a resistance band, you’ll start to feel more and…

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Nature Walks Nurture Family Bonds

THURSDAY, Nov. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Taking short walks together in nature can strengthen family ties, new research suggests. And family gatherings at Thanksgiving are the perfect settings for such strolls. “Past research shows that in nature individuals’ attention is restored, but we wanted to know what does that mean for family relationships? In…

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