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Bike safety for the whole family

When warm weather hits, a bicycle ride can be a great way to exercise with your family. Proper bike safety is important for everyone—even if you’re only going for a quick ride. Whether you’re cycling on a trail or just in front of the house, follow these six bike safety tips: Protect your head. The majority of bicycle accidents happen close to home, such as on ...

 
 

Facts and myths about opioid addiction

It’s a problem that has become a national crisis. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 90 Americans die every day after overdosing on opioids. Opioids are common and effective prescription drugs used to treat chronic body pain but they carry serious risks if used incorrectly. While the devastating effects of opioid addiction hits home for many ...

 

First aid myths

Three first aid myths to ditch: Mom knows best, right? Well, not always. Some of the health advice she may have passed on isn’t so accurate. Here are three first-aid-related myths you should ditch and what to do instead. 1. Clean a wound with hydrogen peroxide. Save yourself the sting. Hydrogen peroxide and rubbing alcohol can damage the tissue and make it take ...

 

Diet for Iron-Deficiency Anemia

Anemia is a condition you may not even know you have until an abnormality shows up on a routine blood test. In other cases, anemia can cause symptoms that send you to the doctor for a checkup. It may make you feel tired, faint and dizzy, or constantly cold. If you have anemia, you’re not alone. More than 3 million people in the United States have it, and it’s much ...

 

Understanding the teen brain

It doesn’t matter how smart teens are or how well they scored on the SAT or ACT. Good judgment isn’t something they can excel in, at least not yet.The rational part of a teen’s brain isn’t fully developed and won’t be until age 25 or so. In fact, recent research has found that adult and teen brains work differently. Adults think with the prefrontal cortex, the ...

 

Treating melanoma

Long-awaited relief from what felt like an eternal winter is finally here, and it’s time to get out and about in the sunshine again. It’s the season of outdoor street festivals, backyard BBQs and happy hour locations with abundant outdoor seating. As summer approaches, doctors are reminding everyone to keep skin health top-of-mind when their bodies are being exposed ...

 

How to beat the summer heat

  For many people, the summer months are a source of happiness. It’s always fun to join your family for a picnic, enjoy a walk through the neighborhood or spend an evening sitting on your front porch. However, as the temperature climbs, so does the risk of heat-related illnesses and injuries – especially for children, seniors and those with chronic health ...

 

Avoiding food prep injuries

Even chefs with world-class knife skills sometimes slice and dice a finger instead of the vegetable they meant to chop. If you’re a home cook, amateur baker, or backyard barbecue connoisseur, the dangers lurking around the kitchen are just as real for you. Cook a delicious meal without the trip to the emergency room. “Lacerations from knives make up the majority of ...

 

Prep now for fall allergies

Got fall allergies? Get prepped now. When the seasons start to change, it’s time for allergy sufferers to gear up for their fall allergies. Preparing in advance can help you get ahead of hard-to-fight symptoms later. While fall allergens might not be as obvious as those in the spring, there are plenty of triggers that can be in your day-to-day routine. Ragweed, ...

 

Surprising benefits of Mediterranean diet

In a recent U.S. News and World Report review of the best diets, experts gave top honors to the Mediterranean diet for its surprising health benefits. The very word “diet” belies the true power behind this way of eating, since it does so much more than shrink your waistline. Studies have shown it can help reduce your risk for many of the diseases and conditions most ...

 

Addressing infertility

Many couples who want a child face the problem of infertility. They have tried to conceive, but have not been able to do so. If you and your partner are unable to have a child, consider having an infertility evaluation at the HAN Fertility Center. Our experts can evaluate you and your partner to find out what is causing the infertility problem, and what can be done ...