Health Writing


Rear to Foward-Facing Car Seats

Keeping our children safe is priority No. 1 for most parents. But keeping them happy and comfortable is a priority, too. So when kids grow big enough that you think it’s time to switch their car seat from rear- to forward-facing, stop a second before you make the switch.


The ABCs of HRT

Menopause signals the end of a woman’s reproductive years. Estrogen and progesterone levels drop, menstruation ceases and the chance of pregnancy disappears.

Many women find this time in their lives carefree and enjoyable. Some experience uncomfortable and even stressful symptoms, including hot flashes, night sweats, sleeplessness, anxiety and a marked dip in energy. Experiencing any of these should prompt a visit to a primary care physician or gynecologist. Often, minor lifestyle adjustments can alleviate the discomfort


Avoiding the Revolving Door

No one wants to spend time in a hospital. Unfortunately, for seniors the risk of re-admission after a hospital stay is greater than other age groups.

According to the federal government, between 12 and 20 percent of seniors with Medicare are re-admitted to the hospital within 30 days after an illness. Within 90 days, upwards of one-third of those patients are re-admitted.