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  • Back to School for College Students

    Young adults heading to college—or back to college—have unique health needs such as diet, sleep, exercise, illnesses, stress, mental health and immunizations/testing. 

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  • Understanding ADHD

    ADHD is a common condition, but is often misunderstood. Currently, it’s believed 9% of children ages 3-17 and 2-4% of adults have ADHD. 

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  • Breath of Fresh Air

    Quitting smoking can be incredibly challenging. Some past smokers say that quitting was one of the hardest things they’ve ever done, but also one of the things they’re most proud of doing. Deaconess now offers a new tool in the challenge to quit smoking.

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  • 4 Steps to Safe Backpack Use

    Whether it’s back to school time for your child, or you’re planning a long hike, check out these helpful tips to ensure you know how to safely wear a backpack and promote good posture and spinal health. 

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  • No Bubble Gum Medicine Today


    Doctors are now writing fewer prescriptions for antibiotics for young children. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recommend an end to routine antibiotic prescriptions. 

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  • Back to School Tips

    It’s back-to-school time, which means it’s a great time for some back-to-school tips from a Deaconess Clinic pediatrician. Learn more about getting into a routine, helping your child sleep at night, and school-smart nutrition.

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  • School Physicals and Getting Back into a School Routine

    If your child is just beginning school, they will definitely need a physical and proof of immunizations prior to attending. 

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  • Summer Safety Tips

    If you have kids, you’re likely dealing with some safety worries associated with summer activities. 
    Here are some tips to help your family have a safe and fun summer. 

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  • Visiting the Hospital with Parkinson's: Time Well Spent

    The day arrived for my Joint Replacement Camp at Deaconess Gateway and although I was proactive in preparing for this appointment, my anxiety level was still high. As my anxiety worsened my Parkinson's Disease symptoms worsened which in turn worsened my anxiety.  It was a vicious cycle!

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  • Weekend Warrior to Total Knee

    The normal human knee will tolerate the stresses of life – walking, lifting, running, sports, even extreme sports without wearing out enough to ever require a total joint; but, not every knee is normal.  There are many circumstances that cause a knee to wear out and get osteoarthritis.  Plus, the life expectancy in the year 1900 was about 50 – now it is in to the late 80’s; so, we have over 30 extra years to get osteoarthritis.

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