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Inguinal Hernia

Inguinal hernias are common in children and usually appear before an infant is one year of age. In adults, the cause of hernias is unknown, but hernias are commonly thought to be associated with lifting heavy objects.


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Vacation Weight Gain Can Lead to 'Creeping Obesity,' Study Finds

Watch alcohol intake and weigh yourself before and after vacation, researcher suggests

Health Tip of the Day

Helping Children Adjust to Divorce

  • Don't shield your children from bad news. It's important to be open and honest with them.

  • Make an effort to understand how your children feel about the divorce. You are going through a terrific emotional struggle yourself. Still, you must encourage children to talk openly about their feelings. Let them express anger and grief on their own terms.

  • During and after the divorce, don't expose your kids to arguments between the two of you. The children of divorcing parents must make some difficult adjustments. Don't add to the stress by fighting in front of them.

  • Reinforce to your child that the divorce is not their fault and that you both still love the child very much.

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Stress Management
If you feel overwhelmed by stress, you’re not alone. But you can start to view stress as a fact of life and respond to it in positive ways. Learn the skills to keep stress in check and have a more balanced, healthy life.

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Healthy Pregnancy and Childbirth
Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents-to-be. You want to know as much as you can about your developing baby and how your actions will affect his health. Use this information to help you make informed decisions from conception through delivery.

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Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.

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