Attend Our Free Mother-Daughter College Talk at NCH

Susan Scanlon, M.D., NCMP

Free Lecture at NCH: What to do before your daughter goes off to college Preparing your daughter for college means more than arming her with pens, paper and a proper shower caddy. According to M. Susan Scanlon, M.D., NCMP, many parents miss out on the opportunity to talk about important health issues with their daughters who are heading off to Continue reading

Secondary-Drowning: What Is It and What Do You Really Need to Know?

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By Jacqueline Corboy, MD Picture yourself in this scenario: backyard BBQ, children (lots of them!), sun, a pool and adults EVERYWHERE. Someone’s got an eye on the kids, right? You are enjoying your burger and a cold beverage, laughing at a joke, when moments later you hear a scream. You look over at the pool and see your child floating Continue reading

The Allergy Pill: Does it Work?

By Sarah Peterson, MD Question: I’ve been hearing about a new allergy pill in the news; does it really work? Answer: In the last few months, the FDA has approved three immunotherapy pills. Each pill is used to treat allergies to pollen: one for ragweed allergy and two to treat grass allergy. Immunotherapy is a form of allergy treatment designed Continue reading

Healthy Southwest Egg White Breakfast Burrito

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Southwestern spices give this morning burrito a yummy kick They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And, while most mornings you may be inclined to grab a power bar on your way out the door, weekends provide the perfect opportunity to whip up something far more satisfying. We think this spicy, healthy spin on the egg Continue reading

How to Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer

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Heading outside this summer? Take the proper steps to reduce your risk of skin cancer. Barbecues, baseball games and bike rides—that’s what summer is all about. But this time of year also means exposing your skin to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, which are responsible for the full spectrum of skin damage from wrinkles to cancer. While the sun’s rays are Continue reading

Know the Risks of Sun Exposure When Outdoors

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If you’re outdoors, make sure you’re respecting that big, glowing ball of heat and UV rays above you. Summer is a season begged to be spent outdoors throwing barbecues, going hiking and floating around a swimming pool on a big inflatable palm tree. But before you head out under the sun, take a moment to read this quick refresher. It Continue reading

Staying Sun-Safe This Summer


The sun is what makes summer one of the most enjoyable season for millions of Americans. And while the sun offers several mental and physical health benefits, it can also be dangerous. This summer, make sure you stay “sun-safe” with the following tips. Sun-Safety Myths According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, five or more sunburns over the course of a Continue reading

Skin Cancer 101: Understanding the Signs and Symptoms


Spots: you find them on ladybugs, leopards and polka-dot dresses and sometimes they even end up on the carpet. But spots do not belong on your skin. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. It occurs when there are mutations in the DNA of the skin cells. This form of cancer begins in your Continue reading

Insect Bites and Stings: When to Visit the Doctor

By Evelyn White, MD Insect bites and stings are a common problem in the summertime. Most can be managed at home with over-the-counter medication based on symptoms. However, sometimes insect bites and stings can lead to complications that require medical attention from a physician. Infections Sometimes bites or stings can become infected and would need to be treated with antibiotics. Continue reading

Seeing Spots: Understanding Measles Signs and Symptoms

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By Jacqueline Corboy, MD Your 15-month old has had a fever, runny nose and cough for a few days and she just isn’t getting better. This morning you notice a deep red rash that started on her face and is now all over her body.  Do you need to worry about measles? Yes! Over the past two years, cases of Continue reading