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  • What To Do When A Dog Bites September 21, 2018 - HYANNIS – The saying goes that a dog is a man’s best friend. While dogs can be loyal companions, there is a bit of risk to the relationship. Records show that there about 4.5 million dog bites in the U.S. each year, and about one in five bites becomes infected, according to   the Centers for […]
  • Would You Do What John McCain Did? September 20, 2018 - HYANNIS – Senator John McCain’s openness in sharing his journey with brain cancer and his final decision to end treatment highlights the importance and value of talking with family members about our final wishes before the end of our life. “All too often we see different family members on different pages when it comes to […]
  • Get Ready For Dancing With The Docs 2019 September 19, 2018 - HYANNIS – Dancing With the Docs is stepping back into the spotlight for “season three.” The gala event features nine local doctors, each dancing with an expert partner. The evening next spring will raise funds for Cape Wellness Collaborative (CWC), a local nonprofit that gives free complementary, integrative therapies (including massage, acupuncture, Reiki and nutrition […]
  • This Condition Is On The Rise, As Population Ages September 18, 2018 - HYANNIS – Add diverticulitis to the list of ailments that can affect you as you age. As such, the condition is on the rise in the U.S., as the population grows older. Between 2003 and 2017, hospital admissions from the disease increased 21 percent. Annual costs to treat it are estimated between 2.2 and 2.6 […]
  • Is It Ever OK to Eat Fast Foods or Junk Food? September 17, 2018 - HYANNIS – Many of us have been there. We’re a few weeks into a diet and craving a cheeseburger with all the fixins’ or fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy, all from our favorite fast-food restaurants. Whether you crave a fast food meal or junk food from your kitchen cabinet, it’s all similar, nutritionally, […]
  • For Children, Better Sleep Means Better Learning September 14, 2018 - HYANNIS – Let me tell you a quick bedtime story. It’s about a group of children, 74 of them, and they live in a land that’s far, far away. They are boys and girls. Some are just 7 years old and some are 11 and some are in between. Every night they tried to get […]
  • How Long Should You Wait Between Babies? September 13, 2018 - HYANNIS – That’s a real cute baby you have there. When are you going to have another? More than a few parents have been asked that question or asked it of themselves. If you’re wondering if there’s such a thing as too soon, medically speaking, there is. “There is definitely very secure evidence for a […]
  • My BP Is The Same, So Why Is It Suddenly Too High? September 13, 2018 - HYANNIS – When you meet with your doctor for your annual checkup this year, you may find that you suddenly have high blood pressure – even if your readings haven’t changed since the last time it was taken. The first comprehensive new blood pressure guidelines in 14 years define 130/80 as high blood pressure rather than the […]
  • Is Your Tablet Giving You a Pain in the Neck? September 12, 2018 - HYANNIS – Americans are suffering through an epidemic of neck and shoulder pain – and our electronic gadgets are part of the reason, according to a recent study. Feeling some twinges or aches right now? Read on and we’ll tell you how to avoid what some physical therapists are calling “iPad neck.” Researchers at The […]
  • Keep Moving – Your Brain Will Thank You September 11, 2018 -   HYANNIS – Vitamins and supplements are often touted as the way to prevent memory loss. If you watch television, especially late at night, the sales pitches will have you convinced that your brain cells will be saved and improved with these products. While it’s tempting to try them, they are not necessarily the answer. […]
  • A Genetic Basis For Anorexia Nervosa? September 10, 2018 - HYANNIS – Anorexia nervosa has the highest mortality of any mental illness, estimated at about 10 percent, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Most of the deaths occur as a consequence of not receiving enough nutrition, but one in five deaths among those with anorexia is due to suicide. A new landmark study led by researchers at the University […]
  • Parents Have Homework, Too, When School Starts September 5, 2018 - HYANNIS – Paperwork for the school nurse can be an arduous task but it will help to keep your child healthy and safe throughout the school year. Just over 18,100 Cape Cod children are returning to school according to the Massachusetts Department of Education (DOE). And whether they are in elementary or high school, it’s […]
  • The Best Way to Unstick a Tick September 4, 2018 - HYANNIS – Forget about fire, ice, goo or any other old tales you’ve heard about removing a tick that’s bitten you. There’s a simple way to get the job done, according to Larry Dapsis, an entomologist and the Tick Project coordinator for Cape Cod Cooperative Extension. “The preferred method is using pointy tweezers, not big […]
  • A Diet to Replace Medicine For High Blood Pressure August 31, 2018 - HYANNIS – Those who have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, and don’t want to take a pill every day, might want to consider changing the way they eat. A new study recently published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology showed that a low-salt heart-healthy diet may be just as effective as medicine in reducing blood […]
  • College Bound? Don’t Forget This August 30, 2018 - HYANNIS – The “to-do” list for your college-bound freshman may seem endless, but there is one very important item you may want to include that could save your teen’s life: the Serogroup B meningitis vaccination. “Meningococcal disease (one type of bacterial meningitis) has a quick onset and a quick demise,” said Leif Norenberg, MD, a […]


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