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Immunizations for Children and Adolescents

In light of the recent measles outbreak, LMHS would like to remind parents of the importance of vaccinations! Ensuring that your child receives every appropriate immunization is vital to their health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) offers detailed schedules of recommended vaccinations, and your primary care physician can help you understand your child’s needs.

| Posted On : 2/16/2015 12:51:55 PM |
Earbud Use and Hearing Loss

Does using earbuds actually affect my hearing?
Dr. Parker: Yes, earbud use effectively raises the volume by approximately 10 dB louder than the same noise would be if it was heard outside the ear canal. And, the human ear engages an “acoustic reflex,” using small muscles in the ear to help dampen sound when it is too loud. Over time, children using earbuds tend to turn the music up to overcome this, which can cause additional damage.

| Posted On : 2/16/2015 12:43:42 PM |
Limiting Screen Time

Colder temperatures and shorter daylight hours can cause children to spend more time participating in sedentary activities, such as watching television, texting, tweeting, or playing video games. Excessive screen time can lead to numerous adverse effects, including obesity, irregular sleep, behavioral issues, and weakened academic performance.

| Posted On : 11/19/2014 2:05:12 PM |
Warming Up and Cooling Down

As the weather starts to change, we often alter our exercise schedules and activities to adjust to the temperature swing. As you’re planning your exercise time, remember the importance of warming up and cooling down before and after your activity.

| Posted On : 10/7/2014 12:50:57 PM |
Halloween Health

How can you have a healthier Halloween this year? Halloween is right around the corner, and that often means a gluttonous amount of candy and sweets. We want to hear your ideas for a healthier Halloween! Please comment below with your creative ideas.

| Posted On : 10/1/2014 2:34:02 PM |

The fall is a great time for children to stay active by participating in local youth sports! If your child is participating in a sport this fall, make sure you are educated on the potential risk of a concussion. Concussions can be dangerous to brain development, and children should visit their primary care physicians if a concussion is suspected.

| Posted On : 9/19/2014 8:27:43 AM |
Ask a Doc – Shingles with Garth A. Bennington, M.D.

#HealthTipTuesday: Shingles are not contagious! Do you know how many people are affected by shingles in the United States? See if you’re right:

| Posted On : 9/8/2014 1:47:20 PM |
Backpacks and Back Pain

Send students back to school with safe backpacks! To view the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Physical Therapy Association guidelines, read the story below!

| Posted On : 8/25/2014 8:34:37 AM |
Local parks: Get Out and Get Moving!

Take advantage of the outdoors while the warm weather lasts! We’ve created a list of local parks for you to visit:

| Posted On : 8/20/2014 10:13:39 AM |
Ask a Doc – Breast Milk Supply with Alene K. Yeater, M.D.

Did you know that the more your baby breastfeeds, additional milk will be produced to meet the demand? In most cases, a mother’s body has the ability to produce enough milk to keep her baby or babies healthy! Continue reading for more information.

| Posted On : 8/12/2014 9:55:10 AM |
Ask a Doc – Hearing Loss with Kenneth C. Parker, M.D.

Hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing of the ears) are extremely common problems in the United States. Approximately 17 percent (36 million) of Americans report some degree of hearing loss. Of adults 65 or older in the United States, about 12 percent of men and nearly 14 percent of women are affected by tinnitus.

| Posted On : 7/7/2014 4:02:25 PM |
How Can You Prevent Skin Cancer?

In order to prepare for summer outings and vacations, it’s important to understand the dangers of skin cancer! Licking Memorial Dermatologists Kathleen M. Rogers, M.D., and Bethany A., Wyles, D.O., give health tips on how to avoid and recognize signs of skin cancer.

| Posted On : 6/25/2014 10:28:18 AM |
Ask a Doc – Osteoporosis with Sean K. Choice, M.D.

Ask a Doc – Osteoporosis with Sean K. Choice, M.D.

Question: I am a 66-year-old woman in excellent health, and my doctor is advising me to have bone mineral testing to check my bone density. Is that important?

| Posted On : 6/13/2014 4:21:45 PM |
Summer Activities

Swimming, camping, bike riding, and hiking are just a few ways to stay healthy and active during the summer season.  However, as your child prepares to participate in these activities, it is important to keep a few safety suggestions in mind.

| Posted On : 5/26/2014 7:28:24 AM |
7 Kid-Friendly Spring Activities

The snow has melted, the sun is shining and everyone is itching to get outside! If you’re looking for some great spring activities for the whole family, check out these 7 kid-friendly spring activities.

| Posted On : 4/25/2014 8:27:26 AM |
Bike Safety

Warmer weather is headed our way this weekend, and enjoying a ride at the bike trail is a great family activity!  If you’re planning on spending time on the trail, make sure that you and your family are practicing the best bike safety.

| Posted On : 3/24/2014 8:46:20 AM |
Tobacco Cessation Services Now Provided at Licking Memorial Women's Health

Licking Memorial Women’s Health in Newark has added a new service to help pregnant patients improve the health of their newborn babies.  Now, expectant mothers who smoke or use other forms of tobacco can visit their obstetrician/gynecologist and receive free tobacco cessation services during the same visit.

| Posted On : 3/17/2014 12:48:40 PM |
Healthy Eating at Home

In a world where over a third of U.S. adults are considered obese, it is critical that families implement the building blocks of health for children to mature into healthy and active adults.

| Posted On : 3/6/2014 11:20:57 AM |