What Is Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)? How Do You Treat It?

Whether it is you, your spouse, or your kids who are suffering from it, conjunctivitis—better known as pink eye—can be an icky little inconvenience. It’s icky because the symptoms are, well, sometimes watery and crusty. But pink eye’s only a little inconvenience because people who contract it usually feel all better within about two to…

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WHAT ARE THE GENUINE BENEFITS OF A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE?

Nearly everyone who struggles with weight or obesity acknowledges that a healthy lifestyle is better than an unhealthy one. We know that exercising regularly benefits us. We also know that it is beneficial to eat healthy and to lose weight. But the specific benefits of a healthy lifestyle are often overlooked or left unexplained. This…

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Three Lessons I’ve Learned after 18 Years as a Pediatrician

HEIDI L. KUNSTMAN, MD The first time I saw a patient on my own, I was terrified. Even though, I had passed my exams and completed years of medical school, studying and training to diagnose and treat almost everything under the sun—I still couldn’t shake the doubt.  But after successfully completing my first visit and seeing my first…

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Signs of Suicide During The COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has left the United States devastated and disfigured. Many people have lost careers, and many people have lost loved ones, and many people have lost both. Because of this tremendous damage, we’re left with an abundance of negative emotions: anger, sadness, frustration, and depression. While some are able to cope in healthy…

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DIABETIC EYE CARE: WHY EXAMS ARE ESSENTIAL

Between taking timed breaks on computer use, wearing the right prescription glasses or contacts, and eating the right food, keeping your eyes healthy and strong can be challenging—to say the least. But did you know that diabetes can actually harm your eyes? For those who suffer from diabetes, maintaining proper eye health is vital. The…

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HOW KIDS DENTISTS RECOMMEND BRUSHING KIDS TEETH

As much as we’d like to give our kids autonomy, it’s important to take a hands-on approach when it comes to their oral health.  In this article, we’ll discuss how MCR’s pediatric dentist, Dr. Grant recommends maintaining oral health, so kids can maintain strong, healthy teeth for life.  NEWBORNS AND BABIES   If your child is very young, maintaining proper dental care is…

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