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What can I do to keep me and my family safe from serious burns?

Anyone who has suffered a burn knows that these types of injuries can be extremely painful. In many cases, however, burns can be avoided. From a lit burner on a stove to a hot cup of coffee to an iron ...

Skin color doesn't matter

Did you know that everyone can suffer from sunburn regardless of skin color? Every race and ethnicity is at risk for skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the United States. Though skin cancer is more prevalent in ...

Speech, language disorders are preventable, treatable

Speech and language disorders can take many forms and may limit academic achievement, social adjustment and career advancement. An individual may be born with a speech or language disorder, or it may be caused by accidental injury or illness.

A Miracle Story

When Sharon Lewis learned that she was pregnant at age 47, she was shocked. Then came an even bigger surprise: She was pregnant with triplets. Already the mother of two – a 25-year-old daughter and a 14-year-old son – Sharon ...

Ask the Doc

“I’m here for my yearly Pap smear,” is a phrase commonly heard by gynecologists. Many women are under the impression that a Pap smear test – a screening for cervical cancer done during a pelvic exam – is an annual ...

10 tips to maintain a healthy lifestyle

1. Each week, get at least 2 ½ hours of moderate physical activity, 1 hour and 15 minutes of vigorous physical activity, or a combination of both. 2. Eat a nutritious diet, with five or more servings of fruits and ...

North Shore recognized with Quality Achievement Award

North Shore Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Silver-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation secondary prevention guidelines for heart failure patients.

Good and Bad News in the Diabetes Fight

Even as the epidemic skyrockets, the rate of diabetes-related complications drops

Blood Sugar Swings—Handled!

Staying away from the wrong foods can help folks with type 2 diabetes gain better blood sugar control.

Genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer

BRCA1 and BRCA2 aren’t text message abbreviations. They are acronyms for breast cancer susceptibility gene 1 and breast cancer susceptibility gene 2. Harmful mutations, or changes, in these two genes have been linked to the development of hereditary breast and ...

Walk for obesity in Overtown to be held Saturday

The James Wilson Bridges, M.D. Medical Society (JWBMS) is sponsoring its annual “Dr. Nelson L. Adams Walk a Mile with a Child” event in historic Overtown on Sat., May 3 from 9:30 a.m – 1 p.m. The event will involve ...

Wife gives husband the gift of life

From the first day they met, Jade Major-Bryan and Don Bryan say they knew their love would be everlasting. “I knew I had found the one whom my soul loves,” Jade said about her husband. So when Don needed a ...

Ask The Doc: Why should I become an organ donor?

There is no greater gift than the gift of life. Organ and tissue donation gives thousands of people each year – many of them close to death – a second chance at living. Josie Flores-Centrella never discussed organ donation with ...

Stable Condition

In one room, an illuminated framed picture of a flowing river with mountains and trees provide a relaxing scene for patients after an intense visit to a doctor. Directly above the bed, an image with soft clouds and blue skies ...

Screening vs. Diagnostic Mammograms

Mammograms are essentially an X-ray of the breast while it is compressed. These images are used to detect breast cancer and other abnormalities that cannot be found by you or your doctor. A mammogram can detect cancer much earlier, when ...

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