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PCMA Letter: Helping families in need

There are two things that— when found lacking or without— can put tremendous strain on the health of a family. Those two things— food insecurity and health insurance— are topics

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Healthy Cook: When stress is holding your eating habits hostage

Eating is soothing. It satisfies a primal urge. When life is getting to be too much and stress sets in, food can be your friend. The more stress, the more

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Davenport teacher named NFL Play 60 champion

Changing the way kids think about physical education and their health Susan Searls, a physical education teacher at Davenport School of the Arts (DSA), was recently named an NFL PLAY

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Ask a Nurse: The evolution of modern medicine

Did you know that an anesthesiologist (the doctor that puts you to sleep and keeps you alive during surgery) wasn’t even considered a field or specialty in medicine until 1941!1

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Medical Advice: Avoiding mosquitoes and chikungunya virus

I was first introduced to a disease known as chikungunya during my medical training.  Initially, I dismissed this foreign illness as something I would probably not see in my career. 

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Pop Quiz: Are you a ‘good’ patient?

Find Out if You Make the Grade, and Learn Some Tips along the Way It’s not easy being hurt, sick or suffering from a long-term disease or condition, but achieving

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Editor’s Dose: Adventures with school physicals!

It’s school physical time already! Am I the only one who feels like summer went by way too fast? Maybe it’s because “time flies when you’re having fun.” Or, maybe

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Word of Mouth: What makes a good dentist: Qualifications to look for

Few people consider their dentist their favorite person, but your dentist should at least be in your top five. If not, you need a new one. Find one with the

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Healthy Cook: Getting all-day energy for work and play

It’s a rush, rush world. Even as a retired person, it’s hard to find time to wind down. Just when you think you can unfurl the hammock someone calls with

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Q & A: What it takes to work on the front lines of patient care

Paula Miller talks about the challenges and rewards of being a nurse There to get you settled when you arrive, and there to discharge you when you leave, nurses are