Prisma Health Blog

Is a partial knee replacement right for you?

Partial knee replacements are currently in the news after former President George W. Bush recently underwent surgery. This is a positive event because many people aren’t aware that partial knee...
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Vaccines for infants and young children

Last year, around this time, I wrote a blog called Vaccines for your Teenager. In this blog, I want to talk more about the vaccines that help protect infants and...
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Sudden cardiac death in children

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is defined as an abrupt, unexpected death due to a cardiovascular cause. Death typically occurs within minutes to 1 hour of the onset of symptoms. If...
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Planning to run a half marathon?

This is the season when most of us resolve to live healthier by setting our sights on at least one fitness goal. If completing a half marathon is on your...
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What you need to know about the flu

The influenza virus changes every year, which is why it’s difficult for medical professionals like me to predict the severity of each flu season. So, how do we plan for...
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Summer sun safety for kids

Summer is finally here! Families are ready to spend their days outside swimming, playing on the beach, picnicking at the lake or just hanging out together in the yard. With...
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Vaccines for your teenager

When you think of vaccines, do you think of the shots that your little one got starting in infancy? It seems like every checkup comes with shots for a while....
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What do I need to know about TB?

Tuberculosis (TB) has been around a long time and was once the leading cause of death in the United States. However, in the last 20 years, the number of TB...
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Why are well visits important for my child?

This is a question that I often hear in my office. Many parents seem to think a checkup is just to get caught up on shots. Some parents feel like...
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Gift do’s – and don’ts – for children with ADHD

Some simple tips can guide parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD/ADD) through a jungle of toys beckoning holiday shoppers online and on store shelves. Frederick List, PhD,...
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What do I need to know about West Nile Virus?

West Nile Virus is a seasonal illness that happens in the summer to fall, just like influenza is a seasonal illness that happens in the winter to spring. So the...
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How to Beat a Cold and Get Back to Your Life

Respiratory viruses are making life a misery for the Upstate. They are leaving behind a trail of tissues and veritable cacophony of coughing thanks to their prodigious output of drainage...
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