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Meredy Registered Nurse

Brownsville, Pennsylvania
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Holiday Hazard Checklist by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Lights, decorations and toys are a wonderful part of the holidays. But if you have young children, you need to take special precautions to make sure they're safe. Here are e ... Read on »
Ten Christmas Tree Safety Tips by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I want you to have a safe holiday season. Did you know that Christmas trees can kill? Not by falling on you, but by burning down your house. Between 2006 and 2010, about 230 ... Read on »
Poisonous Holiday Plants by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Some popular holiday plants can be poisonous or toxic, especially to children and pets. Here's a look at some of the most common poisonous holiday plants and also reassuranc ... Read on »
15 Sunscreen Questions Answered by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine If we lived in pristine, temperature-controlled labs, SPF 15 would be adequate—if not optimal—protection against sunburn (caused by UVB rays) and skin aging and cancer (caus ... Read on »
Health Tips for April 13 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Diabetes Tx The most important treatment for diabetes is to adhere to a zero sugar, low carb diet. Eating Disorders Tricks Throw away the scale! Weight is a number. Be ... Read on »
Health Tips for April 12 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Acne Fact There are more people over the age of 18 with acne then under the age of 18. Adult acne is common. Fibromyalgia Fact Minimizing stress in your life may help ... Read on »
Health Tips for April 11 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Diabetes Fact You need to see an eye doctor for a dilated retinal exam at least once a year. Eating Disorders Tx Eating disorders are extremely hard to treat. You need ... Read on »
Health Tips for April 10 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Acne Fact Adults can get acne even if they never had acne as teenagers. Fibromyalgia Myth Fibromyalgia isn't a real medical problem. COPD Fact Stay physically activ ... Read on »
Health Tips for April 9 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Strange but True Health Tips Call Dr. Pepper Next time you nick yourself in the kitchen, reach for the black pepper. Run cold water over the wound to clean it, using soa ... Read on »
Health Tips for April 8 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Strange but True Health Tips Skip the Antibacterial Soap There's absolutely no reason to buy antibacterial soaps, according to the American Medical Association. While cl ... Read on »
Health Tips for April 7 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Strange but True Health Tips Accuse Others of Taking Your Keys Research suggests there's a marked difference between how younger and older people interpret misplacing th ... Read on »
Health Tips for April 6 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Strange but True Health Tips Change Your Name People with "positive" initials—ones that spell out things like J.O.Y. or W.O.W.—live nearly 4 1/2 years longer than people ... Read on »
Health Tips for April 5 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Diabetes Fact Diabetics are at a higher risk for glaucoma, cataract, and retinopathy. Eating Disorders Fact See a professional for counseling. Many eating disorders req ... Read on »
Health Tips for April 4 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Acne Fact Diet factors do not contribute to acne. Acne is bacterial or hormonally based. Fibromyalgia Tx Treatment priorities: 1) Sleep quality, 2) Mood management, 3) ... Read on »
Health Tips for April 3 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Depression Treatment Psychotherapy can be very helpful for people with depression and medications may not be needed. Eating Disorders Do's and Don'ts DO: Tell your doct ... Read on »
Health Tips for April 2 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Acne Fact Approximately 80% of people between the ages of 11 and 30 experience at least minor acne. Fibromyalgia Fact Ask your doctor if he can test you for undiagnosed ... Read on »
Health Tips for April 1 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Diabetes Care Tip Put your meters where you need them. For example, put one by your bed for bedtime checks. Eating Disorders Tip Journal about life events, stressors, e ... Read on »
Health Tips for March 31 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Acne Prevention Hormones play a great part in acne, but you can help by keeping a clean face. Fibromyalgia Myth Some doctors doubt it exists, but spinal fluid analysis ... Read on »
Health Tips for March 30 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Five More Tips to Look Young and Healthy Think Positively Your mental health directly affects your physical health. Adopt a positive attitude towards life. It's the way ... Read on »
Health Tips for March 29 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Four More Tips to Look Young and Healthy Benefits of Apple Juice Drinking apple juice promotes healthy skin. Also, apply fresh apple juice to your skin daily. Apple juic ... Read on »