The Gift-Giving Guide for Safe Children’s Toys

It’s the season of giving! Whether you’re shopping for the kids in your life or looking to donate gifts, here are a few helpful things to keep in mind to ensure you’re buying safe toys. 10 Tips for Giving Gifts to Children Before buying a gift, read the label! Warning labels on the package should…

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Understanding and Coping with Alzheimer’s Disease

We all have those days when things seem to slip our mind completely. Maybe you forgot to feed the dog before work or find yourself wondering why you walked into a room. But what happens when an older family member’s forgetfulness goes far beyond being absent-minded, and you fear this is the start of something…

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What to Know About Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, so chances are, this cancer has unfortunately affected each of us in some way. BCAM is a time for women to gather information, share their stories, and literally take health into their own hands with self-examination.…

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The Heart of Men’s Health

September 29th is World Heart Day! World Heart Day is an annual global campaign that was launched by the World Heart Federation in 2000. This campaign is committed to bringing awareness to the number one killer in the world that claims 17.9 million lives each year—heart disease. Although heart disease impacts both genders, it’s the…

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Parenting in a Pandemic: Back to School Safety Tips

As a parent, there are countless life milestones you’ve been preparing for since you had your first child. Although the first day of school is on that list, no one could have anticipated the circumstances we’re currently under. Some things may be out of our control, but there are ways to feel more prepared for what you’re walking into. This…

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Helpful Tips for Summertime Safety

The summer months have always been the time of year when outdoor activity picks up, and people are getting out more than ever after this year’s springtime quarantine. These adventurous days outside usually lead to a fun time and a good night’s sleep, but unfortunately, not always. Health issues related to dehydration and drowning are…

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National Cancer Survivors Day

June 7th is the 33rd Annual National Cancer Survivors Day! A day for anyone who has been affected by cancer—including over 16.9 million cancer survivors living in the U.S.—to connect, reflect, and celebrate milestones. It’s also a day to bring awareness to the ongoing challenges cancer survivors face in order to promote more research, resources,…

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Care for the Skin You’re In

As the warmer weather picks up and we start spending more time outside, it’s necessary to educate ourselves on the serious risks, causes, and dangers of skin cancer. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, a great reminder to love and protect your skin from the most common cancer worldwide. This month, Alexandria Emergency Hospital is…

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How to Talk to Your Kids About COVID-19

Children pick up on their parents’ energy and moods, and they understand something is happening in the world right now. If it hasn’t already, the initial excitement of taking a break from school will wear off, and the lack of routine can be distressing for some children. If explaining this pandemic to your kids feels…

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Understanding Endometriosis

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, a topic that brings women, families, and medical communities together. The Endometriosis Awareness movement began in 1993 when Mary Lou Ballweg and seven other women decided that endometriosis, and all the women around the world suffering from it, deserved to be recognized. As with all health issues, the best way…

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