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Your guide to awareness ribbons

You’ve likely seen pink ribbons all over in October, but what about the other colorful ribbons? Here is your guide to awareness ribbons. Did we miss any? Email us at stories@smarthealthtoday.com and let us know!  

Kidney stones cost U.S. billions

New game, new rules. And the guys no longer have the edge – at least in the costly game of kidney stones. Also gone is the old cookie-cutter advice of “more liquids and no dairy,” said urologist Dr. Stephen Brewer of St. Elizabeth Physicians. “It’s a funny story. Thirty-five years ago when I started studying  

Stroke risk factors

In the U.S., someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds. Someone dies from a stroke, or “brain attack,”  

8 tips to enjoy apple-picking season

October is prime apple picking season in the Tri-State. Take advantage of this great opportunity to visit one  

18 PMS-fighting foods

There are several reasons women dread their menstrual cycles. This is probably not news. What could be news  

6 appointments your child can’t afford to miss

The first few months after my son was born, I was at the pediatrician’s office a lot. Because  

Which is healthier: kettle-cooked or regular chips?

Salty snacks are one of my weaknesses, especially when it comes to potato chips. What’s not to love  

Healthy goodies for your goblins

Trick or treat snacks are traditionally sweet, chewy, high calorie and non-nourishing. This year, consider giving individually wrapped  

What is Afib?

Your heart seems to race. Or beats too slow. It could very well be one of the most  

Help may be on the way for Parkinson’s patients

It can begin with an almost unnoticeable shake. Or an unexplained bout of “clumsiness.” If fact, it might  

5 tips for developing healthy baby teeth

Right now, medical practitioners across the region are struggling to control an epidemic. And no, it’s not heroin