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Ask Dr. Vieder – Treating Burns

What can I do to prevent burns in the kitchen, especially with my kids around? Scalding water, hot stoves and unsecured electrical plugs are the most common sources of burns within the home, especially with small children. In the kitchen, never leave a hot stove unattended and make sure to turn pot handles inward so…

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Ask Dr. Vieder – Flu Season

What do we know about this year’s flu season? While we are very early into the new flu season, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that the circulating flu strains match the strains prepared for in this year’s quadrivalent influenza vaccine. Flu seasons can be unpredictable, but peak flu activity is usually between late…

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Ask Dr. Vieder – Sports Related Concussions

I saw that there are new guidelines for diagnosing sports related concussions in young athletes. What has changed? After reviewing 25 years of scientific research from 1990 to 2015, there are now new guidelines for the diagnosis and management of a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), commonly known as a concussion. One of the more…

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Ask Dr. Vieder – Staying Safe In The Sun

There are so many different sunscreen products. Which SPF number is sufficient and what else should I look for? Choose a sunscreen with a broad-spectrum or multi-spectrum protection factor (SPF). This number rates how well the sunscreen protects against one type of cancer causing UV ray, ultraviolet B (UVB). The UVA rays do not cause…

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Ask Dr. Vieder – College Health

My daughter is getting ready for her freshman year in college and I’ve been reading about Meningitis B on college campuses. Should I be concerned? Yes, you should absolutely be concerned!  The rate of Meningitis B is on the rise on many college campuses across the country. Students living in a dormitory have one of…

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Ask Dr. Vieder – All About Hives

What are hives? Hives are small areas of swelling that occur on the skin surface in random areas on the body. Other commonly known names for hives include welts or urticaria. The medical term for hives is wheals. Hives typically appear very suddenly and may be pink or red with a raised surface around the…

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Ask Dr. Vieder – Get To Know Tinnitus

What exactly is tinnitus and what causes it? Tinnitus is best described by “ringing in the ears” or as noise which is not being caused by an external stimulus. Common descriptions of the symptoms include hissing, clicking or whistling sounds when there is no obvious external source for these noises. It can occur in one…

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Ask Dr. Vieder – Good Sleep Hygiene

What does it mean to have good sleep hygiene and why is that so important? Sleep hygiene refers to the quantity and quality of the sleep that you obtain each night. It is important to get an appropriate amount of sleep, making sure it’s not too little or too excessive. Our sleep needs are dynamic…

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Ask Dr. Vieder – Healthy Travel Tips

We’re planning a family trip during the upcoming mid-winter school break. What are the best ways to prepare? Plan ahead for delays, changes in weather or other emergencies. Place a small amount of your daily medications in a bottle for your carry-on bag that can take you through a two-day delay. Put your regular medication…

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