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Can Smoking Cause Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Yes… and there is so much evidence! Research studies show a strong link between smoking and autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.   Autoimmune diseases are a group of disorders caused by the immune system’s lack of self-control.  The immune system is designed to attack foreign invaders to the body such as bacteria, viruses, […]

10 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Pediatrician

Choosing a pediatrician is an important decision in the care of your child. Within the first year of life, your child will be spending a lot of time with the pediatrician for well-care visits. You want to feel confident in your choice of pediatrician not only during these visits, but also in case of sickness. […]

New Year – Healthier You!

When it comes to setting New Year’s resolutions, many of us hope that each year we will be feeling healthier and happier than the year before. We make fitness goals and promises to eat better, plan to work smarter and spend more time with family or friends. This year, be sure to spend some time […]

Toy Safety Tips for a Happy & Healthy Holiday Season

Giving gifts to children is a favorite part of winter holidays, whether they’re wrapped under a tree or exchanged with the lighting of a candle. When choosing a toy for a child, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the toy be appropriate for the child’s age and stage of development. This makes it more likely […]