My Southern Health Archives
Feb. 1, 2019—During the winter months, the air — outside and indoors — is typically dry. The lack of moisture makes the surface of the eyes drier and causes irritation, itching and discomfort.
Jan. 18, 2019—The basic rule is to keep children home if they don’t feel well enough to participate in classroom routines. Remember that rest and your care at home will be best for your child, as well as for friends at school. By keeping your child home, you are minimizing exposure to other kids and hopefully preventing further spread of illness.
Jan. 11, 2019—Stacey Kendrick, health educator at Vanderbilt Health, recommends ideas for healthier eating while meeting.
Jan. 8, 2019—Pelvic floor physical therapy (or “rehab”) can help men recover from incontinence after prostate surgery, and from pelvic pain.
Dec. 12, 2018—How do we stay healthy during the holidays when we’re traveling and have so many family and friends together with so much potential to spread germs? Dr. Ruth Stewart of the Vanderbilt Health and Williamson Medical Center Walk-In Clinic in Brentwood, Tennessee, shares healthy holiday tips.
Dec. 5, 2018—Here’s how to maintain good posture and stay safe while lifting, carrying and reaching.
Sep. 20, 2018—William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, explains vaccination timing is important, especially for certain individuals.
Sep. 20, 2018—Baby walkers are often sold to parents as devices that will help children walk independently sooner, even though research suggests that it actually delays the start of walking.
Sep. 16, 2018—Natural disasters, even when far away, can cause children to become concerned about their own safety. Here’s how to talk them through it.
Sep. 16, 2018—After nine and a half months in the hospital with his newborn daughter, a father shares strategies for families coping with long inpatient stays.