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Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

Bruxism Overview Bruxism is the medical term for clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth. It’s a very common condition and many people grind their teeth without realizing it, especially during the nighttime. Causes of Bruxism While there’s no single…

Summer Is So Much Better Without the Cigs

Summer Is So Much Better Without the Cigs

Maybe your New Year’s resolution to quit smoking melted away faster than the snowman in the front yard, and your springtime efforts to end your nicotine addiction were as fleeting as a young man’s fancy. But that’s OK! When summer…

Suicide and Suicidal Behavior

Suicide and Suicidal Behavior

Suicide is the act of taking one’s own life. According to Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, taking the lives of approximately 38,000 Americans each year. There’s no…

Stress Incontinence

Stress Incontinence

Stress incontinence is the unintentional or uncontrollable leakage of urine. In other words, the inability to control your urge to urinate in certain circumstances. It is a serious and embarrassing disorder, which can lead to social isolation. Stress incontinence typically…

Sprains & Strains

Sprains & Strains

Sprains and strains are injuries to the body, often resulting from physical activity. These injuries are common and can range from minor to severe, depending on the incident. Most sprains and strains are minor and don’t require medical attention. Sprains…

Sore Throat

Sore Throat

Highlights A sore throat can involve irritation, pain, and itchiness that can make it hard to swallow. Visit your doctor if your sore throat lasts longer than a week and if it’s accompanied by other symptoms, like a fever, rash,…

Skull Fractures

Skull Fractures

Skull Fracture Overview A skull fracture is any break in the cranial bone, also known as the skull. There are many types of skull fractures, but only one major cause: an impact or a blow to the head that’s strong…

Shin Splints

The term “shin splints” describes pain felt along the inner edge of your shin bone. Shin splint pain concentrates in the lower leg between the knee and ankle. Your doctor may refer to the condition as medial tibial stress syndrome…

Seperated Sutures

Highlights Sutures are strong, flexible tissues that hold an infant’s cranial bones together. Separated sutures are large, atypical gaps between the bones of the skull. Contact your child’s doctor right away if you notice a bulging soft spot. Separated sutures…

Poor Feeding in Infants

Poor feeding in infants is used to describe an infant with little interest in feeding. It can also refer to an infant who is not feeding enough to receive the necessary nutrition required for adequate growth. Poor growth associated with…