More than 1 in 5 teens still use tobacco, says CDC

Dec. 10, 2014—Cigarette smoking among teens has decreased in recent years, but tobacco still remains a problem among American youth. In fact, new findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that use of some noncigarette tobacco products has increased. Overall, an estimated 5.6 million kids are at risk for dying prematurely from Read more about More than 1 in 5 teens still use tobacco, says CDC[…]

Do you wear contacts? Keep your eyes protected from this infection

Dec. 9, 2014—Eye infections are responsible for at least a million doctor visits every year in the United States, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed. The culprit? Most of those infections are related to improper care and use of contact lenses. Researchers reported that, in 2010, Americans made Read more about Do you wear contacts? Keep your eyes protected from this infection[…]

Mariachi at Cottage

Juan, a Cottage patient stated as his profession, “Mariachi Band member.” Apparently his gift of music and entertainment was passed on to his family. In celebration of him and his work, 40 plus family members gathered at the Cottage and listened to the next generation of Mariachi musicians. Children, friends, cousins, aunts, uncles, and siblings Read more about Mariachi at Cottage[…]

It’s not too late to get a flu vaccine

Dec. 8, 2014—Typically, the number of Americans who get vaccinated against the flu decreases after November, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports. However, the flu season usually doesn’t peak until sometime between December and February. And the flu can still be a significant threat as late as May. So the time for Read more about It’s not too late to get a flu vaccine[…]

Angels at Cottage in the Meadow

 “People are like stained glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” Elisabeth Kübler-Ross We have a celebrity angel among us.  Her name is Tinker and she can be found at Cottage in Read more about Angels at Cottage in the Meadow[…]

Angels at Cottage in the Meadow

Angels at Cottage in the Meadow Thoughts from 2701….. “People are like stained glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” Elisabeth Kübler-Ross We have a celebrity angel among us.  Her name is Read more about Angels at Cottage in the Meadow[…]

Apple Valley Dental donates $850 to ‘Ohana

During the month of October, Apply Valley Dental donated $1 for every child who wore pink bands on their braces and $1 for every child who had a tooth sealant procedure – which means $850 was raised to help anyone in need of financial assistance with either their mammogram, breast ultrasound or biopsy at ‘Ohana. Read more about Apple Valley Dental donates $850 to ‘Ohana[…]

Tips for talking about giving up driving later in life

Dec. 4, 2014—“Hey, mom! I’m worried about your driving” doesn’t sound as cheery as “Happy holidays!” But if you’re concerned about an older person’s driving skills, a supportive family holiday gathering could make this difficult conversation a little easier. That’s why the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) designated this Dec. 1 through 5 as Older Read more about Tips for talking about giving up driving later in life[…]

Got a kid with a cold? Be careful with medicine

Dec. 3, 2014—When kids catch colds, parents are often anxious to ease their pain, but how you treat a child’s cold is nothing to sneeze at. Before you decide how to treat your little one’s symptoms, take note of a warning recently emphasized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Over-the-counter (OTC) cold and Read more about Got a kid with a cold? Be careful with medicine[…]

Eating Healthy at the Holidays

Eating healthy at the holidays can be a struggle for anyone – people bring holiday cookies to work, there’s an office party seemingly every day and family get-togethers center on food. It’s especially difficult for people trying to watch their weight or lose weight. Katie Wolff, Memorial dietician, offered tips for eating healthy at the Read more about Eating Healthy at the Holidays[…]