Posts Tagged ‘ Prevention ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Top 5 Independence Day Don’ts

As the holiday weekend kicks off, let’s not forget some important common sense points: Don’t let the kids play with fireworks. In the drier parts of the South and Southwest, don’t let the adults play with fireworks, either. Be safe out there, guys! Don’t forget the sunscreen. Reapply throughout the day, even more often than you […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Because You Never Give Any Thought to Tetanus

At my recent checkup, my doctor pointed out that it had been 10 years since my last tetanus booster, and I was due. No, I said. That couldn’t be right. After all, it had been the same year that we’d bought our first house… oh, I guess that has been 10 years. Time flies. Tetanus […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Tests and Screenings: 50s

Thought you could skate through the health maintenance checklists like you did in your 20s, didn’t you? This is the decade where caring for your health becomes critical. Here are some of the key tests, screenings and immunizations that you’ll need in your 50s. Both Men and Women Annual Checkup: Yes, you really do have […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Being Heart Aware

We all know that one day we’ll eventually lose a parent. I didn’t expect to see my mother go at 55, but neither was she prepared to say goodbye to her mother at 88. You’re never really prepared to lose that buffer between you and the end. I took the sensible precautions after my mother […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Water Safety for Kids

The rapidly approaching Labor Day weekend often means fun getaways to waterfront locations. It seems like a good time for a water safety reminder, compliments of Children’s Medical Center. Did you know that: Infants (up to 1 year) can drown in as little as one inch of water? Preschoolers (1-5 years) are most likely to […] Read More