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Posted: Oct 26, 2017

Halloween Costumes, Candy & Decorating Tips

BY SMH TRAUMA COORDINATOR LEEANN PUTNEY

Halloween is a magical time for children, but for parents, there's a fine line between Halloween fun and safety fright, especially on Halloween night, when the streets and sidewalks are filled with trick-or-treaters. Did you know that children are twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year?!

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Posted: Sep 7, 2017

Rehab Can Cure a Leaky Bladder

By SMH Physical Therapist Shayna Shefrin

Women: Leaking urine—whether you’ve given birth or not—is not normal, and it is not something you have to learn to live with.

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Posted: Aug 16, 2017

DIY Meditation: A Self-care Shortcut for Busy People

By Health Coach Robin Nakonetschny

Life often seems to move at a frenetic pace, making it essential to take time to slow down for self care, even if it’s only for brief moments here and there.

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Posted: Aug 9, 2017

Back-to-school Safety 101

Written by SMH Trauma Program Coordinator Leeann Putney

It's back-to-school time! If you're a parent to a school-aged child, this is the ideal time to review safety rules with them, whether they ride their bike to school, walk, or take the bus.

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Posted: Aug 1, 2017

Ask an Expert: Mommy Tummy, aka Diastasis Recti

"Diastasis Recti" is a separation of abdominal muscles many women experience after pregnancy. To get the facts on DR's causes and treatment, we turned to SMH Physical Therapist Shayna Shefrin, who specializes in pelvic-floor dysfunction.

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