Sunday, February 25 2018 11:31

Healthy Through the Ages

Written by County Lines Magazine

To help us close out this challenging winter and its epic flu season, local medical experts share some advice for every age.


We asked the experts to weigh in on four health topics that span the ages.

They started with advice on ways to build your child’s immunity, touching on preventing colds and flu. Next they did a deeper dive into distinguishing colds, flu, bronchitis and pneumonia, along with recommendations on treatment. Then some tips everyone can use—how to protect your vision and avoid eye strain in a world of screens. We end with FOOSH—fall on outstretched hand—a common injury among athletes and seniors with balance issues.

Here’s hoping this helps you and your family. And here’s to your health at every age!

Protect Your Child from Cold and Flu Season with the Right Defense

Dr. Rajeev R. Shah, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Chester County Hospital

Parents can take some simple steps to improve their children’s immune systems.


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Colds, Flu, Bronchitis, Pneumonia— The Scourge of Winter

Dr. Charles P. Catania, Gateway Medical Associates

This epic flu season isn’t over yet. What are you suffering from?


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Protect Your Vision— How to Avoid Computer Eye Strain

Dr. John C. Witherell, Crozer-Keystone Health Network

There’s no way to avoid TV, phone, tablet and computer screens, so it’s worth taking some precautions.


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Dr. Robert Huxster, Premier Orthopedics

It’s the second most common sports injury, but a fall onto an outstretched hand (FOOSH) can happen at any age.


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