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5/21/2013 1:00:00 PM
Weleda Chats #babytips
  If it takes a community to raise a child, we know the perfect one. Join Weleda and our special guests, as we round up the best tips and tricks from parents, experts and you! From caring for baby’s skin, getting kids to sleep, and traveling do’s and don’ts, don’t miss this opportunity to pass along your wisdom, hear from other parents worldwide and win Weleda prizes.  When: May 28, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. EST Where: Twitter, we will be using hashtag #babytips. (Also found on TweetGrid) Special Guests:               @HAPPYsuperfoods - Julie Hough, Social Media...
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Categories: From our Experts, Baby
4/29/2011 1:00:00 PM
Give Seasonal Allergies the Sneeze...Naturally!
Finally, spring is here! Daffodils and crocuses are showing off their colors, and everyone is glad that winter is behind us. Well, almost everyone. Those with seasonal allergies are perhaps not so excited. Inquiries about seasonal allergy relief have started coming in, and I am reminded that in the South, pollen season is well under way. For the most part, the beautiful spring flowers are not the culprits when it comes to causing misery—the pollen from these plants is relatively large and they depend on insects, like bees, for pollination. But trees, like birch (pictured right), maple and alder, have tiny pollen that’s so small they do not...
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3/8/2013 9:00:00 AM
Spring Detox
  With another snowstorm approaching the North East, it is hard to imagine that spring might be just around the corner. But at our Compounding Pharmacy, the prescriptions for cold and flu remedies seem to be getting fewer, so it looks like we have turned a corner. Plus, the crocuses seem to be readying themselves for an appearance, and daylight savings commences on March 10th – unmistakable signs of spring approaching.   Spring is the season of renewal, and this also applies to our bodies. Traditionally, it is the time for cleansing. Growing up in Germany, this was very much imbedded in the culture, from drinking cleansing teas...
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Categories: From our Experts, Body
1/15/2013 7:48:18 AM
Fight the Flu - Naturally!
According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), and quite a bit of media coverage lately, influenza activity is widespread this winter. This particular virus has been reported in at least 47 states in the US and over 11 provinces and territories in Canada. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a public health emergency this past Saturday and many cities are following suit. The height of flu season for the Northeast traditionally occurs in February, so we might still have a little way to go. Patients often report that their initial symptom is either a sore throat or a cough. Some colds can be very severe and hard to differentiate from the...
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8/18/2011 8:37:39 AM
Sun Safety for Your Skin
The dog days of summer are here. Despite the heat, it’s still great to be outdoors, but whenever I set eyes on sunburned shoulders or bright red faces, I cringe—not just because it must be painful, but also because sunburns seem to be a risk factor for developing skin malignancies down the road. You may have heard that skin cancers are on the rise. Of the three types of skin malignancies, melanoma is the most dangerous. While fortunately it’s the least common of skin cancers, it accounts for about three-quarters of skin cancer deaths. So how does one recognize an early melanoma? When it comes to moles, remember ABCDE:  A for...
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Categories: From our Experts, Body
6/29/2011 7:21:49 AM
Arnica to the Rescue
Summer is finally here after a spring with a lot of rain and rather cool temperatures. When it finally turned warm a few weeks ago, everybody was out and about. The number of bicyclists that all of a sudden turned up on Route 9W, the popular biking route near Weleda’s headquarters, was quite staggering, and for me it was time to saddle up as well! It’s a rather scenic ride along the Hudson River, and I like to do my part for the environment by bicycling to the office. I am admittedly a fair-weather rider, so there is no need to look for me on the trails unless it is nice outside.The first ride of the season is always such a joy,...
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