Eric Patterson

    Eric Patterson
    Eric L. Patterson, LPC, is a professional counselor in western Pennsylvania, who has been working for over a decade to help his clients live happier lives. By night, he is a dad, husband, runner and freelance writer specializing in transferring his mental health knowledge and experience into clear, actionable content for his readers.
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    What Is Cystic Fibrosis?

    Sep 5 2018
    Cystic fibrosis is a lung disorder that causes an excessive amount of mucus in and around the lungs, pancreas, and other organs throughout the body.
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    Why Do People Snore?

    Jul 20 2018
    Why do people snore? Almost everyone will snore at some point in their lives and it may be because of weight, nasal issues or something else.
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    When a Fever Is More Than a Fever

    Jun 7 2018
    A fever is a temporary increase in the body’s temperature to help the body fight against bone, respiratory and other types of infections.
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    How Does Screen Time Affect Children?

    May 10 2018
    Is your child spending too much time on their TV, mobile, or tablet screen? Parents, here are five tips to help limit screen time for children.