Since the COVID-19 pandemic has gained a solid footing here in the U.S., there has been a lot of talk about whether the general public should be wearing masks. You may have seen people with masks on at the grocery store or pharmacy, and you’ve no doubt seen tutorials [...]
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The situation surrounding coronavirus disease, or COVID-2 is evolving rapidly and new information is available every day. For the most current information, please visit this page on COVID-2. Only a month ago we wrote about the novel coronavirus that started an epidemic in China, and at that time seemed [...]
UPDATE: Since this post was written the situation surrounding coronavirus disease, or COVID-2 has changed rapidly and new information is available every day. For the most current information, please visit this page on COVID-2. If any recent news story has been able to compete for headlines with politics, it’s [...]
You turned 50 and it started. Your doctor kept telling you it was time for your colonoscopy. And whether you procrastinated or immediately took your doctor’s advice, you were probably not very excited about the prospect. But you went ahead and booked the appointment and now you wonder what [...]
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… right? Not so fast. For a lot of us, the typical activities this time of year can stir up the holiday blues. And for those already struggling with issues such as depression or anxiety, holiday pressure can make things worse. Feeling [...]
If you’ve ever been to the doctor, you’ve probably heard about how important it is to eat right, get some exercise, and stop smoking. That’s because these lifestyle factors have been shown to have a direct impact on health. New research is starting to clarify the role of another [...]
Even as our population ages and disorders like stroke and dementia are on the rise, one essential role in the world of healthcare is often overlooked – the role of the caregiver. And because professional help is often not available, the caregiver role frequently falls to a family member [...]
We've got some good news and some bad news. From 1999-2016, there was a decrease in low quality carbohydrate (carb) consumption and an increase in high quality carb consumption in the U.S. That’s the good news. The bad news is we still eat way too much of the low [...]
You spend eight hours (at least!) each day you go to work. Wherever you work, it takes up a huge chunk of your life, and usually the relationship is mutually beneficial. You perform an agreed upon function and your employer gives you money. It's a terrific arrangement, but as [...]
Unless your experience is completely out of the ordinary, your blood pressure is checked on just about every medical visit, even if you are seeing your doctor for something that seems unrelated like a rash or a sprained ankle. Why all this focus on blood pressure? Well, high blood [...]