Act F.A.S.T. with a Stroke

Stroke ranks as one of the leading causes of death and disability. The American Stroke Association states that knowing the signs of a stroke can save lives. By learning the acronym F.A.S.T, we can quickly tell if someone is developing a stroke. F – Face Drooping- One side of the Read more…

Physical Activity and Chronic Disease

Regular physical activity helps improve overall health, fitness, and quality of life.  Do you know it also helps reduce the risk of chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, many types of cancer, depression, and dementia? The World Health Organization (WHO), reported that physical inactivity is the fourth leading Read more…

When the Nose Doesn’t Know

Did COVID-19 disrupt the sense of smell? Coronavirus is not the only virus that affects the ability to smell, but it is unique in the way in which it does so. As an example, the common cold causes an inflammatory response in the nose, and mucus builds up which reduces Read more…

So, You’ve Been Vaccinated

Getting vaccinated is an exciting step toward enjoying the activities we knew and love before the pandemic, but a shot in the arm won’t magically solve all our problems. After close to a year of pandemic fatigue, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines for people Read more…

Checkup Questions

Taking an active role in our health care can help ensure we receive the best possible care from the doctor. One way to do this is to make sure to get the most out of the office visit by preparing ahead of time. By preparing ahead of time, both you Read more…

Best Medicine – Laughter

It’s no secret that laughing feels good. Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sneeze, or sniffle. Humor and laughter can help strengthen the immune systems, boost energy, help reduce pain, and reduce the effects of stress. Best of all, laughing is Read more…

Low Vitamin D Linked to Headaches

Insufficient levels of vitamin D have been linked to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, and musculoskeletal pain. According to the University of Eastern Finland, The Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor study found low vitamin D may increase the risk of chronic headache. The study examined approximately 2,600 men aged Read more…

Can a Toothbrush Make You Sick?

We all know the importance of good oral hygiene. We brush our teeth two or three times a day. Yet, we may not realize that our toothbrush harbors millions of bacteria. Scientists have found more than 10 million bacteria living on a toothbrush. Here are just a few of the Read more…

Medication Management

Family caregivers are often tasked with managing their aging loved ones’ medications. Studies show that 87% of seniors take one prescription drug, 36% take 5 or more, and 38% use over-the-counter medications. Taking medicine correctly is essential for treating our loved one’s health conditions and managing symptoms. Putting a simple Read more…

What to Do After Your Doctor Visit

Visiting your doctor is often only a first step to good health. What you do next can be even more important. Here are some tips to help you get the care you need: Ask your doctor’s office to notify you when your next visit or recommended health screenings should happen. Read more…