The KETO diet...?

One of the diets that is really popular right now is the KETO diet. KETO is short for ketogenic- meaning “producing ketones”. In this...

AntiBiotics: 7 Facts you should know

Here are seven facts you should know to Be Antibiotics Aware: 1. Antibiotics save lives. When a patient needs antibiotics, the benefits...

Reason for you to get a flu shot

Flu season started in November and continues through March. The CDC recommends everyone 6 months old and up get the flu shot, but this is...

What color is your urine??

We'll get to the title question soon - but let's start with this..... Do you drink enough water? Each of the cells in our body is made...

Flu for you? No thanks...

Flu season is rapidly approaching. There are several things you can do to protect yourself and your family. First: wash your hands often...

The Danger of Diet Soda!

I know a lot of people have concerns about obesity and the health consequences of this national epidemic. Many people, in their attempt...

Kids: Wash your Hands & Sing!

School has started, and so now we parents worry about the spread of germs. According to the CDC, handwashing is your own “do it yourself...

Vape or Smoke? Is one healthier?

Many people have started to use the e-cigarette or vapor pen. Why? Maybe to stop smoking, wean themselves off cigarettes, or just to be...

Stopped smoking? Then read this...

Are you a current or former smoker? If so, you are at an increased risk of developing COPD. COPD is an acronym for chronic obstructive...

Your Heart : Your Engine!

Have you been thinking about your heart health lately? Your heart is your engine, driving vital molecules to your tissues. There are some...

Missing some "A"? Watch out...

If you have difficulty absorbing fat due to a disease affecting the gastrointestinal tract, you may not be absorbing Vitamin A. A vitamin...

Zinc-o-rama!

Is Zinc an important micronutrient? You bet!! It helps the immune system fight off invading bacteria and viruses. During pregnancy,...

Exercise & TV - say whaaat?!?

We all know we need to exercise. And we mean actually to get it done too. But we are busy and don’t see any way to fit in changing...

What to do when it's HOT

It’s hot outside! On hot days, it's important to take precautions to prevent heat exhaustion or a heat stroke, a medical emergency,...

The secret to healthy eating?

There has been a lot of buzz lately about the “Mediterranean diet” and it’s health benefits, but what exactly is on this diet? Honestly,...

Be careful this summer!

Did you know that up to 90% of melanomas (malignant skin cancers) are caused by exposure to UV light, which includes the sun? Please be...

The right kind of Chocolate!

Studies have indicated that eating 1-2 ounces dark chocolate daily may lower blood pressure, and that dark chocolate may decrease total...

What’s the big deal about Vitamin D?

Vitamin D seems to be the current “next big thing” in medicine right now—everyone is either taking it or being told they should be taking...