Monthly Archives: May 2016

5 Health Tips to Get Your Family Ready for Summer

Dangers of Diarrhea You’ve sprung forward an hour, the equinox is behind us, the days are longer and you can almost smell dinner cooking on the patio grill. As you daydream of moving the coats and snow boots to the back of the closet and stocking up on new flip-flops and shorts, here are five tips to help... Read more »

5 Essential Roles of a Family Practitioner Doctor

5 Roles of Family Doctor If we asked you which type of doctor schedules the largest number of office visits every year, would you guess obstetrician? Pediatrician? Gynecologist? Actually, it’s not any of those. Approximately one in four of all office visits are made to family physicians. That’s 214 million office visits each year in the United States – nearly... Read more »

Ear Wax: Friend of Foe?

Ear Wax Friend or Foe Hearing loss might have been on Greek historian Herodotus’ mind when he remarked, “Men trust their ears less than their eyes.” For those who suffer from it, hearing loss is no laughing matter.  It affects around 48 million Americans – one out of every five – to some degree, the Hearing Loss Association of America... Read more »

3 Skin Treatments to Make You 10 Years Younger

3 Skin Treatments to Look Younger Are you tired of looking in the mirror only to notice wrinkles, sagging skin and other premature signs of aging staring back at you? If so, then you're not alone. Each year alone, people in the United States spend more than a combined two billion dollars on anti-aging skin care products. By better understanding what... Read more »

Finding the Right Doctor for a High-Risk Pregnancy

Finding the Right Doctor - High Risk-Pregnancy Being pregnant is often one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. You are growing a tiny human inside you. How truly amazing is that?  It’s a very natural part of life, but for some women, the process isn’t so easy. High-risk pregnancy is defined as having certain risk factors that might create difficulties... Read more »

A Discussion About Erectile Dysfunction: Some Frequently Asked Questions

A Discussion about Erectile Dysfunction Erectile dysfunction is a problem achieving and maintaining an erection long enough to engage in sex. People used to use the word, "impotence", but most healthcare professionals now use the term, "erectile dysfunction". Let's look at some of the most common questions that are asked about erectile disfunction: 1) Is erectile dysfunction common? Erectile dysfunction... Read more »

Immune System Disorders to be Aware Of

Immune System Disorders to be aware of Your body encounters billions of germs each day, according to Everyday Health, and it is up to your immune system to protect you from this constant barrage of bacteria and viruses. Every surface you touch increases your risk for exposure to dangerous or deadly pathogens, as does every breath of air you inhale. A weak... Read more »

5 Tips for Developing a Healthy Relationship With Your Doctor

Healthy Relationship with Doctor A meta-analysis of 13 studies conducted by doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital published in 2014 found that people with conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and osteoarthritis experienced better health when they collaborated well with their doctors. The researchers noted: The cornerstones of all healthy relationships are respect and trust, and nowhere is... Read more »

Best Practices to Protect Yourself From Sun Overexposure

Best Practices from Sun Overexposure Summer means longer days and more time for outdoor family fun. While you’re always mindful of protecting your children and keeping them safe from harm, one of the most important things you can do to safeguard their health and prevent cancer as they grow is to protect them from overexposure to the sun now. "If... Read more »