Monthly Archives: October 2016

How Food Impacts Your Kidneys

Thanksgiving Food Safety As some of the body’s primary waste removal vehicles, the kidneys are vital to basic health. They filter our blood nonstop, removing harmful toxins and excess in the form of urination. Without them, our bodies would slowly fill with what would effectively become poison over time. Kidney disease is enormously prevalent, though, with roughly one... Read more »

Financial Wellness Check-up

Financial Wellness Check-up The new year is just around the corner away, so if you’re having a difficult time meeting your financial goals, or worried about future expenses; it may be time to re-assess your plans. Autumn is a great time to take a second look at your spending habits and make some changes before the holiday season.... Read more »

Environmental Cancer Causes

Ebstein's anomaly In the year 2016, the discerning American knows how common cancer risks are in daily life. Our genes, diets, habits and even some of our personal vices could all include potential causes of this devastating disease. Often overlooked when discussing exposure to carcinogens, though, is perhaps the greatest threat of all: The environment around us.... Read more »

What Gas Can Tell You

Acid Reflux and Heartburn: Causes and Prevention It may not be appropriate dinner conversation, but gas and flatulence are realities for everyone. While it’s natural to keep these elements of life more private, many aren’t aware of the basic benefits to releasing gas – and the pitfalls we can run into within this process. Why You Have Gas Gas within the body... Read more »

3 Most Common Sleep Disorders

Weather Changes – Asthma & Allergies The human body is like a battery: It needs to be recharged from time to time after burning stored energy, and sleep is the primary method. Studies have shown that adequate amounts of sleep can improve memory, increase life expectancy, sharpen the mind’s attention span and even show physical benefits like increased heart health and... Read more »

Taking Care of Yourself After Giving Birth

OB/GYN - Yearly Checkups: Pap Smears Pregnancy is an incredible process that produces life and can take a major toll on the mother’s body. The postpartum period begins as soon as you give birth and ends “when the mother's body has nearly returned to its pre-pregnant state” and typically lasts six to eight weeks. During the postpartum period, you may be so... Read more »

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Saftey Tips Halloween can be a time full of laughs, family time and treats. Check out these tips to make sure that your spooky holiday isn’t tainted by a trip to the ER, veterinarian or worse. Health Tips Halloween candy has a reputation of hanging around long after October has come and gone, but how long is... Read more »

What You Need To Know About Scoliosis

What is an Embolism? Scoliosis is a condition characterized by an abnormal curvature of the spine. The condition affects 2 to 3 percent of the population, according to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, which means 6 to 9 million people in the United States have curvature of the spine. When viewed from the side, you can see the... Read more »

5 Tips for Halloween Safety

5 Tips for Halloween Safety Kids celebrate while they tally their final take on Halloween night.  However, as a family physician, I know that for many parents, the celebration doesn’t start until their youngsters make it through another Halloween, safe and sound.  Here are five children’s Halloween safety issues to be aware of: Choking on Candy Many parents are surprised... Read more »

3 Functions of Your Kidneys You Might Not Know

Bone Density Scan Your kidneys are the superheroes of the human body, filtering 120 to 150 quarts of blood each day to remove toxins, but did you know that they perform other vital functions too? Most people are born with two kidneys, but many people born with only one kidney or who lose a kidney through illness, accident or... Read more »