June 19 World Sickle Cell Day

Following a Resolution passed by the United Nations in 2008, June 19 has been formally established as World Sickle Cell Day. The day is designed to increase public knowledge and education about sickle cell disease (SCD). The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America provides a good primer on this inherited [...]

2022-06-16T14:16:44-04:00June 16th, 2022|

June is Men’s Health Month

OK, guys.  This month is for you. The month of June features a special focus on Men’s Health.  A good reminder for men to pay attention to health signals and age-adjusted concerns.  Guys, a little attention goes a long way—especially when it comes to providing yourselves with the best opportunity [...]

2022-05-23T12:41:03-04:00June 1st, 2022|

May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month

It’s been called a “silent killer” with good reason.  And good reason why the month of May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) defines high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, as blood pressure that is higher than normal.  Left untreated, it can [...]

2022-05-23T09:30:10-04:00May 23rd, 2022|

May is Food Allergy Awareness Month

Just as Spring pollen count can trigger itchy eyes, coughing and wheezing, coming into contact with foods you may be allergic to likewise can trigger negative reactions. Food allergies are a growing concern in the United States and one of the reasons the month of May is used to draw [...]

2022-05-19T14:48:37-04:00May 20th, 2022|

Tips to Handle a Dental Emergency

Dental issues can typically wait for office hours for treatment. If you’ve got a minor toothache, for instance, or you’re concerned about your gums, you can generally make it through the night and call your dentist in the morning. In some cases, though, we face true dental emergencies. When something [...]

2022-05-16T15:48:38-04:00May 16th, 2022|

Are ER Doctors and Family Medicine Doctors Similar?

When accidents or sicknesses strike, knowing which doctor to call can save you stress, money, and time while ensuring you get the treatment you need when you need it. Learn the differences and similarities between ER doctors and family medicine doctors, the types of patients they treat, and their unique [...]

2022-06-23T11:05:07-04:00May 13th, 2022|

Identifying ADHD

How much do you know about ADHD? A complex neurodevelopmental disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is widely misunderstood. In fact, even though it affects both children and adults, the symptoms can be hard to recognize. There’s no single test used to diagnose this condition, but it can affect a [...]

2022-04-28T16:21:02-04:00April 22nd, 2022|

How to Control Anxious Thoughts

It’s perfectly normal to have worries or feelings of anxiety. People worry about their everyday lives, about what’s in the news, and about the world in general. It’s ok to feel anxious sometimes, but if worry and anxiety start to be excessive, these anxious thoughts can put a strain on [...]

2022-04-28T16:32:19-04:00April 20th, 2022|

7 Steps to Help you Cope with Stress

Stress is a normal part of the human condition. Everyone deals with stressful situations from time to time, and different people experience stress in different ways. It’s important to learn how to deal with stress so that it doesn’t overwhelm you, because too much stress can be harmful. Can stress [...]

2022-04-25T11:18:12-04:00April 15th, 2022|

April Is Stress Awareness Month

Since 1992, the month of April has been observed as “Stress Awareness Month.” With the added stress of dealing with a second year of Covid-19 on top of the daily stresses we regularly face, now is a good time to take note of exactly what stress is, how it can [...]

2022-06-23T11:08:05-04:00April 13th, 2022|
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