Autism Awareness Day

Autism Awareness Day

AUTISM AWARENESS DAY April 2nd WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY In case you weren’t familiar with the blue, yellow, red, and purple puzzle pieces you are seeing all over social media, April 2nd marks World Autism Awareness Day. The multi-colored puzzle pieces represent the...
Cardiovascular Disease in Women

Cardiovascular Disease in Women

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE IN WOMEN Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is often considered a man’s disease, but the world’s greatest killer afflicts women at similar rates. This misconception causes excess disease and death because both patients and providers incorrectly feel...
A Look at Hand Washing

A Look at Hand Washing

A Look at Hand Washing A Brief History… Unless you are a medical professional, you’ve probably never heard of Ignaz Semmelweis. Yet, his discovery may have saved more lives than any health discovery ever. In the mid-19th century, approximately 10% of childbirths...

Get Prepared for Cold and Flu Season

GET PREPARED FOR COLD AND FLU SEASON Impact of the Cold and Flu It’s that time of year: cold and flu season. According to the National Institutes of Health, each year Americans will get over a billion colds (yes, you are likely to get more than one) and 5%-20%...
Knowing Your Family Health History

Knowing Your Family Health History

KNOWING YOUR FAMILY HEALTH HISTORY Importance of Knowing Your Family Health History   Modern medicine has made such advanced leaps in the past century that our greatest health concerns are lifestyle-related; we can, to a degree, manage risk by practicing specific...
Acid Reflux and GERD

Acid Reflux and GERD

Acid Reflux and GERD Thanksgiving is marked by giving thanks for what we have and by eating, lots and lots of eating. You know the drill, after copious amounts of turkey and mashed potatoes, followed by a few servings of pumpkin pie, that inevitable burning sensation...