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Diabetes: Risks and Warning Signs

By jsmith | November 12, 2021

November is American Diabetes Month (ADM), a time to raise awareness and talk about preventing and managing diabetes. More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, and an additional 84 million people in the U.S. are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This month, we’re reviewing how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while living…

The Best and Worst Candy for Kid’s Teeth

By jsmith | October 28, 2021

During October, grocery store aisles are lined with candy corn, festive cookies, frosted cupcakes, and every type of candy under the sun. Thanks to all the gooey goodness, it’s only appropriate that October is National Dental Hygiene Month! Types of Candy Let’s talk Halloween candy—what’s okay, and what you may want to skip on buying…

Women’s Ovarian Health

By jsmith | September 27, 2021

Do you know what’s going on in your ovaries? September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness Month. We’re covering both issues on the blog today because women’s reproductive health deserves to be talked about more. Let’s dive in!   Ovarian Cancer Although it’s called ovarian cancer, it can develop outside of…

What is Gastroparesis?

By jsmith | August 19, 2021

A good majority of the patients we see come in with some type of abdominal pain. Stomach discomfort is extremely common and can be caused by a multitude of things. There’s celiac disease, IBS, and ulcers, to name a few, but have you ever heard of gastroparesis? If not, we’re here to teach you for…

What You Need to Know About CPR

By jsmith | July 26, 2021

Countless lives are saved every day by cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, and it’s some of the most valuable knowledge you can have. This week on the blog, we’re covering the basics of CPR, including when and how to give it. When to use CPR If someone is not breathing, it’s time to perform CPR. CPR…

Celebrate the Fourth of July the Safe Way

By jsmith | July 1, 2021

It’s the Fourth of July weekend, and we’re ready to celebrate! Nothing kills the mood faster than an accident or injury at a holiday gathering. That’s why we’re reviewing these important outdoor safety tips, so nothing interferes with your fun-filled Independence Day! Grilling safety Whether you have ribs, kabobs, or veggies on the menu, grilling…

Men’s Health Month

By jsmith | June 22, 2021

June is recognized as Men’s Health Month, an opportunity to bring awareness to the health issues men face and encourage early detection and treatment. Congressman Bill Richardson said it best. “Recognizing and preventing men’s health problems is not just a man’s issue. Because of its impact on wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters. Men’s health is…

Family Health and Fitness Day

By jsmith | June 10, 2021

Get together and get moving for National Family Health and Fitness Day this Saturday, June 12! Family Health and Fitness Day was created by the National Recreation and Park Association to encourage physical activity while also highlighting the important role parks and recreational areas play in keeping our communities healthy. Make a Change Whether you’re…

FDA Approves Breakthrough Drug for Alzheimer’s Disease

By jsmith | June 8, 2021

The FDA has granted accelerated approval for Aduhelm (aducanumab), a drug used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Drugs approved under the accelerated approval pathway have proven to be more beneficial than what’s currently on the market for life-threatening illnesses. Considering Aduhelm is the first drug of its kind and the first Alzheimer’s treatment to be approved…

Managing Allergies and Asthma

By jsmith | May 3, 2021

In 1984, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declared May to be “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.” With May being peak season for both allergies and asthma, it’s an opportune time to discuss the conditions that affect more than 65 million Americans. Allergens Allergies are a hypersensitive immune response to allergens in…