The Healthy Lunchbox: Back to School Nutrition Tips

The Healthy Lunchbox: Nutrition Tips for Back to School

With the warm summer days behind us, it’s time to think about nutritious, fun, and delicious lunches to pack for your kids.  Sound like an overwhelming task?  Not anymore!  Here are some quick and easy tips and simple recipes to help you give your kids the nutrition they need to boost their energy and brainpower. [...]

West Nile Virus Facts and Prevention Tips

Prevent mosquito bites and West Nile Virus this summer

West Nile Virus (WNV) is spreading at a very rapid pace this year, with 16 deaths in the Dallas, TX area and moving across the country. The incubation period is 3-14 days. Although 80% of people infected by WNV are asymptomatic and not even aware they have it, the milder cases can present with fever, [...]

Getting Your Kids’ Feet in Back-to-School Shape

Prevent and treat foot pain to get your kids active!

The summer has flown by and once again thoughts are turning to school and to the children going back into regular shoes. This is a good time for parents to evaluate the children’s foot care needs and to try to prevent problems from developing. Warts are hard and painful lesions which usually appear on the [...]

Is the Mind/Body Connection Real?

Is the Mind/Body Connection real?

Do your thoughts and attitude have power over your physical health? Learn about the often fabled Mind/Body Connection from Dr. Brian Hainline in this video blog and find out for yourself!

Tips for Preventing and Treating Airplane Ear

Preventing and Treating Airplane Ear

Many of us have experienced Airplane Ear, also called barotrauma, during air travel. Airplane ear is caused by an imbalance in the air pressure in the middle ear space and the air pressure in the environment. Most people experience airplane ear during take-off when the plane is ascending quickly, or during landing when the plane [...]

Physician FAQ: “Do I Have Arthritis?”

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“Do I have arthritis?” This is the single most common question posed to a rheumatologist at a patient’s initial office visit. Usually they have been referred from their primary care physician for joint pain with abnormal laboratory studies suggesting an autoimmune condition. Autoimmune literally means an immune response against one’s own tissues. Arthritis is one [...]

The Importance of Hand Washing

Find out why washing your hands is so important!

“Wash your hands!” How many times have you heard that from your parents? When you were younger, you might have thought that they were just nagging you, but it is actually one of the most important things you can do to keep from getting sick. It is easy for germs on your hands to end [...]