Food Safety During Storms – What You Need to Know!

Food Safety During Storms

Hurricane Sandy has already begun barreling up the Northeast, and if she’s anything like the last big storm we faced, we could be looking at days without power. So you’ve stocked up on water, batteries, flashlights, and other essentials, but what about food? It’s important to have a stock of non-perishable foods items (foods that [...]

Breast Cancer Awareness: Mammography… It Can Save Your Life!

Mammography - It Can Save Your Life!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Mammography is a critical tool in the fight against breast cancer. Learn about the different types of mammography and how a mammogram can detect breast cancer early and potentially save your life! Screening Mammography: Usually involving two x-ray images of each breast, the screening mammography is used to check [...]

World Sight Day: Why See an Eye Doctor?

World Sight Day: Why See an Eye Doctor?

My eyes are just fine, then why should I see an eye doctor? Eye conditions, much like many general health related issues such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol, are often silent in their early stages.  Just like we rely on routine physicals to evaluate our general health, we need complete eye examinations to [...]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Tips For Conducting Self-Exams

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the perfect opportunity for women to brush up on breast exam basics. Self-exams are a simple, easy-to-perform tool in an effort to detect breast cancer – and it’s free! Find out about the importance of self breast exams, along with tips on effectively conducting one, in this informative video!

Flu Vaccine: What You Need to Know

Flu Vaccine

The best way to treat the nightmarish flu is to prevent it with a Flu Shot! Vaccination should begin as soon as possible and should not be delayed. All people 6 months and older are now recommended to receive an influenza vaccination each year. The 2012-2013 flu vaccine will protect against three different flu viruses: [...]

Don’t Let Fall Allergies Get You Down

Fall Allergies

The leaves are changing colors and temperatures are dropping, that means you’re undoubtedly suffering from seasonal allergies! While avoidance therapy may control allergy symptoms, many allergy sufferers will require treatment. There are two types of allergy treatment: Medication (that is self-administered) and Allergy Injection Therapy. There are several medications available to help manage allergy symptoms. Allergy medications [...]

Stay Healthy This Flu Season

Avoid the flu this flu season!

Summer is over and the temperature is slowly starting to drop, don’t look now but flu season is just around the corner. Find out how you can stay healthy this flu season and avoid the illness altogether by getting a flu shot!

Kids, Asthma, and Allergies

Kids, Asthma, and Allergies

Did you know that the beginning of the school year is when most children with asthma have a flare of their symptoms?  Not only is asthma one of the most common diseases of childhood, but it is also one of the most common reasons why children miss school.  Despite better understanding and improved medication for [...]

Raising Your Child Without Owning a Thermometer (Really!)

Raising Children Without a Thermometer

One of a parents’ greatest fears is FEVER!  I would like to tell you that “fever is your friend.” Yes, that dreaded temp of 103°F at 3 in the morning is… a good thing.  I know it sounds crazy, but this is what science tells us. The one exception to that is fever younger than [...]

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. [...]