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 [...]

What You Need to Know About Acupuncture

Can acupuncture help me? Find out!

Acupuncture can treat a variety of illness and disease states. One example is arthritis, an inflammatory condition quite prevalent in the baby boomer generation. Acupuncture can be helpful in giving relief to many arthritis sufferers. How does this work? Most practitioners of acupuncture answer this question using “Eastern Concepts” of energy flow or “chi,” which [...]

How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Tips on getting a good night's sleep

A good night’s sleep is essential for having a wonderful productive day! Each of us knows the feeling and how difficult it is to function on too little shut-eye. Here are some tips to keep in mind to ensure a good night’s sleep: Your body likes a routine that includes going to sleep and waking [...]

Going Gluten-Free: Answers to Your Most Common Questions

Going Gluten-Free

If you have been diagnosed with celiac disease, proper nutrition plays an integral role in managing signs and symptoms of the disease and in preventing complications.  Although a complete overhaul of your current diet may seem daunting, it is important to realize that many of the foods you already consume can be safely incorporated into [...]

Summer Skin Safety: Preventing Melanoma

Tips for summer skin safety - preventing melanoma

Melanoma is a cancer that originates in melanocytes of the skin. The incidence of Melanoma has recently gone up. Reasons for this increase include depletion of the ozone layer and tanning bed use. If caught early this cancer has a cure rate of over 90%. Up to one-fifth of patients diagnosed late will die. This [...]