Outdoor Summer Tips

Summer. After a long winter, nothing beats playing outside in the sun with your family and friends. Here are a few tips for making your outdoor activities even more enjoyable. 1. Stay hydrated! Remember to pack a water bottle. This is particularly important if you plan on working or exercising outside. Too many forget to stay…

The Mediterranean Diet

By Julie Wiekamp, MPAS, PA-C Fad diets are everywhere. You can’t turn on the TV, flip through a magazine or even have a friendly conversation without hearing about the “latest and greatest” way to lose weight. From fasting to gluten free, the marketplace is full of messages on what we “should” or “shouldn’t” eat. So…

Seasonal Allergies

Spring is finally here! After a long, cold winter you can’t wait to get outside and experience all of its glory. But, about halfway through the yard work, your eyes start to itch. Really itch! In fact, just looking at your neighbor’s tree will cause you to sneeze. Before you know it, your nose is so stuffy…

AMERICAN HEART MONTH

February is American Heart Month- a month to pause and consider our heart health. Heart disease remains the number one cause of death for Americans, both male and female. Males are at greater risk above age 45, while women are at greater risk above age 55. Other risk factors for heart disease include elevated blood…

Influenza

It hit you like a truck. You were fine in the morning, but by noon you had developed a runny nose, high fever, body aches, chills and a dry cough. All you want to do is wrap up in a blanket and lie down. Really, they could hire you for the next cold and flu…