2018: Resolve to Improve Your Health

In 2018, I’m going to lose weight. Come January, I’m going to quit smoking. This New Year, I’m going to eat healthier. New Year’s resolutions sound great when you share them with your friends and family. If you’re really serious about making some health-related changes, it’s time to bring in an expert: your primary care […]

Essential Oils: Consult Health Provider First

The lavender mist dancing from your diffuser may smell absolutely wonderful, but is it also making you feel calm? From the woodsy aroma of cedarwood to the clean scent of lemon, essential oils have become a staple in many homes nationwide. Chances are you either know someone who uses essential oils or you have a […]

Protect Your Newborn from the Flu: Get Vaccinated

Women who are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, should talk to their doctor about getting a flu shot. A flu shot not only helps protect a woman from getting influenza during pregnancy, it also provides important protection for her newborn. Pregnant women can get vaccinated for the flu during any trimester of their pregnancy, […]

Health Screenings Needed to Curb STD Rise

Sexually transmitted diseases are affecting more people than ever, hitting a record high, national statistics show. More than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in 2016, according to a report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s a sobering reminder that anyone who is sexually active should be […]

Flu Shot Myths Put Everyone At Risk

Despite widespread evidence that flu shots help protect people from getting sick, many still refuse to roll up their sleeves. If you’re one of those who question whether flu vaccines really work, chances are you’ve heard some of the widespread myths that seem to start circulating every fall. Sharon Budniak Reed, MD, a board-certified internal […]

Early Detection Key to Breast Cancer Treatment

Early detection remains the best weapon in the fight against breast cancer. When cancer is detected early, it improves your chances for successful treatment. The three ways to screen for breast cancer are mammograms, clinical breast exams and magnetic resonance imaging – a test for women who have a family history of breast cancer, certain […]

Prostate Cancer: Know Your Risk

Prostate cancer affects one out of seven men. Although it can be a serious disease, most men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer do not die from it. Fortunately, prostate cancer can often be detected with a simple blood test. The test measures the level of prostate-specific antigen in a blood sample. The blood […]

Hepatitis C Cases Rising: Do You Need to Be Tested?

As the number of new hepatitis C virus infections keeps rising, federal health authorities are urging people at risk to get tested. Nearly half of people living with the virus don’t know they’re infected. Many people don’t have any symptoms. Left untreated, people can develop liver cirrhosis, which can cause liver cancer. They can also […]

Student Athlete Concussions: Rest Prevents Longer Recovery

The last thing parents want to think about when they’re watching their children play sports this fall is whether they’re going to sustain an injury – especially a concussion. Yet concussions are one of the risks of playing sports – especially certain activities such as cheerleading, football, gymnastics, wrestling, field hockey and soccer.  To date, […]

Physical Therapy Program Helps Prevent Falling

Every 11 seconds, an older adult needs emergency care because they’ve injured themselves from a fall, according to federal health statistics. As we get older, many physical-related health issues make us more likely to lose our balance. Vision and hearing problems, medications that cause dizziness and not staying active all contribute to the risk of […]