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Wednesday , November 21st 2018

Fitness trackers: Good but not perfect

June 1, 2017

The fitness tracker craze is very strong and seems to be getting stronger. It seems to be a sign that we as Americans are hopefully getting into a good space as we work on our physical fitness. The trackers, at one time, were quite bulky and unattractive. Well, that has been addressed. Developers have invented […]


The importance of good blood pressure

May 30, 2017

As we go about this world we are all reminded that there are certain things we should be doing to maintain our health. We all strive to have that beautiful green yard this time of the year with beautiful flowers. They do not come without effort. The yard must be tended with fertilizing the soil, […]


Be cautious with pain medications

May 19, 2017

The weather is getting warm and a lot of people will restart activities not seen since the fall. That lawn beckons, household repairs seem to pop up and those who require the warmth to exercise will all start up again. I will start to see those weekend warriors hit our office doors. They use and […]


Take care to avoid food poisoning

May 5, 2017

The warmer months of the year have arrived and it is this time of year that I typically see more cases of foodborne illnesses or food poising. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) states that anybody can get food poising but most people do not think about it until they or someone they […]


Preventing hearing loss

April 27, 2017

You are sitting down talking to a friend or a family member and they are constantly asking you to repeat what you just said. Not only is it aggravating to you and the person with the hearing problem, it stops the easy flow of communicating. Dr. Jennifer Derebery of the House Ear Clinic and Institute […]


Take precautions when flying with medical conditions

April 21, 2017

It comes without a doubt that with our increasingly mobile society, traveling may occur anytime of the year but the warmer months of the calendar usually seem to see the majority of the traveling. Remember that traveling with the elderly or those with medical problems can make the journey much harder. There are times when […]


Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder among the elderly

March 31, 2017

We all know children that just seem to have difficulty staying in their seats. We see them squirming around, having trouble awaiting their turns in games and fidgeting with their hands. We typically see this in little boys and it is known as Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The truth is that we also miss […]


Preventing and treating the most common allergies

March 24, 2017

Many of us look forward to the start of the spring season and the warmer weather it brings, but unfortunately with that weather comes a very unwelcome condition, Allergies. It is estimated by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of American that 50 million people, nearly one out of every five persons, suffer from allergies in […]


When should the elder driver stop driving?

March 10, 2017

One of the more sensitive events of aging happens when the time comes to question whether a family member should still drive. So many times a minor fender bender will prompt a family member, or in some cases the authorities, to ask if the time for driving has passed. This is a sensitive question. The […]


Healthy choices today help during senior years

March 3, 2017

On so many occasions I hear people lament about getting older. They feel that their youth is gone and certain parts of their life are also gone. I remind them that if they do not get older the alternative is not good, death. For some, a chuckle ensues for others, I am not sure what […]


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