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Sunday, November 27, 2022

African Americans must take steps to protect brain health

November 18, 2022

Brain health was the topic of a recent study published this month in JAMA Neurology (the Journal of the American Medical Association Neurology). The news of this study was indeed sobering. The study analyzed the brains of 1,500 study participants via MRI scans. Researchers were studying the effects of aging on the brains of the […]


The promise of the genomic revolution is alive

November 11, 2022

Health care providers can do noninvasive testing to determine in some instances the best medication for you to take. We are all different and the way we respond to medication can vary. This has to do with the genes we inherit from our parents. These genes do not change so one’s response to medications should […]


Sleep hygiene in its fullest state can be life altering

October 21, 2022

Sleep has been one of the things most people have sought refuge in during the pandemic. Sleep is one of those things that is free to all, though not valued as it should be. A lack of sleep can be physically and psychologically debilitating resulting in poor health. The hygiene of sleep is an almost […]


President Biden announces fix to family glitch in Obamacare subsidies

October 14, 2022

With an estimated 5.1 million people falling into the so-called family glitch – primarily children and women – the Biden administration has issued a rule that makes it easier for those with employer-sponsored health plans to get Affordable Care Act subsidies. The rule, which comes from the Internal Revenue Service, fixes the glitch that prevented […]


The 114 Club

September 30, 2022

We have a running joke in my office about people belonging to the 114 Club. That would be a group of people, who desire to live until the age of 114. Some people have said they have no desire to live that long. They fear out living their family and friends and just do not […]


Recipes: Flavorful Family Favorites for Hectic School Nights

September 23, 2022

(Family Features) Once the homework is finished and long days in the classroom and at the office are drawing to a close, you’re likely to find hungry loved ones waiting near the kitchen. When busy school nights have you feeling like you’re pinched for time, turn to recipes that are easy to make yet still […]


New COVID booster available and don’t forget the flu shot

September 23, 2022

We are about to enter a very busy season of the year. The carefree days of summer are passing by. Hopefully most of us have had time to relax and reevaluate our lives. The COVID-19 pandemic, which may be in a new phase, is not over and thus we must continuously be vigilant about washing […]


It is important to be consistent when taking prescription medications

September 16, 2022

When you receive a new prescription, it comes with directions on how the medication should be taken. It is remarkable how many people fail to read the directions and just take the pills at any time. The directions on how a medication should be taken are indeed important. It could be the difference between a […]


Know the signs of Peripheral Vascular Disease

September 9, 2022

Throughout the year, we pay special attention to various illnesses. We try to bring information to the forefront about these health conditions. One of the conditions that we highlight this month is Peripheral Vascular Disease or PAD. This is an insidious condition that robs many people of their freedom and their lives. Did you know […]


More than 30 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes

September 2, 2022

To say that diabetes is complicated is an understatement. The medical condition occurs when the blood sugar is elevated over a prolonged period of time. Initial symptoms may include frequent thirst, increased urination and increased appetite. The problem lies in the consequences that happen in people with diabetes. These patients, if left untreated, manifest a […]


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