November 29, 2017

Flu season is here!  Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a respiratory infection caused by a virus. The flu is sometimes confused with a cold or 24 hour “bug.” Signs of the flu are high fever, sore muscles and throat, and being tired or sleepy. The flu is very con...

November 22, 2017

What is the common cold or flu? The cold and flu are upper respiratory tract infections that are caused by viruses. Antibiotics cannot be used to fight the cold or flu because they can only kill bacteria not viruses. There can be a real danger to taking antibiotics whe...

August 2, 2017

Do you have a family history of high cholesterol?

Risk factors for developing high cholesterol include:

  • Family History

  • High Blood Pressure

  • Diabetes

  • Obesity

  • Lack of Exercise

  • Poor Eating Habits

  • Smoking

  • Older Age

Preventing problems...

June 21, 2017

Stress can simply be described as the way human body responds to demand or threat. For example, whenever you experience a threat, your nervous system will release a cascade of hormones, requesting your body to respond to it. Medical research has revealed the dangers as...

June 14, 2017

According to the American Heart Association, About 85 million adults (approximately 1 in 3) in the United States have high blood pressure. Research shows that high blood pressure is a contributing factor to major health conditions including heart attack, heart failure,...

June 7, 2017

Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body's immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems, including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs.

Lupus...

May 31, 2017

May has been Mental Health Month.  Mental conditions are a serious topic that is not discussed often enough. The most common form of a mental condition is depression. Depression is a complex condition that can alter your life. It can change your relationships, how you...

May 17, 2017

                One of the biggest mistakes that people make when attempting to lose weight is setting lofty goals and resorting to drastic measures. My grandmother always said, “Fast doesn’t last. Slow down and do it right.”  When it comes to weight loss, these words...

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