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- Sleep: A Prescription for Better Health May 1, 2015
In today’s time-pressed world, a full night’s sleep has become akin to a luxury, but beware: it is a vital necessity. Lack of sleep affects your health, from stress to heart disease to overall well-being. Even an occasional all-nighter impedes our ability to concentrate, analyze information, and significantly, to drive, ...
- Lyme Disease: Solving the Puzzle May 1, 2015
Unsurprisingly for an illness known as “The Great Imitator,” the misconceptions surrounding Lyme Disease continue to proliferate. Acute or chronic? Highly treatable or stubbornly resistant? Misdiagnosed because of symptoms that mimic conditions like lupus, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease, or overestimated for the same reason? While television ...
- Spring 2015 Newsletter April 28, 2015
Please enjoy the spring 2015 newsletter featuring information on Lyme Disease, sleep and healthy eating.
- Heart Month: Patient Education and Nutritious Recipes February 3, 2015
February is American Heart Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States; one in every three deaths is the result of heart disease and stroke, equal to 2,200 deaths per day.
In an effort to ...
- Winter 2015 newsletter January 30, 2015
Please enjoy the winter 2015 newsletter featuring information on age-related macular degeneration (AMD), Vitamin D and winter’s best vegetables.
- Fall 2014 Newsletter November 7, 2014
Please enjoy the fall 2014 newsletter which covers bloodwork, hearing loss and energy bars.
- Smoothies: Nutrition That Goes Down Easy August 19, 2014
Freeze the fruit and boot up the blender—summer is the perfect time to develop a taste for smoothies. With the right ingredients, a day’s worth of vitamins and minerals can be packed into a remarkably healthy breakfast or working lunch. Smoothies can be found everywhere from juice bars to yogurt shops, ...
- Prescriptions: Take Exactly as Directed August 19, 2014
Look inside your medicine cabinet at your prescription bottles and ask: Have I read the label, stickered warnings and instructions? Have I discarded medications past their expiration dates? The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 80 percent of patients do not take their medications as prescribed. The ...
- Calorie Counting: A Weigh In August 19, 2014
Conventional wisdom: a calorie is a calorie, and to lose weight, you must take in fewer calories than you expend. Fast forward to today: all calories are not created equal. What makes up that calorie is more important than the calorie itself, emphatically stated by Jim ...
- Eating Patterns and Good Health July 16, 2014
For generations, people have considered two distinctly different questions about eating habits: which diet is healthiest versus which diet results in the greatest weight loss. It has long been thought that the Mediterranean approach to eating is healthy, and new research has given additional credence to this ...