Tips for Healthy Living

When Heartburn Isn’t Harmless
August 11th, 2017

If you’ve ever experienced serious heartburn, you may have thought you were having a heart attack. Many people describe the feeling as a “burning,” “stabbing” or “tightening” sensation in their chest, and it often occurs shortly after a big meal or during exercise. So it’s no surprise that this very common symptom is named as it is. But what’s actually causing your pain? And when should you...


Keep Your Child Safe
July 28th, 2017

Don’t let heat illness ruin your child’s summer

Did you know that a child’s body heats up 3-5 times faster than an adult’s? Because of this, children get dehydrated and experience heat illness much quicker than the rest of us. Common side effects of dehydration and heat illness include dizziness, vomiting, headaches and fainting. While it’s impossible to avoid the heat completely,...

3 Common Causes of Painful Periods
July 21st, 2017

As women, most of us are all-too-familiar with that uncomfortable time of the month when our bodies experience so many changes that affect our moods, our energy, and our general feeling of wellness. Many of us also experience various degrees of cramping, pressure, bloating and pain.

In fact, more than 80 percent of women experience painful periods at one time or another,...


Hernia Repair
July 13th, 2017

After Bariatric Surgery

A hernia is a bulge or protrusion of tissue through a weakened spot in the abdominal wall, muscle or other tissue that contains it. Many types of surgery can put you at risk of developing one, in part because the spot where the surgery takes place is weakened at the point of contact with a surgical instrument. Bariatric (or “weight loss”) surgery such as...

3 Lifestyle Changes to Lower Your Cholesterol
July 06th, 2017

Get heart-healthy with our simple lifestyle tips

Abnormal cholesterol levels can have adverse side effects on your health, which is why it is very important that you attend your annual wellness visits so your doctor can keep tabs on your cholesterol. There are two types of cholesterol: HDL and LDL. LDL (low-density lipoprotein) is the “bad” cholesterol and HDL (high-density...