Breast cancer is a frightening but treatable cancer. It is important to detect it early so that it can be cured and/or treated in the least invasive way possible. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, and the leading cause of cancer death in women. Mammograms are the single thing most likely to
Health Tip of the Month Archives
Chronic diseases such as diabetes can present a lot of difficulties for individuals. They need to worry about controlling their sugar, taking their medications, keeping their appointments, watching their diet, and the list goes on and on. However, one thing we don’t often talk about is literally right under our diabetic patients’ noses: their gums!
What is dementia and how is it related to Alzheimer’s disease? Dementia is loss of brain function resulting in memory problems. There are multiple brain disorders that cause dementia, but Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause. Alzheimer’s disease is progressive and affected individuals lose their memory and have other cognitive impairments. What is your
As soon-to-be-moms whether to breastfeed is one of the first big decisions we make for our baby. We know that breastfeeding is preferred and recommended by health professionals. The Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months and then breastfeeding with complementary foods being introduced for up to one year or longer.
Pregnancy is an exciting and sometimes nerve-racking time for many women and their partners. The average pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks after the beginning of the last menstrual period. It takes a lot of work and energy to grow the microscopic group of cells to a full-sized baby. Here are some helpful tips for a
Why is it important to take care of our children’s teeth? Kids need healthy teeth to eat, especially crunchy foods like vegetables. Cavities are painful and our children may not be able to explain what’s bothering them. It’s important to keep the primary teeth healthy as place holders for secondary teeth. And a bright white
As the summer months near, we start thinking about summer vacations, holidays, swimming, summer sports and barbecues. This is a fun time of year but we also want to avoid some of the problems that can be caused by hot summer days. Dehydration, heat exhaustion and sunburn can take the fun out of your summer.
Living here in a high-altitude desert, summer is a time we all joyfully anticipate! In our rush to enjoy the too-short months of summer, we could easily overlook some summer safety tips. A quick safety review can make a BIG difference. Who wants to get injured or ill on vacation, right?! Summer Safety Tips for
There are many benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby. Breastfeeding provides protection against infection, excellent nutrition and growth factors for babies, along with prevention from future diseases. Mom’s heal better when breastfeeding. Breastmilk is full of antibodies which help fight infection. Babies that are breastfed are less likely to get ear infections, respiratory viruses,
SKIN,SKIN…IT HOLDS US IN…and we should take care of it. Skin care is one of the most important things you can do for a healthy body. One way to care for the skin is to avoid skin cancer. Most skin cancers are preventable and this is done by avoiding the damaging effects of UV radiation