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.
Health Tip of the Month Archives
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
A Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a way of delivering healthcare that is patient-centered, team-based, comprehensive, accessible and committed to safety and quality.Being patient-centered means that you, the patient, are in partnership with your healthcare team. The team consists of you, your family, and the healthcare team. The healthcare team aims to provide comprehensive care.
Vaccines are medications that prevent certain diseases. Vaccinations are safe and effective. Vaccines work with your immune system to prevent disease. They are monitored by vaccination safety panels in the U.S. and other countries. There can be side effects such as soreness at the site of injection or a slight fever. The side effects are
For Baby Boomers (born 1945-1965) one in 30 has Hepatitis C; most do not even know about it. There is a virus out there that has not been talked about much. It is called Hepatitis C virus. It infects the liver. It can hide in the body for decades. If left untreated, Hep C can
You know you have them – those bottles of pills and other prescription medications that have expired or gone unused for years. They’re in the back of your bathroom drawer or on the top shelf of a medicine cabinet. And you’re not alone. Did you know the average American household has four pounds of prescribed
Many people look forward to a brand new year because it gives us a chance to “start over.” The number one New Year’s resolution is to “lose weight”. Losing weight helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol, eases pressure on joints, and just makes us feel good. Although there are many health benefits of losing weight,
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So said Ben Franklin many years ago. This is very true when thinking about your health and planning healthcare visits. Seeing your primary care provider for wellness exams, even if you have no problems, may help you identify problems you didn’t know you had and