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It Isn't Easy, but it's a Good Time to Quit Smoking
Aug 7, 2017

Last month the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled a comprehensive plan to begin regulating the amount of nicotine in cigarettes. The intent is to bring nicotine down to “non-addictive” levels. While there is not a consensus on ...

Summertime and Your Heart
Aug 1, 2017

Like the old Gershwin tune goes, "Summertime and the livin' is easy", we celebrate the freedom from the confinement and constraints of colder months with new exercise routines, travel and of course, family and friends. But for many of ...

Fruits and vegetables are not created equal
Jul 18, 2017

Many of you have probably been hitting the gym and watching your diet to be “summer body” ready. Your diet plans may include a lot more fruits and vegetables. Just be careful that those fruits and vegetables aren’t doing you more ...

Respect the Summer Heat
Jul 4, 2017

With summer now in full swing, there's one thing we can count on. At some point, it’s going to be hot. While this makes for great outdoor experiences, it can also mean potential health hazards, especially for the young and elderly. Our ...

Preparing for Pool Season
Jun 13, 2017

Break out the sunscreen and swimsuits. Pool season has arrived! But wait - before you jump in, federal health officials are warning that the reports of crypto outbreaks have doubled in the past two years. The Cryptosporidium parasite — called ...

Summertime Safety
Jun 6, 2017

Summer is both a blessing and curse. While we relish in those sweet summer days and nights of endless possibilities, they also present some not so sweet possibilities. So, let’s mix in a little preparation with that anticipation. Remember, ...

Tips for Stroke Recovery
May 30, 2017

We are wrapping up Stroke Month and with that, I’d like to raise the topic of stroke recovery. If you've spent any appreciable time around a stroke survivor, you'll notice there is a bit more to recovery than regaining movement and ...

React F.A.S.T. to stroke signs
May 15, 2017

Stroke Awareness Month is the perfect opportunity to remind our community that a stroke can happen to anyone, at any time, at any age. While the risk for stroke increases with age, according to the Centers for Disease Control, 34 percent of people ...

Poison ivy season is upon us
May 9, 2017

It’s that time of the year when we begin to see a number of cases involving the great outdoors. In addition to allergies that many suffer this time of year due to increased pollen counts in the air, the spring also brings out the seasonal flora ...

Have a Healthy Cinco de Mayo!
May 5, 2017

Going out for Mexican food on Cinco de Mayo is a favorite tradition of many. However, that delicious Mexican cuisine can be high in fat, calories, and salt. But it doesn't have to be! Try out a few of these tips to stay healthy on Cinco de Mayo: ...

Speech therapy - it's more than talk
May 2, 2017

I am often asked, “What is it that you do?” Most people think a speech therapist is primarily limited to kids with speech issues or adults after a stroke or injury. While this is partly true, I actually handle a wide-range of ...