The school year means bringing home new friends, homework and in some unfortunate cases, those dreaded critters we know as head lice. Every parent fears the diagnosis — but if and when it happens to your child, it’s important to be prepared. What is lice, and can you prevent it? Head lice are tiny parasites … Continue reading 5 learnings about lice every parent needs to know
It seems like every year there’s a new study coming out about things that can increase your risk of cancer: sugar, toxic chemicals, alcohol and even French fries. While all of this may seem daunting, you can still lower your cancer risks by making simple lifestyle changes. As physicians, we recommend the following prevention tips … Continue reading 8 ways you can reduce your risk of cancer
In your 20s, it’s easy to feel invincible — you’re young, you’re healthy and there’s so much life ahead of you. Why worry about your health now, when you’re in your prime? But neglecting to take care of yourself during your 20s can negatively impact your health later on in life. By starting these habits … Continue reading 7 healthy habits to adopt in your 20s
As family medicine physicians, we know going to the doctor can be nerve-wracking. Some may even find it intimidating or confusing — but it doesn’t have to be this way. With a little preparation and open communication, you can leave the visit feeling confident about your health and future. Next time you see your doctor, … Continue reading How to make the most of your next doctor’s visit
The flu can attack anyone, but some people are more susceptible to the virus than others. As physicians, we believe it is important that you know your risks and how to prevent the flu before it gets you. Who’s Susceptible? Those at higher risk for developing influenza are residents in nursing homes and long-term care … Continue reading Who is most susceptible to the flu?