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House call: Technology can be good for your health

You probably use technology at work to make your job easier. Why not do the same with your health? There are websites,

House Call: Keep your brain healthy by making time for wellness

It turns out that most of the things that keep your brain healthy are the same things that keep the rest of your body healthy.

House Call: Vaccine benefits outweigh the miniscule risks

Vaccines prevent disease, decrease suffering and bad outcomes. Severe vaccine reactions, while being uncomfortable and even a bit scary, are rare and do not usually lead to long-term problems like …

House Call: Recognizing and preventing stroke

We now like to refer to strokes as a “brain attack” to stress the importance of immediate treatment. Time is brain.

House Call: Having difficult conversations with your teens. Part one – sex

He or she has probably learned about the mechanics of sex in a health class in school, but as we all know, there is so much more surrounding sex and …

House Call: Tools for maintaining good mental health

I challenge you to think of good mental health as more than just the absence of mental health problems. Good mental health is a critical part of one’s overall health.

House Call: Coping with chronic pain

Treatment for chronic pain may involve medication, physical therapy, surgery, and other therapies. Once everything medically possible has been done, you may be wondering how to live from day to …

House Call: Keep moving to ease arthritis

Arthritis is a pain, literally, and even though people experience improvement in their symptoms as the weather warms up, it’s still a good idea to keep up with taking care …

House call: Integration of behavioral health and primary care is beneficial

In a given year, one in four adults suffers from behavioral health concerns. Because of the link between mental and physical wellness, health care systems are moving to integrate primary …

House Call: Food allergies require careful planning before school starts

For parents of children with food allergies, especially life-threatening ones, there are steps they must take before school starts to help ensure your child has a safe school year.

House Call: When on medications, pay attention to food and drink

Whether you are taking a medication long-term or short-term, be sure to ask your health care provider or pharmacist if there are any food/drug or drug/nutrient interactions that you should …

House Call: Testing the best route to catch colon cancer early

If you were born in the mid- to late-1960s, you have turned 50 recently or will be doing so soon. Turning 50 is more than just the time when you …

Keep blood pressure in check to help heart

Blood pressure can be a little hard to understand, and often my patients have little idea what the numbers mean.

COPD can’t be cured, but symptoms can be eased

Many of us have experienced getting a little winded going up a flight of stairs. This may be because we are not quite in the shape we used to be …