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SAD Time of Year

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression.  Its fall and winter is fast approaching, feeling a bit down?  Those winter blues should be taken seriously if you have it annually and it affects your daily activities.   Mood changes that are causing problems at home or work, feeling unusually tired, having depressive thoughts

Michelle Glass medication

Medication Synchronization

Are your medications driving your life?  Chronic medication requires regular attention.  Checking how much you have, are there refills remaining, ordering a fill of your medicine and getting to the pharmacy in time before you run out.  In cases where your medications run out at different times, do you feel you make several trips to

Brian Stowe

Start Preventing GERD Today

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is so common that you have likely experienced the lead up to this condition.  After a meal, have you experienced discomfort higher than your stomach? Perhaps burning, uncomfortable fullness, even some acid coming up – almost to the point of retching?  Do you sometimes eat and have trouble or even pain

Sandeep Sodhi

Flu Season Actions

Even if you are a healthy person, never get sick, or recover easily from illness, getting a flu shot can prevent it from harming the vulnerable people in our lives.  You can take a few extra steps to protect your family from contracting the sickness or reduce the severity of its effects.   Flu season

Darren Erbach back pain

Killing Back Pain

Back pain can range from discomfort to unbearable pain and may affect your ability to move.  We tend to seek treatment when movement causes pain. Back pain can be frightening, especially if it’s a new or different experience.  Fortunately, most lower back pain will recede within a couple of weeks with proper recovery and treatment.

Patricia Lambie

Yeast Infection

Yeast can be found on your skin and inside your mouth, gastrointestinal tract, and vagina.   A yeast infection occurs when it grows uncontrolled.   Start treating yeast infection as soon as symptoms start.  Symptoms include:   Itching and irritation  Pain, burning, redness and swelling Abnormal discharge (vaginal infection)   Should you suspect a vaginal yeast


Compression Socks

Give your legs a hug, they likely need it.   Compression socks are not just for people with circulation issues.  They should be worn whenever you anticipate times when you have to stand, sit or exert with your legs.     Compression helps to prevent fatigue, increase comfort, and aid circulation of blood that may pool

Joseph Dirk

Back to School Tips

Back to school preparations can be stressful.  A return to routine requires considerable preparation and a list is your best friend.  You have a list for school supplies (check), a list for lunch kits (check), a list of medications (check?).   For those in the know, medications for school also require advance preparations.  See the

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Medication Review

Changes include additions or deletions to anything we do.  Adjustments are part of human nature. You make changes to adapt or improve.  Most changes take a step in the right direction, but some have unanticipated ripples.  Often overlooked, even healthy changes may require adjustments to medications. When it comes to medicine, tuning is required, even

Jeff Fost


Diarrhea is one of the most unpleasant and embarrassing conditions we can experience.  Let’s just call it what it is – plain messy.   Symptoms of diarrhea include: Urgent need for a bowel movement Loose and watery stools   This is a condition where your body wants to jettison something that it doesn’t like from