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David Bodunde

Food and Drugs – Good, Bad and Ugly

Your medicine may have food restrictions.  It’s the time of year where potlucks, buffets, and banquets can be found everywhere, but what should you avoid?  Even healthy foods can be bad with some medicines. Some interactions can be avoided by timing your medication apart from eating, but others may require food, fat, or protein to

Aditi Patel

Bone Health and Osteoporosis

Tickle your bones.  Your bones do more than hold you up.  They protect your organs, help you move, and store vital elements for the proper function of your organs and immune system.  Strong bones form the foundation of your body. Building strong bones at an early age is important, but bone loss with age is

Sutinder Sandhar

Adult Onset Diabetes

Addicted to sugar?  Pasta lover? Did you know that many low-fat food options contain more sugar and carbohydrates than normal fat options?  You’re not alone, the number of people diagnosed with adult onset diabetes continues to rise.   Diabetes type 2, also known as adult onset diabetes may be preventable or you can delay its

Eugene Patel sad

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

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 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