Medicine

Studies Show Vitamin D and Fish Oil Supplements Not As Effective As Believed

2018-11-14T17:20:40+00:00

Most people believe that supplements, combined with eating the right diet and being active regularly, can be very beneficial at preventing serious conditions such as heart disease and cancer. Most of this belief has been dependent on the aggressive marketing of companies that produce the supplements, making exaggerated claims. Many doctors have always questioned the [...]

Studies Show Vitamin D and Fish Oil Supplements Not As Effective As Believed2018-11-14T17:20:40+00:00

Cigarette Smoking Drops to an All-Time Low Rate of 14%

2018-11-14T17:20:27+00:00

According to a recent press release from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking rates has been at its lowest in the United States (https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2018/p1108-cigarette-smoking-adults.html). However, while this is good news, the CDC also cautions that the positive forward momentum in the antismoking campaign must continue as there is still a lot of [...]

Cigarette Smoking Drops to an All-Time Low Rate of 14%2018-11-14T17:20:27+00:00

Hundreds Made Sick Due To Recent Outbreaks of Salmonella – Here’s What You Should Know

2018-11-14T17:19:58+00:00

In the last few months, there’s been a string of Salmonella outbreaks with the most recent coming from Conagra Brands, a company that makes Duncan Hines desserts. Conagra had to recall four types of their cake mix products when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found samples of salmonella in their “Classic White” [...]

Hundreds Made Sick Due To Recent Outbreaks of Salmonella – Here’s What You Should Know2018-11-14T17:19:58+00:00

Does Your Child Have Croup – Here Are Some Remedies to Help Relieve It

2018-11-14T17:19:28+00:00

While the common cold normally comes and goes without too much suffering, there are some cold like conditions that can put a lot of burden on the whole family due to the lingering nature of the symptoms that come afterwards. Croup is one of these conditions.   What Is Croup? Croup is a viral infection [...]

Does Your Child Have Croup – Here Are Some Remedies to Help Relieve It2018-11-14T17:19:28+00:00

On the Fence about Getting the Flu Shot – Here’s Why You Should

2018-11-14T17:19:10+00:00

There is a lot of talk amongst people on whether the flu vaccine is effective, even going as far as questioning whether it's safe. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the flu vaccine is not only safe to use but highly advisable, and here’s why. The American Academy of family physicians [...]

On the Fence about Getting the Flu Shot – Here’s Why You Should2018-11-14T17:19:10+00:00

Dodging Dementia: More Of Us Get At Least A Dozen Good, Happy Years After 65

2018-11-13T17:53:18+00:00

You’ve turned 65 and exited middle age. What are the chances you’ll develop cognitive impairment or dementia in the years ahead? New research about “cognitive life expectancy” — how long older adults live with good versus declining brain health — shows that after age 65 men and women spend more than a dozen years in [...]

Dodging Dementia: More Of Us Get At Least A Dozen Good, Happy Years After 652018-11-13T17:53:18+00:00

Are You And Your Primary Care Doc Ready To Talk About Your DNA?

2018-11-13T17:52:45+00:00

If you have a genetic mutation that increases your risk for a treatable medical condition, would you want to know? For many people the answer is yes. But such information is not commonly part of routine primary care. For patients at Geisinger Health System, that could soon change. Starting in the next month or so, [...]

Are You And Your Primary Care Doc Ready To Talk About Your DNA?2018-11-13T17:52:45+00:00

Doctors Loans – How Medical Practices Get off the Ground

2018-11-13T18:09:41+00:00

How Doctors loans are an easy way to get your business off the ground. Have you ever wondered how a Doctor, Cosmetic Surgeon or even a Nurse Practitioner gets their own practice off the ground? The investment can spiral, and open up a whole new world of costs that you never thought would come into play.  Even [...]

Doctors Loans – How Medical Practices Get off the Ground2018-11-13T18:09:41+00:00