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Home Remedies for Hip Pain

August 25, 2016

Living with hip pain on a daily basis can make life severely unpleasant, especially because it can impact your mobility significantly. Most people don't realize how much they use their hips every day, until they start experiencing constant pain. Luckily, though, there are home remedies for hip pain that will help you manage it.Continue Reading

Writing in the sand at the beach. Where is your stress free zone?

5 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

August 24, 2016

The holidays can be a great time for family, friends and fun. But it can also be a stressful time for many people. These are 6 easy tips to decrease your stress level during the holidays – or any time – and will help you to have a better, happier holiday season. * Before starting any type of exercise consult your physician 1. Get Moving! Exercise releases endorphins, which are the feel-good neurotransmitters in your brain. Regular exercise relaxes has many benefits for your body's health – mentally, emotionally and physically. Even taking a short walk before or after meals can help you. If... Continue Reading

Recognizing poison ivy is easier once you’ve seen what it looks like.

Recognizing Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac (and How to Treat if you Don't)

August 23, 2016

Recognizing poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac is essential if you want to avoid the unpleasant burning and itchy rash that accompany these common plants. Luckily, they aren't hard to identify. Recognizing Poison Ivy Poison ivy can grow as both a vine and a shrub. Its leaves are pointed at the tip and grow in groups of three. In spring, the leaves are green, while in fall they turn reddish-orange. The plant also has small clusters of white berries, which it drops to reseed itself and grow larger. These berries can be seen starting in spring all the way through to the end of winter. The... Continue Reading

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#SaveTheMen: Addressing Men's Health Issues

August 18, 2016

Did You Know? Research shows men are 80% less likely to visit the doctor than women. On average, men die 5 years earlier than women. Some researchers believe these facts are related. Men tend to think they are fine and don't need a doctor's help unless they have something life-threatening. Even when men visit a doctor, they are less likely to ask questions or discuss symptoms. To help bring awareness to this important societal issue we asked a few of our male doctors to share their thoughts from both a doctor's and a male's perspective. "The risk of colon cancer is 1 in 20, and the risk of a... Continue Reading

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5 Tips to Enjoy Picnics with Allergies and Asthma

August 17, 2016

It's the time of year when the weather starts to warm up, we stop hibernating and we start planning outdoor activities. We roll out the lawn mowers to clean up our yards, clean off our decks and patios for get-togethers and clean our grills to prepare for outdoor picnics. Unfortunately, the warmer temperatures also bring tree, grass and weed pollen, which can make picnics less fun. If you suffer from allergies, asthma, or just want tips on how to make the picnic season more enjoyable, we've got 5 great tips for you. 1. Clean the Air Even though you can't control the outdoor air quality, there... Continue Reading

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