What every woman needs to know about menopause, but often doesn’t


It’s been called the “change of life.” You’d think we would be more prepared for a condition with such a significant title. But, the truth is many women are caught off guard when menopausal symptoms hit. Yet, it’s a fact of life. If you’re a woman and you’re blessed with a long life, your estrogen, […]

Captain of your healthcare


Here are nine things you should bring to your next doctor’s appointment. As insurance premiums and deductibles rise, the focus of healthcare today is prevention – and for good reason. It costs less to prevent a disease than it does to cure it. Fortunately, your clinician is part of a large healthcare team with a […]

Recipe: grilled salmon kebobs


These skewers are delicious and nutritious. Try them this holiday weekend! The original recipe can be found here. Ingredients 1 pound salmon filet without skin ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce ¼ cup honey or agave nectar 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root 1 clove of fresh garlic, minced 12 skewers […]

What’s the best way to treat bee stings?


Summer is here. The grass is growing. The flowers are blooming; the bees are buzzing. Alarming one of these small insects could result in a painful sting. The best way to avoid being stung is to stay away from wasp nests and beehives. But even with the best of intentions, sometimes we find ourselves in […]

We’ve got your numbers


You know your telephone number. You probably know your social security number. Some of you may know credit card or driver’s license numbers. But do you know the most important numbers of all: your blood pressure, heart rate, cholesterol and BMI? Blood pressure. Your blood pressure measures how hard your heart is working. The top […]

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