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February 1st, 2017

Ask the Doc: “Superbugs”

What is a “superbug?” To better understand a superbug, it’s best to first understand microbes. A microbe is something that we can’t see with our eyes. Microbes are found all over and include things such as bacteria. Most microbes are harmless, but some can cause infection. These infections sometimes must be treated with medications, such […]

January 14th, 2017

Advance care planning can be a gift to your family members

Advance care planning is not just about old age. At any age, a medical crisis could leave you too ill to make your own healthcare decisions. Even if you are not sick now, making healthcare plans for the future is an important step toward making sure you get the medical care you would want, even […]

January 1st, 2017

Attention grocery shoppers: Healthy options are available

A balanced diet is important for everyone, but it’s so easy to get lost at the supermarket in the wonderful world of convenient TV dinners, sodas, chips and other unhealthy foods. With some simple adjustments, however, trips to the grocery store can become healthier. An easy way to shop healthier is to stay on the […]

December 15th, 2016

Ask the Doc: What you should know about osteoarthritis

What is osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease. Basically, it’s wear-and-tear on your joints. It affects approximately 27 million Americans in some form. The disease can happen at any joint in the body, with weight-bearing joints such as the knees and ankles being the most commonly affected. Meniscus tears, torn ACLs and other injuries […]

December 1st, 2016

From A to Zika: A Primer On Mosquito-borne Diseases

Hardly anyone can get through a summer season without getting a few mosquito bites — especially in the South and Gulf Coast states. Mosquito bites are definitely annoying and have the potential to be harmful. Mosquitos can spread viral, bacterial, or parasitic diseases to anyone, young and old, through their bites. People most at risk […]