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Do You Wear Your Shoes Indoors?

 June 20, 2019

Emma Bryce, a Live Science Contributor recently investigated whether you should or should not take your shoes off while indoors.  Do you or should you ask your visitors to remove their shoes when they enter your home?  This could make you look like a fussy host, but what about all the disease-causing bacteria that can […]

Rural Americans at Higher Risk

 June 3, 2019

Sometimes I will take the back roads to work just to see something different from the same old things the work route shows me. While traveling on the back roads, I will go through farm land and see the workers spraying crops. I have seen the crop duster planes in the sky letting their load […]

Could You Use Weighted Blankets

 May 29, 2019

Stephanie Pappas is a Live Science contributor who wrote an article giving more facts on how the weighted blankets work.  There seems to be a lot of debate concerning the use of these blankets.  They are also referred to as gravity blankets and were once a tool used in therapy and psychiatry clinics that have […]

Does Birth Order Affect Who We Are?

 January 28, 2019

Have you ever wondered if our birth order really does affect us or not?  If you are a firstborn or even an only child, you may be more likely to become a doctor or lawyer. The younger siblings more often turn to the arts or the outdoors, so we can partially credit our parenting to […]

Genetic Immunodeficiency In Children

 January 18, 2019

Prof. Adrian Liston and prof. Isabelle Meyts, along with a team of scientists, were able to characterize a new genetic immunodeficiency resulting from a mutation in a gene named STAT2. Patients with this mutation are extremely vulnerable to normally mild childhood illnesses such as rotavirus and enterovirus. The analysis of the genetic defect allows clinicians […]

Social Media

 January 14, 2019

  Can social media leave you socially isolated?  Randy Dotinga from HealthDay Reporter addressed this issue in a recent article.   When young people spend a lot of time on social media, mainly websites designed to bring people together, it seems to isolate them, according to new research. They also found that the heaviest users of […]

Your Dog Says “No” to These

 December 31, 2018

It’s difficult to realize that your pampered and over-indulged pet that doesn’t have a care in the world can get stressed out. The stressors for canine are very different from those humans often experience. This stress can adversely affect a dog’s health and longevity when they live with a fear or anxiety disorder. When your […]

First Aid For Seizures

 December 27, 2018

It seems there are so many more people having and being diagnosed with seizures than ever before. Many times, we have needed to make an appointment for one of our patients and the neurologist did not have an opening for months. All neurologist are heavily booked with an overabundance of patients. Just in the last […]

Morning Health Habits of the Experts

 December 18, 2018

I can remember my parents sometimes saying, “Did you get up on the wrong side of the bed?” Sometimes maybe I should have gone back to bed and got up on the right side. Ever feel that way? The choices we make after waking each morning can set the tone for our entire day and […]

Alternative Meds Go Mainstream

 December 17, 2018

  Even though billions of dollars a year is being shelled out for alternative medicines, the decision to try those hot new supplements is grounded on only a friend’s recommendation or gossip. Do you ever wonder why that is? Doctors are admitting to being unfamiliar with the products and unsure of their benefits. You might […]