Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Can Diet Make a Difference? Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a group of symptoms, including pain or discomfort in your abdomen and changes in your bowel movement patterns, that occur together.  If you’ve been diagnosed with IBS, talk with your doctor about how...

Men’s Health Update

Guys, You Can Eat Hearty and Stay Healthy Men’s Health Week is June 12-18, so it’s a great time to think about your diet.  According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a healthy diet for men includes: At least 2 cups of fruits and 2 ½ cups of vegetables daily....

Tension Headaches and Migraines

What’s the Difference? Headaches are the most common form of pain, according to the National Institutes of Health.  They’re a major reason why people miss work or school or visit a doctor. Tension headaches (the most common type of headache) are caused by tight...

Fireworks Safety

Have Fun and Stay Safe on July 4 Everyone loves July 4th fireworks!  Attending a professional fireworks celebration is best.  But if fireworks are legal where you live and you decide to set them off, follow these safety tips: Never allow children to play with or...

Rx Gourmet

Heart Healthy, Diabetes Friendly – and Delicious! Teriyaki Ginger Chicken Serves 3 These tasty chicken pieces are so tender and full of flavor.  They can be cooked outside on the grill, inside on a kitchen grill or even in a stove-top pan.  Try serving them with...

Bug Bites and Stings

When to See the Doctor? Most bug bites and stings aren’t serious and can be safely treated at home with topical medication, such as hydrocortisone cream or an oral antihistamine to reduce the itch.  But sometimes a bug bite or sting could become serious.  Go to the...