Dan’s Wellness Newsletter

SPF

Know Your Numbers Sun Protection Factor (SPF) is a measure of how much solar energy (UV radiation) is required to produce sunburn on sunscreen-protected skin relative to the amount of solar energy required to produce sunburn on unprotected skin. As the SPF value...

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Treating Insect Bites and Stings

These Tips Can Help If someone recieves a large number of bee stings, if the stings are in the mouth or throat, or if a person experiences shortness of breath or throat swelling after any insect bite or sting, call 911 for emergency assistance. Otherwise, follow these...

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Kids’ Health Update

Let's Make Summer Treats! Kids need extra energy for heading to the local swimming pool, playing sports or running around outside with friends in the summer. Fuel them with high-energy carbohydrates from whole grains, fruits, vegetables and dairy foods. Pack a bag...

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Summer Foot Care

Take Preacautions - and Enjoy the Fun! Taking care of your feet this summer means you'll be able to enjoy all that the season has to offer. These tips can help. Limit walking barefoot, as it exposes feet to sunburn as well as plantar warts, athlete's foot, ringworm,...

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Rx Gourmet

Heart Healthy, Diabetes Friendly - and Delicious! The pairing of citrus and shrimp has always been a fabulous culinary combination, but when you add a few spices to the mix, you take the flavor experience to a whole new level. Serve these spicy little gems as an...

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Senior Health Update

Seniors and Sleep As people get older, they tend to have a harder time falling asleep, and more trouble staying asleep, than they did when they were younger. It's a common misconception that sleep needs decline with age. In fact, research demonstrates that our sleep...

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June 2018

Is It a Bad Headache or a Migraine?

How to Tell the Difference Compared with a migraine, a tension-type headache is generally less severe and is rarely disabling. While the pain level for both can be mild to moderate, in the case of a migraine, it can sometimes be severe and even debilitating. Migraine...

Sun Smarts

Take Precautions - and Enjoy the Season! Heat-related illness occurs when the body’s temperature-control system is overloaded. Infants and children up to 4 years old are at greatest risk. Even young, healthy people can get sick from the heat if they participate in...

Summer Fun Update

Choosing a Bug Repellent Personal bug repellents are available in various forms and concentrations. Aerosol and pump-spray products are often intended for skin application as well as for treating clothing. Liquid, cream, lotion, spray and stick products are designed...

Teen Health Update

Teens and E-Cigarettes There are lots of names for e-cigarettes, including e-cigs, mods, vape pens and e-hookahs. These devices heat a liquid into an aerosol that the user inhales. The nicotine in e-cigarettes, like that in regular cigarettes, is addictive....

RX Gourmet

Heart Healthy, Diabetes Friendly - and Delicious! These caprese salad bites are colorful, packed with flavor, and perfect to serve indoors or outdoors as an appetizer. They also pack and travel well, making them easy to bring to parties when you’re asked to bring an...

Fireworks Safety

Have a Fun (and Safe!) July 4th with These Tips The best way to protect your family is to not use fireworks at home. Attend public fireworks displays. If you do plan to use fireworks, make sure they are legal in your area. Use care with sparklers. Little arms are too...

May 2018

Treating Your Child’s Asthma

What Parents Need to Know Poorly controlled and undiagnosed asthma in small children can result in trips to the emergency room, hospital stays, missed workdays for parents and suffering that small children are often unable to express.  It's important that a child with...

Diabetes Update

Do You Know These Diabetes Symptoms? Symptoms of diabetes include: Increased thirst and urination Increased hunger Fatigue Blurred vision Numbness or tingling in the feet or hands Sores that do not heal Unexplained weight loss Symptoms of type 1 diabetes can start...

Calcium

Your Diet Can Help Protect Your Bones Calcium is found in many foods.  You can get the recommended amount of calcium by eating a variety of foods: Milk, yogurt and cheese are the main food sources of calcium for the majority of people in the U.S. Kale, broccoli and...

Teen Health Update

What Causes Acne? Acne occurs when your pores get clogged with dead skin and oil.  It often starts during puberty because your body is making more oil, and bacteria starts growing in pores.  Acne can show up on your face, but you can get it on your back, chest and...

Rx Gourmet

Heart Healthy, Diabetes Friendly - and Delicious! Sometimes simple is best.  Great chefs know that, for sublime taste, it's best to start with good, fresh ingredients and to let the natural flavor come through.  Oven roasting asparagus is not only super easy, it also...

Your Healthy Pregnancy

Prenatal Checkups During pregnancy, regular checkups are important.  Typically, these checkups occur: Once each month for weeks 4 through 28 Twice a month for weeks 28 through 36 Weekly for weeks 36 to birth Weomen with high-risk pregnancies need to see their doctor...

April 2018

Which Allergy Medications Are Right for You?

Understand Your Options Your doctor may recommend prescription or over-the-counter allergy medications to relieve symptoms.  Here's what you need to know. Antihistamines reduce or block symptom-causing histamines and are available in many forms, including tablets and...

Osteoporosis

Protect Your Bones, Starting Today Many things can weaken bones.  Some are outside your control.  Some medical conditions can make you prone to bone disease.  But there are some things you can control: Get enough calcium and vitamin D in your diet. Be physically...

Menopause and Your Moods

Try These Tips to Help Ease the Transition During the menopause transition, you may sometimes feel irritable or have crying spells.  Mood changes during this time also could be from stress, family changes or feeling tired.  Mood changes are not the same as...

Got Medication Questions?

Talk with Your Pharmacist Your pharmacist will talk with you about all prescription medications that have not been provided to you before.  You should know the answers to at least the following questions before taking prescription medications: What is the name of the...

Rx Gourmet

Heart Healthy, Diabetes Friendly - and Delicious! Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps Serves 8 Who doesn't love healthy, low-calorie lettuce wraps?  Crunchy vegetables, buttery lettuce and small portions of meats with various dipping sauces combine for delicious meals that...

Your Baby’s Health

When Should You Schedule Your Child's First Dental Visit? Take your child to the dentist after the first tooth appears, but no later than her first birthday.  Your dentist will check for decay and overall tooth and jaw development and will give tips on cleaning your...

March 2018

Monitoring Your Blood Pressure at Home

Personal Monitors Make It Easy Checking your blood pressure at home doesn't replace doctor visits.  But it's helpful for your doctor to have information about both home and office measurements. Blood-pressure monitor with an inflatable cuff that goes over the bicep...

March Is National Nutrition Month

Start Now and Create a Healthier Diet for Life How much you eat is just as important as what you eat, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Start with small changes to your eating habits - one forkful at a time.  Eating a variety of healthful foods...

About to Be a First-Time Parent?

Here's Help for Baby-Care Concerns During your hospital stay, make sure to ask the nurses for help with basic baby care.  Don't hesitate to ask the nurse to show you how to do something more than once.  Before discharge, make sure you and your partner are comfortable...

Spring Allergy Update

Are You Suffering from Rhinitis? The word rhinitis means "inflammation of the nose."  The nose produces mucus.  This fluid is normally thin and clear.  It helps to keeps dust, debris and allergens out of the lungs.  When the nose becomes irritated, it may produce more...

Rx Gourmet

Heart Healthy, Diabetes Friendly - and Delicious! Italian Turkey Meatballs Serves 4 Ingredients: One package 93.7%-lean ground turkey (approx. 1.25 pounds) 1/4 cup unseasoned panko breadcrumbs* 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley 1/4 teaspoon...

Concerned About Your Child’s Screen Time?

These Tips Can Help The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents prioritize creative, unplugged playtime for infants and toddlers.  Some media can have educational value for children starting at around 18 months of age, but it's critically important that...

February 2018

The Heart-Healthy Power of Love

Why Strong Relationships Are So Important As humans, we have a built-in desire to connect and build relationships with others.  The benefits are many: Less stress.  Being in a committed relationship is linked to a lower production of cortisol, a stress hormone.  This...

Vitamin D

Building Stronger Bones Adults ages 50 and older need between 800 and 1,000 IU of vitamin D daily, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation.  Check with your doctor for the right amount for you. If you aren't getting enough vitamin D from sunlight and food,...

Beating Dry Indoor Air

Keep Your Home Humidifier Clean and Safe It's easy to plug in a portable humidifier and forget about it, just adding water now and then.  But microorganisms can grow in a humidifier that isn't properly cleaned, and that's not good for you family's health. Keeping your...

Cataracts

Just the Facts A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision.  A cataract can occur in either one or both eyes.  It cannot spread from one eye to the other.  Researchers suspect that there are several causes, such as smoking, prolonged exposure...

Rx Gourmet

Heart Healthy, Diabetes Friendly - and Delicious! Scallops in Lemon Wine Sauce Serves 4 There is nothing quite so elegant as a plated dish of scallops.  Pair this dish with a simple vegetable such as roasted asparagus or sauteed green beans and shallots.  Round off...

Want to Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

These Nutrition Tips Can Help There are so many ways to help reduce your changes of developing type 2 diabetes.  Check out these suggestions and choose those that work best for you. Keep meat, chicken, turkey and fish portions to about 3 ounces. Try to be active for...

January 2018

Stop Smoking in 2018!

These Tools Make It Easier Quitting smoking isn't easy.  But good tools are available.  The National Cancer Institute has a "Smoking Quitline" where you can talk to a trained counselor.  Call 1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7848). There are a number of nicotine-replacement...

Keeping a Food Diary

This Powerful Weight-Loss Tool Can Help Keeping a record of the food you eat each day can help you lose weight or maintain it after weight loss.  You don't need to show it to anyone.  Being honest with, and accountable to, yourself as to how well you are following...

Introducing New Foods to Young Children?

Make It Fun! Young kids can be picky eaters, particularly if the new food is green or smells different.  Learning to enjoy a wide variety of foods takes time.  Here are some things you can do to make new foods more appealing: Present them in a fun way.  A popular...

Your Eyes

Are You Overdue for a Dilated Eye Exam? Often people think their vision is fine, but when they get that first pair of glasses or contact lenses, they find out what they have been missing.  Possibly improving your eyesight is only one reason too get your eyes checked. ...

Rx Gourmet

Heart Healthy, Diabetes Friendly - and Delicious! Garlicky Lemon Broccoli and Cauliflower Serves 4 This delicious side dish is not only quick and easy, but it is also bursting with the crisp, bright flavor of each ingredient. This lovely pairing of veggies goes well...

Vitamin C

What You Need to Know Vitamin C is vital for a number of processes in the body.  It assists in the production of collagen, which helps wounds heal.  It also helps the immune system work more efficiently to protect from disease. The recommended daily amount depends on...

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