Posts Categorized: Wellness

Shot of an unrecognizable male doctor checking the blood pressure of a patient while being seated inside of a hospital during the day

What does my blood pressure mean?

Is there a reason why our practitioners check our blood pressure at every visit regardless of the cause? Or is it just a routine protocol that has little effect on our health? There is unfortunately a very good reason. High blood pressure, also termed hypertension, is called the “silent killer” because it often causes no…
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Father is sending his sad daughter to school for first time and trying to relax her

How to calm first day of school nerves

Many parents and children dread the first day of school with jitters about separation from each other. Children are nervous about being away from their parents, in a new surrounding, having to make new friends, and about being around many new people including teachers and other children, many of whom are also uneasy about their…
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Mother and son using wash hand sanitizer gel in the cafe.

How effective is hand sanitizer

We see bottles of hand sanitizer everywhere — at the doctor’s office, in the workplace, at schools and daycares and other facilities with heavy traffic including some of our favorite stores. People squirt a dab into their palm, rub it in and continue about their day. Use of hand sanitizer has become increasingly common and…
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What you need to know before you travel abroad

Every year, millions of Americans participate in international travel and even more come to visit the US from around the world. The exciting parts of international travel are the cultural experiences, opportunities to see beautiful sites, and the chance to eat local foods. Unfortunately, statistics indicate that about half of all international travelers will experience…
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Delight of a farmers market shopper

Little can compare to the delight a farmers market trip can bring to the senses. The aromatic smells, bright colors and feel of ripe textures of produce challenge a shopper on how best to enjoy them. Have as a side dish or main dish? Grill, bake, or just serve fresh? Bring to a family get…
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