HEALTH

Keeping the Holidays from Getting You Down

Keeping the Holidays From Getting You Down

From mid-November through the end of the year, the biggest health worry people for many people is what is going to happen to their waistline thanks to all the holiday goodies. However, there is another health concern that is often overlooked: behavioral health. And not just run-of-the-mill holiday stress. Feelings of depression and anxiety can be…

tooth injuries

Tooth injuries during sports – what to do?

Based on the policies written by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, sports–related tooth trauma accounts for about 10%-39% of all dental injuries in children. Interestingly, children Between the ages of 7 and 11 are at greatest risk of a sports-related tooth injury. popular sports such as BaseBall and BasketBall have Been shown to cause…

Healthy Summertime Travels

Healthy Summertime Travels

Bad weather, lost luggage, and cancelled flights usually top the list of things that could spoil a summer vacation. However, there is another potential peril that could endanger any vacation that is often overlooked – a health problem. And unlike many other causes for concern, the potential for injury or illness is something that can…

Overusing the spring in your step

Overusing the Spring in your Step

Even the casual sports fan at some point has probably seen a slow-motion replay of an athlete going down to an injury. In those cases, the genesis of the injury is usually obvious and sometimes even wince-worthy. However, athletes, weekend warriors and skilled craftsmen alike may also find themselves on the sidelines in less dramatic…

Mammography

3D Mammography & You

BETTER SCREENING FOR BREAST CANCER WITH 3D MAMMOGRAMS A lot of women come into my office and ask if they should “upgrade” to 3D mammography. It’s a good question. 3D mammography used to be approved only in addition to traditional, 2D mammography. So, for most women, 2D mammography was sufficient. But now, for screening mammograms,…

Safe at Home?

Home may be where the heart is, but it also can be a place filled with hazards – both hidden and in plain sight.   According to the National Safety Council (NSC), more than 145,000 Americans died of unintentional injuries in 2015, with a large number of those injuries happening at home. Of course, many…