National Blood Donor Month

National Blood Donor Month

Numerous times throughout the year, it’s common to see flyers or a pamphlet about local blood drives posted around town. Many times, you may pass them by without giving them a second look – but have you ever stopped to think about how important it is to donate blood?...
Don’t Forget — Wash Those Hands

Don’t Forget — Wash Those Hands

From a young age, most of us are taught the importance of washing our hands and how it can help keep ourselves and others healthy. This is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs. While there are numerous ways of staying...
Overeating:  How Your Body and Stomach Suffer

Overeating: How Your Body and Stomach Suffer

It’s that time of year again; families are coming together, holiday decorations are being hung and the most elaborate meals are being planned and prepared. While this is the happiest time of the year for many people, it’s also a time when people fear putting on “a few...
September:  Pain Awareness Month

September: Pain Awareness Month

Slamming your finger in a car door. Scraping your knee. Touching a hot stove. Breaking a bone or stubbing a toe.  All of these situations have at least one thing in common: PAIN. Everyone experiences pain at some point in his or her life. Many times, it can be...
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

No, we’re not talking about Christmas. Instead, we’re talking about football season. The cheering crowds with homemade signs; the mascots getting everyone out of their seats; Hail Mary passes and game winning touchdowns. And, at the center of all this, our favorite...
Recognizing Juvenile Arthritis

Recognizing Juvenile Arthritis

Juvenile arthritis is an epidemic that currently affects over 300,000 children under the age of 18 in the United States. While juvenile arthritis serves as an umbrella term and encompasses numerous autoimmune, inflammatory or pediatric rheumatic diseases, it is one of...