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Heartburn: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is a valve located where the esophagus meets the stomach. The LES’s purpose is to keep stomach acid in the stomach, and out of the esophagus. It will open to allow you to burp and to let food enter. However, […]

Heartburn: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Eye Damage From the Sun We all know that too much sun exposure can age you quicker, but what affect does it have on your eyes? Too much exposure to UV light can cause significant eye damage, and increase the risk of developing certain eye diseases such as cataract, cancer, […]

Eye Damage from the Sun

Summer Dangers: Dehydration When the body loses more fluids and salts than it is taking in, the individual experiences dehydration. There are different levels of dehydration where the body begins to lose the ability to function properly. The body loses fluids when we exhale, sweat, urinate and defecate. We take […]

Summer Dangers: Dehydration

Summer Dangers: Lyme Disease As the weather clears and temperatures rise, people begin to venture outdoors to travel, garden, hike, and enjoy themselves. While the summer brings more opportunities for outdoor fun, it can also increase some risk factors for heat stroke, sunburn, and insect bites. Deer ticks can transmit Lyme […]

Summer Dangers: Lyme Disease

anxiety disorders
Anxiety Disorders: Causes, Treatment, and Medical Breakthroughs Throughout all of our lives, we each experience anxiety at different levels. Anxiety can leave us with a feeling of worries, anxiety, and fear, which cause impairment in our everyday lives. Living with anxiety can get worse over time if not treated, and although […]

Anxiety Disorders: Causes, Treatment, and Medical Breakthroughs

Why Do We Sweat? We’ve all been there. It’s summer, you’re out doing yard work, laying by the pool, watching your kid play football or even walking to the store. It’s hot, and you start sweating. But why? Sweating plays a big role in maintaining internal body temperature and keep […]

Why Do We Sweat?

Osteoporosis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Osteoporosis is a condition that occurs when the bone density decreases and bones become more porous, therefore weaker and brittle. With less bone mass present, bones become more prone to breaking. Bone density begins to decrease after a person hits 35 years old. Bone Basics […]

Osteoporosis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

The Health Benefits of Eating Avocados
The Health Benefits of Eating Avocados Someone told me recently that avocados may go extinct soon due to global warming. As someone who can eat avocados, specifically guacamole, everyday – and probably would if I had no self-control – I was horrified to hear this news! If in fact this […]

The Health Benefits of Eating Avocados

Happy National Cheese Day! June 4th, 2018 is National Cheese Day! We will take this opportunity to discuss the health benefits of cheese! How Are Cheeses Made? The first step in the process is milk, which can come from several different animals, including cows and goats. Cheesemakers make sure the […]

Happy National Cheese Day!