Colds and other respiratory infections are the most common infection in the developed world. It’s no surprise then, that over the counter (OTC) remedies for upper respiratory infections (URI) occupy a lot of shelf space at the pharmacy.

Blue-Green Algae or Cyanobacteria are the oldest and simplest organisms that convert sunlight to energy as modern plants do. They are one of the most abundant and widespread life forms on earth.

Antihistamines are a group of medicines used to treat the symptoms
of allergy. Allergy symptoms (itchy, red, runny eyes; itchy, congested,
runny nose; sneezing; raised, red, itchy rash) occur when allergens
such as pollen or pet dander touch a person who is sensitive to them

Falls are the most frequent cause of injuries that require medical attention. They happen most often to the very young and the very old. Besides being common, falls in these two groups are quite different: children fall more in the summer, while adults have more problems in the winter. 

In 2011, we changed our practice to a personalized medicine model
with the hope that improved health would follow when clinicians and
patients have the necessary time to build relationships with better understanding and trust.

There is confusion surrounding which tetanus vaccine to receive as more than one type is available and some also contain a vaccine for pertussis. In addition, recommendations change every few years. Here is some clarification about these two vaccines.

Few of us spend much time thinking about death, much less talking about it. If we take a moment to think of our own death, chances are we’re hoping for a peaceful passing in our own home. If we’re really lucky, we’ll be surrounded by morning sunlight, birds singing and family close by.

In Today’s time-pressed world, a full night’s sleep has become akin to a luxury , but beware: it is a vital necessity. Lack of sleep affects your health, from stress to heart disease to overall well-being . Even an occasional all-nighter impedes our ability to concentrate , analyze information, and significantly , to drive, making sleepiness at the wheel the cause of over 100,000 car accidents each year.

In the not so distant past, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), characterized by a loss of central vision, was deemed just another unfortunate consequence of growing older.

In the not so distant past, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), characterized by a loss of central vision, was deemed just another unfortunate consequence of growing older.

Do you have trouble hearing above background noise, or following a conversation when more than one person speaks at a time? Do you
frequently misunderstand what people say and respond inappropriately? Are you often asking people to repeat themselves, or think they mumble? Is it difficult to distinguish hearing an‘s’ from an‘f’ orto understand what children
are saying?

Much of life is a balancing act… from learning to sit up as an infant through avoiding falls in the later years. Balance is the ability to distribute your weight in a way that enables you to remain upright and steady.

The miracles of the human body are on continual display each day. Even involuntary actions, such as sneezing and shivering, help our bodies function optimally.

Apps (short for “applications”), are pieces of software that you can download and utilize on your computer, phone or other electronic device. The initial explosion of apps in 2010 has grown exponentially each year, with more than 40,000 medical and health ones now available to users of iPhones, iPads, Androids and others

Pre-emptive planning for a medical emergency, both at home and while traveling, is an important preventive step that may assist in determining a better health outcome.

For generations, people have considered two distinctly different questions about eating habits: which diet is healthiest versus which diet results in the greatest weight loss. It has long been thought that the Mediterranean approach to eating is healthy, and new research has given additional credence to this fact.

Some diseases are gender specific—prostate cancer is one of them. As men age, they have a greater likelihood of developing prostate cancer, as well as an enlarged prostate (also called benign prostatic hyperplasia/BPH) or prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate).

Summer weather means a change in our clothing to more abbreviated attire that exposes our skin, giving us the opportunity to take a better look at ourselves. Sometimes we’re surprised at what we find.