Thursday, December 8, 2016

Five tips to make your third trimester more comfortable

The third trimester of pregnancy is an exciting time for a mom-to-be! The baby is growing by leaps and bounds and all that growing means growing for the mom too. Let's admit it, the third trimester can be uncomfortable - even as you're happily counting the days until you meet your little one. Learn more about five common issues for women in their third trimester and a few tips to help with each.

Pregnant woman marking time until baby is born

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Living with COPD

Chronic Obstructuve Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a long-term lung disease where people have difficulty breathing, continual shortness of breath, and a chronic cough. People diagnosed with COPD are facing a lifetime of breathing problems and symptoms. The more you know about the stages of COPD and what positive steps to take in each, the better your quality of life can be.

Doctor listens to a woman breathe

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Common bone & joint issues for diabetics

Diabetics often experience long-term joint damage known as diabetic arthropathy. Unlike pain caused by immediate trauma, the pain of arthropathy happens over time and is most noticeable in the hands and feet. If you have diabetes and notice changes such as thick skin and joint stiffness or pain, schedule an appointment with your doctor.

Doctor consulting with patient in exam room

Thursday, November 17, 2016

A new approach to pain management

Have you had the following experience? You've been examined by your doctor because of chronic pain. You've completed blood tests, x-rays and other diagnostic tests. You've talked to your doctor about your health history and your lifestyle. All signs point to "normal" but you and your doctor both know that you are in pain. If so, you might want to consider Pain Management through Functional Medicine.

Women and doctor in conversation

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Healthy diet tips for the holidays

Turkey and all the trimmings.... pies, cookies & fudge... parties and family gatherings with bountiful tables of food. The holidays are just around the corner! Many of our traditions involve gathering around the table and eating family favorites. But what if your doctor has recommended you follow a healthier diet? Is there a way to balance the holidays with a healthy lifestyle?

A table filled with colorful, healthy, delicious foods