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4.25.2018

Have you ever gotten one of those dreaded phone calls in the middle of the night? In my case, my father-in-law had suffered a heart attack and was in the ER. I remember holding my husband’s hand and praying in the car on our way to the hospital for more time with this man who meant so much to the entire family.

4.11.2018

This is a guest post by Dr. Val Jones who works with our Doctors Online partners at eDocAmerica.

Stool analysis can be helpful in diagnosing gastrointestinal disorders, but without laboratory testing, I would be hesitant to go too far with self-diagnosis. However, there are a few things that you may notice as a casual (adult) onlooker that could be medically important.

3.27.2018

It’s almost Easter, for Peep’s sake!  Growing up, we'd come home from church on Easter morning to a basket left by the Easter Bunny full of assorted candies, which always included those colorful marshmallow treats,

I LOVE Peeps! But, I also love staying healthy. You see, I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in 2008. While I have success in maintaining good blood glucose levels for long periods at a time, this was not always the case. Knowing the triggers is always top of mind.

3.21.2018


This is a guest post by Dr. Val Jones who works with our Doctors Online partners at eDocAmerica.
 

Poor sleep may contribute to increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, and depression, yet physicians often forget to ask their patients about their sleep habits until it becomes a crisis. Sleep specialists recommend that insomnia be treated at the same time as other medical conditions. It is common for clinicians to hope that if the other conditions are treated first, good sleep will follow. But that is rarely the case. 

3.14.2018


What parent doesn't struggle sometimes with their little ones? I'm certainly no expert, but I think we're doing pretty well with our toddler. Sure, I've turned to Google at times -and found varying opinions on almost EVERYTHING! (Hint: the freshbenies Doctors Online service is a GREAT way to ask specific questions and get expert advice from a pediatrician). 

Today, I'm sharing some of the best tips I've learned to help you rock parenthood during the toddler years!

2.20.2018

Remember that song from The Lion King, "The Circle of Life"? That soundtrack plays in my head these days.

As a teenager I thought, "Wow, my parents have a lot of people to take care of."  We lived in New York City with one set of grandparents next door and the other set across the street. My parents had all of them plus three daughters depending on them for A LOT.

1.17.2018

Are you a runner? I’m not - never have been. Honestly, if I’m running, something’s probably chasing me.

A few years ago, my awesome husband signed us both up for a Walk/Run group. Now, other than the fact that it was the middle of winter and the group met at 7:00 AM on Saturday mornings, this seemed like a great idea (note my sarcasm here). The program offered 3 groups: Runners, Walk/Runners, and the slow pokes…um, I mean the Walkers.

1.03.2018

As I ran (or more accurately, limped) down the street wondering how much further our stopping point was, this famous quote ran through my head: "The trouble with jogging is that by the time you realize you're not in shape for it, it's too far to walk back."

I'd been invited by a co-worker to join a Team in Training running team. Before that day the only running I did was....OK, I never ran!  :-)  However, this was worth it because I could accomplish 2 goals: raise money for a great cause (The Leukemia Society) AND get in shape. 

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