How to Navigate Thanksgiving with Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes. In partnership with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), this year's focus is on the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease. November also means Thanksgiving, which isn't always easy...

CUTS, SCRAPES, & SCRATCHES

Your child falls off of their new scooter. That knife you’re using slices your finger instead of the carrot. Your new puppy doesn’t know how sharp his baby teeth are. You might think a cut or scrape is no big deal, but any time the skin gets broken, there’s a...

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHILD HAS A CONCUSSION?

As school starts back and high school football begins, one of the biggest concerns for the parents of young athletes is injuries, particularly head injuries. One of the questions that we are most frequently asked is, “How do I know if my child has a concussion?”  What exactly is a...

We Are Celebrating National Wellness Month!

  In today’s society, the words “self-care” are grossly overused, but how often do you really take time to take care of yourself? Between school starting back, work, and the complexities of everyday life, our personal well-being often takes a backseat. Sure, every day should be wellness day, but in...

Signs and Symptoms of Heat Related Illnesses

Between ball games, cookouts, yard work, and community events, summer is a season for the outdoors. However, with the warmer days and sunny skies comes an increased risk of heat-related illnesses that range from uncomfortable to life-threatening. So to make sure you stay safe and healthy this summer, here are...

Facts About Hypertension

Hypertension, more commonly known as high blood pressure, is a serious medical issue that affects 1 in 3 Americans. That’s roughly 75 million people! Since May is high blood pressure awareness month, we felt it’d be appropriate to discuss the causes, complications, and treatment options for this condition. Read on...

Heart Healthy Outdoor Activities In East Alabama

Physical activity is vital to your overall wellbeing. Study after study has shown that adults who stay active are healthier, feel better, and have a lower chance of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. According to the CDC, adults need a minimum of 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity...

Is It Allergies Or A Sinus Infection?

While many of us enjoy the beautiful blooms and tranquil weather of springtime in Alabama, the changing of the seasons also brings pollen and other allergens into the atmosphere, resulting in congestion, sneezing, itchy eyes, and – in some cases – sinus infections. Though both allergies and sinus infections can...