Happy Wellness Wednesday, everyone! Today’s topic is one that is very near and dear to our hearts not only as physicians, but also as fellow parents: school and sports physicals. If you have school age children, you’re likely familiar with school physicals but today we would like to discuss why they are important and what opportunities they offer parents for their child’s development. Oftentimes physicals are looked upon as just a formality of needing a form signed to get you
Welcome back to Wellness Wednesday! In honor of National PTSD Awareness Day, we will be covering Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder today. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental disorder that occurs when someone experiences a traumatic event or when they are exposed to a dangerous situation. Patients who suffer from PTSD experience flashbacks that can include physical reactions to fear such as sweating or racing heart, difficulty sleeping, having bad dreams when they do, outb
June is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, the most common cause of dementia. Globally, it is estimated that approximately 47 million people are affected by dementia today, with an estimated 130 million by 2050. Chances are, you know about dementia, because you’ve seen it in a loved one.
The hallmark early sign of dementia is memory impairment. Now it’s important to distinguish here. Everyone forgets a person’s name here and there. Everyone gets a little mental fog here and there
We are halfway through 2018 and wanted to address those New Year’s resolutions you made back in January. 1000+ participants in a 2017 survey of New Year's Resolutions ( https://www.statista.com/statistics/378105/new-years-resolution/) showed that the majority of Americans wanted to save more money or get in better shape. Those are very vague goals, however, and I would guess many of them were not completed. If those goals hit close to home or even if they don’t and you have c