Choosing Wisely

Tips for Finding the Right Doctor

Find the right doctor

The search for the right doctor is essentially finding someone whose hands you will put your life into—and possibly your family’s, as well. Pressure’s on, right? You want that person to be qualified and experienced, skillful and knowledgeable, respected and professional. Among other requisites… At the end of the day, you want it to be the perfect fit. So, where ... Read More »

How Much Capacity Do Our Brains Really Have?


Human beings came to this earth fully equipped to do some pretty amazing things. We can think, dream, breathe, act, learn, grow, feel, speak, love, listen, remember, create, play and move… all thanks to the three-pound chunk of meat that sits upon our shoulders. Did you know the human brain has 100 billion neurons? That’s about 15 times the total ... Read More »

When “Broncos Fever” Turns South: Home Remedies for Strep


Every year the Super Bowl brings millions of people together over team spirit, friendly competition, and a whole lot of beer and chicken wings. And of course, SB50 was no different. This collective camaraderie was predicted to lead strep throat. Caused by a group of bacteria called Streptococcus Group A, this infection generally leads to a sore throat, pain with ... Read More »

5 Top Winter Skin Conditions And How To Prepare For Them


Winter weather conditions can be hard on your skin from head to toe. Adding holiday stress to the wintry mix presents an additional challenge for people with—or without—chronic skin diseases. “Even if you’re not prone to chronic skin conditions, your skin may have a reaction if you’re exposed to cold, windy, sunny, or stressful conditions this holiday season,” said Mark ... Read More »

Movember is Here!

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Starting November 1st, you may notice many men sporting a bit more facial hair than usual. Since 2003, each November, the Movember Foundation challenges men to let their facial hair grow and not shave for all 30 days of the month. This challenge aims to raise awareness about men’s health by using facial hair as a conversation starter. The Movember ... Read More »

Not Just Another Tummy Ache – 8 Signs of Appendicitis

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When is a tummy ache a minor ailment or something more serious? Our appendix serves no vital purpose, but the small, narrow pouch that sits next to the large intestine can still cause problems. An obstruction caused by food waste or even a gastrointestinal infection can cause the inflammation that leads to appendicitis. Appendicitis occurs when the inflamed appendix swells ... Read More »

June is National Aphasia Awareness Month: But What is Aphasia?

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Aphasia is classified as a language disorder, where an individual’s ability to communicate is affected. This disorder can affect a person’s ability to speak, listen, write, and read, but it does not affect their intelligence. Aphasia affects about 1 in every 250 people. Aphasia is most often the result of a stroke that has occurred in the regions of the ... Read More »