10 Ideas for Fun Family Spring Outdoors

Springtime means outdoor fun. You’ve been cooped up all winter, but now that the weather is nice, it’s time to get outside and enjoy some healthy outdoor activities with the whole family. Here are ten ideas for family outdoor activities! Take the dog for a walk Walking is great exercise, and it’s something that the […]

Getting Ready for Allergy Season

Springtime is always such a bittersweet season. On one hand, winter is over. The days are longer, the weather is better, the grass keeps getting greener, and everything is in bloom. However all of that blooming nature means that you get to spend the next few weeks rubbing your eyes and stifling your sneezes. Get […]

National Walk to Work Day

It’s National Walk to Work Day! The American Heart Association’s National Walking Day was on April 1, but the first Friday of April was declared National Walk to Work Day in 2004 by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Walk@Lunch Day is April 29th. This means that if you […]

MediServe Wedington Open Easter Sunday

MediServe Walk-In Clinic’s Wedington location will be open to care for your family’s urgent care needs on Sunday, April 5, 2015. The MediServe on Sycamore will be closed. Clinic hours on Sunday are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Minor illness Sinus infection Sore throat Ear ache Allergies and hay fever MediServe Walk-In Clinic – Wedington […]

Calories on the Brain?

A postdoctoral scholar named Alia Crum decided to fool people in the name of research. She mixed up a vanilla milkshake and decanted it into two different kinds of packaging. One set was labeled as a “sensible” shake with 140 calories per serving. The other was identified on the bottles as an “indulgent” shake with […]

National Doctors Day

National Doctors Day is the day to appreciate physicians and their contributions to society. It falls on March 30th because it was on this day in 1842 that anesthesia was used for the first time. A red carnation is the symbol of Doctors Day and it is customary either to give a red carnation to […]

Red Meat Pros and Cons

Red meat — does it make you think of essential protein or cholesterol and heart disease? The average American eats more than 70 pounds of red meat each year. It’s the centerpiece not only of many American dishes, from chili to surf’n’turf, but also of American events and customs. What fun is a barbecue without […]

Kid-Friendly Spinach Recipes

While you might think that all of the amazing health benefits of spinach are enough to win anybody over, sometimes kids just don’t seem to like it. Good nutrition is important for people of all ages, but it’s especially important for growing children. Therein lies the predicament. Sometimes healthy foods don’t taste as good as […]

5 Reasons You Should Have a Family Doctor

It’s important to have a family doctor, but many people choose not to do so. There’s really no reason not to have a doctor caring for your family, but here are five reasons why you should. Regular check ups with a family doctor can help you and your family make healthy decisions and help prevent […]

Emphysema

Emphysema destroys your lungs. A pair of human lungs contains about 700 million air sacs, called alveoli, that facilitate breathing and transfer oxygen to your bloodstream. Each of these air sacs create their own individual chambers, but emphysema causes the walls of the alveoli to burst, turning those small chambers into much larger connected chambers. […]