Seasonal Affective Disorder Awareness Month

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a predictable change in mood that comes with the change of seasons, usually hitting people in the fall. Some 12 million Americans have been diagnosed with this condition, and many more probably experience it without a diagnosis.  Sings of SAD include feelings of depression, cravings for comfort foods which […]

When Should You Begin Colon Cancer Screenings?

The American Cancer Society recommends colon cancer screening beginning at age 45.  Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States, and the second leading cause of death from cancer (when data on men and women are combined).  But regular testing is one of the most effective ways to prevent colorectal cancer. […]

TDAP, DTaP, and TD Vaccines

We’ve been hearing a lot about COVID-19 vaccines, and most of us are aware that kids need vaccines as they grow up. Many of us know that flu vaccines are a must. But there is another group of adult vaccines that are less well understood: TDAP, DTaP, and TD vaccines.  TDAP, DTaP, and TD vaccines […]

What Is Internal Medicine?

Do you need to see an Internal Medicine doctor? You may need exactly that and not realize it. The definition of Internal Medicine is a medical specialty centering on adult medicine only. Doctors specializing in this field complete undergraduate degrees and their M.D. degrees. Then they complete a three-year residency in Internal Medicine. At this […]

Is Coffee Creamer Bad for You?

While coffee is not bad for you, the things you put into that cup of Joe might be. People put lots of different things into coffee, and consume even more stuff on the side, so we’ll start with just one question: is coffee creamer bad for you? Milk or cream  If you hear “creamer” and […]

The Power of Healthy Habits

Some of us are thinking about goals for the new year. Some are thinking over the goals we set for this year and evaluating them. Some of us feel like we put our lives on pause when the pandemic began, and goals don’t even seem relevant to our lives right now. It might be the […]

Senior Health and Fitness

As a child, your parents told you to get outside and play, they made you eat your vegetables, and they introduced you to all the elements of healthy living so that you could grow up healthy and strong. As you got older, ideally you continued to eat right, exercise, and visit your primary care doctor […]