The Week of Thanksgiving is GERD Awareness Week. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is very common, affecting up to 1 in 5 or more of adult men and women in the U.S. and can also occur in children. While common, the disease is often unrecognized, and its symptoms misunderstood, which is unfortunate because GERD is a treatable disease. However, if left undiagnosed and untreated, serious complications can result.
The eyes are windows…to your health. The health of your eyes and overall health are closely related. The eyes are intimately connected to the nervous system and the circulatory system, and when issues develop elsewhere in the body it can affect the eyes.
Between childhood and adulthood are the teenage years. They are a period of profound transformations. Hormonal changes are driving physical and neurological changes which lead to mental, emotional, and social changes. New pressures related to social acceptance, academic performance, and new responsibilities arise. Concerns that adults might find trivial, become paramount for the teen.
Thanksgiving is a time of celebration bringing family and friends together around a banquet of traditional foods and family recipes. These and other social gatherings during the season always-present opportunities to become overindulgent and even the most disciplined struggle with the temptations the holiday offers. However, with the right strategy, there are ways you can maintain a balance and keep your diet healthy and intact.
National Check Your Meds Day (October 21) is an event sponsored by Consumer Reports, the Department of Health and Human Services, and several state and national professional pharmacy organizations. This is a time to bring your prescription medications and other pills to your pharmacist or physician for a comprehensive review.
It’s back-to-school time. The keys to success this school year vary widely depending on your student’s age. A preschooler requires different types of preparation than a teenager. Regardless, all students need support from the adults in their lives in order to have a successful start to the new school year.