The flu has been taking over the news lately. Conventional wisdom might tell us that with the temperatures starting to rise again that the virus would be on its way out, but that’s not always the case. The CDC has stated that as of December 2014, all national key flu indicators are elevated, and about half of the country is experiencing high flu activity. The CDC is reporting one of the most common viruses this year is Influenza A (H3N2). There is considerable confusion around the virus right now, as some reports as suggesting that the flu shot does not work, while others are urging you to go get one. Furthermore, there have been murmurs of another flu epidemic. So who is the best person to listen to when it comes to advice on the virus?
Ever heard how putting sugar in a car’s gas tank can ruin the engine? If food is fuel for our bodies, does that mean eating sugary foods can be just as destructive? The simple answer is, “it all depends.”
Reports show that 2 to 4 million American men suffer from a condition known as hypogonadism or low levels. Testosterone is a key hormone that plays an important role in the development of the male reproductive system as well as maintaining lean muscle mass, bone density and strength. While the condition is becoming better known and understood, very few men are getting the help they need. There are many testosterone products and treatments available including prescriptions and testosterone replacement therapy. [Read more…]
Both ice and heat have been used to treat pain for multiple types of injuries and pains. Both can be highly effective in eliminating pain depending on the situation. Whether you should use ice or heat really boils down to the type of pain you are experiencing and the source of the pain. We give a few examples below: [Read more…]
Traveling for the holidays? Here are some tips to help make the journey pain free!
The holiday season truly is the most wonderful time of the year. You may have family or friends across state lines or across oceans that you long to see, or even destinations you wish to explore. Worrying about an illness or feeling unsure about your ability to travel with symptoms of osteoarthritis do not have to hold you back from travelling for the holidays. Here are some tips to help you make your journey pain free. [Read more…]
Each time we enter a new year, we get a moment to reflect on the good and bad from the previous year and set new goals for the year ahead. 2015 is no different. It is a time to reshape and redefine your goals and aspirations going forward.