What germs are crawling around in your kitchen? Your countertop and kitchen gadgets may look clean, but they could still have bacteria lurking, ready to infect you or your family.
If you’ve ever made New Year’s resolutions and failed to stick with them, you’re in good company.
Anna LaBarbera, LCSW, St. Claire Counselor, shares tips on managing depression associated with the holidays.
Pain isn’t always bad, it’s your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. But when it lasts for three months or longer, it could be chronic pain. This condition can be debilitating, making daily tasks seem impossible. “The good news is that most chronic pain can be managed,” says Joshua Bailey, MD, St. Claire pain management physician.
Battling a cold, getting over an injury, or undergoing surgery is no fun for anyone. For people with diabetes, managing blood sugar is an extra concern. The stress of illness or injury can cause blood sugar to rise and make insulin less effective. This can lead to serious problems, including diabetic coma. Aaron “Parker” Banks, DO, St. Claire HealthCare Family Medicine physician shares what to do when illness strikes.
Is stabbing heel pain stepping in the way of your daily activities? It could be plantar fasciitis. Learn more about this painful condition and treatment options with St. Claire HealthCare Podiatrist Colby Holmes, DPM.
If you have flu-like symptoms, you should stay home, treat your symptoms and avoid contact with others. Most people with the flu only experience mild illness and don’t need medical care or antivirals.
E-cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular among kids, teens and young adults. A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that over 2 million middle and high school students had used e-cigarettes. While medical research is still being conducted on the long-term damage of e-cigarette use for adults, it is clear that e-cigarettes should not be used by children, teens, or young adults.