Archive for January, 2016

Pass the Tissues: Help for When the Whole Family is Sick

January 29, 2016 | Primary Care

iStock_000024744075_FullThe frigid chill of winter often brings runny noses, fevers, and coughing, and it’s easy for the germs to get passed from one family member to another rather quickly. The months of January and February are typically the height of contagious viruses, including the flu and stomach viruses. If everyone in your house is reaching for the cough drops or the tissues, try these tips for caring for multiple sick family members and stopping the spread of germs.

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Get to Know Our Neurology Team

January 15, 2016 | Neurology

Strokes, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s – these neurological illnesses and others have serious implications for patients and families. As the command center of the body, your brain controls just about everything and is connected to an infinitely complex system of nerves. When something goes wrong with the nervous system, the entire body suffers and daily tasks become difficult. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with neurological disorder, our experienced neurologists can offer skilled care, comfort, and hope.

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Boost Your Digestive Health

January 13, 2016 | Gastroenterology/Endoscopy

Digestive problems can make you miserable, and sometimes the symptoms — burping, gas, or constant trips to the bathroom — can be embarrassing. Many digestive diseases can be prevented or better managed by paying careful attention to diet and lifestyle.

To feel your best, manage symptoms, and keep your digestive tract in top shape, follow these tips.

Serve Up Fiber – A diet high in fiber can help prevent colon cancer and constipation as well as help in the management of diverticulosis. Some patients who suffer from digestive issues such as inflammatory bowel disease may need to decrease fiber or only eat certain types of fiber during a flare up of symptoms; however, overall fiber can help regulate digestive functions.

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