“Which type of diet is right for ME?”

Submitted by Dr Becky Wise Diets for your Health “Which type of diet is right for ME?” This is a question being asked by millions of people each and every day. Many of us are looking for an easy way to lose weight, either to enhance our appearance or to improve our overall health. However, […]

Noel Nausea? The Sequel

Here is an article from our archives that we thought worth another read. Hopefully it helps you with those “tummy problems” Many people experience nausea and vomiting from motion sickness, overindulgence of food and drinks, or from some other undefined ailment such as a virus. With the holidays here, it is important to know the […]

Pneumonia – Safety and Prevention

Submitterd by: Dr Rebecca Wise Do you know what cost the United States economy more than 40.2 billion dollars in 2005? No, it’s not the amount of money spent on shoes purchased in your local mall last year, it was actually pneumonia. Pneumonia is currently ranked the 8th leading cause of death in the United […]

Wise Words on Self Breast Exams

Submitterd by: Dr Rebecca Wise October is the month we are reminded about breast cancer, it’s prevention and cures, and in some cases, how it has affected our family. We thought it would be a good time to re-visit this previously published article in the hopes it will increase your self-awareness, and possibly even an […]

Superbugs Beware!

Submitterd by: Dr Rebecca Wise What is the first thing that comes to mind when your friend, John, says he is sick? I would imagine that many of you will assume that there is some sort of infection. Then the answer for how to treat the infection has almost been drilled into us as a […]

Binge Drinking: Not Just a College Activity Anymore

Submitterd by: Dr Rebecca Wise As college classes begin the thought of what to do over the weekend may cross students’ minds while sitting in class. These plans may involve going to a bar, a house party, or tailgating, but no matter what the setting, drinking is often involved. While some drinking is okay, when […]

I Wanna Go Home…

Submitterd by: Dr Rebecca Wise Have you heard of a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)? It’s probably not what you think… A PCMH is not a nursing home or other facility where you might live. It’s actually a philosophy, not a place. It’s a new and still evolving idea of medical care that is centered […]

This Little Piggy Cried OUCH!

Submitterd by: Dr Rebecca Wise With warm weather comes flip-flops and sandals, but many folks are embarrassed by the appearance of their feet. Dry skin, toenail discoloration, or even the length and shape of the toes are all causes for concern for some people and the reason they don’t allow themselves to wear open-toed shoes […]

Don’t Get Burned!

A Quick Guide to Protecting Yourself While Still Getting the Benefits of the Sun The sun is an extremely welcoming sight, especially after the long, cold winter that has been had. However, with the change of the weather bringing more people out of their homes, we again need to revisit proper sun protection techniques. Despite […]

Depression during Pregnancy…

Submitted by Dr Rebecca Wise: Pregnancy can be an exciting and joyful time as the mom-to-be prepares for the arrival of the baby, but what about women who suffer from depression? Sometimes pregnancy is anything but thrilling. In fact, for women who are being treated for depression the worry and anxiety, combined with normal hormone […]

Rabies Recap

Submitted by Dr Rebecca Wise: As we move into warmer weather, we’ll be taking our kids and pets outside more, so the risk increases for wild animal scratches and bites. If they break the skin, they can easily become infected because we are often too far from clean sinks to wash out the wounds right […]

Do You Know a Fun-guy?

Submitted by Dr. Becky Wise: You’ve probably heard the old joke “What do you call a germ that wants to party? A Fun-guy.” But it’s never fun to have fungi on your skin like athlete’s foot, ringworm, thrush, or a yeast infection. You may have suffered with one or more of these, but did you […]

Grumpy Tummy?

Are you suffering from lower gastrointestinal distress? Do you often feel abdominal discomfort with symptoms of bloating, constipation, diarrhea, or maybe even bloody stools? Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are two diagnoses that may fit your symptoms. These diagnoses are certainly not equal but may show some cross-over of symptoms. IBS […]

Are you allergic to work?

So you have coughing fits at work? Or difficulty taking a deep breath? There is a condition commonly known as “occupational asthma” that is caused by being exposed to irritants in the form of vapors, fumes, gases, particles, or allergens like dust or mold in the workplace. It is really just a reaction to these […]

You Want Milk With That?

Teenagers and Soft Drinks: The Importance of Calcium in Young Adults When you’re thirsty, what’s better than a sugary, carbonated soft drink that gives you a kick of energy from caffeine? The answer would be any drink that won’t lead to weaker bones later in life! What many teenagers don’t realize is that when they […]

One a Day or NOT!

To B12 or Not to B12? That is the question…. Recently, a famous “TV Doctor” said it is not a good idea to take multivitamins, or any supplements on a daily basis. But, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) most Americans don’t get enough vitamins and minerals in their daily diet. A 2011 […]

Under Pressure!

Under Pressure! Blood pressure is a measure of how hard your heart has to work to pump your blood through your veins and arteries to provide oxygen and nutrients to all the cells of your body. Your normal blood pressure rises and falls throughout the day, depending on your activity level, emotions, and what food […]

Baby It’s Cold Outside (Or is it all in your head?)

Baby It’s Cold Outside (Or is it all in your head?) It’s that time of year again, when everyone enjoys family gatherings and holiday parties. A time for sharing and enjoying all ways to spread the holiday cheer…AND the germs that go along with that. By now I’m sure you’ve heard that you should get […]