Community Wellness


Puppy Love, Healthy Hearts

Does stress have you on a short leash? Getting a watchdog may help. Fido, the family pet, can help guard your heart from the ill...

August 21, 2013 / 2 min read


A Cord that Ties Us Together

Last week, cable news outlets and social media displayed photos of former president George H.W. Bush with a bald head, holding a young child, with...

July 31, 2013 / 2 min read


13 Ways to Avoid Jet Lag

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, jet lag can highjack travel plans and hold you hostage with an assortment of ailments. And it’s not...

July 26, 2013 / 2 min read


5 Health Risks of Sleep Deprivation

Missing your beauty rest? Sleepless nights leave more than dark eye circles. Sleep deprivation is linked to a growing list of chronic conditions and illnesses,...

July 19, 2013 / 3 min read


Resident Physicians Add to Patient Care

Dr. da Fonseca and his fellow residents were all drawn to family medicine or primary care. The learning experience is broad and deep, often covering...

July 15, 2013 / 2 min read


Fireworks Safety: Protect Yourself and Your Kids

Teenagers and small children are especially susceptible to burns or injuries to the hands and face during the holiday, beginning as early as July 1...

July 1, 2013 / 3 min read


10 Tips for Safe Grilling

Poorly handled food at barbecues can lead to indigestion, severe vomiting or hospital stays. Reduce danger by safely handling and grilling food.

July 1, 2013 / 2 min read


Decoding Sunscreen Labels

Confused by all those sunscreen tubes and bottles (at least 1,400 products) on the market? Thanks to new federal laws, shopping for sunscreen should get...

June 28, 2013 / 2 min read


Skin Cancer Does Not Discriminate

An aggressive form of skin cancer silenced the living voice of Bob Marley, the legendary reggae star, who died more than three decades ago in...

June 21, 2013 / 2 min read


American Medical Association: ‘Obesity Is a Disease’

The American Medical Association (AMA) made headlines this week when a delegation of members declared obesity as a bona fide disease. For one in three...

June 19, 2013 / 2 min read