Organ Donation FAQ

Organ Donation FAQ

What To Know About Organ Donation Saving lives is something most people leave to professionals, but we all have the opportunity to save lives by becoming organ and tissue donors. This selfless act can make a huge difference in the lives of others in your community....

Meet the Doctor: Eric Jukes, MD

Eric Jukes, MD,is a general surgeon SLMA. He is  dedicated to making his patients feel comfortable and pain free.    Why did you choose to go into the medical field? My mother worked for 4 surgeons when I was growing up. I loved science, biology and math. What is your...
Spring Forward! Tips To Get Better Sleep

Spring Forward! Tips To Get Better Sleep

Ready to spring forward? For most of us, the time change makes our already tired bodies even more groggy. In our fast-paced world, it’s difficult to get enough sleep even without losing an hour. Are there ways to get the rest you need? Thankfully, the answer is...
Autism Awareness Month: Autism Explained

Autism Awareness Month: Autism Explained

April is Autism Awareness Month! As the number of children diagnosed with autism continues to rise, learning more about the disorder and raising awareness becomes increasingly important. Get started now by discovering more about autism and what you can do to get...
Tips for Preventing the Most Common Sports Injuries

Tips for Preventing the Most Common Sports Injuries

Sports are a great way for kids and teens to be active, have fun and develop social skills, but they also can lead to injuries. Enjoying the benefits of sports while reducing the risk of injury is important for athletes of all ages. Let’s explore some of the most...
Benefits of Medi Spa Treatments

Benefits of Medi Spa Treatments

We all want to look and feel our best. Visiting a spa is a great way to pamper yourself and enjoy beauty or relaxation treatments, but there’s another option that can provide even more benefits! A medical spa offers many of the same treatments as a regular spa, as...
Colorectal Cancer: Causes, Symptoms and Diagnosis

Colorectal Cancer: Causes, Symptoms and Diagnosis

  Noticing blood in your stool is scary. Although it’s often due to something that’s easy to treat, it could be a sign of a more serious condition—like colorectal cancer. Learning about this type of cancer and what to look for can help you lower your risk factors or...
Be Smart About Your Health

Be Smart About Your Health

  You sprain your ankle, have a fever or experience difficulty breathing; do you know where to go for the most appropriate treatment? There are three basic options when you need medical care: Your primary care physician (PCP), An urgent care center or The emergency...
How to Prevent and Treat Common Burn Injuries

How to Prevent and Treat Common Burn Injuries

Burn injuries are one of the leading causes of accidental injuries and death in the United States. In an effort to reduce these painful injuries, the American Burn Association names the first week of February Burn Awareness Week. This is a great time to increase your...
Chocolate: Good for the Heart and Soul

Chocolate: Good for the Heart and Soul

  Red, pink and white hearts are showing up everywhere, along with teddy bears, love notes and, of course, chocolate. Rich and indulgent, chocolate is usually considered bad for you, but certain kinds of chocolate may actually provide health benefits when consumed in...
Patient Safety: Our No.1 Priority

Patient Safety: Our No.1 Priority

When you visit the doctor or go to the hospital, you expect to receive treatment to improve your health. And this is what happens most of the time; doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff work hard to care for patients and provide excellent care. But healthcare is...
Pros of having a PCP

Pros of having a PCP

Where do you turn if you have a persistent cough, feel anxious or depressed, sprain your ankle or develop a rash? The best person to go to is your primary care physician or PCP. They can diagnose and treat a range of medical conditions and refer you to the proper...
How to Set Effective Goals to Reach a Healthy Weight

How to Set Effective Goals to Reach a Healthy Weight

It’s that time of year again—as the new year approaches, you may be one of the many people thinking about setting a New Year’s resolution. But how do you make your resolution goals attainable? It’s so easy to set grand goals at the start of the year, only to leave...
Holiday Hazards with Children

Holiday Hazards with Children

The holidays are a wonderful time of the year filled with family, friends, food, celebrations and, unfortunately, hazards. If you have a small child in your home, the holidays require extra vigilance to protect your family. Being proactive by learning about common...
Best You Yet

Best You Yet

It’s exciting to make New Year’s resolutions and imagine the possibilities of losing weight, getting in shape, reducing stress. Then comes the challenge of sticking with the resolution as January drags on, motivation slumps and things come up that distract us. Most of...