Mammograms aren’t just for October

Mammograms aren’t just for October

Read Time: 3.5 minutes TL;DR Mammograms are a type of imaging test used to screen for breast cancer. They use a low-dose x-ray to take pictures of the breasts so doctors can look for changes in the tissue. There are two basic types of mammograms: screening mammograms...
Arthritis and Joint Pain: The Symptoms

Arthritis and Joint Pain: The Symptoms

Read Time: 4.5 minutes TL;DR Arthritis is a painful disorder that affects the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis causes chronic joint inflammation and is an autoimmune disorder with symptoms that tend to come and go and increase over time. Some of the symptoms include...
Trauma Awareness and Resilience: The Basics

Trauma Awareness and Resilience: The Basics

Read time: 4 minutes TL;DR All humans are subject some form of a traumatic situation that has far-reaching consequences. Everybody deals with trauma differently and raising trauma awareness is a great way to increase support for people who experience traumatic events....
Melanoma Month: What You Need To Know

Melanoma Month: What You Need To Know

Read time: 4 minutes TL;DR Melanoma Month is dedicated to spreading the awareness of the disease, which can be caused by harmful rays the body takes in during sun exposure. Dr. Alexis Duke, board-certified dermatologist, classifies melanomas as a type of cancer that...
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...