Bladder Health

Bladder Health

A healthy bladder is an important part of your overall health. This key part of the urinary system functions smoothly and efficiently most of the time, but there are things you can do to help your bladder stay healthy. Keep reading to learn more about bladder health....
American Diabetes Month

American Diabetes Month

Help raise awareness about diabetes during American Diabetes Month this November. Join with Americans across the country to increase awareness about the risk factors of diabetes and encourage people to make healthy lifestyle changes. Together we can fight this disease...
Tips for Healthy Lungs

Tips for Healthy Lungs

Lungs. We all need them to survive but often don’t pay much attention to them. Give your lungs a little love by learning about lung disease and tips for keeping your lungs healthy. Then make a positive change to help your lungs function at their best. The Importance...
Halloween Safety

Halloween Safety

The magic of Halloween is fun for kids of all ages: dressing up, trick-or-treating, attending parties or visiting a haunted house. But while kids may view it as all fun and games, parents often have safety concerns surrounding Halloween. From being out at night to...
Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness

Get ready for sweets, treats and learning! October is breast cancer awareness month, so kick things off by learning more about this common type of cancer. Facts about Breast Cancer Among American women, breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer, behind...
Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity

Obesity continues to be a problem in the United States, and not just among adults. Childhood obesity affects about one in five school-aged children. Learning more about obesity and how to prevent it can help as we work to improve the health of our children. What is...
Cholesterol Awareness

Cholesterol Awareness

Back to school is just around the corner, but September is about more than just new books and school clothes, it’s also Cholesterol Awareness Month. Celebrate the start of fall by learning more about cholesterol and how you can help keep your body healthy. What is...
Preparing for Flu Season

Preparing for Flu Season

Coughing, chills, body aches; it sounds like flu season. There’s no way to guarantee you won’t get the flu, but certain steps can help reduce the possibility. By learning more about the disease, what steps you can take to prevent it and what to do if you get sick, you...
Signs Your Child Needs an Eye Exam

Signs Your Child Needs an Eye Exam

Thoughts of school are often far away during the summer, but the time to buy supplies and send your child back to school is just around the corner. With school-aged children at home, it’s the perfect time to be on the lookout for signs of poor vision. Delays in...
Psoriasis Awareness Month

Psoriasis Awareness Month

Annoying and unpredictable, psoriasis is a persistent skin condition that’s not completely understood. The symptoms vary based on the different types of psoriasis, but they share a common characteristic: skin cells that multiply rapidly. We’ve put together some...

MEET THE DOCTORS: Alexis Duke

Alexis Duke is a dermatologist with the SLMA Dermatology Clinic. Her approachable manner and passion for treating patients like family maker her an asset to the SLMA family.    Why did you choose to go into the medical field? I grew up in a hospital environment...

MEET THE DOCTORS: Mark Neal

Mark Neal is a dermatologist with the SLMA Dermatology Clinic. He is passionate about science and improving his patient’s quality of life.   Why did you choose to go into the medical field?  I’ve always enjoyed science and working with people.     What...
The Importance of Immunizations

The Importance of Immunizations

Protecting your children is a top priority as a parent. You want what’s best for them and to create an environment where they can grow and thrive. Immunizations may create some risks for children, but in most cases the benefits far outweigh the risks. Here’s some...
The Importance of a Sleep Schedule

The Importance of a Sleep Schedule

Getting enough sleep is important for all of us, and school-aged kids are no exception. Maintaining a regular sleep schedule helps your child perform better in school and boosts their immune system. But sticking to a schedule and getting enough sleep can be difficult....
Protect Your Eyes Against Injury

Protect Your Eyes Against Injury

Eye injuries happen every day, so protecting your eyes is one of the simplest ways to maintain healthy vision throughout your life. The good news is that 90 percent of eye injuries are preventable just by wearing appropriate protective eyewear. Learn more about eye...