Helpful and Effective Gout Management Options

Helpful and Effective Gout Management Options

The Ins and Outs of Gout “Gout” refers to numerous concerns that relate to uric acid accumulation. This kind of accumulation typically impacts the feet the most. People who suffer from gout often experience significant pain and swelling located in the foot...
Protecting Your Skin From the Sun’s Ultraviolet Rays

Protecting Your Skin From the Sun’s Ultraviolet Rays

People often talk about getting sun like it’s a good thing. However, they often fail to take proper UV (ultraviolet) protection into consideration. The sun releases harsh rays that can damage your skin and wreak havoc on your complexion—often in about 15...
The Importance of Fireworks Safety

The Importance of Fireworks Safety

Fireworks can be a lot of fun. They look eye-catching and striking. They’re festive. What’s not to like? But if you’re going to be anywhere around them, you have to understand the immense value of safety. Improper handling of fireworks could lead to...
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...