Archive for August 2012

  1. To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate? That is the Question

    August 1, 2012

    Posted By: SFM

    As late as the 1950s, more than 20,000 cases of polio were reported in the U.S. each year. Many of these cases resulted in paralysis or even death. Less than 20 years after a vaccine became available, polio infections were reduced to about 10 total. The polio vaccine essentially “wiped out” the crippling disease. But […]

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  2. How Do I Know if My Child Has Asthma

    August 1, 2012

    Posted By: SFM

    As we enter the final month of summer vacation, our children are getting ready to go back to school and that means fall sports will be in full swing as well. Your children will need to see the doctor for their basic sports physical, but should you also be talking to their doctor about asthma? […]

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  3. How To Protect Yourself From Shingles

    August 1, 2012

    Posted By: SFM

    If you’ve ever had chickenpox, you’re at risk for Shingles. That’s because the virus that causes chickenpox stays in your body throughout your lifetime. Later in life, this virus can reactivate unexpectedly and erupt as Shingles — a red, blistering rash, usually accompanied by deep, penetrating pain. And even if you feel healthy, as you […]

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  4. Managing Your Diabetes

    August 1, 2012

    Posted By: SFM

    Managing diabetes can be a challenge. A smart nutrition plan is part of a necessary balancing act because food intake, physical activity, and blood sugar determine the amount of insulin that is required to maintain a healthy level of blood sugar. To be quite honest about it, you are the one with all of the […]

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