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safety

Supplement Use

Supplement Use

Are supplements safe? Of course they are when used properly, and with guidance from a doctor.

...Yohimbe, is a powerful herb that is an alpha two adrenergic antagonist, appetite suppressant, and an aphrodisiac to name a few of its actions. However, its side effects include: nausea, vomiting, mydriasis, weakness, anxiety, panic, insomnia, loss of coordination, diaphoresis, increased heart rate, tachypnea, tremors, respiratory paralysis, or cardiac failure...

Food Recalls

Food Recalls

Food recalls, contamination at home, and what you can do about it.

...So it comes down to the question I posed earlier: how do we safely get food on our table? I don’t know the answer there, but there are things that we can do to help lower our risks of illness from foods...

 

Antibiotic Treated Meat In Restaurants

Antibiotic Treated Meat In Restaurants

More restaurants use antibiotics in their meats than you realize.

...The scary thing is all but 5, yes I typed 5, restaurants received a failing grade. The two best restaurants, according to this paper, were Panera and Chipotle. Chick-fil-A, McDonald’s, and Dunkin Donut where the other three restaurants that passed with a B, C, and another C respectively...

Do You Help Your Medical Team To Communicate?

Remember to tell us, your doctors, what medication you are taking.

...Labs that I do with you I hope you are sharing with your PCP, and vice versa. When your PCP puts you on a new medication then I need to know what it is so that I make sure what I’m prescribing for you does not interact with that other medication negatively...

 

5 Minutes For Your Health

The CDC has put together a great list of things that will take you about 5 minutes or less, to support your health.

Guide To Sunscreen - 2013

With the recent cool down in temperatures, though it is still warm, I have been spending more time outside.

Heart Attacks For Women

February is heart health month, where the American Heart Association gives us reminders of signs and symptoms of heart attacks.

Sunscreen

Every year the Environmental Workers Group puts out their list of safe sunscreens. 

Car Seat Safety

Recently the recommendations for car safety seats and the locations where children should be seated in the car have changed.

Fun In The Sun

Summer, I hope, is right around the corner which means we will be spending more time outside and in the sun. When it comes to the sun we need to respect it because it can be both beneficial and harmful.