October 2017

Tanya Hernandez

"I believe that being positive and keeping a smile on your face will help push you through the bad. At the age of 35, I received the devastating news that I now had breast cancer. I continued to move forward with my life, even after nine long months, and kept a strong, positive attitude in my life as well as at work. As a bank teller I try to keep a smile on my face because I don’t like to bring...

mammograms october

During the month of October there is a “Pink” spotlight placed on breast cancer awareness. Pink ribbons are everywhere. Even the NFL recognizes the importance of breast cancer awareness. But, what does it mean to you? Are you doing everything you can to reduce your risk of breast cancer or to detect it sooner? Here are 5 Things you should know: Know Your Breasts. You know your breasts better than...

get your flu shot

Seniors need more than just the flu shot I had my annual health checkup a few weeks ago, the one that Medicare says you have to have. It wasn’t a big deal. I always enjoy going to my primary care doctor, Jeff Hawtof, MD. He’s been my doctor since 2003, and so going to see him is like visiting a good friend. And of course, he knows my medical history, which makes the visit all the easier. That day...

digital addiction detox

Are you in a toxic relationship with your phone? Toxins are all around us – from air pollution to noise pollution, chemicals in the products we use daily, and yes, toxic friendships. I have a confession to make. I am in a toxic friendship with my iPhone. I am betting that many of you are too. While the smartphone is good to me in many ways – it answers questions when I cannot think of the right...

Pumpkin spice

Although I can honestly say that summer is my favorite time of year, I do love the fall! I am a die-hard beach lover, sun, fun, flip flops – the whole package. However, when the calendar rolls into September and October, I can feel a real change. The sky looks different, the air feels different, the sunsets are different, and the leaves slowly start to fall. To me there is a palpable difference...