November 2018

Being healthy starts with you - and it doesn't look the same for everyone.
New Year’s Eve is right around the corner and so the resolutions begin to take shape. I’m sure it comes as no surprise that the No. 1 resolution for most of history centers on losing weight, for various reasons. I’m not judging - losing weight has been a constant theme throughout my life. We want to look better, feel better, and be healthier. But are there long-term effects of healthy weight loss?...
Talk to your teens and their care providers about the HPV vaccine.
I often get the question from friends and family: “What do you think about the HPV vaccine?” Vaccines in general get a lot of attention by news and media outlets, but the HPV vaccine seems to get even more likely related to the type of virus it is used to prevent. Here are Five Things to Know about HPV and the vaccine: HPV or the Human Pappillomavirus is an infection that is spread through sexual...
Bridget and her children.
Given that Thanksgiving falls in this month, and given that it is a gentle reminder to count your blessings, although we really should do it every day, it was fitting that my topic should be about gratitude! I have had a recent life experience that has compelled me to look at my personal gratitude through a different lens. Three weeks ago, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer . I have DCIS (Ductal...
I often get a lot of questions from friends and family as to “what I think about the HPV vaccine”. Vaccines in general get a lot of attention by news and media outlets, but the HPV vaccine seems to get even more likely related to the type of virus it is used to prevent. Here are Five Things to Know about HPV and the vaccine: HPV or the Human Pappillomavirus is an infection that is spread through...
Alex using the iPad
It is likely that when you were growing up, your parents did not have to worry about the amount of time you spent on an iPad, tablet, cell phone, or other hand-held device. They may have had to put restrictions around television or video game time, but it doesn’t seem to me that there was just so much screen time available to us as kids. Well, I might not be the same as everyone, though, since we...
'Tis the season for cheap eats at local restaurants! Enjoy but stay healthy while socializing.
It’s fall in southern Delaware. The onslaught of tourists is a memory and the Eating Season has begun. Local restaurants have kicked off a mind-blogging array of off-season happy hour discounts, meal deals, and delicacy specials. Alcohol holds the top position of the ‘special-for-you’ heap. Happy hour beers are $2 in some places and ‘house’ wines are not much more in others. These prices will last...