Allergies at a Glance

While Spring bursts forth with a profusion of nature at its most wonderful, for allergy sufferers it means pollen from trees, grass, grain, and weeds, sneezing, wheezing, coughing, itchy red eyes, a runny or stuffy nose, and serious investment in tissue supplies. A variety of tests now exist to diagnose allergic conditions such as the… [Read More]

Influenza vs. the Common Cold

Both illnesses are caused by viruses and are not usually treated with antibiotics. Symptoms are similar, including runny nose, sore throat, fever, chills and muscle aches. Flu season usually starts around the end of November and peaks by late January or early February for northern climates. FLU PREVENTION Get a yearly flu shot by mid-December.… [Read More]

Are you tired of always feeling tired?

Nobody enjoys feeling exhausted. It makes it more difficult to focus on the details of an uninspiring work project, to respond calmly to the wailing of a child, or to take the time and energy to prepare a meal instead of grabbing unhealthy fast food. Feeling tired causes irritability towards people around us, decreases our motivation… [Read More]

Spring Fatigue

Many of us experience this state of low energy and weariness with the arrival of spring that is commonly known as spring fatigue or spring fever. However, it is not categorized as a diagnosed illness and its causes have not yet been fully determined.  

Infectious diseases

Infectious diseases are disorders caused by organisms — such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites. They’re normally harmless or even helpful, but some may cause disease. An easy way to catch most infectious diseases is by coming into contact with a person, or animal, who has the infection. Many germs, however, can linger on objects,… [Read More]

Dry Eye Syndrome and Punctal Plugs

Do your eyes feel too dry? Does it feel as though you had a mote of dust or an eyelash in your eye? Perhaps you have an unpleasant burning, stinging sensation that is not relieved by frequent blinking? Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common ocular problems; a full one third of people… [Read More]

First Weeks at Home with a Newborn

For many mothers the first weeks at home with a new baby are often the hardest in their lives. You will probably feel overworked, even overwhelmed.

Are you feeling SAD?

We all know how waking up on a sunny day can lift our spirits, while a grey, rainy day may make us feel down. Fortunately, for the majority of us these shifts in moods will not affect our ability to cope with daily activities. For a minority group though this is exactly what can happen.