Physicals for Kids

Opinions vary regarding how often your school-age child should have a complete physical. As a minimum, most pediatricians recommend a well-child exam before your child enters kindergarten and before entering high school. An additional examination is usually required for participation in a school sport. Regular physicals are a great way to protect your child’s future… [Read More]

Back to School

The transition period from the summer break back to school time can be quite a struggle for kids, youngsters in particular. The relatively unregulated, free, playtime feeling of summer clashes with the more rigorous, structured environment of school. Fortunately, there are things you can do to make this changing period a bit easier on your… [Read More]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in women from developed countries. Unfortunately, as many as one in every seven women will get breast cancer at some time in her life. Although this is overwhelmingly a female disease, about 1% of cases do occur in men. Amongst women, breast cancer becomes… [Read More]

Love Your Heart

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the western world. Screening before symptoms develop gives the chance to identify those at high risk and prevent disease through lifestyle change and targeted treatments.

Meningitis

Meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges, which are the membranes that enclose the brain and spinal cord. It can be caused by either a bacterium or a virus. The seriousness and treatment of the disease is considerably different for the viral and for the bacterial form. Viral (or aseptic) meningitis is typically less severe… [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.

Get Screened

Hypertension, smoking, high cholesterol, obesity and physical inactivity. What do these conditions have in common? They are all on the top ten list of leading causes of preventable deaths in the world.

Breast Cancer

As many as one woman in every seven will get breast cancer at some time in her life, which is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in women from developed countries. Although this is overwhelmingly a female disease, about 1% of cases do occur in men.

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus is a disorder in which blood sugar (glucose) levels are abnormally high because the body does not produce enough insulin.

Do you lead a stressful life? Do you find it hard to sleep at night?

Recent research has found that men who are stressed and suffer sleepless nights run double the risk of contracting diabetes.