August 10, 2009

Vitamin B12 – Who Needs It and Are Pills Okay?

Vitamin B12 is an important vitamin mostly obtained from dairy products and meat.  It is a critical ingredient your body needs to make red blood cells […]
September 1, 2009

The 10 Leading Causes of Death and What You Can do to Help Prevent Them

1.Heart Disease2.Cancer3.Strokes4.Chronic lung disease (like COPD)5.Accidents (unintentional injuries)6.Diabetes mellitus (diabetes)7.Alzheimer’s disease8.Influenza and pneumonia9.Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (kidney disease)10.Septicemia (infection in the blood)Now here’s a list […]
September 3, 2009

Swine Flu in Birmingham, AL

I’m working at the health department this month and swine flu is certainly continuing to circulate in Jefferson County.  See your doctor if you have fever […]
September 18, 2009

Heal Your Mind and Notice if the Body Follows

A dear friend reminded me of the importance the mind has on the physical body’s health.  When your thinking is contaminated with stressful thoughts, that stress […]
October 6, 2009

How Do You Define Being Healthy?

What does it mean to you to be healthy?  When so many are concerned with “being healthy,” perhaps it would be beneficial to take a look […]
October 25, 2009

Preventive Medicine

Preventive Medicine refers to preventing medical illness and disease instead of treating a disease after it exists.  I continue to be amazed at how many patients […]