Category Archives: Health Issues

Type 1 Diabetes: My Story (Part 1)

My life was forever changed at the early age of four, when I was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes. About a week before my diagnosis, I was experiencing symptoms such as extreme thirst followed by frequent urination, rapid weight loss, stomach aches and flu like…

Excuse me…Do you have any allergies?

If you have been to a doctor’s office lately, I’m sure that at least one person you came in contact with asked if you had any allergies. If you’ve ever had a severe reaction to something you ate, drank, touched, breathed in or received as…

Sun Safety

As we pack away our winter coats and gloves and rollout the capris and dresses, we should be getting our sunscreen ready to protect our skin from the hot sun. The sun is an excellent source of vitamin D, which helps us absorb calcium and…

Confused Girl

V is not just for Vagina

I don’t know how many people can remember being potty trained. I don’t really remember it all too well. But I’ve had lots of younger siblings, and cousins who have been potty trained at a time when I was old enough to realize what was…

Healthy Food Obsession

New Dietary Guidelines – What do they mean?

Every five years, the federal government publishes a set of recommendations, known as the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs).  These guidelines offer nutrition and health advice about the best known ways to prevent disease and stay healthy.  In January, the new 2015-2020 guidelines were released. …

I <3 Vaccines

I love vaccines. Now, don’t get me wrong; I don’t love getting “shots.” I think it would be hard to find anyone who enjoys getting poked with a needle. I think vaccines are pretty cool because of what they can do for people’s health. They…

How to Own Your Asthma this Winter

Do you cough when the weather gets cold or at night? Do you have more trouble with exercise during the winter months? Do colds hit you hard and seem to linger forever? If so, your asthma may not be as well controlled as you think….