(Technically, the only 4 things you really enjoy.) Learn about how these 4 vital neurotransmitters (chemical messengers in your brain) affect your mood and behavior! DOPAMINE Nickname: The Reward Chemical A.K.A.: One More, Please! Catchphrase: The Joy of Getting What … Continue reading The Fantastic 4
I live and work in an area with many bicyclists. I even ride my bike in the city streets from time to time. As a driver, I am safe, courteous, attentive, and not opposed to sharing the road… IF certain … Continue reading 9 Things Bicyclists Need to Know
I just got a letter from my doctor saying that her practice is moving. I can either go to her new location, choose a PCP from the same practice, or find someone entirely new. I already moved with her once, … Continue reading Doctor Shopping
What is a stroke? A stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks a blood vessel to the brain (ischemic stroke), or when a blood vessel ruptures in the brain (hemorrhagic stroke). Ischemic strokes are further broken down based upon where … Continue reading Act FAST during a stroke!
First Aid Kit is not just a good up and coming band! They are essential tools anyone can use. You can buy small, basic first aid kits in any drug store. May of us bought one years ago and have it … Continue reading Make a First Aid Kit
I deal with a lot of germs in my job as an EMT, so I probably spend more time than the average person does thinking about how to effectively clean my hands. Hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics all have hand sanitizer units … Continue reading Hand Washing Vs. Sanitizer
1. Take responsibility for your health and fitness. This sounds basic, but many of my patients don’t know all the meds they’re taking, or even what some of their meds are for! You need to realize that YOU are your health … Continue reading 10 Tips for a Healthy New Year