What is the grandparent shot? Glad you asked! Many people call TDAP (tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis) the grandparent shot. Your immunity as a grandparent helps protect your grandkids from pertussis, which is whooping cough. Babies are especially vulnerable to whooping cough since they don’t get their first vaccine for it until they’re two months old and are not […]Read More What is the Grandparent Shot?
School’s out and the season we’ve all been waiting for is here – tick season! I wanted to remind everyone that the best way to prevent Lyme disease is by covering up with clothes/spray and checking for ticks as soon as you can after coming in from outdoors. An imbedded tick that has only been […]Read More Welcome summer! Not welcome – ticks!
How can I lose my belly fat? I get this question quite a bit, and I found this helpful article summing up all the research-based advice. Belly fat is not only a nuisance, but also a danger to your future health! https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/20-tips-to-lose-belly-fatRead More Belly fat is a real nuisance!
Welcome to March, Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! Colonoscopy is a good screening test for colorectal cancer, but I also want to make sure everyone is aware there are other options. Fecal DNA tests (like Cologuard) can be done by home collection of stool that’s submitted by mail for testing. It picks up 92% of colorectal […]Read More March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month