The Least Favorite Back to School Guest

As we enter September and school is back in full swing, there is one concern that should always be in the back of our minds - hopefully not literally. We are talking about head lice; the small, wingless insect may hitch a ride home with your child. Contrary to popular belief, lice are not a sign of uncleanliness. In fact, every child is at the same risk of coming home with head lice.

Vaping Related Lung Injuries

E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that heat liquid and deliver an aerosolized product to users and have become popular as an alternative to cigarette smoking. They are particularly popular among teenagers and young adults. While initially thought to be safer than cigarettes, there has been growing concerns about the safety of e-cigarettes.

The Codependent Relationship Between Kidneys and the Heart

The Codependent Relationship Between Kidneys and the Heart

The heart and the kidney are two important parts of the body that work together to keep you going. What many people don’t realize is that when the heart is affected by your health, so too are your kidneys. The heart pumps oxygen-filled blood throughout the body, while the kidneys clean the blood and remove waste and excess water. The kidneys also help control blood pressure and balance different minerals in your blood such as sodium, phosphorus and potassium.

The Commonality of Bladder Pains and Effective Treatment Options

Many individuals are affected by bladder symptoms, but believe the myth that it is simply due to aging and there is nothing that can be done to treat their symptoms. Having a healthy bladder is an important function to the body. The bladder stores the urine that is produced by the kidneys and is then emptied into the urethra when it empties from the body. Bladder conditions may vary by person, but if you are experiencing any pain or discomfort, it’s important to tell your primary care physician.