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January 2015

Heart Healthy Shopping List: Buying Foods to Support Cardiovascular Health

We get energy and nutrition from what we put into our body. Our health can be a direct result of the diet we consume. If you are trying to improve or sustain your heart health, try swapping out certain foods with a heart-healthy alternative. Here we have constructed a heart healthy shopping list with some guidelines on food groups to keep your ticker going strong! Main focus areas: 1. Less saturated and trans fats 2. Less sodium 3. More fiber Fruits & Vegetables Eating enough fruits and vegetables can be a challenge for some people. But it’s not only about forgetting to eat your vegetables, it’s making sure you are eating them in a way that is good for your heart’s health and not loaded with extra salt and sugar. Fresh fruits and...


How Topical Compounding Works For Patients

[caption id="attachment_717" align="alignnone" width="500"] Photo: sunshinecity[/caption] Topical pharmaceutical compounding technology has greatly advanced over the last several years. Topical compounding has become a big part of conversations at podiatry meetings all across the country. Why is topical compounding so important? Topical compounding allows the delivery of high doses of medication to a localized area. It allows more medication to be applied to solve the problem than would be possible if the medication were taken systematically through orals. For example, when using a topical medication for pain management or post-surgery pain, large doses can be administered to just the affected area. Similarly, a medication applied topically reduces the risk of drug interactions and dependencies greatly. Topical compounded medications are especially useful in podiatry. When systematic drug interactions between pain medications...


5 Signs You May Have A Vitamin D Deficiency

As we move into the winter months, our time spent outdoors beings to decrease. We are further from the sun and many days feel totally cloudy. It's not uncommon to have a Vitamin D deficiency during these winter months, but that doesn't mean we can't boost our body! Vitamin D is crucial for healthy bones and skin, but 80-90 percent of our vitamin D comes from exposure to the sun. What do we do during the winter months when the sun isn’t shining as often? Children may be at greater risk for bones softening, called rickets, while adults may be at a greater risk for osteoporosis. So, vitamin D is definitely an important part of bone health no matter what stage of life. The Institutes of Medicine recommend...


Combat the Flu

You may have heard news stories this month about the large flu outbreak and especially the dangers it poses to children and people with a weakened immune system. The flu is a very common illness across the United States during the winter season, with outbreaks generally beginning in October and continuing until as late as May. Millions of people are infected, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized and thousands die from flu each year. This is why it is important to take action early to combat the flu and help keep your body strong during every seasonal outbreak. Symptoms Symptoms of the common cold are very similar to the symptoms of the flu, it can be difficult to tell the difference between the two. The flu typically feels like...