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Cholesterol Primer: What You Should Know, and How You Can Lower It

September 5, 2019

Most people have heard of cholesterol – often it’s lumped in with other chronic conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure – but many don’t really understand what it is or why having too much of it is such a bad thing. Plenty of my patients think high cholesterol is an old man problem or something only obese people have, when really, anyone can have it. So, who should worry, and what do high cholesterol numbers really mean?   

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Deciding Whether to Breastfeed? Six Facts To Help You Make Up Your Mind

August 21, 2019

Here are six practical facts that I share with parents who are deciding whether breastfeeding is right for their family.

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Back-to-School Health Checklist: Five Things You Can Do To Start the Year Off Right

August 15, 2019

Snapping back into the school routine can be tough. From new clothes and supplies to summer assignments and forms, there’s a lot to keep track of this time of year, and your summer vibe may not jibe with your mounting to-do list. Here’s a health cheat sheet to make this transition your best yet.

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Measles is Back: Four Ways Parents Can Prepare Before Sending Kids Back to School

August 10, 2019

When scientists discovered the measles vaccine, many believed the disease would only live on in history books. As of June, 1,044 cases were reported, marking the biggest measles comeback in 25 years.

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Six Things Every Parent Should Know About the Measles

August 7, 2019

Cases of measles have now been reported in 30 states. As measles makes its way to your state, here are six things every parent should know.

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Five Ways Health Centers are Making Communities Healthier

August 2, 2019

August 4 marks the start of National Health Center Week – a perfect time to celebrate the contributions of health centers rooted in communities where the need for primary care is greater than ever before.

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