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Archive for August 2013

10 Important Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Make your health a priority and make regular doctor’s visits a routine. When visiting your doctor speak up and don’t forget to ask these crucial questions… Your doctor isn’t a mind reader. To get all of the information you need, you’ll need to participate in a dialogue so that your doctor will get a clear […]

Involving Patients and Their Families in Medical Decisions

I read a recent article in the New York Times (“If This Were Your Mother, Doctor…” August 1, 2013, by Haider Javed Warraich, MD) and was struck by the thoughtfulness of the question posed by the family of a patient who was on a respirator – “Doctor, what would you do if this was your mother?” […]

Exercise Safety in the Heat

The summer heat shouldn’t slow you down, but it should make you extra health-conscious as you exercise. Extreme temperatures can lead to serious cases of heat-related illnesses. Stay safe as you stay fit! When daily highs soar, you know that you need to take some extra precautions. These guidelines will help keep you cool and […]

Top Water Safety Tips

Whether you’re spending your last summer days around a pool, ocean, or lake, these tips can keep you and your family safe. Swimming can be a fun activity when the weather is warm, but it can also be dangerous when safety precautions are ignored. Drowning can happen quickly and silently. If you are spending your […]

Heat Illness and Hydration

The summer is heating up, but here in South Florida nothing stops our athletes and weekend warriors from getting out, playing sports, and exercising in the beautiful weather. However, with the temperatures and humidity increasing, we must take extra precautions to prevent dehydration and heat illness – which can be devastating, life-threatening injuries. The good […]

5 Ways to Protect Yourself from the Sun

Guard your skin from UV rays and you’ll prevent skin damages, signs of aging, and skin cancer. Have you been spending a lot of time outside this summer? While the great outdoors offer memorable experiences and healthy high-energy activities, it can also leave you exposed to the dangerous UV rays of the sun. It is […]