Even Needle-phobes Can Give Blood

We focus heavily on service in December, but we can give to others all year long. If you want to kick off a year of giving, consider giving blood in January for National Blood Donor Month. While about one-third of Americans are eligible to give blood, only about 10...

Primary Care Physicians can Treat Allergic Patients

Roughly 20 percent of the population has allergies. That means that if you are a primary care physician and see 20 patients per day, four of those patients will probably be suffering from allergies of some sort. As a first line of treatment, you may prescribe...

Why Are Allergies Becoming More Common?

Chances are, you or someone in your family has allergies. After all, allergies affect about 1 out of every 5 people. And things only seem to be getting worse. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), both food and skin allergies in children...

Get Healthy This Year

The New Year is nearly upon us. Have you made your resolutions yet? People tend to fall into two camps: Either they embrace New Year’s resolutions as an opportunity to grow and improve, or they view them cynically as just one more opportunity to fall short of the...

Allergic to Your Christmas Tree?

The Christmas tree is the focal point of most homes during the holiday. We stash presents beneath it, light it up in the evenings and gather around it on Christmas morning. But if you’ve been experiencing hay fever ever since you stood up your holiday tree, you may...

Candle Allergies

December comes alive with the sights, sounds and scents of the holiday. One beloved way to make your home feel cozy and festive at this time of year is to light up a candle that smells of pine trees, gingerbread or pumpkin. But while candles smell nice, about one in...