How to Overcome Vertigo

You sit up in the morning and the whole room feels like its spinning. You try to get up and lose your balance. If you get strong feelings of dizziness, you could be experiencing vertigo. What can you do to overcome positional vertigo?

Helping Someone who Struggles with Hoarding

Piles of boxes, newspapers, books, trinkets, and even trash. Every room full of various items. How do you know when it’s just clutter or something more serious like hoarding disorder?   On our weekly Facebook show, Health Happens, we talked with Loretta Trujillo, manager for the Chores program with Seniors’ Resource Center, who is trying […]

Open Enrollment: What’s the Best Plan for Me?

As we head into the busy holiday season, it’s easy to feel flustered by all there is to do in just a few short months. On that long list of to-dos is probably enrolling in a health insurance plan for next year. Don’t stress, we’re here to help you with some things to keep in […]

Maybe Getting a Flu Shot isn’t about You

This might sound harsh, but maybe it’s time we go there. Not everything is about you, and the flu shot is the perfect example. Who You Affect When You Don’t Get a Flu Shot So, you never get sick you say. Maybe, but what if this one time you’re wrong? The flu shot never works. […]

9 Risks for Breast Cancer

October is breast cancer awareness month. You probably hear on a regular basis about the need to do a self-breast exam, but do you know the risk factors for developing breast cancer. It might be hard to remind yourself to do the self-exam, but maybe knowing if you’re more at risk will help you to […]

What to Expect at a 9Health Fair

You may have heard about 9Health Fairs, now let us tell you why you should care. Many health issues have no symptoms but the professional screenings at 9Health Fair can uncover your health risks early before it’s an emergency. With medical costs skyrocketing, it pays to use your community non-profit health fairs. Find a location […]

Why Flu Shots Are More Important Than You Think

So, probably like you, I’ve read scary articles and heard news stories about otherwise healthy people getting the flu and ending-up seriously ill and in the hospital. Yet, these alarming and deeply frightening stories, seem distant… no one ever thinks it could happen to them. Do You Know if You’re More At-Risk for Contracting a […]

Discussing Obesity

Last week on social media, we shared a blog post about the important but sensitive topic of obesity. We used a photo that has been used before, but it started a good discussion. Obesity and the Negative Stigma One of the goals of the OAC is to remove the negative stigma around obesity. They offer […]

How Do You Know if You’re Suffering from Anxiety?

Here’s the shocking thing about anxiety that we just learned from Family Nurse Practitioner Bonnie Thomas – “Anxiety most commonly begins in childhood, adolescence or early adulthood with the median age of onset of anxiety being 11 years old, which means half of the people have their first episode by this age.” Thomas, one of […]

Stop Cleaning Your Ears with Cotton Swabs

This is one of Dr. Karen’s favorite topics. If she could get all her patients to do just one thing (and sure there are lots of things… eat healthy, exercise, etc.) she would get them to stop cleaning their ears with cotton swabs. Why? What’s the big deal? Allow her to explain. Ear Wax is […]