Archive | November, 2012

Squash: A Fall and Winter Treat

As I walked into the supermarket the other day, I was greeted by a veritable kaleidoscope of different types of squash on display. Their unique shapes and pretty colors prompted me to take out my camera and snap a picture!
As the days get shorter and colder, it seems that our menus change. Read More »

News, Nutrition · Marshall · Comments { 0 }

Holiday Safety for Kids

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! As we look forward to the holiday season, parents need to be aware that traveling, decorating, and changes to routines can present safety issues for young children.
Most families are aware of safety concerns when they put up the tree and decorate their own home. Read More »

Just for Fun, Pediatrics · McKennan · Comments { 0 }

The Chubby Chapters: Ten Pounds

I am down 10 pounds since I began this journey! I am pretty excited! Now, if I can only do that six more times…
OK, here’s the quick update since last time—NO BOOT! Also, I have started doing some short running exercises. Read More »

Exercise, Patient Stories · McKennan · Comments { 0 }

Education Can Help Combat Caregiver Stress

Research shows that the stress of cancer caregivers takes a serious toll on their emotional and physical health. Emotional effects tend to show up first. You may feel worried, anxious or irritable. For example, you will be more likely to snap or overreact to things that might not normally bother you. Read More »

Cancer · Queen of Peace · Comments { 0 }

Tinnitus: The Crickets Won’t Go Away!

Nearly every day I talk with someone who has concerns about a sound in his or her ears that won’t stop. Some describe it as crickets or locust, others describe a roaring or static noise and some even hear a particular song. Read More »

Preventative Care, Primary Care · Sacred Heart · Comments { 0 }

The Tricky Business of Ear Infections

It’s 3:30 a.m. and your 9-month-old wakes up screaming. After verifying that there are no major injuries and no one is trying to abduct him, you try to figure out what is wrong. One of the first questions is probably, “Could this be an ear infection?”
First, let’s talk about what an ear infection is. Read More »

Pediatrics, Primary Care · McKennan · Comments { 0 }