It’s that time…we know it’s been brutally hot and does not feel like fall, but it’s time to get your flu shot!
We recommend everyone get flu shots unless you are allergic to eggs or had a reaction to flu shots in the past. We keep a quadravalent (4 strains of the virus) flu shot in our office and it is good for ages 3 and up.
The vaccine DOES NOT give people the flu as there is no live flu virus in it. If you get sick after a flu shot it is because you were expo
It’s back to school time and that means, time for spreading germs. Unfortunately, many times this leads to sore throats and concerns about Strep throat. We wanted to share with you some common sense measures to use regarding sore throats in hopes of saving you and your family lots of hassles. Sore Throats are super common and most of the time it is not strep. Most studies show in school age kids (ages 5 to 15) sore throats are caused by Strep infection only about 20% to 30%
It’s a new year and time to makes some changes. Let’s start with smoking cigarettes. What a nasty and expensive habit. The average price for a pack of cigarettes in South Carolina is $6, which means a 1 pack a day smoker is spending over $2000 a year on tobacco. On top of that, smoking costs America $300 billion a year in healthcare costs and lost productivity. Every year nearly half a million people die as a result of smoking tobacco, some from second hand exposure—that’s o
According to the Harvard School of Public Health, over 1 Billion people in the world have low vitamin D. In the US, 42% of adults have deficiency with higher rates in blacks (82%) and Hispanics (69%). Why is this a huge problem, and why are we not hearing more about it? The risk factors for vitamin D deficiency are: diet changes, less sunlight exposure, dark skin and obesity. Therefore, it seems clear that this issue has increased recently as people groups have changed the w
WARNING: this is going to bust a lot of peoples bubble; the truth hurts. There is no magic weight loss miracle out there—none, not one. Anything you read or hear about or see on TV regarding simple and fast weight loss is a scam. Sorry, it’s just the truth. Pills, shakes, weight loss clinics, diet foods, hypnotism and everything else are just magic and barely more than placebo. Americans spend $60 billion every year trying to lose weight, and there are many people looking t