12 Clues You May Have Heart Disease

sleep apnea yellow-orange bumpy rash poor grip strength dark spots under nails dizziness decreased libido/dysfunction skin color changes bleeding gums dark, velvety skin patches trouble breathing swelling in lower legs fatigue

20 Things You Can Learn From Your Pets

forget multi-tasking take naps walk every day cultivate friendships live in the moment don’t hold a grudge wag (smile & put a spring in your step) maintain curiosity be silly get a backrub drink water when you’re thirsty eat fish if you love someone; show it play enjoy the great outdoors make time to groom . . . 

What You Need To Know About Strokes

Stroke is a medical emergency and a leading cause of death in the U.S. It occurs when a blood vessel in the brain bursts or, more commonly, when a blockage develops. Without treatment, cells in the brain quickly begin to die. The result can be serious disability or death. If a loved one is having . . . 

The ABCs of Skin Cancer

Asymmetry: Half of the mole is different than the other half. Border: Edges are notched, uneven or blurred. Color: The mole is uneven in color, or has shades of brown, tan and black. Diameter: Diameter is greater than 6 mm, or the size of a pencil eraser. Elevation and evolution: The mole is raised or . . . 

New Patient Portal: MyHealthRecord.com

We rolled out a brand new Patient Portal, MyHealthRecord.com, on March 3, 2017.  Email invites were sent out to those patients with email addresses currently in our system.  If you were missed or would like an invite to the new portal please call our office at 608-987-2346. Parents/Guardians may request access for patients under the . . . 

18 Secrets To A Longer Life

manage stress maintain a sense of purpose get enough sleep use seatbelts/safety gear forgive get spiritual drink in moderation keep moving loose weight get married eat lots of green & yellow vegetables follow a mediterranean diet take a nap when needed quit smoking make friends choose friends with healthy/positive habits be conscientious protect your DNA with . . . 

Insomnia Facts

Stress is the #1 cause of insomnia. Alcohol is a stimulant; not a relaxant. Exercise at least 2-3 hours before sleep. Sleep aids may be habit-forming: try to address the cause. Computers/TVs reduce brain melatonin: avoid them @ bedtime. Naps often decease the brain’s sleep drive. No such thing as “catching up on sleep”; sleeping . . . 

Tips To Reduce Joint Pain

Change positions often. Wear padding or braces to protect joints when playing sports. Maintain a healthy weight: 1# weight loss = 4# of pressure off your knees. Don’t stretch before exercise; warm up with a 10 minute walk.  Stretch after muscles are warm. Opt for low impact activities such as swimming, bicycling, and strength training. . . . 

Vaccines & Vaccine Safety

Click: http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center/resources/vaccine-and-vaccine-safety-related-qa-sheets#Vz4IA 72aos to view Q&A sheets developed by the Vaccine Education Center.

The Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity

People who are obese, compared to those with a normal or healthy weight, are at increased risk for many serious diseases and health conditions, including the following: All-causes of death (mortality) High blood pressure (Hypertension) High LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, or high levels of triglycerides (Dyslipidemia) Type 2 diabetes Coronary heart disease Stroke Gallbladder . . .