We often look forward to changes of season, but if you have diabetes, you need to be extra careful when temperatures climb dramatically. Extreme heat can affect your blood sugar control. If you use insulin or if your treatment of blood sugars is inadequate, this can put you at higher risk. Often, worsening blood sugar … Read More
Time changes in the fall and spring inevitably alter people’s schedules. Gaining or losing an hour of sleep, though, may leave you groggy and irritable. About 20 percent of Americans report they get less than six hours of sleep according to the National Sleep Foundation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention consider insufficient sleep … Read More
If you’re an avid outdoors person, learn how to avoid tick bites or deal with a bite to protect yourself against Lyme disease.
Is your child suddenly sneezy? Cleveland Clinic Children’s pediatric allergist Brian Schroer, MD, provides a tutorial on spring allergies in kids. Lesson #1: Know your opponent Is that “achoo” seasonal allergies or a cold? Sneezing, nose and throat itchiness, and eye itchiness plus redness usually signal allergies. Like a cold, allergies produce nasal drainage, but it looks clear and … Read More
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It’s freezing outside, the ground is frozen and the trees are bare. It will be a few more weeks until we see any signs of life to hint that spring is coming. So why should you be worried already about allergy season? Because acupuncture can be an effective tool for allergy relief, but you have … Read More
We all love to see trees, grasses and flowers start to flourish in spring. But that beauty can mean the beginning of months of misery for allergy sufferers, grown-ups and kids alike. If you have allergies, your body releases histamine when you inhale plant pollens. This triggers the sneezes, runny noses and itchy eyes of … Read More