Recent Blog Posts

  • Who to see for primary care? July 16, 2018 - For most, healthcare is a relationship with a primary care provider. This is typically a patient’s main contact point for annual physicals and most other healthcare concerns. Yet, healthcare is changing. I remember having the same physician as my pediatrician, primary care, and virtually everything else growing up. He gave me vaccinations as a child Continue Reading
  • Hearing Loss: Separating Fact from Fiction July 9, 2018 - Hearing loss is a condition that affects 48 million Americans. There are several misconceptions surrounding hearing loss, like that it only happens to people over the age of 70, that are untrue. It is important to distinguish the myths from the truth, as hearing health greatly impacts overall health conditions such as balance, cognitive health, Continue Reading
  • Dry Needling: What You Should Know June 8, 2018 - Have you heard of dry needling? It is one of the hottest topics in physical therapy practice right now! It is trending on social media, the news, in physical therapy clinical advertisements, and is now offered at Holy Family Memorial! As a physical therapist who has been practicing dry needling for three years, I believe Continue Reading
  • Women and Heart Disease January 30, 2018 - Although it's often considered a "man's problem," heart disease is a serious threat to women's health. Every year, heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States, claims women and men in equal numbers—approximately 1 in every 4 deaths. The Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) say only 54% of women Continue Reading
  • Ear Infections in Children: What You Need to Know January 23, 2018 - Ear infections are one of the most common reasons parents take their children to the doctor. According to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, five out of six children will have at least one ear infection by their third birthday, and most of these are not serious. An ear infection occurs when Continue Reading
  • Healthcare Consumerism Benefits All Entities January 16, 2018 - Healthcare consumerism is a topic which has been discussed for years. It is defined as putting economic purchasing power and decision-making in the hands of participants – you – and supplying information and tools to make informed decisions which encourage engagement in altering health and healthcare behaviors. In simpler terms, the intent of healthcare consumerism Continue Reading
  • 5 Tips to Help You Start Your Weight Loss Journey December 26, 2017 - In a few days, 2018 will be here. Losing weight is one of the most popular New Year's resolutions that people make—but how many of us actually stick to it? The real challenge is how to stay motivated all year long. Here are five tips to help you get started with your weight loss goals: Continue Reading
  • Humility in Healthcare December 19, 2017 - It is refreshing to interact with individuals exhibiting humility. People we admire, follow, learn from; and traits we desire for ourselves. Healthcare professionals should provide a great example since they do Jesus’ work. Healthcare has roots in the healing ministry of Jesus Christ – whose birthday many celebrate this month. It is a belief that Continue Reading