Getting Older?

Growing older? So are our parents. It’s inevitable. At some point, everyone ages and their needs change. Orchard Park Permian Basin is working hard to address these transitions with innovative senior living. They’re located at 8050 Dr.…

Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are small, hard mineral deposits that can form inside your kidneys. They consist of mineral and acid salts. It has been said that passing a kidney stone can cause some of the worst pain imaginable. Even though most are small,…

Understanding Gardasil

If you have preteen or teenaged children, you may have heard about a vaccine called Gardasil®. It is used in the prevention of certain strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is the leading cause of cervical cancer. The Food and…

The Skinny on BMI

Millions of Americans have eaten way too much this recent holiday season and have put on some additional pounds. You may be one of us. Is losing weight one of your resolutions for the New Year? I’d be willing to bet it is. And that’s a good…

Volunteer for Better Health

Remember how good it feels when you do something good for someone, particularly someone you don’t know, just because you wanted to help? Of course the obvious major benefit of volunteering is to those who are helped. That’s generally the…

Zika Virus: What You Need to Know

By now you’ve probably heard mention of the Zika virus, but exactly what is it? And how much of a threat is it? Most reports seem to be somewhat sparse on details; they mostly say that it’s caused by a mosquito and is slowly making its way…

Your Brain and Technology

How often do you see people hunched over their smart phones, seemingly oblivious to everything around them, texting to their friends—who may be standing right beside them? Do you ever wonder what effect this riveted activity has on the…

Heart Health For Women

Heart attack. Hearing the phrase can make one wince. Even with all the advancements in treatment and prevention, heart disease is still the number one killer of Americans. About 1.1 million Americans suffer a heart attack each year; about…