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What is Bronchitis?

What is Bronchitis?

Bronchitis is an inflammation or swelling of the bronchial tubes (bronchi), the air passages between the nose and the lungs. There are two types of bronchitis–acute and chronic. Chronic bronchitis, a form of “COPD”, is a long-term condition that is usually caused by...
Dieting Does Not Work

Dieting Does Not Work

Why Don’t Diets Work? Most people who are overweight or obese will be able to relate to the following scenario: You get motivated for your New Year’s resolution or because summer is coming, and you decide to go on a diet. You surf the web and find the...
Summer Dangers – Ticks And Lyme Disease

Summer Dangers – Ticks And Lyme Disease

Lyme disease Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks (“deer” tick). These ticks are tiny and often very difficult to see; they are often between the size of a poppy seed...
Summer Dangers – Mosquito Bite

Summer Dangers – Mosquito Bite

Mosquitoes are one of North America’s most dangerous pests. Their bites not only drive us crazy with itchy bumps, but they are known to transmit many dangerous viruses and parasites. In the U.S., mosquitoes are known to transmit West Nile virus and other viruses that...
Summer Dangers – Zika Virus

Summer Dangers – Zika Virus

Zika Virus Disease is caused by a virus that is spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. The most common symptoms of Zika Virus Disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for...