May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month
After a long winter, it is finally warming up outside. Summer is almost here, where we will be enjoying swimming, camping, hiking, and gardening. Along with these activities, we also have the activity of checking for ticks. Lyme disease is an infection caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi carried by infected deer ticks.
For many of us living in Wisconsin, winter can be a long, cold, depressing season. The days are getting shorter and the snow can be unpredictable. You may not be feeling depressed because it's cold, you may be feeling sad because you need the sun. Same difference?...
As the dark skies of winter pass, most of us begin to crawl out of our dens to enjoy the sights and sounds of spring. However, not everyone is able to enjoy this time of year. Depression often clouds a person's ability to capture the best that life has to offer. In...
Annual Exams Are Important
Recently there has been a lot of confusion surrounding the yearly ritual of annual exams for women. The misunderstanding began in 2009 when the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released their recommendations regarding the frequency of pap...
Every day, our body breaks down old bone and puts new bone in its place. As we get older, our bones break down more bone than they put back. It is normal to lose some bone as we age. However, if we do not take steps to keep our bones healthy, we can lose too much bone and which can lead to a condition called osteoporosis.