How to Avoid Gaining Weight Over the Holidays

Santa on a scale

How much weight do you think you gain over the holidays?  Is it 5, 7 or 10 pounds?  Actually, the good news is that it is closer to 1 pound, although for those who are heavier to begin with, the norm is closer to 5 pounds. On the not so good side according to research … Read more

Cold or Flu? What do I do?

Cold or Flu?

It’s that time of year again, when the kids are back in school and adults are inside more and in closer proximity to their co-workers, all of which expose our family members to an array of viruses.  So when you hear that first sniffle and sneeze, or raspy cough, how do you know if your … Read more

Back to School Health Tips

Back to School Health Tips

While school is a place to acquire knowledge, it is also a place where our children acquire an array of germs which cause illness, discomfort and missed school days.  Going back to school can also entail sports physicals, immunizations, and being exposed to more allergens.  Getting Started on the Right Foot Many schools require certain … Read more

Staying Healthy on Your Next Vacation

Tips for a Healthy Vacation

Familiarize Yourself with Your Destination Learn something about your destination.  Traveling to a familiar spot?  Then you probably know the routine and can prepare properly.  If you are going somewhere new, especially if it is out of the country, there are a number of things you’ll need to do. Travel Health Notices Check for Travel … Read more

Why We All Need Life Insurance

Life insurance isn’t something many of us want to contemplate, but we also recognize the benefits it provides.  The peace of mind that comes from knowing your family will be taken care of in the case of your death can be very reassuring. There are a number of ways life insurance provides for your family. … Read more

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D? Feeling more tired than usual, your bones ache or you feel a little blue? These can all be signs that you are Vitamin D deficient. Vitamin D Deficiency Is Very Common Researchers estimate that 50 percent of the general population is at risk of Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency. … Read more

Kinder, Gentler Blood Lab and Phlebotomy Services

Kinder, Gentler Blood Lab and Phlebotomy Services Having blood drawn for common lab tests is something most people do not look forward to. For some this is because they have had a bad experience. For others fear of needles is a real concern. For most, it is just a routine procedure that must be done … Read more

DNA Testing Identifies Valuable Family Connections

DNA Testing Identifies Valuable Family Connections DNA testing is used in a number of ways to provide legally and non-legally binding results that establish paternity and other familial connections. When is a DNA Test Required? Establishing Paternity of Children of Unwed Parents Indiana state law now requires paternity of a child to be established within … Read more