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July 6, 2018

Q & A on Supplements and Vitamins

Q & A on Supplements and Vitamins
By Dr. Jenifer Johnson, Family and Internal Medicine So many supplements and vitamins are available out there that it is virtually impossible for the consumer to figure out what is safe, and what he/she should or shouldn’t take. …
June 7, 2018

Men: What Can You Do to Stay Healthy?

Men: What Can You Do to Stay Healthy?
“Men, Get it Checked,” is the call to action for “Men’s Health Month” 2018. Prevention is key to good health, and men and boys are reminded to have regular health check-ups, to be alert to…
May 9, 2018

Tips for Allergy Season

Tips for Allergy Season
From Dr. Monica Rieckhoff, Westmed Pediatrician: The great Spring weather is making for amazing blooms, but also lots of itchy, sneezing noses and watery eyes. The good news is that there are more great choices…
April 27, 2018

Get a Heads-Up on Bike Helmet Safety

Get a Heads-Up on Bike Helmet Safety
Now that biking weather is here, we’re pleased to bring you information about bike helmet safety. While there is no concussion-proof helmet, a bike helmet can help protect your child or teen from serious brain…
April 3, 2018

Keep Your Eyes Safe While Playing Sports

Keep Your Eyes Safe While Playing Sports
The good news is that 90 percent of serious eye injuries are preventable through the use of appropriate, protective eyewear. During Sports Eye Safety Month in April, our Westmed eye care professionals are emphasizing the…
March 19, 2018

Daylight Saving Time, Anytime Sleep Tips

Daylight Saving Time, Anytime Sleep Tips
Is a good night’s sleep eluding you since the turnover to Daylight Saving Time? Dr. Bruno DiCosmo, Westmed’s sleep medicine specialist,  pulmonologist and critical care specialist, says that healthy sleep habits can make a restful difference,…
December 15, 2017

Winter Skin Care Tips

Winter Skin Care Tips
By Dr. Amy Newburger, Westmed dermatologist Wintertime in the north brings with it dry weather, blustery winds, and a change in skin metabolism. The drop in absolute humidity makes the moisture in skin harder to…