The "Pro"s Of Probiotics


July / September 2017

By Dr. Adivtya (Adi) Malhotra

Probiotic is a preparation containing live bacteria that is taken orally to restore beneficial bacteria to the body. A probiotic supplement is made of a “friendly” or “good” bacteria. They are ubiquitous (universal) and symbiotic throughout the gastrointestinal system, where they have an important and protective role.

Matters of the Heart: Kick Stress to the Curb


April / June 2017

By Michelle Mason

Positive Eustress vs. Negative Distress

When it matters to the heart, chronic stress can cause crippling effects to our overall health, and our heart health. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), stress sets off a chain of events by releasing a hormone called adrenaline. Adrenaline temporarily causes your breathing and heart rate to speed up and your blood pressure to rise.

Health and Happiness throughout the Holidays

November / December 2016

By Lauren Sullivan, PA-C

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays are filled with cheer, treasured time with family and friends, reflections of the past, and dreams of the future. Unfortunately for many of us, the joys of the holidays are so overshadowed by the stressful pressures of financial expenditures, travel time, holiday junk food, and mall traffic, that we lose sight of what makes us feel love and happiness during this special time.

The Rose: Saving Lives For Thirty Years


September / October 2106

By Dorothy Gibbons

This year, The Rose celebrates thirty years of providing breast health services to our community.

The organization, which started in 1986 with $7,000 and a staff of two volunteers and one employee, has grown to become this community’s major healthcare resource, serving women from all walks of life, insured and uninsured, young and old.

I'm Perfectly Healthy. I Don't Need to See a Doctor! Right?

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June / July 2016

By Nicholas Howland, MD

I was driving to lunch when I got the group text message from my brother, sent to the entire family: “Dad had a heart attack. He’s with the cardiologist right now getting a stent.” I was on the next plane to be by his and my family’s side. As a son, I wanted to be there for my father. As a physician, I wanted to ensure he was getting the best care from the best doctors. One of the first conversations we had when I saw him lying in his ICU bed went something like this…