What should you know about fevers?

I was recently asked by Maralee Bradley, host of a great blog on adopting, parenting, and fostering children entitled A Musing Maralee, to answer some of her reader generated questions on fevers, the common cold, and influenza.  I’ve had the privilege to do this...

Sleep and Your Health

Sleep – at its best it’s a wonderfully refreshing period where we physically and emotionally get reset for another day. But for an estimated 70 million Americans, one of the over 80 different sleep disorders intrudes on their ability to get a good night’s sleep....

Flu Time

Flu Time   “It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” So states one of the frequently-heard Christmas songs. And in many ways, it can be wonderful. At the same time, from a health perspective, it’s a time to take a few extra precautions. You may notice a few...

Influenza is lurking

Several border states are reporting influenza activity.  If you are thinking about getting your influenza vaccination, now is the time. Stop by today and get your vaccination!  Protect yourself and your family from this often deadly infection.

Asthma

Asthma ​As I write this article, I am toasting by our fireplace after grabbing some wood from outside where the temperature is a brisk 29 degrees.  The colder fall temperatures have rolled into East Tennessee like a freight train and winter feels close on its heels. ...

The Nagging Sore Throat

Over the past couple of weeks, one of the most common sick visit complaints in the office has been the nagging sore throat. The causes can be broad and range from allergies to viral or bacterial infections. One of the most common concerns among patients and providers...