Germiest Places in Your Home Might Surprise You: Learn How to Protect Your Family

By Brandon Webb, MD
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Fall is coming, and that means kids are moving indoors and back to school, leaving many parents wondering what is the best way to keep clean and avoid illness.  I wanted to walk you through germ colonization in the home, and what I share might surprise you.

Budgeting Your Calories

By Mark R Greenwood M D

We’re all familiar with the principle of a budget when it comes to managing our money. We know how much we make or are allowed, we keep track of how much we spend and on what, and we know what our balance is. But what about our calories ​​

Is it a Cold Sore or a Fever Blister?

By Nicholas Dragon
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Imagine this: You and your mother are having a heated discussion about whether the sudden appearance of a sore on your lip is a fever blister or a cold sore. You know you can win this battle, and you respond with an I’ll-show-you retort: "Let's ask Mr. Google," you say. Both of you whip out your smart phones, and ...a family crisis is averted. It turns out you’re both right, according to John Hopkins Medicine. Case in point, this annoying sore is known by both names, and is caused by the virus "herpes simplex," or oral herpes (HSV-1).