Each year we close the calendar with an emphasis on gratitude and giving to others.  The Latin word gratia encompasses the idea of being grateful and acknowledging the goodness in our lives.  Embracing such an emphasis can propel us into the upcoming year with renewed strength and hope. Scientific research supports the health benefits of … Continue reading “The Health Benefits of a Grateful Heart”

  Did you know that the overuse of antibiotics is the leading cause of antibiotic resistance?  Why should I care about antibiotic resistance? Antibiotic resistance has been called “one of the world’s most pressing public health problems.” Antibiotic resistance can cause infections that were once easily treated with antibiotics to become dangerous infections that can … Continue reading “An Antibiotic Isn’t Always the Answer”

Is it really that important to get a flu shot? The answer is yes! Millions of people get the flu every year. Hundreds of thousands are hospitalized, and tens of thousands die from flu-related causes annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). So how does the flu vaccine work? About two … Continue reading “Do You Really Need a Flu Shot?”