Lyme Disease Update

Lyme Disease Background Some of you who spend time in the great outdoors of Northeast Florida may wonder about your risk of exposure to Lyme disease and the need for vaccination. Lyme disease (LD) was first recognized in 1975 while researchers were investigating children with early arthritis near Lyme, Connecticut. Subsequently, LD was found to […]

Prescription: Exercise.

So you’re ready to exercise… A traditional exercise prescription focuses on frequency, intensity, time, and type of exercise. Frequency: 3-5 times weekly. As a start, 3 times a week is fine. Intensity: Your target heart rate (THR) is a percentage of your maximum predicted heart rate (MPR). If you are new to exercise try to […]

Why Should I Exercise?

Exercise? But I’m happy the way I am. I feel pretty good already. I have good genes. I don’t know where to start. I don’t have time. I don’t like to sweat. OK, I admit, I’m lazy (the real reason most of us don’t exercise). There are many reasons why we don’t exercise, but why […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is common, affecting at least 15% of the adult population. IBS is a chronic disorder manifested by changes in bowel habits and recurrent abdominal pain. Some affected by IBS have loose stool, some have constipation, and some have both at different times. Other symptoms include bloating, passage of mucus during bowel movements, […]