Diabetic Foot Care

How can diabetes hurt my feet? People with diabetes are at risk for bad foot infections. Too much sugar in the blood for a long time can cause nerve damage. This nerve damage reduces feeling, especially in your feet. You may not feel pain, or hot or cold. You might...

Oral Vitamin B12 Therapy

What is vitamin B12? Vitamins help to keep your body working well. You need vitamin B12 for your blood cells, nerves, and brain. Vitamin B12 is found in some of the foods you eat like meat and milk products. Another name for vitamin B12 is cyanocobalamin. What happens...

Treating Head Lice

What are head lice? Head lice are tiny bugs the size of a sesame seed. Young lice are clear, but as they feed on blood they become reddish-brown to black. Head lice don’t cause health problems, but they can be annoying. Getting head lice does not mean a person is...

Tips for Correct Use of Inhalers

Inhaler devices deliver medicine directly into the lungs. This is different from most pills or shots, which send medicine into the whole body. It is important for you to use your inhaler correctly so the medicine works best. Are all inhalers the same? There are...

Back To School: A Handy Health And Safety Checklist

It’s just about that time again: Time to switch from swimsuits to school clothes and from beach bags to backpacks. That’s the easy part. What about preparing your child to have the healthiest and safest school year possible? Here’s a handy checklist to help. Schedule...