Tag: ask the experts

Ask the Experts: Getting healthy in 2020 starts with a physical exam and advice from your health care provider

Getting healthy is a common New Year's Resolution, but it involves more than exercising and eating better. You should start your journey to improved health with a checkup from your primary care provider. They can identify the specific things you need to improve, schedule preventative screenings and help you set goals for a lifetime [...]

2020-01-03T09:51:04-06:00January 6th, 2020|

Ask the Experts: Do you need an antibiotic? Here’s how to know – and why it matters

When antibiotics are prescribed and used properly, they live up to their reputation as “miracle drugs,” helping patients recover quickly and safely. But when the medications aren’t used right, patients can build resistance and bacteria can adapt, creating “superbugs” that don’t respond to existing antibiotics. And since drug makers aren’t devoting time or money [...]

2019-10-11T07:43:51-06:00October 22nd, 2019|

Ask the Experts: Lactation specialist Sharonda Taylor, RN, says not to believe these common breastfeeding myths

Breastfeeding can be intimidating for new moms due to worries about milk supply, the logistics of returning to work, dubious reactions from older relatives, etc. But health and bonding benefits for mom and baby making breastfeeding worth the effort, says Sharonda Taylor, RN, lactation specialist at Regional One Health. Taylor and her colleagues support [...]

2019-07-29T12:17:12-06:00August 9th, 2019|