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You and Your Health

July 2010 Archives

Staying Fit with Man’s Best Friend

Staying Fit with Man’s Best Friend

Need some motivation to exercise? Grab a leash, get outside and work out with your pooch. Whether you’re starting an exercise program or needing some variety in your routine, exercising with your dog is good for you and your pet, and the time together strengthens the dog-human bond. continue reading »

8 Tips for Surviving Summer Fests

8 Tips for Surviving Summer Fests

With a city festival or ball game scheduled for nearly every weekend this summer, you are probably looking forward to the music, food and festivities — but the crowds may be another story.Check out these tips from Dr. Maria Omiotek, a family medicine physician at Swedish Covenant Hospital, on how to prepare for the crowds in advance so you can have a great time. continue reading »

Heat Rash

Heat rash (prickly heat) is a red or pink rash usually found on body areas covered by clothing. It can develop when the sweat ducts become blocked and swell and often leads to discomfort and itching. continue reading »

Peptic Ulcer Disease

A peptic ulcer is a sore in the inner lining of the stomach or upper small intestine (duodenum). Ulcers develop when the intestine or stomach's protective layer is broken down. continue reading »