Bloating Foods to Avoid Before Going to the Beach

by Gastroenterology by Main Slider

Summer is in full swing and you may be planning a trip to the beach. Whether you want to show off the beach body you worked hard to build, or just want to relax while catching some sun, no one likes that bloated, full feeling that can happen after we eat. There are a number of snacks you may want to avoid packing in your cooler that can cause “beach bloat” as you’re lounging on the sand. (more…)

What is a Functional Movement Assessment?

by Sports Medicine

Whether you are a serious athlete, a recreational runner, or trying to get in shape for the first time, one common goal is shared: you want to maximize your workouts and stay injury free. Maybe you’re training for a marathon, or just planning to walk for charity. Maybe you want to look good in a summer swimsuit, or want to shed extra pounds to be able to run around with your kids. Even the smallest fitness goals require some foresight and planning to achieve. (more…)

What is the Pancreas?

by Gastroenterology

When you think of organs of the body that serve an important function, usually, the heart, liver, and lungs get all the credit. The pancreas, however, may be one of the unsung heroes of the human organ world, regulating the production of certain chemicals that aid various, important bodily functions. The pancreas is a flattened, oblong gland located deep within the abdomen. It is situated between the stomach and the spine, partially behind the stomach and curves down into the small intestine. This gland is often overlooked and many people don’t know its function, but it is an integral part of the digestive system. It produces important enzymes and hormones that help break down foods. (more…)

Breastfeeding Tips for Summer Travel

by Pregnancy and Childbirth

Many mothers wonder how to keep a baby happy while out and about in the summer and especially while traveling for vacations. Vacations are supposed to be a time for a family to spend time together and relax. A cranky, hungry baby and an exhausted mom aren’t exactly two components of an enjoyable vacation. Families with babies who are breastfeeding may need to do a little extra planning to be sure everyone has a great time on vacation. Here are some summer tips for the breastfeeding family: (more…)

Hot Spots: Top Places to Get Heat Stroke

by Urgent Care

Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors with your friends and family. But while you’re basking in the sun, your body can be reaching dangerously high temperatures, causing dehydration that can eventually lead to heat stroke – a severe and life-threatening problem that occurs when your body cannot properly cool itself down. Although the process of sweating acts as a way for the body to cool itself down, sometimes sweat is not enough to stop the body from overheating. (more…)