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Medical Errors

Posted by Dr. Colleen Stratton in Health, News & Articles

A medical error is defined by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) as “the failure of a planned action to be completed as intended, or the use of a wrong plan to achieve an aim.” A rather benign definition for what is a leading cause of death in the United States; with numbers far greater than fatalities attributed to automobile accidents (43,458), breast cancer (42,497) and AIDS (15,516). The term “medical error” has become an umbrella to…

Probiotics

Posted by Dr. Colleen Stratton in Health, News & Articles

The message has been sent loud and clear with anti-bacterial hand soap, body wash and household cleaning products that bacteria are bad. Advertisers have taught the public to believe that any bacteria left alive are a threat to our health. So, the idea that it is beneficial to take a few billion a day in pill form might seem a little far-fetched; yet science is proving that this is the case.   * Information from The…

Eating Gluten Free

Posted by Dr. Colleen Stratton in Health, News & Articles

Along with making better health-care decisions and exercising regularly, an important part of living a wellness lifestyle is eating right and following a healthy diet. Many people have chosen to make gluten-free eating a key part of their wellness lifestyle and, as with any major lifestyle change, it’s important to have all of the facts prior to making a decision. Eating gluten-free isn’t what it used to be; there was a time when gluten-free foods could…

Eating Green

Posted by Dr. Colleen Stratton in Health, News & Articles

We all want to raise healthy children, and one of the most important things we can do is feed them right; but cutting back on sugar, dairy and fast foods is only the first step. A vital part of feeding our family right is introducing healthier foods. We’ve been told for over a decade that five servings of fruits and vegetables a day are part of a healthy and well-balanced diet; but is this actually…

Sports Related Injuries

Posted by Dr. Colleen Stratton in Health, News & Articles

Almost 75% of families with children between the ages of 5 and 18 have at least one child who plays organized sports, either at school or on a community team. This may seem like a good thing; there’s the benefit of learning to work together as a team, building camaraderie and the physical activity. However parents need to pay special attention to the potential injuries that may occur with their child and proactively have their…

About Flu Shots

Posted by Dr. Colleen Stratton in Health, News & Articles

Every year, just before the weather turns colder, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) begins its advertising campaign geared toward scaring the populace into getting the flu vaccine. They talk about the number of deaths each year that are contributed to the flu, the number of missed work days that cost employers hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost man hours, they point to the benefits of not getting sick and then even make arrangements…

Yoga for All Ages

Posted by Dr. Colleen Stratton in Health, News & Articles

Yoga is defined as a philosophy teaching the suppression of all activity of body, mind and will inorder that the self may realize its distinction from themand attain liberation. However, it has also been definedas a system of exercises for attaining bodily or mental control and well-being. For more than 5,000 years theart of Yoga has been benefitting the body and mind ofthose choosing this positive form of exercise.   * Information from The Wellness Newsletter,…