A sore throat is a painful or irritated feeling at the back of your throat every time you swallow. It’s one of the first and most common symptoms of a common cold. It’s the result of pain and inflammation of the tissue and mucous membranes of your throat and may be aggravated by talking or Read More »
Tag Archives: Public Health
The Puberty Brain Explained
Oh, how I wish I’d had this explanation when I was treating the few “tween” patients I’ve had come through my clinic. You can bet I’m holding onto it for the future. I don’t normally have a pediatric practice, but from time to time my patients bring their children and grandchildren in. And when Read More »
So there it is, it’s official. The election is behind us and now what. Many are asking themselves that very question right now. Now what? How do I go on? Of course, because we’ve told our news media we want the bad news, we’re already hearing the horror stories of little kids telling their classmates Read More »
Beating the Heat – Eating in Summer
The weather outside is Frightful! Today (Friday) it will ONLY be in the low 90s, up from the low 70s earlier this week. Tomorrow will be than mid-90s and Sunday will be a mere 105. Monday is the hottest day at 107 and then it will SLOWLY go back down to the low 90s. So Read More »
TriWest Alliance Provider
TriWest Alliance We received super exciting news. As of 4-29 (although we just got the notification), Dr Vickery is now a TriWest Alliance Provider! Who is TriWest Alliance? If you know what that means, you’re probably a veteran or family member. If you don’t know what this means, well you can probably guess now. Yes, Read More »
Immunity and Chinese Medicine
With the onset of spring and then again in late summer I tend to see an increase in patients who struggle with allergies. Boosting immunity is the key to alleviating these symptoms. They may already be in full allergy misery, or simply anticipating the coming season. They’re the ones with the itchy eyes and ears, Read More »
Dipping another toe into the water controversy
(See what I did there?) Because I want you to be smiling when you click through to this article, which will shake the very foundation of the world for some of you. This is the second in an infrequent foray into the controversial world of over-watering ourselves. Here’s an article from the New York Times, Read More »
Giving back to the community Giving back isn’t just a slick advertising hook here at Vickery Health & Wellness. Dr Vickery believes everyone should enjoy glowing good health. But she knows this is not as easy as waving a magic wand, and for some it’s an uphill battle. To help aid in that journey, she Read More »
What does that mean?
What would health look like to you and your family?
What would it feel like to have health?
For many people, this is a concept that is so far removed from their reality they refuse to entertain the notion.
Salmonella Outbreak Associated with Water Frogs
Investigation Update: Outbreak of Human Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Associated with Contact with Water Frogs
CDC is collaborating with public health officials in many states to investigate a multistate outbreak of human Salmonella serotype Typhimurium infections due to contact with water frogs including African Dwarf Frogs. Water frogs commonly live in aquariums or fish tanks. Amphibians such as frogs and reptiles such as turtles, are recognized as a source of human Salmonella infections.