Health is influenced by many factors. Understanding all of the factors influencing your personal health can prevent disease and bring you to your optimum self. Environment, education, and income also determine your health. My goal is to improve the health of individuals and communities.
Young families and new parents hold a special place in my professional practice.
2012 is turning out to be a difficult year for West Nile Virus (WNV). Be sure to eliminate standing water and breeding grounds for mosquitos who can carry WNV. Wear insect repellant if you are going to be outdoors, especially in the evenings. People over 50 are more likely to have serious disease. Less than 1% will have serious neurological complications. 20% will have a flu like symptoms or rash. 80% may have no symptoms at all. For more information check out the FAQs at the CDC http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/wnv_factSheet.htm.