Food Cravings & Premenstrual Syndrome

Anjani Upponi, RDN, CDE, LDN
It’s not all in the mind! Food cravings before, during and after a woman’s menstrual cycle are very real. Powerful hormones wreak havoc with the body, not to mention the mind; attacks...

Osteoporosis: What It Is and How You Can Avoid Its Devastating Complications

Mika Bradford, CN, CPhT
Osteoporosis effects 10 million people in the United States and another 34 million Americans are at risk of osteopenia, or low bone mass, which can lead to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a...

Knee Walkers: The Skinny on the Scoot

Hollee McMurray
Okay. Here’s a hypothetical situation for you to ponder. You trip over a break in the sidewalk (it totally jumped up and attacked you, right?). In the ensuing scuffle you twist your ankle...

Dos and Don’ts of Medication during Pregnancy Part II

Previously, I covered some common ailments that can be safely treated with over-the-counter medications during pregnancy. Part two is a continuation with similar information regarding several...

New Year's Resolutions

Dougherty's News
At the end of the year we look back at the past 365 days and then look forward to what we would like to be different. A lot of people make the same resolutions, wanting to lose weight, decrease...

Pregnancy Made Easy: Conclusion

Hollee McMurray
In the third and final installment of my pregnancy-made-easy series, we’ll touch on some of the smaller aids and helpful pieces of equipment you may not have thought of for improving your...

Can I Get A Little Help From My Belt?

Hollee McMurray
I know I can’t be the only one to have noticed the recent baby boom in our area. It must be something in the water. To all the happy new moms and moms-to-be I say congratulations. But, as...

Sock It To Me!

Hollee McMurray

If you read my last entry you know you’re in the middle of a three-part pregnancy-made-easier extravaganza.

Artificial Sweeteners. Caution! Not All You Can Eat.

Anjani Upponi, RDN, CDE, LDN
Ever since our palates were introduced to artificial sweeteners, they have been surrounded by controversy. Recently the role of sweeteners in blood glucose regulation as well as weight loss has...

Top 10 Sun Protection Tips

Noelle Leger, PharmD, RPh
Here are ten good-to-know sun protection tips for you and your family

Would someone please tell me what "exercise regularly" really means?

Anjani Upponi, RDN, CDE, LDN
We’ve heard it before and continue to hear from almost everyone, from Mom right up to the Surgeon General, “exercise regularly”! Help! Someone please de-code that for me. Evidence...

Achy Feet? Drop by Dougherty's and See the Doctor!

Hollee McMurray
Achy feet? Plantar Fasciitis? Don’t you wish there was an inexpensive way to get some relief? Sounds like a bad infomercial, doesn’t it? Alright, I’ll cut to the...

Keeping Kids Healthy and Active Through the Summer

Mika Bradford, CN, CPhT
Any mom knows that as the school year comes to an end, summer will be right around the corner with sports camps, vacations and late night sleep overs. With all this activity it is easy to get...