If there’s one thing to remember this winter and flu season, it’s that maintaining your everyday healthy eating pattern is more important for your immune system than trying to catch up after the sniffling starts. While the idea of boosting your immune system is somewhat of a misnomer, you can help it function most effectively by taking care of yourself. Maintaining a healthy diet keeps the immune system balanced and ready to fight against infection and viruses.
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The holidays can be a stressful time both mentally and physically. Below, our OBGYNs share five tips on how to prepare for the holiday season so you can enjoy the festivities while staying healthy.
Gastroenterology South opens new location in Newberg, September 24.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune response to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten damages the intestinal tract lining which can cause poor absorption of nutrients leading to deficiencies of iron, vitamin D and other key vitamins and minerals. It is fairly common, occurring in one in 133 people in the United States.
More than 80 million people in the U.S. suffer from Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI), a condition that causes spider or bulging veins. CVI can be an unsightly annoyance, but if left untreated, it can also cause serious health risks.