11 Ways to Keep Food Safe When Eating Outdoors

Picnic and barbecue season offers lots of opportunities for outdoor fun with family and friends. But these warm weather events also present opportunities for foodborne bacteria to thrive. Here are tips for keeping food safe.

The Connection Between Oral Health and Overall Health
Dental hygiene habits, such as daily brushing and flossing, keep your mouth in good shape -- but oral health goes beyond just your pearly whites. New research by the National Institutes of Health shows a significant relationship between gum disease and bigger health issues.
Move More and Move Often

A 30-minute daily trip to the gym is great but your activity should not stop there.  Adding constant movement throughout the day is even better.  Instead of finishing a workout and calling it quits for the day, make activity a 24/7 priority.  

Drink More Water

The advice varies. But experts agree that drinking water is a must-have healthy habit. 

Eat Clean in 2015

We all want to live long and happy lives, but unhealthy habits can put a kibosh on the quality of those years or even shorten your life. To equip your body for the marathon that is life, there are simple things you can do. One of them is eating clean.

Take a Stand

Research shows that sitting for long hours is linked to poor mental health, a higher risk of death from heart disease and a higher risk of being disabled. Standing a little more each day tones muscles, improves posture, increases blood flow, ramps up metabolism and burns extra calories.

Give It a Rest!

We are all busy with work life, home life and everything in between. We don't have time to get sick.

Chronic Cough: Diagnosis and Treatment

Chronic cough is one of the most common complaints in adults seeking outpatient medical treatment. More than 3.6 billion dollars is spent on over-the-counter medications to treat cough. Fortunately, 90% of people experience relief if a systematic and thorough approach is taken by their doctor.

Are You Hungry or Thirsty?

A BJC Medical Group physician gives tips for determining if the stomach pains you feel are related to thirst or hunger -- which might prevent unnecessary eating.

The Truth About Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association helps clear up the many myths and misconceptions about this increasingly common condition.