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  • What is an allergy skin test?

    What is an allergy skin test?

    posted on Friday, May 17, 2019

    Allergy skin tests are done to find out if a substance, called an allergen, may cause an allergic response. A small amount of a suspected allergen is placed on or below the skin to see if a reaction develops.

  • Caring for Kids with Food Allergies

    Caring for Kids with Food Allergies

    posted on Monday, April 15, 2019

    Food allergies are on the rise in our children. Today, eight food allergens are responsible for the majority of allergic reactions. These foods include cow's milk, eggs, fish, peanuts, shellfish, soy, tree nuts and wheat. Communication and coordination can help prevent a reaction.

  • Whole Food Diets and Inflammation

    Whole Food Diets and Inflammation

    posted by Liz Erker, Registered Dietitian on Tuesday, March 5, 2019

    In recent years, much attention has being given to the dietary treatment of numerous chronic conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. While the dietary treatment for RA and OA is controversial, some studies show that a whole food, plant-based diet can produce significant reduction in pain when compared to a typical Western diet (or one that is high in animal foods and some vegetable oils, and tend to show a pro-inflammatory response).

  • Healthy Heart: Ten Nutrition Tips

    Healthy Heart: Ten Nutrition Tips

    posted on Thursday, February 14, 2019

    For people fighting heart disease and trying to improve overall health, it's especially important to eat nutritiously. Along with maintaining a healthy weight and regular activity, here are ten tips from our registered dietitian, Liz Erker.

  • Signature Orthopedics Weekend and After-Hours Clinic Opens New Location

    Signature Orthopedics Weekend and After-Hours Clinic Opens New Location

    posted on Monday, December 17, 2018

    Signature Orthopedics has announced that the Orthopedics NOW! After-Hours and Walk-In Clinic will open at the West County Office, located on the CityPlace 5 campus.