As a Nurse Practitioner, mom, wife, friend, sister and neighbor, people are always asking me for health advice. I love translating complicated medical information to help people navigate their way toward better health and wellness. I’ll help you find the information you need to make the best decisions for your health and the health of your family.
Here’s to better health,
Nurse Barb Dehn RN MS NP
As I start to haul down the Thanksgiving decorations that remind me of visiting Plymouth Rock, the Pilgrims and the very first Thanksgiving, I’m also thinking about families with children who might also be celebrating their very first Thanksgiving. I love having big groups to our house, especially when our friends bring their kids. Thanksgiving is so much more fun with little ones. Besides stuffing, my favorite part is not watching football, it’s the group walk after and getting on the floor and playing with the kids!
I’m going to be busy! That’s an understatement, so I’ve found some super simple and very fast recipes that will be prepped in minutes not hours. I want to concentrate on flavors, family and fun, not kitchen time. As a spokesperson for the National Honey Board, I have a bit of a sweet tooth, and have learned a lot about how to use honey as a natural sweetener for cooking and baking, because it contains just one ingredient – honey!
Honey locks in moisture and adds a boost of natural sweetness [...]
Acronyms and abbreviations are abundant in this digital age of rapid communication. However, when it comes to discussing the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S. it’s important not to gloss over the term without taking a deeper look at what it means. So in honor of National COPD Awareness month, here is a simple guide to COPD that won’t leave you scratching your head and thinking IDK (IDK = I Don’t Know). You can also learn more by registering for a free COPD seminar on Monday November 18, 2014 at El Camino Hospital.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is actually an umbrella term that refers to several long-term lung diseases like emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and even asthma. What these diseases have in common is they cause airflow blockage and breathing-related difficulties. COPD is a progressive disease, which means it gets worse over time. Early detection, treatment, and lifestyle changes can not only slow disease progression, but also improve quality of life.