Healthy Gums Are For More Than Just Looks

Periodontal disease, or gum disease as it is commonly referred to, affects fifty percent of adults over the age of 30! Yes, that’s right,...

Skin Cancer Prevention, Risk Factors & Treatment

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, the diagnosis and treatment of nonmelanoma skin cancers in the U.S. has...

3 Tips to Ease Anxiety

You know the feeling all too well: shortness of breath, a feeling of pressure on your chest, maybe your arm is tingly or your...

An Open Letter to My Patients

Approximately a year ago I wrote an article entitled, “Dr. O, Doctor and Patient in One” published in this magazine. It was my intention...

What Is A Good Breakfast?

Choosing the right foods for breakfast can help to boost energy and curb hunger. The foods you eat for breakfast can really affect how you...

Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

The Doulas of Southern Maryland work closely with many different practitioners in our community to ensure our clients understand the importance of a healthy,...

Can Children Get Gum Disease?

Periodontal disease in children and adolescents is generally rare. However, children should still learn the importance of keeping their teeth and gums healthy to...

A New Place Doesn’t Mean a New You

I admit it. I’ve moved a far too many times in my life. I grew up in a county not far from here and...

Who’s Your Tribe?

As we ascend into the holiday season, some of us are filled with dread as we anticipate close quarters with family members and friends....

When Your World is Turned Upside Down

I’ll never forget the day I was told I had abnormal, cancerous cells in my body and I needed to have a biopsy done...