Hepatitis A vaccine

Monday, June 18, 2018

    We have received numerous requests asking about the Hepatitis A. Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable, communicable disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). It is usually transmitted person-to-person through the fecal-oral route or consumption of contaminated food or water. It is a self-limited disease that does not result in chronic infection. Antibodies produced in response to hepatitis A infection last for life and protect against reinfection. Among older children and adults, infection is typically symptomatic. Symptoms usually occur abruptly and can include the following:



            - Fever

            - Fatigue

            - Loss of appetite

            - Nausea

            - Vomiting

            - Abdominal pain

            - Dark urine

            - Clay-colored stools

            - Joint pain

            - Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)


              Seventy percent of infections in children younger than age 6 are not accompanied by symptoms. When symptoms are present, young children typically do not have jaundice.

Board Certification

Monday, November 20, 2017

Local Health Provider Among Those Who Have Earned First-Ever Board Certification in the Field of Lifestyle Medicine  (...)

Getting enough protein with a whole food plant based diet

Friday, July 07, 2017


Prescribing Food as Medicine

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The title of the May 8th PBS Newshour is "To improve patient diets, the doctor is in... the kitchen."  (...)

Food is Medicine

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Hippocrates once said "Let food be thy medicine and medicine by thy food". Another more modern quote that embodies the same idea is "You are what you eat". These two quotes fit nicely with findings from a recent report.  (...)

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