Carolyn's Health Talk

Thinking of NOT Immunizing your Child?

We have not eradicated most of these infectious diseases, only kept them at bay. At the turn of the 20th century we lost 100 out of 1,000 babies before their 1st birthday. Now, thanks to immunizations that rate has dropped to 7 of 1000. But as we saw this winter these diseases can come back. […]

Vitamin D

Everyone knows the risks of too much sun exposure, but there are some good things about moderate sun exposure, and one of those is Vitamin D. Vitamin D, a fat soluble vitamin, does wonderful things like enhance absorption of calcium and phosphate which are essential to the body for bone formation. People can get adequate […]

Screenings for the New Year

This is not about weight loss. Most of us can tell we are at by looking in the mirror and I’m tired of hearing about fad diet and fad diet pills. No, this is about other healthy screening.  This being the New Year I hope everyone is on track for a healthy self. There are […]

Oh No, Fine Lines!

I was walking down Duval Street when a skin care shop keeper lured me in. As she applied the product she politely showed me the magnifying mirror, and what do you think I saw? Fine lines, and lots of them!  So I did a little research on what to do and how to prevent them […]

Sunburned Again! Melanoma

Melanoma is a skin cancer that involves cells called melanocytes. These cells produce the pigment of our skin. These cells are also found in our bowel, eyes and other pigmented areas.  Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer. Fortunately it is the least common but the number of incidences are growing. They are […]