February is appropriately named Heart Health Month. I often associate this month with Valentine’s and thoughts of love toward my wife and family. What better way to show your love for those closest to you than to do things to stay healthy?
I have been working as a family physician for over 27 years now and feel it is a privilege to be an integral part of my patients’ healthcare. I try my best to give my patients the best care that I can and base my decisions on facts and medical evidence. So I had to do some soul searching when I realized that I haven’t been offering my patients the chance to prevent 90% of a certain type of cancer.
Traditions teach children things that are important to their families. They give children a sense of continuity and routine that they can depend on year after year. Children will remember the special experiences of family traditions more than they will remember toys or gifts.