Who Should NOT Get A Flu Shot

vaccinationFor the 2016-2017 season, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the use of the flu shot for everyone over the age of six months. Different flu shots are approved for people of different ages – patients over the age …

Dietitian’s Corner: Going Gluten-Free?

gluten freeTreatment of celiac disease is a lifelong elimination of gluten, otherwise known as a gluten-free diet. People with non-celiac gluten sensitivity may also benefit from a gluten-free diet. A gluten-free diet is one that excludes the protein gluten, found in …

Breast Imaging at the Ripa Center

radiology_smallAre you procrastinating scheduling your next mammogram? If so, let the Ripa Center improve the experience! Here, screening digital mammograms are done with Sensory Suite technology. The Sensory Suite uses soothing videos, aromatherapy, sounds of nature, and music to create …

Abdominal Discomfort: Could It Be Celiac?

By Tara L. Lautenslager, MD

Tara L. Lautenslager, MD

Tara L. Lautenslager, MD

Celiac disease is an immune reaction to the protein gluten. Gluten is found in wheat, barley, and rye. People who develop celiac disease have specific genes linked to this condition. Approximately …

New Fitness Class at Ripa – Zumba Mashup!

zumba mashup classZumba Mashup is an easy-to-follow cardio/toning/stretching interval class. The workout combines hot latin dance styles with sculpting and cardio kickboxing moves. Pilates stretches are used for cool down and to increase flexibility.

This class is fun, energetic and a great …

Grill Without Guilt!

bbqSummer is the perfect time to use your grill. However, concerns have emerged recently about potentially cancer-causing compounds: polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and heterocyclic amines (HCAs). These compounds form when fat from the meat drips onto the hot coals or …

Immunizations: What To Get and When

vaccinationAugust is National Immunization Awareness Month. Ask your health care professional about which vaccines are right for you and be sure that your immunizations are up to date. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends:

Flu Vaccine: All …