Dr. Clark Store's Blog

    Underexposed: The Sunscreen and Vitamin D Connection

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Thu, Jul 07, 2016 @ 02:57 PM

    It’s been drilled into our heads that when you go outside, you need to be protected from the damaging rays from the sun.

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    Topics: vitamins, healthy habits

    Mindful Addictions for Mental Acuity

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Fri, Sep 25, 2015 @ 10:34 AM

    It’s in nearly every issue of all print and online periodicals about health and lifestyle. It routinely makes news headlines. Health professionals strongly encourage it. And there’s a multi-billion dollar industry dedicated to it. Oh, and many of us are gung-ho about it for the first month or two after the new year . . . physical fitness.

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    Topics: healthy habits

    Don’t Wait to Rehydrate!

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Fri, Jun 26, 2015 @ 08:28 AM

    Now that summer is officially here, remember that warmer weather means you need to pay more attention to the body’s need for extra hydration. Here’s a quick reminder to stay safely quenched this season.

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    Topics: health concerns, healthy habits

    Water Safety Tips That Will Keep You Afloat

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Fri, May 22, 2015 @ 08:59 AM

    May is National Water Safety Month and summer unofficially kicks off this weekend for many in the United States. Here’s a good reminder to practice water safety.

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    Topics: healthy habits

    How Can You Keep the Lyme Away This Season?

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Fri, May 08, 2015 @ 08:45 AM

    Anyone who lives or plays in the outdoors has probably encountered ticks. These blood sucking insects can be found all year in warm climates, but are especially noticeable in July and August. Ticks are not just an annoying nuisance; they can also carry the bacterium Borrelia brugdorferi, which causes Lyme disease.

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    Topics: microorganisms, healthy habits

    7 Ways To Keep An Eye On Ocular Health

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Fri, May 01, 2015 @ 09:03 AM

    May is Healthy Vision Month. How are you treating those windows to your soul? It’s easy to take your vision for granted if you don’t have problems with your eyes. But aging happens, and everyday living can contribute to how well your vision remains over the years. Here are some healthy eye tips worth a look. And more involved than just eating more carrots.

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    Topics: health concerns, healthy habits

    10 Ways to Beat the Heat Without the AC

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Fri, Apr 10, 2015 @ 12:52 PM

    Summer’s coming soon, but if you live in southern California it’s already made a few appearances this year. While many of us will welcome the heat, it’s important to take some precautions to decrease the likelihood of heat-related health problems. We can’t always enjoy the luxury of running the air-conditioning. And if you live in a cooler climate or an older house, you might not even have an AC unit. Here are ten simple tricks for staying cool without running an air conditioner:

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    Topics: healthy habits

    Taking 10 to Find Your Zen

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Fri, Apr 03, 2015 @ 09:18 AM

    Leading a hectic, fast-paced lifestyle isn’t always a choice; too often we’re forced to keep trucking along, no matter how much we may need a break. Americans are taking fewer and shorter vacations, and working longer and harder, just to keep their heads above water. Stress and lack of sleep can easily compromise health over time. Taking just ten or fifteen minutes every day to meditate and breathe is a simple yet powerfully effective way to combat stress and improve your life.

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    Topics: healthy habits

    What Kind of Needles Deliver a High That’s Actually Good For You?

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Mon, Mar 16, 2015 @ 08:49 AM

    We’re continuing on the road to mental well-being. Last time we discussed the mental health benefits of communing with the soil while gardening. Now we’re getting a bit craftier . . .

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    Topics: healthy habits

    Is your happy place . . . dirty?

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Mon, Mar 09, 2015 @ 09:17 AM

    Those of us who cultivate a garden can attest to the peaceful feeling we get when tending to our plants. Avid gardeners will tell you that the physical act of gardening is a stress reducer and mood lifter. Their garden is their “happy place.” The fact is, hard science shows that there’s something behind this phenomenon, lending credibility to gardening addicts’ claims.

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    Topics: environment & your health, healthy habits

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