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Dr. Margaret Philhower

Dr. Margaret Philhower

Finally, the sun is shining and weather is sweet! It’s easy to let a sunburn sneak up on you, though, so it’s important to be sun savvy. 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by age 70. You can do yourself a great service to reduce your risk of

For those of us with pollen allergies, the spring flowers look pretty, but curse us with sneezing, watery eyes, annoying sniffles and worsening asthma. The good news is there are many helpful natural prevention strategies and treatments to help reduce pollen reactivity by supporting the body rather than suppressing symptoms

As we spring forward into the longer days of springtime, it is natural to feel more energized and alive. Have you instead been feeling more fatigued, achey, unmotivated and depressed? Are you more forgetful and having trouble clearing your head? Are you urinating more than normal?  Is you sex drive

Medical Cannabis preparations have been exploding in popularity since legalization in Oregon. Lately, I have been asked more and more questions about Cannabidiol (CBD), the constituent of the plant that doesn’t get you high and is legal in all 50 states. The inquiries are coming from seniors with chronic pain

Our Wellness columnist Margaret Philhower details why winter is the perfect time for taking Elderberry preventatively to stay healthy and enjoy being social with less fear of catching a cold or the flu.

Are you experiencing unexplained weight or appetite changes, insomnia, fatigue, temperature intolerances, hair loss (or growth in unwanted places), acne, moodiness, irregular menstrual cycles, headaches or low libido? If so, a hormone imbalance could be the cause.  Anyone can experience uncomfortable fluctuations in hormone levels at various ages and stages