Author: Jon Scheer, R.N., C.N.P

Jonathan (Jon) Scheer has been treating patients at Williams Integracare since 2011. He provides primary family healthcare and helps promote, maintain, and restore the health of families and individuals of all ages. Jon is a Certified Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. In the past, Jon worked as a paramedic and even taught in paramedic school. As an R.N., Jon has experience in charge nursing, critical care, and working as a preceptor for students and new hires.

Eight Eye-Opening Women’s Health Stats

When you look at women’s health statistics, you’ll notice a lot of cause and effect. Similarly, when you look at women’s health and disease prevention, you’ll notice many themes that appear. Leading an overall healthy life can drastically reduce your risk of most common diseases. Here are eight eye-opening statistics that demonstrate the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

Nutritional Supplement Quality: Do’s and Don’ts

Many individuals today are turning to nutritional supplements as opposed to prescription medications. While everyone has their own reason why they believe nutritional supplements are the best alternative, there are a number of things that you need to know when purchasing these products. After all, you want to make sure you are purchasing a quality product, not something made with inferior ingredients. As such, where you purchase your supplements is integral to the overall integrity of the product.

Your UV IQ: How Smart About the Sun Are You?

When the sun finally returns and warm temperatures lure Americans outside, many forget the flip side of exposure to the sun. Harmful UV rays can do more than give you a painful sunburn after a day on the lake or lounging at the beach. July is UV safety month in the United States, and this post will offer you a test of your UV IQ. How much do you really know about UV rays, and are you giving enough consideration to sun safety by protecting your body from the harmful side of those warm summer rays?

Do Heartburn Pills Link To Dementia & Kidney Damage?

When people are looking for heartburn relief or ways to eliminate indigestion, they often look to a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). These pills help to treat acid reflux symptoms and diseases such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR). Common PPIs include Nexium, Prilosec (Omeprazole), and Protonix (Pantoprazole) which help to eliminate acid production and are more effective than H2 blockers like Zantac (Ranitidine) and Tagamet (Cimetidine). But what effects should you be aware of if you take these pills? Read more to learn more about PPIs, how they relate to dementia, and the natural remedies used to lessen the pain they cause.