Author: Mark R. Halstrom, M.D.

As a family physician certified by the American Board of Family Practice, Dr. Halstrom is prepared to handle everything from childbirth to senior care. While focusing on functional medicine as it relates to traditional family practice medicine, he is able to offer a broad range of medical services, prescribe medications and supplements, order tests and perform surgery. Dr. Halstrom is trained in pediatrics, minor surgery, basic orthopedics and emergency care. He also takes a special interest in sports medicine and prolotherapy for chronic joint pain. Furthermore, Dr. Halstrom has completed advance course work in motor vehicle trauma as well.

6 Healthy Habits for Women & Why You Should Start Them Today

Being healthy is about so much more than not getting sick. In fact, figuring out how to be healthy is just as much about being happy, physically fit, mentally healthy, and socially well-adjusted as it is about avoiding disease and illness. Good health means having more energy, feeling strong and capable, not experiencing chronic pain or illness, and physical, mental, and emotional well-being. But living a healthy life doesn’t always come naturally, so here are six tips on how to be healthy and maintain lasting good health habits.

6 Women’s Health FAQs

Women’s health is an important issue at every stage of life, and you are ultimately responsible for managing and maintaining your own properly. Luckily, there are plenty of people, resources, and healthcare practitioners who can help you maintain your health. Not only is this important to you, but also your partner, children, friends, and loved ones. Here are six common women’s health questions, and things you can do to maintain overall health.

Assessing Growing Pains and Your Child’s Health

What the human body is physically capable of is nothing short of miraculous. Human development is the process of growth and change that takes place between birth and maturity. Beyond your child getting taller, there are several changes in shape, composition, and distribution of your child’s bone, muscle, and tissue. While experiencing “growing pains” is a normal part of development, each child’s pain level and pain tolerance differs.

Top 8 Preventable Men’s Health Concerns

When it comes to motor vehicles, household structures, and lawn care, men typically lead the charge for routine maintenance. They realize that in these instances, a small amount of consistent effort helps avoid any larger issues from occurring. Sometimes I wonder why those who diligently perform oil changes and system checks on their vehicles don’t provide their bodies with the same level of upkeep. After all, routine maintenance is the key to keeping vehicles, and bodies, running better for longer.