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By Dr. Steven Miller
August 27, 2015
Category: Summer fun
Tags: car   show   Skokie  

There is a car show outside my office each Monday evening from Memorial Day through Labor Day. This convergence of classic cars, muscle cars and hot rods provides hours of camaraderie and relaxation for the entire community.

In addition to browsing vintage vehicles and chatting with their owners, food and other fun activities are available. So be sure to bring the kids!

Monday Night Car Shows is a recognized non-for-profit organization dedicated to the Classic Car Hobby. Donations provide scholarships to the automotive track of the Applied Technology Program at Skokie’s two high schools.

All types of vehicles are welcome every week and admission is free.  After your visit in my office, go meet my neighbors and have some fun.

 

By Dr. Miller
May 18, 2012
Category: Summer fun
Tags: Gout   joint   protein  

Summer is synonymous with warm weather and outdoor parties. When you get together with for a picnic or barbeque, remember to drink plenty of fluids. Staying hydrated helps prevent gout.

For those unfamiliar with gout, it is one of the oldest recorded forms of inflamed joints. What used to be considered a disease of limited scope, it now affects men and women across the world. Consuming large amounts of protein-rich foods commonly enjoyed at summertime festivities together with dehydration can precipitate a gout attack.

For many people, the first symptom is a ‘gout attack’ – excruciating pain and swelling in a joint in the foot. If this occurs, treatment will likely involve anti-inflammatory medications. For long-term control, other medications help reduce uric acid levels in the bloodstream and prevent future attacks.

Keep hydrated, so you can have fun all summer long --- pain free!