Health and Wellness

Tips For Regular Exercise

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
To help you get started and keep going, here are three ways to approach exercise and physical activity. 1. Include Physical Activity in Your Everyday Life Make it a priority: Being active is one of the most important things you can do each day to maintain and improve your health. Make it  ..

The Epidemic of Obesity

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
1.) What classifies someone as obese? Obesity is defined as a BMI >30 kg/m2. Online height and weight charts or BMI calculators (https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi_calculator/bmi_calculator.html) are easy available tools to use that make this calculation e ..

Getting A Better Night's Sleep

Monday, September 21, 2015
I’m currently taking medication to help fall asleep. Are there any side effects of which I should be aware? While medication can help with short term relief of insomnia, there are definite side effects that may possibly make long-term use dangerous. Studies have found that some long-te ..

February is American Heart Month

Tuesday, February 03, 2015
What is the difference between coronary artery disease and coronary heart disease? Coronary artery disease refers to the pathologic process affecting the coronary arteries (the blood vessels of the heart). Coronary heart disease includes the diagnoses of angina pectoris, myocardial infarctio ..

The Holidays Are Here

Thursday, December 04, 2014
The holidays are here, which means time for family, friends, and unfortunately cold and flu season. As a mom, I know how unpleasant winter time ailments can be, both for the child and the mom. Common questions moms have are, “How long is my child contagious?" and "How can I prevent them fr ..

Is Weight Loss Surgery the New Fountain of Youth?

Friday, November 07, 2014
People for centuries have been looking for ways to reverse the effects of aging. Myths about the Fountain of Youth, mysterious plants or herbs, ancient potions have kept people venturing on epic quests through jungles and sailing across vast oceans. Every year Americans spend millions of dollars ..

Hearing Loss Assessment, Causes, and Treatment

Sunday, May 01, 2011
The sense of hearing is a complex process of picking up sound and attaching meaning to it. The human ear does this by using all three of its parts – the outer ear, the middle ear and the inner ear. If any part is damaged or missing, hearing loss can occur. The following three paragraphs de ..

TV Turn-Off Week

Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Once a year, between April 23 and 29, people around the country are encouraged to turn off their televisions, iPads, computers and any other electronic devices that eat away our time and energy. In its place, everyone is asked to engage in more constructive, creative, educational, athletic and i ..

Healthy Nutrition for a Healthier Future Generation

Sunday, March 01, 2009
Preventive care through healthy nutrition is far superior to treatment of nutrition-based problems such as childhood obesity, diabetes and heart disease. To help prevent these serious medical conditions, you should eat well and exercise daily. Balance and moderation are key to maint ..

Men's Health: Managing Habits and Check Ups

Tuesday, June 01, 2004
It’s never too late to start making lifestyle changes that can improve your chances of good health. Three commitments you must make to get started are: Reduce poor health habits. Encourage healthy activities. Maintain regular screenings with your physician.  ..