The days of using a cell phone simply as a means of making telephone calls are long gone. A wealth of information is at your fingertips through Smartphone apps including the latest in fitness, first aid and general health topics. For more information and a list of health-related apps on the market, check out this […]
With the holiday season in full force, make sure to give thanks. Did you know that giving thanks is not only important to one’s enjoyment at the holidays, but gratitude also improves sleep, fights depression, and cuts heart disease risk? Appreciation is the emotion of friendship and can help us better manage stress. As the […]
Sometimes living with epilepsy can be lonely. Despite how many of us are out there, people don’t talk about it, and it can leave you feeling like you’re the only one. I promise you’re not. I know that one random girl in Denver telling you you’re not alone might not mean much, but it’s true. […]
It’s the season of giving and food drives are in full force asking for healthier donations this year. Rice and tuna are much healthier options than Ramon Noodles and canned soups. What types of donations are on your list? After reading this USA TODAY article, you may head to the store for some different options.
It’s National GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) Awareness week. With the holidays just around the corner, delicious feasts can cause trouble for the estimated 30 million Americans who suffer from GERD. Learn about the symptoms and find out if you are at risk by answering seven simple questions. Don’t let GERD go untreated as it can […]
Winter brings on different meanings for different people. Some see it as a calming time with a beautiful white blanket draped lightly over the land. Others see it as a dark, dreary, endless existence. Many people are negatively affected by the changes brought on by winter, experiencing low energy or even feeling blue now and […]
Did you know about 1 out of every 3 adults in the United States has high blood pressure? The condition itself usually has no symptoms and you can have it for years before it becomes a problem. Take this Blood Pressure Quiz and challenge your HBP knowledge.
TIAs or transient ischemic attacks, resemble a stroke, but don’t cause permanent brain damage and only last a matter of minutes. They may cause brief symptoms such as muscle weakness, numbness or loss of speech, with the effects lasting no longer than one to two hours. About 200,000 to 500,000 people suffer from TIAs each […]
Usually, we think about the calories, when we are trying to maintain a healthy weight, but there are other factors that can make a big difference. This is where food labels become important. Add up the amount of sodium and fat from each package within a day, and you might be shocked to see the […]
Do you have a difficult time getting your kids to think about healthy choices? Eating the right foods, limiting the use of television and electronics, and talking to your child’s pediatrician about their health are a few of the important pieces to healthy decision making. Check out these nine strategies to help you do your […]