The hustle and bustle of the holidays is behind us and it’s the time of year when we all are just trying to stay warm! The frigid temps and lack of daylight can affect your physical and your mental health. In this cold weather it’s important to maintain healthy habits. And that means doing more […]
‘Tis the season for more than just decorating, shopping and parties. It’s also the time of year when many people feel ill. Coughing, sneezing, and stuffy noses lead us to ask, “Is this a cold or do I have the flu?”
So, what is the difference? Both the flu and the common cold are respiratory illnesses, […]
Did you know that the first week in December is National Handwashing Awareness week? This campaign encourages adults to make proper handwashing a part of their everyday life and encourages parents to teach their children to do the same.
Germs can get into the body through the eyes, nose and mouth and people frequently touch these […]
We all have feelings of stress from time to time, but the holidays can kick that stress into high gear. Overloaded schedules, decorating, family get-togethers and expensive gift lists can cause holiday stress levels to escalate. Stress can be unhealthy. So, what can you do to minimize some of these holiday stress inducers?
Make a […]
The American Heart Association has designated November as Eat Smart Month and encourages Americans to take the first step to commit to healthier eating. But with November comes the season for holiday meals and sweet treats. This can make eating healthy this time of year a bit of a challenge.
But don’t worry. Try these tips to help […]
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a time to raise awareness about the importance of this disease and detecting it early. About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime according to breastcancer.org. Because of this staggering statistic, we put together a list of frequently asked questions […]
What is it?
Osteoporosis, which means “porous bones,” is a condition that causes bones to become weak and brittle, leading to fractures. Osteoporosis usually progresses painlessly until a fracture occurs, usually in the hip, spine or wrist.
Who gets it?
According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, about 54 million Americans have low bone mass, placing them at increased risk […]
Did you know that sports injuries are some of the most common reasons for medical visits among children in middle school and high school?
The Centers for Disease Control estimate that nearly 3.2 million children each year are hospitalized from sports injuries annually. In addition, over 750,000 children between the ages of 12-17 are treated in […]