Mammogram or Bust

Did you put off your mammogram because of COVID? Are you just too busy? You know you should get it done, but it’s just one more thing to do on your lengthy list. Stop. Don’t delay your care. Early detection is the best protection. It’s a phrase commonly heard about treating cancer. The earlier a…

How To Stay Motivated To Exercise Through a Pandemic Winter

In ‘normal’ years, winter is a challenging time to stay motivated to exercise. Add a pandemic to that, and it’s no wonder many people are struggling to do what they know they should for their health. The things you used to do for exercise may not be available. You may have a different lifestyle, and…

How To Stay Motivated To Exercise Through a Pandemic Winter

In ‘normal’ years, winter is a challenging time to stay motivated to exercise. Add a pandemic to that, and it’s no wonder many people are struggling to do what they know they should for their health. The things you used to do for exercise may not be available. You may have a different lifestyle, and…

Teaching Diversity and Inclusion to Our Children

Racial justice was one of the most covered topics in the media in 2020. The widespread demonstrations in support of the Black Lives Matter movement were something we haven’t seen since the events of the 1960s that denounced racial segregation and elevated attention to civil rights. These activities may have sparked some important and uncomfortable…

Teaching Diversity and Inclusion to Our Children

Racial justice was one of the most covered topics in the media in 2020. The widespread demonstrations in support of the Black Lives Matter movement were something we haven’t seen since the events of the 1960s that denounced racial segregation and elevated attention to civil rights. These activities may have sparked some important and uncomfortable…

Lowering the Lousy Cholesterol

You’ve learned that particular foods can be reduced or eliminated to lower your low-density lipoprotein, aka LDL, the lousy cholesterol. When your LDL is high, it’s believed to increase the risk of heart disease. We now know that along with reducing certain foods that there are many foods, when increased, that help achieve good cholesterol…

Lowering the Lousy Cholesterol

You’ve learned that particular foods can be reduced or eliminated to lower your low-density lipoprotein, aka LDL, the lousy cholesterol. When your LDL is high, it’s believed to increase the risk of heart disease. We now know that along with reducing certain foods that there are many foods, when increased, that help achieve good cholesterol…

What You Need to Know About COVID-19 and Your Heart

People with cardiovascular disease are more than twice as likely to contract severe forms of COVID-19. Are you one of them? Maybe you are and don’t realize it. Nearly half of all U.S. adults have some type of cardiovascular disease. Heart diseases include: Heart failure: When the heart doesn’t pump as best as it should…

What You Need to Know About COVID-19 and Your Heart

People with cardiovascular disease are more than twice as likely to contract severe forms of COVID-19. Are you one of them? Maybe you are and don’t realize it. Nearly half of all U.S. adults have some type of cardiovascular disease. Heart diseases include: Heart failure: When the heart doesn’t pump as best as it should…

Cauliflower Curry

In this recipe, substitute another vegetable for cauliflower or a combination of vegetables. This is an excellent way to use up leftover vegetables. Source: Center for Applied Nutrition

COVID-19 Vaccine Safety: Frequently Asked Questions

Phase 2 of the national vaccination program is just around the corner. We know you have questions and concerns. Are the vaccine ingredients safe? Why is there a 15-minute waiting period after I receive my vaccination? Take a look at some of the questions our experts answered to ease some of your worries. View these…

A Message From Your Body: To Much Stress on This Joint!

Have you ever tried to teach your middle schooler how to pitch a fastball only to become very sore? Or have you scrubbed a pot or spent the afternoon in the garden and then felt achy? You could have tendonitis. This happens when there is too much stress on joints, which can tear and inflame…

Prenatal Care and Healthy Beginnings

Whether you’re getting ready to have your first baby or your fourth, receiving regular care while pregnant is vital to your baby’s health and your own. Regular visits to your Ob/Gyn will help ensure your baby is growing well and healthy in utero, and help manage any issues that may arise before they become serious.…

16 Tips for Healthier Holiday Drinks

The holidays are full of delicious beverages even if you are celebrating via Zoom, but drinks can come with extra calories. These 16 tips will help you enjoy your favorite holiday beverages. Eggnog Fill your glass with 1/2 low-fat or fat-free milk and the remaining 1/2 with low-fat or fat-free eggnog. Skip the whipped cream…

How to Get Moving Again With Osteoarthritis

The alarm goes off, and you roll out of bed. But your knee is stiff and achy. You think to yourself that you are 55 after all; a little achiness is bound to happen. But, it’s still troublesome, and your doctor did mention arthritis on the last visit. Learn how to ease pain and stiffness…

Pandemic Increases Children’s Mental Health Challenges

Lack of social activities, huge changes in the schooling environment, limited sports and clubs, and not being able to hang out with friends are intensifying children’s mental health challenges. Many families are under a great deal of stress with the current pandemic. But steps can be taken to create a safer environment. If you notice…

Pumpkin Maple Pie

Maple syrup adds a little extra flavor to this Pumpkin Maple Pie, a traditional Thanksgiving dessert.

The Importance of Pediatric-Specific Emergency Care

They are the scenarios all parents dread. Your toddler wakes up a 2 am wailing and pulling on her ear. Your 10-year-old tries to do “wheelies” on his bike. You find him sitting in the driveway clutching his arm, and it’s swelling before your eyes. You find your 15-year-old curled up on her bed. When…

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