Featured News Posts

Recent Posts

Happy Thanksgiving

Have a Healthy Serving of Gratitude this Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is not usually considered a healthy holiday. Although it may mean trouble for your waistline, the holiday’s emphasis on gratitude makes Thanksgiving a great time to boost your mental health and sense of well-being. What is gratitude? Gratitude: noun grat·i·tude \ˈgra-tə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\ a feeling of appreciation or thanks. How does it impact […]

Continue Reading →

Why You Should Run A Turkey Trot Tomorrow.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and while you’re probably looking forward to the big meal, don’t forget that between drinks, snacks, dinner, and dessert, calories can add up quick. Most Thanksgiving meals can range anywhere from 1,200-3,000 calories easy. However, Thanksgiving is a time for family and good food, so rather than stress about overeating, why not join […]

Continue Reading →

Just ‘How’ Effective Are Weight-Loss Apps?

Do weight loss apps really work? Since young adults (ages 18-35) own smartphones more than any other age group, researchers at Duke University wanted to see how effective a low-cost app would be at helping those within that age group that are overweight or obese at losing weight. The researchers conducted a study in which […]

Continue Reading →
tanning bed

The Truth About Indoor Tanning [Infographic]

GUEST BLOGGER: Fiona Erickson Despite the known health risks of UV overexposure, a surprising number of people still seek out tanning beds once summer fades away. In a 2010 survey, 5.6% of adults reported using indoor tanning services during the previous year. Changing minds about indoor tanning starts with the facts. The most basic fact of all: Whether […]

Continue Reading →

Mental health Mondays: signs of Alzheimer’s

Last week, in honor of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and Family Caregivers Month, I mentioned some strategies that could help a family member with a dementia be integrated into holiday festivities. But what if the family member has memory loss but hasn’t been diagnosed with a dementia? What are the signs of Alzheimer’s, and […]

Continue Reading →
Word cloud - diabetes

Controlling Your Blood Sugar & Preventing Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Month, and last week I discussed pre-diabetes. I mentioned that pre-diabetes can be reversed with the appropriate actions, such as eating a healthy diet and getting adequate exercise. Because diabetes and pre-diabetes are becoming to common, it’s likely you know someone that is experiencing the challenge of controlling their blood sugars. […]

Continue Reading →

Music and Medicine

Music is a form of communication that is more expressive than the words which may, or may not be, present in its verses. Music has the ability to bring people together, to incite movements, progress, riots, and celebration. With such a diverse profile, music’s role as an aid in the healing process is not surprising. […]

Continue Reading →

Your Health Depends on Where You Live

Bill Davenhall presented the formula for good health as “genetics + lifestyle + environment = [health] risks” in his October 2009 TEDMED talk. The basic principle is for one to improve overall health, one must reduce health risks. Physicians routinely ask patients numerous questions about genetics and lifestyle, such as family, medication, surgical, and allergy […]

Continue Reading →

5 Gaps in Clinical Preventive Services for Women

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently released its fifth annual report to Congress on high-priority evidence gaps for clinical preventive services. This report is a requirement of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Sec. 4003 (F): “The submission of yearly reports to Congress and related agencies identifying gaps in research such as […]

Continue Reading →
Alcoholic Drink and Car Keys Under Spot Light.

Drunk driving: completely preventable crime (2)!

The high rate of death related to drunk and drugged driving can be dramatically reduced by the installation of ignition interlock device (IID) for all convicted drunk drivers, including first-time offenders with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or greater. States with this restrictive law have witnessed a significant decline in drunk driving deaths […]

Continue Reading →