What You Need to Know About Heart Disease

February is American Heart Month: What You Need to Know About Heart Disease

The risk of heart disease is serious. Heart disease and strokes kill more than 800,000 Americans each year and cost $445 billion each year, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Heart disease can affect our ability to work or to enjoy every day activities and those with heart disease have a higher [...]

Get the Facts About Cancer

World Cancer Day 2013 - Get the Facts About Cancer

February 4, 2013 is World Cancer Day, a time to promote education, awareness, and to dispel common myths about cancer. Take some time today to visit the World Cancer Day website and learn the truth about cancer. Check out the video below to learn about the field Oncology and the medical approach to treating various types of [...]

Go Red for Women’s Heart Health!

February 1st is National Wear Red Day for Women's Heart Health!

February 1, 2013 marks the ten-year anniversary of the American Heart Association’s “Wear Red Day” movement, aimed to raise awareness about women’s heart health issues and disease. Supporters of the movement are encouraged to wear red clothing on Friday and to promote awareness about heart disease, the number one killer of women in the United [...]

Dangers of Snow Shoveling

Dangers of Snow Shoveling

Winter is in full swing and while we’ve been relatively lucky so far, the next big snow storm could be right around the corner. Snow shoveling is an underrated cause of winter health risks. A recent study published in an Emergency Medicine journal demonstrated that between 1990 and 2006 over 195,000 Americans were treated in emergency [...]

Get the Facts About Glaucoma

Get tested for glaucoma and save your vision!

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time to spread awareness and stay informed about this sight-stealing disease. Over 2.7 million Americans over the age of 40 are afflicted with glaucoma, a disease that can rob up to 40% of one’s sight without the individual noticing. Of the 60 million people affected by glaucoma worldwide, [...]

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Get the facts about cervical cancer and HPV prevention during Cervical Health Awareness Month!

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, the perfect time for women to stay informed about the importance of screening for cervical cancer, one of the most preventable forms of cancer today. Get the facts about HPV (human papillomavirus), cervical cancer, and how you can prevent both! HPV can infect anyone who has ever had a [...]

New Year, New YOU: Creating a Healthier You

New Year, New You: Achieving a Healthier You in 2013

With those holiday parties and family gatherings behind you, it’s time to commit to a healthy you. Instead of focusing on all of the things that you “shouldn’t” or “won’t” do anymore, here is a list of things that you “can” or “want” to do that will get you on a healthier track this year! [...]

Protect Your Skin from Frostbite this Winter!

Bundle up to protect your skin from frostbite this winter!

Now that the weather is getting colder, there are new concerns for your health. Frostbite happens when the skin is exposed to freezing temperatures. The body tissue actually freezes and ice crystals form within the frozen body part. Blood cannot flow through the frozen tissue and the tissue becomes deprived of blood and oxygen. The [...]

Handling Holiday Stress for Success in the New Year

Holiday Stress Tips

The approaching holidays and New Year are often a very stressful time. It is a time when new commitments such as losing weight, quitting smoking, increasing exercise as well as other significant behavioral and lifestyle changes are made. Unfortunately, these goals and commitments are often overly ambitious and unrealistic. Choosing small, realistic, and attainable goals as [...]

Conquering High Cholesterol: A Dietitian’s Perspective

Conquer high cholesterol naturally with a heart-healthy meal plan!

The numbers are in: you have high cholesterol.  While your first reaction may be visions of a fat-free diet and giving up your eggs for breakfast, think again!  Newer research suggests that heart-healthy fats and even eggs can be included in a nutritious and delicious, cholesterol-lowering meal plan. Follow these guidelines below to lower your [...]