Health Matters

Why Should I Get a Flu Shot?

Posted by Gini Hoffman on Oct 23, 2017 7:18:00 AM

What takes less than 10 minutes, is virtually painless and could potentially save your life? The influenza vaccination. Commonly known as the flu shot, it can prevent you from becoming seriously ill or worse.

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Topics: Family Health 101, Health Care 101, Lifestyle & Wellness




11 Ways to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

Posted by Miranda Shearin, RD, CDE on Oct 23, 2017 7:13:00 AM

Yes, it’s that time of year again

Time for visiting with family and friends, spreading holiday cheer and filling our bellies with delicious holiday treats. Before we know it, though, those treats will have our bellies shaking like bowls full of jelly. Americans typically gain between five and 10 pounds during the holiday season. Sure, we vow to lose the weight in the New Year, but it is possible to skip the resolution altogether by eating a little healthier during the holidays.

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Topics: Lifestyle & Wellness, Weight Management




4 Lesser Known Benefits of Weight Loss

Posted by Dr. Glen Moore on Oct 15, 2017 10:00:00 PM

Weight loss isn’t just about looking slimmer.

It can impact your well-being in surprising ways. 

Recent studies have shown a trimmer waistline can actually be a total body (and lifestyle) experience. Other benefits of weight loss include improved memory, a reduced risk of certain cancers, lower health care costs and improved fertility. And those are just to name a few. It certainly isn’t a cure all, but it comes close.

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Topics: Lifestyle & Wellness, Weight Management




8 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Quit Smoking

Posted by Dr. Susan Ziglar on Oct 8, 2017 10:00:00 PM

Thanks to various anti-smoking campaigns over the years, we are all aware of the impact that quitting can have on cancer and heart disease reduction. However, you may not be aware that your risks for these diseases can lessen quite quickly. It often comes as a surprise to our patients that quitting, even after many years of smoking, can make a huge impact.

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Topics: Cardiology, Family Health 101, Lifestyle & Wellness, Lung Health, Smoking




How to Safely Start a Running Program

Posted by Erika Smith on Sep 24, 2017 10:00:00 PM

A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology revealed that people who ran for just a few minutes every day had a reduced risk from dying of heart disease. The study monitored more than 55,000 adults between the ages of 18 and 100 over a 15-year period. Researchers concluded that even those who had smoked, had diabetes or were considered obese still benefitted from running each day.

Running also offers a multitude of additional physical and mental health benefits. It works multiple muscle groups at the same time, it burns calories at a high rate thus helping with weight loss, it helps strengthen joints and bones and releases hormones that make you feel happier.

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Topics: Lifestyle & Wellness




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