• 4 Hispanic Medical Professionals and Pioneers Whose Lives Made Our Lives Better

    September 15, 2021
    They were pioneers of science, risk takers, and valued contributing something to the world that was greater than themselves. What can we learn from the lives of these 4 individuals? This Hispanic Heritage month (September 15th &...
  • From Headache to Heartache: NSAIDs Pose Heart Dangers

    September 1, 2021
    Read the fine print the next time you pick up a bottle of ibuprofen or naproxen. You’ll see a warning about the risk for potentially deadly heart attacks and strokes. These drugs are known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories or NSAIDs. The U.S...
  • Fall in Love with Seasonal Superfoods

    August 25, 2021
    Want an easy way to give your body a healthy dose of goodness? Nosh on superfoods. They are naturally loaded with nutrients that do a body good. What exactly are superfoods? While there may not be an official definition of superfoods, many agree...
  • Fulfilling the Wishes of Loved Ones at the End of Life

    August 12, 2021
    Talking about the end of a life with friends and family members is often a difficult conversation. Many of us don’t think we need to consider important final decisions when health is good. For a young, healthy person, these conversat...
  • How to Make the Most of a Date with Your Doctor

    August 10, 2021
    Wouldn’t it be great to call your doctor and get in to see them when you need to? Waiting to see a care provider can be hard. Left to our own devices, we’re often tempted to self-diagnose. We call mom to get her advice about what to put ...
  • Get the Scoop on Avocado’s Health Perks

    August 9, 2021
    ‘Fats’ don’t need to be a four-letter word in your nutritious eating vocabulary. Avocados are a source of healthy monounsaturated fats. But there are many other nutrients packed in their green flesh. Nosh on their creamy ...
  • Get Ready for School with an Asthma Action Plan

    August 5, 2021
    Every new school year, you take steps to get your child ready to go back to the classroom. But if your child has asthma, back-to-school prep has another layer. Nearly six million children under 18 in the United States struggle with asthma. Asthma...
  • What Role Does Food Play In Your Life?

    August 4, 2021
    It’s human nature. Once or twice a year we take stock and think, “You know, I really should take better care of myself.” It might be inspired by a recent health scare. It could be a wedding, reunion or other special event that spurs...
  • Eat, Move, Sleep: Physical Well-being

    August 3, 2021
    For more than 30 years, physical activity has been a main focus of worksite health promotion. Step challenges and on-site yoga have gone hand-in-hand with weight-loss initiatives. Together, they have been pretty standard when it comes to “welln....
  • Syndrome X: Are You at Risk for Metabolic Syndrome?

    August 2, 2021
    Metabolic syndrome, also known as Syndrome X (sounds like a spy movie villain, right?), refers to a collection of risk factors for life-threatening disease. “Metabolic" refers to the natural processes involved in the body's normal functioning. ....
  • Don’t Miss A Shot: Get Your Kids Vaccinated

    July 30, 2021
    Your baby has an appointment for her latest round of shots. The wind is howling, the temperature is dropping, and you’d really rather just stay home. What’s the harm in skipping this round of shots? Actually, that decision could lead to a...
  • How to Live Well with Chronic Health Problems

    July 29, 2021
    Dealing with being sick when there is a quick fix is one thing. But what if you can’t just take a pill? You may face a health problem that lasts a long time. Or a serious one you’ll live with for the rest of your life. Tackling thos...
  • High Cholesterol Doubles Your Risk for Heart Disease

    July 28, 2021
    Nearly 1 in every 3 Americans has high cholesterol, which can clog blood vessels and lead to heart disease. In fact, people with high total cholesterol have about twice the risk for heart disease as people with healthy levels. Along with family...
  • Fight the Flu — One Shot at a Time

    July 28, 2021
    Many people don’t know that they can get influenza — the respiratory disease we often call the flu — any time of the year. Flu viruses usually peak between December and February . But cases of flu usually start to increas...
  • Safe Food, Safe You

    July 28, 2021
    Millions of Americans suffer through food poisoning each year. And with major recalls hitting the news, you may be hearing more about food-linked sickness. Food poisoning, or foodborne diseases, includes any kind of illness brought on by eating conta...