• Turning Your Chores into a Workout

    June 3, 2021
    Next time you see a ring around your bathtub, don’t despair. Instead, just get out your scrub brush and give your upper body a workout. After all, the only bad workout is the one you didn’t do! Household chores can be a great form of exer...
  • Understanding Sickle Cell Disease and Living Well

    June 2, 2021
    Family traits handed down to us and DNA play a large role in our health and well-being. Genetic changes and traits carried by parents may appear in their children, even though the parents don’t have any physical characteristics of those conditi....
  • Helping Your Kids Watch What They Eat

    June 1, 2021
    Childhood obesity has tripled in children and teens since the 1970s – and quadrupled in teens. This epidemic is leaving many at risk for adult health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke and cancer. One of the best places for....
  • When I Do Cardiovascular Exercise, My Heart Does WHAT?

    May 28, 2021
    My name is Stephanie, and I am a cardio junkie. Run, walk, elliptical, bike – I don’t care what it is, I love the feeling of getting my heart pumping. But honestly, I never really thought about what goes on INSIDE my body when I’m w...
  • Kids’ Healthy Eating Habits Start at Home

    May 27, 2021
    Parents are the perfect resource when it comes to improving diet and activity levels at home. Starting good habits early can have positive long-term effects on kids’ health. Wondering where to start? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) off....
  • Making Waves: Swimming for Your Health

    May 26, 2021
    You really want to exercise, but the thought of working up a sweat in cross-trainers goes against your idea of a good time. Good news! There’s an alternative that may be more effective than running, biking, dancing or lifting weights. Put ...
  • Meet your Endocrinologist: Going to the "Diabetes Doctor"

    May 25, 2021
    You’ve had a shock. You just learned you have diabetes. Your primary care physician (PCP) wants you to track your blood sugar, start a workout program and come back for a follow-up visit. It’s a lot to take in. As part of your primary do...
  • Who Packed the Salmonella? Preventing Picnic Pitfalls

    May 24, 2021
    Picnics, pool parties and backyard barbeques make summer fun. Naturally, good food is sure to be a big part of the fun-in-the-sun festivities. But before you get your grill on, remember this important bit of info. Hot temps boost the risk for food...
  • Let's Picnic. I’ll Bring the Beans!

    May 21, 2021
    Legumes are an often-overlooked group. This supergroup includes beans, peas and lentils. Usually low in fat and cholesterol and high in folate, potassium, iron and magnesium, they also contain healthy fats, protein and fiber. So why are some of the...
  • Pet Care Equals Pet Power

    May 20, 2021
    Think your four-legged friend doesn’t have an effect on your health? Think again. Just owning a pet can improve your overall health and wellness. For instance, having a dog can help increase your physical activity. A pet can also reduce stress ....
  • What Is Hypothyroidism?

    May 20, 2021
    Everyone is born with a thyroid. It is a “butterfly-shaped” gland in the lower front of the neck, right below the Adam’s Apple. The thyroid gland makes hormones and releases them into the bloodstream so they can be carried to every ...
  • Keep Your Cool: Embrace the Changing Seasons

    May 19, 2021
    As the seasons change, so does the need to switch things up a bit. The casual, carefree days of summer inspire us to lighten up and enjoy the outdoors. Colder temps make us wrap up in warm, cozy fabrics, light the fire and hunker down inside. As...
  • Calories in Versus Calories Out: The Crux of Weight Loss

    May 18, 2021
    Knowing how many calories you’re eating versus how many you’re burning as energy often seems like a mystery. Feeling like you’re in the dark is one reason it can be hard to maintain a healthy body weight. If we don’t understa...
  • It's Greek to Me: A History of Asthma

    May 17, 2021
    Centuries ago, great minds of the ancient world were very familiar with asthma. They just didn’t understand its cause. The word “asthma” is actually Greek and means “ short of breath. " The all-purpose moniker referre...
  • In Case of Emergency: Managing Asthma at School

    May 14, 2021
    Teachers and school staff often face unexpected scenarios during a school week. Being prepared makes all the difference when it comes to handling an emergency in a calm manner. If you’re an educator, it’s likely there are students in you...