• Have You Had Your Health Screenings this Year?

    September 7, 2023
    Whether it’s your annual wellness visit or your cholesterol test, it’s important to keep up with your health screenings. They play an important role in catching small health problems before they become big ones. Add your annual exam and h...
  • Is It Cold, Flu, Allergies or COVID-19?

    September 7, 2023
    If you have sniffles, sneezes, coughing or sore throat, it can be hard to tell if your symptoms are from allergies, a cold the flu, COVID-19 or RSV. Until you know for sure what’s causing your symptoms, it’s always good to err on the side...
  • Stay Safe in the Summertime

    September 7, 2023
    For many people, summer is the best time of the year. It’s filled with long days spent outside crammed full of fun activities. But summer brings its own challenges when it comes to keeping your family healthy. Nothing puts the brakes on a good ...
  • Early Detection Helps Prevent Deaths from Breast Cancer

    September 7, 2023
    Finding breast cancer early is the best way to prevent deaths from breast cancer. Getting regular screening tests is the best way to find breast cancer early. About 1 in 8 American women will get breast cancer at some point in their lives. Each...
  • Healthy Eating: Avoid Portion Pitfalls

    September 7, 2023
    Most people know they should eat nutritious foods to maintain a healthy weight and avoid serious health problems. Still, there may be a big part of healthy eating you’re not paying enough attention to — portion sizes. What you eat matters...
  • Give Up Smoking for Good

    September 6, 2023
    Did you know every cigarette shaves 11 minutes off your lifespan? You’ve heard it a million times. Smoking is a serious health threat. It can damage your lungs, heart, blood vessels and more. There’s good news, though. The minute you sto...
  • Find Out If a Low-Intensity Workout Is Right for You

    August 30, 2023
    Many people learned how to get their exercise without classes or gym workouts during the pandemic. Some turned to low-intensity workouts, and they haven’t gone back. There are benefits to stepping away from the “no pain, no gain” ap...
  • Does When You Eat Make a Difference?

    August 29, 2023
    When it comes to healthy eating, we know that what we eat matters. So does how much we eat. And research shows that when we eat is important, too. Many studies point to health improvements from making changes to when you eat. That’s because our....
  • What Role Does Food Play In Your Life?

    August 20, 2023
    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...
  • Meet your Endocrinologist: Going to the "Diabetes Doctor"

    August 19, 2023
    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 treatment plan, your PCP may refer y...
  • Understanding Sickle Cell Disease and Living Well

    August 18, 2023
    Our family history and DNA play a large role in our health and well-being. Genetic changes and traits carried by parents often appear in their children —even when the parents don’t have any symptoms of a genetic condit...
  • Fulfilling the Wishes of Loved Ones at the End of Life

    August 17, 2023
    Talking about the end of a life with friends and family members is often a hard conversation. Many of us don’t think we need to think over important final decisions when health is good. For a young, healthy person, these talks a...
  • Eat, Move, Sleep: Physical Well-being

    August 16, 2023
    For more than 30 years, physical activity was the main focus of worksite health promotion. Step challenges and on-site yoga went hand-in-hand with weight-loss initiatives. Together, they made up “wellness at work.” With the move...
  • Wash the Rind to Leave Bacteria Behind

    August 15, 2023
    The peak of summer brings ripe, tasty melons, like cantaloupe and watermelon, from the farm to your table. Watermelons are not only refreshing, they’re also a great source of the antioxidant lycopene. What’s so special about lycopene? Lyc...
  • How to Make the Most of a Date with Your Doctor

    August 14, 2023
    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 ...