“Be prepared” is the motto of the Boy Scouts of America and it’s a philosophy we should all embrace – when it comes to our families’ health and safety, that means having a well-stocked first-aid kit and other healthcare essentials at the ready in our homes. First aid is the immediate care someone needs when
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February is American Heart Month, a time dedicated to understanding the dangers of heart disease, one of the biggest health challenges in our country. Heart Month is also the perfect time to learn and adopt the healthy lifestyle behaviors that can help prevent heart disease. The heart is a powerful muscle that dutifully beats about
It’s a new year, which may mean you’re hoping to jumpstart your exercise routine with a new approach. Maybe you’re looking to support a weight-loss goal, perhaps you just want to be healthier and mindful of getting enough exercise or maybe you are looking for a new challenge to take on. Whatever your reason, you’re
Happy New Year! Did you ring in 2023 with a New Year’s resolution to shed some pounds? If so, you are not alone: public opinion surveys show that the top New Year’s resolution made by Americans is connected to losing weight and improving our health. That’s a good goal – many of us could stand
As the weather turns cooler, we enter the time of year when respiratory infections become more common. Here’s what you need to know about common illnesses that affect our respiratory systems, how to reduce your chances of getting sick and what to do if you come down with something. RSV Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) has
Happy holidays! It is that most wonderful time of the year – a time to celebrate the season with family and friends, appreciate the wonderment and awe on children’s faces and of course, enjoy some good food. Hopefully, we can also slow down a bit to appreciate what we have. The key to fully enjoying
Smoking is really bad for you. But you knew that already. Most people — smokers included — are well aware of the devastating toll smoking takes. Despite this knowledge, the highly addictive nature of smoking makes it difficult for many smokers to quit. That’s why smoking remains a serious health threat in the United States
When people experience a serious illness or injury, they may need some extra help to regain their mobility, their speech or even their very independence – that’s where physical rehab comes in. Physical rehabilitation – or rehab – is part of a broader medical field known formally as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), or physiatry.
Dr. Cynthia English provided a recent interview with Atlas of Motherhood, discussing the non-opioid options women have after a C-Section. Read Dr. English’s full interview today!
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, one of the best-known and highest-profile health observances in our country. Before October is over, we will see a lot of pink everywhere we look. This level of attention is for good reason: breast cancer, unfortunately, affects a lot of people. Apart from skin cancer, breast cancer is the