Weighing more than you want to is hard enough on you. But with the holiday season closing fast, the challenges to your waistline are even greater. Here is some practical knowledge as to why you must control your weight, and some realistic tips for the holidays and beyond. You can do this, and you'll both feel and truly be healthier when you succeed!
It's amazing how often during a visit with their physician, patients fail to ask the one question you should ask your doctor. Learn the common reasons why so many of us don't ask the one question, along with advice on how to address this problem. Oh yeah...and learn what that one question is!
Getting screened for the common cancers can increase your likelihood of a long and happy life. It's your health and your life, so don't wait for your doctor to suggest screening; Own Your Health and learn the simple screening practices that are right for you.
As parents, we may hate to think about our little princesses and tiny spidermen ever becoming sexually active. But if we are to protect our children today from several dangerous cancers tomorrow, we have to understand the relationship between sex and cancer.
What if you had to pay more to buy a junk car than a brand new sports car? That's a major problem with the American healthcare system, and one focus of ObamaCare (maybe the only one) on which we can all agree: tying payments to quality.
Heart failure is a common and serious condition, and patients (and their families) suffer frequent ER visits and middle-of-the-night hospitalizations to treat sudden, terrifying bouts of severe shortness of breath or other symptoms. But there is a simple, low tech tool the heart failure patient can use to help reduce these emergency crises. A bathroom scale.
Should you always go to the Mayo Clinic, or is it better for you to be hospitalized in your community hospital? Empower yourself and your loved ones with a basic understanding of the difference between the patient care provided in academic and community hospitals.
Are you one of the millions who fails to take your prescription medications as directed, or at all? Have you ever not even filled a prescription? Why do so many of us fail to take medications prescribed to help us remain healthy? Here are some common reasons for non-compliance, and some advice for Shark Surfers, Credit Carders, and Different Drummers.
Every year, millions of Americans top our New Year's resolutions lists with health goals. Lose weight. Quit smoking. Exercise more. And every year, most of those health resolutions are soon abandoned. But three strategic tips that guide successful Silicon Valley "start-ups" can help you achieve your 2015 health resolutions, and you'll feel and be the better for it!
Sure, the flu shot protects you from the seasonal flu. But did you know that the flu shot protects you from heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular crises? Learn why you need to roll up your sleeve at this time every year, not only to prevent the flu, but also to protect your heart and brain!
29 million Americans, more than 9% of us, suffer from diabetes. A cause of numerous, serious complications which dramatically reduce both the quantity and quality of life, diabetes is a disease that you definitely don't want. And one that you can avoid. Making realistic lifestyle changes can dramatically reduce your risk so that you won't join the 25% of older diabetics.
Each and every one of us is a healthcare patient or future patient. We all care for someone who is battling cancer, heart disease, or other challenging illness. As the healthcare system is stressed to capacity, it is critical for each of us to learn the basics about our own personal health and about disease prevention and treatment. Learn to "Own Your Health," just as you have owned so many important life decisions and processes, and you will feel empowered to live a healthier life.