An annual visit to the gynecologist is reserved for moms and “older ladies” right? Wrong. Women should have their first visit to a gynecologist between the ages of thirteen and fifteen.
Health & Wellness
Simply drinking milk every day is not enough to protect you from osteoporosis. Another key ingredient to strong, healthy bones is exercise. A new study reveals why exercise is so crucial to our bone strength.
While there is certainly nothing wrong with a glass or two of bubbly, new recommendations from the United States Preventive Services Task Force are advising doctors to modify their screening guidelines and start asking more questions about their patients’ alcohol consumption.
A new study recently published by JAMA, in cooperation with Duke Health, indicates that patients over 40 with high blood pressure are at a higher risk for heart failure, strokes, and vessel blockages.
If you’ve been looking for a reason, or perhaps a good resource, that will motivate you to increase your physical activity or help you lose weight, now is the time to take heed of the new fitness and health regulations that were recently released by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The eggnog is flowing, the champagne is bubbling, and Uncle Craig is showing off his newest holiday cocktail. With all the choices, just like with food, it can be easy to justify overconsumption. So how do you decide where to indulge and how much is too much?
For some, Merry Christmas can sound like an impossible wish. Yes, the holidays can be a time of celebration, togetherness, and relaxation, but they can easily turn into a season of chaos, stress, and overload.
Weight has long been considered the measure of health, but weight is only one small piece of the picture. Body Mass Index or BMI is a much better measurement because it considers your height and proportion; understanding it can help you assess risk and make a plan to reduce it.
As the holiday season moves into full swing and you’re preparing for family gatherings, your top priority needs to be a conversation. Utilize the time your family is all under one roof to discuss your family medical history. It might seem unimportant, but it could actually be life-changing, or even life-saving.
There are millions of Americans who suffer from diabetes or are at risk for developing diabetes. Despite its prevalence in our society, there are many misconceptions about this disease.