Category: Wellness

Make the Most of Well-Child Visits

In case you’ve asked yourself why Well Child Visits are important, here is a list of ways in which you can help your child benefit from these routine visits: Use this visit to ask an expert all the health and parenting questions you’ve been saving up. Keep your children caught up on vaccinations. This will […]

Melatonin: Sweet Dreams or Not?

Falling asleep can be a lot harder than it looks and not everyone is open to taking sleeping pills. There are a lot of natural remedies for insomnia, including hot milk, herbal tea, counting sheep and sleep masks. One of the most popular “natural” treatments for insomnia is melatonin. Natural melatonin is a hormone that […]

Gut Health Mysteries Revealed

If you’ve ever been told to eat yogurt after taking antibiotics, you’ve probably heard about gut health. Your gut is made up of all of the parts of your body that help process food, from where it goes in, to where it comes out.   While most of your body parts just do what they […]

Iron, Anemia & Why Popeye Ate Spinach

Have you ever wondered why your blood is red? Blood is red because it contains iron and iron, which is one of the building blocks of red blood cells, gives it a red color. Did you know that being low on iron can make you crave ice? Or even dirt and other non-edible things? Being low […]

Research Busts Meditation Stereotypes

Meditation has been practiced globally for thousands of years and has proven itself to millions of practitioners. It isn’t accepted everywhere, however. Some people still believe the benefits of meditation are “all in the head” of practitioners. They have a hard time believing that anything about meditation is real.   When science takes a look at […]

Obesity Cancer Risk Like Smoking

When the “war on smoking” began in 1964, 44% of Americans smoked. Today only 18% of Americans smoke. While these numbers are still far too high, it’s estimated that 8 million lives have been saved by this “war”.  Like smoking, obesity is strongly linked to increased cancer risks, including the risk of:  getting certain types […]

Hearing Loss Ups Dementia Risk

Hearing loss can come at any age. Many people don’t realize that when it arrives in midlife, it increases the risk of dementia in later life. The greater the hearing loss, the greater the risk of dementia. People who have mild hearing loss in midlife have twice the risk of dementia of those without hearing […]

What Our Doctors Need to Hear

We all have things that we look for in a healthcare provider. At the top of most peoples’ lists is a provider who is a good listener. We rightly assume that someone who takes the time to listen to us will probably also take the time to care about us and think about what we […]

Picking a Diabetes Management App  

There are so many diabetes management apps on the market that it’s tough to know which one to pick. You can find articles that list the “top 10” or “top 6” apps, but it’s often impossible to know what criteria were used to rank the apps. Instead of looking for the “top’ apps someone else […]

Is Dense Breast Tissue a Problem?

It’s easy to get alarmed when our mammogram report contains information we don’t understand. One term that appears on a lot of mammograms is the phrase “dense breasts”. What does this mean? Is it a good thing or a bad thing?  In order to understand what a “dense breast” is, it helps to know what breasts are made […]