• Heart and Vascular

    Identifying the signs of high blood pressure

    4/3/2015

    It’s a commonly believed myth that those with high blood pressure experience symptoms such as nervousness, sweating, difficulty sleeping or facial flushing. In fact, high blood pressure often has no symptoms at all.

  • Wellness Awareness

    4 biggest weight loss myths

    4/8/2015

    Eat a healthy diet and get plenty of exercise—sounds simple enough, right? The truth is that there's a lot that goes into maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and with the internet, fad diets and well-meaning friends and family giving advice and suggestions, it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. Check out this list of common weight loss myths to learn all the facts.

  • Fitness and Exercise

    How to encourage your family or spouse to exercise

    4/9/2015

    Motivating yourself to exercise is hard enough, but getting the rest of the family up and at 'em can be especially difficult. Balancing everybody's schedules and finding activities everyone the whole family will participate in can be a daunting undertaking. Here are a few simple ideas to get your spouse or children active and healthy.

  • Wellness Awareness

    5 ways to fight spring allergies in Indiana

    4/10/2015

    With a welcome abundance of glorious sunshine, colorful flowers and warmer weather, the arrival of spring in upper Indiana can be an assault on the senses—in good ways and bad. Allergies caused by ragweed, tree pollen and grass hit Indiana hard in the spring, and if you don't know how to properly handle them, they could drain the fun right out of the season. It's tough to stop and smell the flowers if you can't stop sneezing!

  • Healthy Eating

    Can coconut oil aid in weight loss?

    4/14/2015

    It seems like more and more food and beauty products have been touting some natural oil or extract as a key ingredient. That is certainly true of coconut oil, which is used as a substitute for other fatty oils in cooking and baking and in many capacities as a health and beauty product.

  • Wellness Awareness

    What is behavioral therapy?

    4/15/2015

    Behavioral therapy, which was once considered an alternative treatment method for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, now has the potential to become the leading therapeutic option when it comes to treating patients with anxiety and mood disorders.

  • Healthy Eating

    5 ways to cut your sugar intake

    4/16/2015

    There are a few tried and true rules when it comes to maintaining a healthy diet: avoid fried, fatty and processed foods, eat plenty of fruit and veggies and take it easy on the sweets. But recently, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has put special emphasis on that last part.

  • Healthy Kids

    The benefits of breastfeeding

    4/22/2015

    If you’re a parent, you’re familiar with the desire to do what’s best for your child from the very beginning. You want to purchase the safest crib, have the best pediatrician and provide everything they need. However, one of the best things you can give your child is something that can’t be bought. Breast milk is natural, it’s free and studies have shown that breastfeeding is the best way to protect your child against infection and illness. Here are the short and long-term health benefits of breastfeeding.

  • Wellness Awareness

    What you should know about herbal supplements

    4/23/2015

    Herbs have been used for thousands of years by cultures the world over to improve mind and body health. Many herbal supplements can be beneficial to your health, but it is very important to consult with your physician before you decide to take any type of herbal supplement.

  • Heart and Vascular

    What is the difference between "good" and "bad" cholesterol?

    4/24/2015

    There is often confusion over the difference between good and bad cholesterol. Essentially, "bad cholesterol" (LDL) forms plaque on the interior artery walls, thickening and stiffening them. Known as atherosclerosis, this condition can lead to blood clots and constriction of the arteries around the heart, which can cause heart attack and stroke and increase the risk for other cardiovascular diseases.

  • Healthy Eating

    How many calories do you need to lose, maintain or gain weight?

    4/28/2015

    It’s no secret that a balanced diet and a regular exercise regimen are vital to a healthy lifestyle. While that may seem straightforward, knowing what your body needs can sometimes get a little complicated. That’s why it’s important to become familiar with the impact your caloric intake has on your body.

  • Healthy Eating

    What are "healthy fats?"

    4/29/2015

    The words “healthy” and “fats” don't seem to go together, but in the world of nutrition, they sometimes do. We all need some fat in our daily diets, because fat is an important source of energy and supports many bodily functions. But fat is also high in calories, and it can cause weight gain and raise your cholesterol. Dietary fats have also been linked to type 2 diabetes and a higher risk for cardiovascular diseases. So which kinds of fats are healthy and which are unhealthy?

  • Healthy Lifestyle

    How to achieve better work-life balance

    4/30/2015

    Finding some balance between work and the rest of your life in this always-connected world can be tough—but it doesn't have to be that way. While many of us struggle to manage our responsibilities both at work and at home, there’s nothing like finding time to disconnect and focus on the things that really matter, like spending quality time with loved ones. Here are a few simple tips to help you achieve a more balanced lifestyle.

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