• Heart and Vascular

    Less common symptoms of a heart attack

    1/4/2016

    You’re likely familiar with the most common symptoms of a heart attack: shortness of breath accompanied by sharp, debilitating pain in your chest, shoulder, neck or jaw. However, while most are aware of these indicators, there are other, less common warning signs you should familiarize yourself with.

  • Healthy Eating

    Key Ingredient: Pecans

    1/6/2016

    Crunchy, buttery and healthy, the pecan is one of the most popular tree nuts native to North America. There are a number of reasons to add pecans to your daily diet. Pecans contain more than 19 vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, B and E, fiber, magnesium, iron, protein and more. Pecans are a rich source of energy, antioxidants and healthy fats.

  • Wellness Awareness

    Why you should resolve to get regular checkups in 2016

    1/8/2016

    The new year is a great time to reflect on your goals and make a plan to achieve them, and naturally, one of the most popular New Year's resolutions is to get healthy. There are a number of ways you might resolve to live healthier, including eating a balanced diet and starting an exercise routine. In addition to those things, we recommend paying regular visits to your healthcare provider for wellness checkups. 

  • Wellness Awareness

    5 easy resolutions that make a big difference

    1/11/2016

    New Year’s resolutions are often about losing weight or getting fit, but those aren’t the only kinds of resolutions you can make. Have you considered making a resolution that will make a difference in your life, and maybe even the life of someone else? 

  • Wellness Awareness

    20 questions to ask your doctor before knee surgery

    1/13/2016

    If you have been suffering from knee pain or injury and non-surgical treatments have not relieved your pain, your doctor may recommend knee surgery. The thought of surgery can be scary, but taking time to discuss the procedure with your doctor may help relieve your nerves and better prepare you for knee surgery.

  • Cancer Care

    What questions should you ask your oncologist?

    1/15/2016

    The saying “knowledge is power” is especially true when it comes to a cancer diagnosis. Studies have proven that patients with cancer typically have better outcomes and fewer side effects if they are well-informed about their specific condition and treatment options. So how can cancer patients best get the information they need?

  • Healthy Eating

    Key Ingredient: Sweet potatoes

    1/18/2016

    Sweet potatoes are mighty orange spuds with nutrition and vitamins to spare. They're an excellent source of vitamins A and C, as well as fiber, potassium, protein and vitamin B-6, which an excellent reason to regularly incorporate sweet potatoes into your everyday diet. 

  • Cancer Care

    What every woman should know about gynecologic cancer

    1/20/2016

    The broad group of cancers called "gynecologic cancer" affect a woman’s reproductive organs, and it includes cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar cancer. Though no woman is without risk, some women may be at a greater risk of developing a gynecologic cancer than others, and a woman’s risk increases with age.

     

  • Heart and Vascular

    Women with type 2 diabetes twice as likely to have heart disease as men

    1/22/2016

    The American Heart Association recently released a statement in their journal Circulation confirming women with type 2 diabetes are twice as likely as men to develop coronary heart disease. What’s more, these women may also need more frequent and intense physical activity to lower their chances of having a stroke or heart attack.

  • Cancer Care

    How you can show support to someone with cancer

    1/25/2016

    For patients battling cancer, a good support system is priceless. Cancer treatment can be a journey, but support from family and friends can help a cancer patient navigate this rocky road.

  • Fitness and Exercise

    How to exercise safely in winter weather

    1/27/2016

    If the prospect of getting outside for a workout on a cold winter day seems less than appealing, don't worry—you're not alone. Even the most adventurous fitness buffs have days when they'd rather toss another log on the fire and give in to a warm mug of hot chocolate. But with a little preparation, you can shake off the winter frost and enjoy a vigorous and stimulating outdoor workout.

  • Heart and Vascular

    Study: Alcohol abuse may predict congestive heart failure

    1/29/2016

    When it comes to a healthy diet, moderation is key. By consuming sensible portions of healthy food and drink, your body has time to process what it's consuming and send the message back to the brain that it's had enough. When we don’t eat and drink in moderation, our bodies can become overwhelmed, causing short and long-term consequences.

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