- Fiber 101 April 27, 2011
Bread and cereal labels beckon you with phrases such as “whole grain guarateed,” “high-fiber” and even “extra fiber.” We know that a certain amount of fiber in our daily diet helps promote good health, but why?
Years ago, our mothers ... Continue Reading
- Heart Attack Symptoms – More than only Chest Pains April 27, 2011
When most people hear the words “heart attack,” a dramatic image of someone (usually a man clutching his chest) typically comes to mind. This dramatic perception is what the American Heart Association calls the “movie heart attack.” And while it is true that many ... Continue Reading
- Salad – What Color is Yours? January 27, 2011
People will often say they order salads in restaurants when they are trying to lose weight. They believe eating a salad will decrease their calorie intake … but not all salads are created equal. If you are not careful, ... Continue Reading
- Germs – Surprising places they hide January 27, 2011
When it comes to avoiding germs, your smart phone may not be so smart. Experts say cell phones are hot spots for bacteria growth. As we head into the height of cold and flu season, it is important to be aware of where germs ... Continue Reading
- Fats – What the skinny on them? August 27, 2010
We’ve all heard the recommendation to decrease our intake of saturated fats and trans fats. We’ve all heard that eating the wrong kinds of fats can cause serious health problems. We’ve also heard there are good fats and bad fats. Here’s the “skinny”…
The ... Continue Reading
- Insomnia – the Waking Game August 27, 2010
There is a reason for the phrase “I slept like a baby” when describing a good night’s rest. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, once people reach adulthood approximately 30 percent have symptoms of insomnia. For people over age 60, that number ... Continue Reading
- Statins – Offering a viable option for improving a cholesterol profile August 27, 2010
With heart disease the single leading cause of death in America and stroke the third leading cause, the use of statins offers many patients viable treatment and prevention options not previously available.
Controlling your cholesterol level is an important factor in maintaining good health. Cholesterol ... Continue Reading
- Aspirin? Tylenol? Advil? Aleve?…What’s the difference? June 27, 2010
You’ve no doubt heard the question, “Does anyone have an aspirin?” Most of the time, people don’t have a particular brand in mind, just as people ask for a Kleenex when they want a tissue or Xerox when they want to make a copy. ... Continue Reading
- Allergies: Seasonal Allergies or a Cold? April 27, 2010
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases estimates that more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergic diseases. Allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic disease in United States. They arise from loss of the body’s natural resistance ... Continue Reading
- Headaches – Simple or Serious? April 27, 2010
There are many different types of headaches. They have their own names, their own symptoms, and their own best treatments. The sooner you can identify your type of headache, the better you will be able to manage it.
Most people get tension headaches. Symptoms ... Continue Reading