Physical Activity and Chronic Disease

Regular physical activity helps improve overall health, fitness, and quality of life.  Do you know it also helps reduce the risk of chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, many types of cancer, depression, and dementia? The World Health Organization (WHO), reported that physical inactivity is the fourth leading Read more…

So, You’ve Been Vaccinated

Getting vaccinated is an exciting step toward enjoying the activities we knew and love before the pandemic, but a shot in the arm won’t magically solve all our problems. After close to a year of pandemic fatigue, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines for people Read more…

Checkup Questions

Taking an active role in our health care can help ensure we receive the best possible care from the doctor. One way to do this is to make sure to get the most out of the office visit by preparing ahead of time. By preparing ahead of time, both you Read more…

Best Medicine – Laughter

It’s no secret that laughing feels good. Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sneeze, or sniffle. Humor and laughter can help strengthen the immune systems, boost energy, help reduce pain, and reduce the effects of stress. Best of all, laughing is Read more…

Low Vitamin D Linked to Headaches

Insufficient levels of vitamin D have been linked to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, and musculoskeletal pain. According to the University of Eastern Finland, The Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor study found low vitamin D may increase the risk of chronic headache. The study examined approximately 2,600 men aged Read more…

Alzheimer’s Communication Tips

Have you ever tried to communicate with someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia? Did you end up feeling awkward and frustrated? Communicating with a loved one who has memory loss can be difficult, but with the right strategies, we can foster a more fulfilling relationship with a loved one. Alzheimer’s and Read more…

Need Some Daytime ZZzzzz’s?

A nap is a short period of sleep usually taken during the day. Many people say napping is an effective way to relax and recharge, while others find naps unhelpful and disruptive to normal sleep. According to a study published in General Psychiatry, taking afternoon naps is associated with signs Read more…

February is National Heart Month

Many people have hearts on their minds in the month of February. This not only holds true for the holiday built to celebrate love, Valentine’s Day, but also marks American Heart Month. The American Heart Association designates February as awareness month to remind people to focus on maintaining healthy hearts Read more…