Health & Wellness

  • February is love-your-heart month

    February 2, 2018

    We're surrounded by hearts this month. Along with the paper and chocolate versions, there are the human ones: the beating hearts of more than 300 million Americans.... read more

  • The Flu: A Message from Dr. Kerri LeBlanc

    January 25, 2018

    It’s not too late to get your flu shot!... read more

  • A New Year's Resolution from a Dietitian

    January 11, 2018

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  • Healthy Bones for 2018!

    January 8, 2018

    Commit to healthier bones this 2018!... read more

  • New Years Resolution Tip from Dr. Merle Myerson

    January 3, 2018

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  • 5 ways to make those New Year's resolutions stick

    January 2, 2018

    Make this year different and truly stick to those New Years resolutions!... read more

  • Get ready for grandkids: How to childproof your home

    December 20, 2017

    When it comes to the safety of your most special house guests—your grandchildren—you can't be too cautious. So before their next visit, check out these tips for childproofing your home and ridding it of hidden hazards that might seriously injure babies or young kids.... read more

  • 5 tips for buying safe toys

    December 15, 2017

    But while kids want fun stuff, they need safe playthings too. Thousands of toy-related injuries happen every year. So keep these safety tips in mind on your next trip down the toy aisle:... read more

  • 5 tips for happier holidays

    December 14, 2017

    Don't let holiday stress make for a blue Christmas!... read more

  • 5 ways to cut back on added sugars

    December 13, 2017

    If you pay attention to dietary headlines, you've probably heard the fuss over foods with added sugars. And you might wonder: How could something so deliciously sweet be so potentially bad for your health?... read more

  • Peace of mind: Making an emergency supply kit

    December 11, 2017

    To prepare for disasters, the pre is important to stress—that is, gather emergency items in advance, putting them all in one place and letting everyone in the family know where they are. If an emergency occurs, you'll be ready to provide for yourselves for a few days, if needed.... read more

  • Keep the happy in holidays

    December 6, 2017

    Celebrations that make this time of year so festive also bring hazards, from dangerous decorations to poisonous plants. Here's how to keep you and your family—pets included—out of harm's way:... read more

  • Cultivate some happiness

    May 2, 2017

    Ahhh, spring! It's the perfect time for planting. But gardens aren't the only thing to grow now. You can also sow the seeds of happiness—which is easier than you might suspect.... read more

  • October: A good time to consider breast health

    March 2, 2017

    As of yet, there is no sure way to prevent breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in this country. Even so, there are clear steps women can take to reduce their risk. And October, which is nationally recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is the ideal time to take them.... read more

  • Dehydration: Summer time, thirsty time

    March 2, 2017

    During the long days of summer, it's natural to think about watering your lawn and garden, the houseplants, and the pets. But what about your need for water?... read more

  • Shovel snow the right way: Tips for safe snow removal

    March 2, 2017

    It's winter, and you know what that means: snow. And while it may be pretty to look at, snow can literally be a pain to shovel.... read more

  • What is a general surgeon?

    March 2, 2017

    A diseased gallbladder. A breast tumor. An obstructed bowel. All of these diverse conditions often require surgery to treat them, and chances are the doctor who is going to perform those operations is a general surgeon.... read more

  • Have a safe summer

    March 2, 2017

    Although it's easy to be casual about many things in the summer, it's not good to be casual about safety. With warm weather comes the risk for certain injuries and health problems—some serious enough to be life-threatening.... read more

  • Staying well: 5 ways to prevent a return trip to the hospital

    March 2, 2017

    Having to stay in the hospital is probably not your idea of a good time. And when you're discharged, chances are you don't want to return. It's nice to have skilled, compassionate care you can depend on when you need it. But staying healthy—and avoiding a return trip to the hospital—is everyone's preference, and it's what we want for you too.... read more

  • Make an asthma action plan

    March 2, 2017

    Asthma has a variety of symptoms: coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath. But there's one thing it shouldn't make you feel: powerless.... read more

  • Pregnancy: A healthier you can mean a healthier baby

    March 2, 2017

    When you're pregnant, a lot of things that you do can have an effect on your baby—an effect that continues long after your baby is born.... read more

  • What's up with that cough?: Hint: It could be asthma

    March 2, 2017

    You have a chronic cough. But you don't have other symptoms that would suggest asthma—such as wheezing, shortness of breath or tightness in the chest.... read more

  • Prediabetes: 3 must-know facts

    March 2, 2017

    Chances are you know someone with type 2 diabetes. It's the most common form of diabetes—millions of Americans have it. But have you heard of something called prediabetes?... read more

  • Take your best shot: It’s not too late to get the flu vaccine

    March 2, 2017

    Even though this year’s flu season is in full swing, you can still help protect yourself from the flu if you get the vaccine now. As always, your best defense against the flu is to get a flu shot.... read more

  • What is COPD?

    March 2, 2017

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a condition that makes it hard to breathe. Although there is no cure, treatment can improve quality of life.... read more

  • What is angioplasty?

    March 2, 2017

    For people who have coronary artery disease, doctors may use a procedure called angioplasty to open arteries narrowed or blocked by plaque—a waxy substance that can build up in artery walls and reduce blood flow to the heart. Angioplasty can restore blood flow, which can relieve a type of chest pain called angina and also help prevent a heart attack.... read more

  • Fight back: Don't let excuses knock you off the exercise track

    March 2, 2017

    You want to exercise. You know it's good for both your mind and body. And you actually feel better when you do it. So what's getting in the way?... read more

  • Eating triggers: How to tame temptations

    March 2, 2017

    Every day you decide what to eat, but you might not understand why you eat. For instance, do you eat only when you're truly hungry or do you sometimes nosh because you're bored or sad or because a tempting TV ad sent you to the fridge?... read more

  • What's your health insurance IQ?: Know the lingo

    March 2, 2017

    Sometimes, health insurance policies feel like they're written in a foreign language. You read them and wonder, "What in the world does that mean?"... read more

  • Do you need a tetanus shot?

    March 2, 2017

    What do splinters, animal scratches and burns that break the skin have in common?... read more

  • ATV adventures: Tips for a safer ride

    March 2, 2017

    Are you ready to hit the throttle on some outdoor fun? For many people, a weekend outing on their all-terrain vehicle (ATV) is a great way to rev up a good time.... read more

  • 7 tips for a safe day at the beach

    March 2, 2017

    Are sand and surf your favorite turf? If so, you're probably planning your next trip to the shore. To help keep the beach bunnies and surfer dudes in your circle safe learn these 7 tips.... read more

  • 6 foods that add up to lower cholesterol

    March 2, 2017

    You probably already know this equation: Too much LDL (the bad cholesterol) + not enough HDL (the good cholesterol) + high triglycerides (another blood fat) = potential trouble for your heart.... read more

  • Make the connection: Changing how you think may change how you feel

    March 2, 2017

    Doctors have suspected for centuries that there is a powerful tie between mind and body, and modern medical studies prove them right. Researchers now know that unhealthy levels of stress, depression and anxiety can wreak havoc with your hormones, immune system, heart health and blood pressure.... read more

  • What is an oncologist?

    March 2, 2017

    Cancer is a complex disease. Which is why people who have it may see more than one cancer doctor, each with a specific area of expertise.... read more

  • How to help a friend with cancer

    March 2, 2017

    Someone you care about is facing cancer, and you want—very much—to support your friend. But you don't know what to say or do.... read more

  • Drink up: Stay hydrated during exercise

    March 1, 2017

    Your body needs plenty of fluid to get the most out of a workout. Water helps to cool you down—from the inside out. It also transports nutrients, eliminates waste, and maintains blood pressure and circulation.... read more

  • Measles: Cases on the rise

    March 1, 2017

    Measles is making a comeback—even though there's a vaccine that can help prevent it.... read more

  • Give the greatest gift: Be an organ donor

    March 1, 2017

    If you could save a life, would you? Or better yet, several lives?... read more

  • What is a gastroenterologist?

    March 1, 2017

    A gastroenterologist is a doctor who specializes in preventing, diagnosing and treating disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. That includes the esophagus, stomach, intestines, pancreas and liver. All of these organs have roles in aiding digestion.... read more

  • For caregivers: 6 medication safety tips

    March 1, 2017

    As a caregiver, you have a lot of responsibilities—one of which may be helping your loved one manage medications. This can be a complex task, particularly if he or she takes multiple meds.... read more

  • Certified nurse-midwives: They deliver more than babies

    March 1, 2017

    If you thought of primary care physicians, internists, OB-GYNs, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, you're right. But that list isn't quite complete. There's another group of professionals caring for women of all ages, through every stage of life. They are certified nurse-midwives (CNMs).... read more

  • What is an orthopedic surgeon?

    March 1, 2017

    Is a worn-out hip or knee keeping you from moving freely? Are you wincing because of chronic back pain that just keeps getting worse? Did you slip and shatter a bone?... read more

  • What is an ENT?

    March 1, 2017

    ENT stands for ear, nose and throat. It refers to the doctors who specialize in treating people with a range of diseases and disorders that involve those three specific body parts.... read more

  • What is an OB-GYN?

    March 1, 2017

    Obstetrician-gynecologists (OB-GYNs) care for women throughout their lives. That care starts in early adolescence and continues through menopause and beyond. And they provide this care in two very important ways: They help women have healthy babies and safe deliveries, and they diagnose and treat health issues that are particular to women.... read more

  • Mind your moles: Look for changes that may signal cancer

    March 1, 2017

    When was the last time you got up close and personal with your moles? If it's been awhile, it's time to check them out. The more familiar you are with your moles, the more likely you'll notice if they start to look different—or if any new ones crop up.... read more

  • OB-GYN hospitalists: Available 24/7 for women

    March 1, 2017

    Like any mom-to-be, you want to welcome your baby into this world in the safest way possible. But you might not know about a special kind of doctor who can help ensure that the newest member of your family does indeed arrive safely. And that doctor—an OB-GYN hospitalist—is a valuable member of our hospital team.... read more

  • Is it autism?: What parents need to know

    March 1, 2017

    You may know it as simply autism, but the medical term for this developmental disorder is autism spectrum disorder (ASD).... read more

  • The ears have it: 4 facts about earwax

    March 1, 2017

    You probably think of it as gross gunk. But earwax—what doctors call cerumen—actually deserves your respect.... read more

  • Food safety musts for moms-to-be

    March 1, 2017

    Food poisoning is never a good thing. But it's especially risky now that you're expecting. Pregnancy alters your immune system, making it harder to fight off harmful bacteria and other microorganisms that can multiply in food and make you seriously ill.... read more

  • Kids and medicine: Measure up a safe dose

    March 1, 2017

    Before you give a child medicine, however, it's important to remember this: Kids aren't miniature adults. What works for you, may not be right for a child.... read more

  • The second time around: How to care for yourself while raising a grandchild

    March 1, 2017

    After your last child left home, you thought your child-rearing days were over. But now you're raising a grandchild—and are back on the job again.... read more

  • In praise of pumpkins

    March 1, 2017

    In times past, pumpkin was a Native American staple that was roasted over an open fire. And when colonists filled the plump orange gourds with milk, spices and honey and baked them in hot ashes, it was the precursor of our classic Thanksgiving dessert.... read more

  • Chew on this: Broccoli stalks are a tasty treat

    March 1, 2017

    Of all the perfectly edible foods that routinely get tossed in the trash, broccoli stalks would probably rank near the top. Most of us throw them out without a parting glance.... read more

  • There's no place like a medical home

    March 1, 2017

    When it's your patient-centered medical home (PCMH). Although it includes a doctor's office, a PCMH is much more than a place. It's a way of providing primary health care. It helps you and your primary care doctor work together to bring you.... read more

  • Take steps to head off trouble: Help your child avoid a concussion

    March 1, 2017

    In the bleachers, you're your child's biggest fan and cheerleader. But before the season ever starts, you have another important sports-related role: safety monitor.... read more

  • It's tomato time!

    March 1, 2017

    Few things are worth the wait as much as tomatoes in season. Who can resist their juicy, sweet taste, especially after eating often tasteless ones the rest of the year?... read more

  • It's a real risk: Inhaling water can cause a delayed and dangerous reaction in kids

    March 1, 2017

    You may have heard of something called dry drowning or delayed drowning. While those aren't actual medical terms, they do describe an event that can be both unexpected and deadly-especially to kids, who are at high risk of drowning... read more

  • Home canning? Stay safe from botulism

    March 1, 2017

    Home-canning--it's a wonderful way to preserve the taste of your favorite summer fruits and vegetables. And it's making a comeback, with as many as 1 in 5 households nationwide now canning their own food.... read more

  • Grade A advice: 5 things every college student should know

    March 1, 2017

    It's that time of year-kids are heading off to college. Even before they hit the books, though, there are lessons to be learned.... read more

  • Practicing gratitude for health and happiness

    March 1, 2017

    When you make an effort to see the good in life, it feels good. You'll likely notice that you are happier-more content and less stressed. You'll also enjoy some nice health benefits.... read more

  • Make the cut:10 ways to shave 100 calories a day

    March 1, 2017

    If you cut just 100 calories from your daily diet, you'll lose roughly 10 pounds in a year--without a big effort on your part. An added bonus: The small changes you make will likely be easy to stick with over time, which will help you lose even more weight.... read more

  • Healthy holiday eating

    March 1, 2017

    Chances are, you plan to deck the halls for a very merry holiday season. And what better way to evoke the spirit of Christmas past, present and future than with a traditional red and green color scheme?... read more

  • Giving thanks for family: Share the food-and your family history-this Thanksgiving

    March 1, 2017

    Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to connect with family, eat great food and give thanks. Families often share genes, environment and lifestyles that can influence health. If someone in your family has a disease such as diabetes, stroke or cancer, you may be at risk for it too.... read more

  • When you need infusion therapy

    March 1, 2017

    This treatment typically involves giving medicines, nutrition or fluids intravenously--through a needle or catheter inserted into a vein. Some medicines may also be injected into a muscle or into membranes around the spine.... read more

  • Don't pass on a Pap test

    March 1, 2017

    Cervical cancer is one of the easiest gynecological cancers to prevent. And according to the American Cancer Society, the incidence of this cancer has gone down more than 50 percent since 1975, thanks to widespread screening with the Pap test.... read more

  • Thyroid cancer: 5 facts to know

    February 16, 2017

    It's not a cancer that typically makes headlines. But it's important to learn the facts about thyroid cancer because more and more people are being diagnosed with the disease. In fact, it's the most rapidly increasing cancer in the U.S. Here are five things to know about it.... read more

  • Help your child deal with bullying

    February 16, 2017

    Whether they're still young enough for the swing set or old enough for social media, kids need love and support to help them stand up to bullying.... read more

  • Bridge the distance: 4 tips for long-distance caregiving

    February 16, 2017

    Caregiving is a challenge under the best of circumstances. It's even more so when you're not close by. Still, there are ways to help watch out for your loved one's well-being from afar. Here are four key ones:... read more

  • Save lives: Be a blood donor

    February 16, 2017

    Just about an hour of your day. That's how little time it takes to help change someone's life with a heroic and generous act--donating blood.... read more

  • Organ donation: Your questions answered

    February 16, 2017

    Becoming an organ donor is one of the most generous things you could ever do. But you might wonder what's involved and why you should consider it... read more

  • Have a heart-healthy Valentine's Day

    February 16, 2017

    On Feb. 14, hearts are the star of the show. Of course, they don't look anything like the real deal--the hardworking muscle that sets the beat for life every day, all year long.... read more

  • Spring cleaning: Don't let safety slip

    February 16, 2017

    With spring's arrival, your to-do list is likely full of chores, from giving your home a top-to-bottom buffing to decluttering closets and sprucing up your yard.... read more

  • Take a pass on tanning beds

    February 16, 2017

    Just like the sun, tanning booths emit ultraviolet (UV) rays. And exposure to UV rays raises your risk of skin cancer, including its deadliest kind, melanoma. Research suggests, in fact, that tanning booths may be to blame for more than 400,000 cases of skin cancer every year in the U.S.... read more

  • On the trail to safety

    February 16, 2017

    Now that the weather is nice, you might be tempted to take a hike. But before you set off to explore the great outdoors, keep these five safety tips in mind:... read more

  • Set the stage for your produce to shine

    February 16, 2017

    Let's give a hand to fruits and vegetables! They're the nutritional stars of your diet. But how can you make sure they are giving their best performance at every meal?... read more

  • Summer get-togethers: Make them fun and healthy

    February 16, 2017

    Ah, summer! It's time to kick back and get together-at backyard bashes, picnics in the park and parades on the Fourth of July. Here are some tips on how to keep those celebrations as healthy as they are fun..... read more

  • 4 medication mistakes to avoid

    February 16, 2017

    The medicines your doctor prescribes are meant to improve your health. But you could be making risky mistakes without even realizing it. Here are four potential pitfalls you want to avoid:... read more

  • Need a new ankle? Joint replacement surgery can be a life-changer

    February 16, 2017

    If an arthritic ankle has you wincing and limping, even during a short stroll to the mailbox, you might wish you could just trade in your old joint for a new one.... read more

  • Check it out: Some must-do screenings and self-exams

    February 16, 2017

    You'll need a doctor for most screening tests and exams, of course. But you can do some checks yourself, often with a doctor's input or recommendation. Examples of both are below. Keep in mind, these are generalized guidelines. You may need screenings earlier, more often or not at all. Ask your doctor what's right for you.... read more

  • Mosquito management 101: 4 tips for stopping those risky bites

    February 16, 2017

    West Nile tends to be a yearly threat in the U.S., especially during the summer. Although most people infected with the virus have no symptoms or only relatively mild ones—such as fever, headache or nausea—some people become seriously ill or even die from the infection.... read more

  • What you need to know about opioids

    February 16, 2017

    These powerful medications are good at relieving pain in the short term. They also help people with active cancer and people receiving hospice or palliative care cope with pain.... read more

  • Look before you lease: Make safety a priority when selecting off-campus housing

    February 16, 2017

    According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), 94 percent of fatal college fires between 2000 and 2015 occurred in off-campus housing. In nearly 60 percent of fatal fires, there were no working smoke alarms. Electrical problems caused 11 percent of fatal fires, and 9 percent were caused by cooking.So take a tour of your daughter's dream rental, whether it's an apartment or a house. If you can't check off all the items below, it could be a nightmare—and you might not want to sign the lease.... read more

  • Keep pets cool in the heat

    February 16, 2017

    Summer's heat can be dangerous for people and pets. Help keep your furry friends safe and cool with these five tips.... read more

  • A group approach to patient care

    February 16, 2017

    During group visits, several people with a similar illness share a doctor's appointment. Many group visits are designed for people with a chronic condition, such as diabetes. Part support group, part motivational meeting and part traditional doctor's appointment, this format empowers many participants to better manage their health.... read more

  • 10 ways to add more joy to your life

    February 16, 2017

    Being joyful has the power to help you bounce back from stressful events, solve problems, think flexibly and even fend off diseases.... read more

  • The gift of giving: Get your volunteerism on!

    February 16, 2017

    But it's hard to overestimate the good things you can get in return—like meeting new friends or learning a new computer program. And then there are those special and satisfying little perks—like the happily wagging tail of a shelter dog who knows you're there to go for a walk together.... read more

  • Stay safe and healthy at work

    February 16, 2017

    You go to work to bring home a paycheck—not the flu, carpal tunnel syndrome or some other health problem. So how do you stay safe and healthy on the job?... read more

  • Hepatitis C: Get the facts

    February 16, 2017

    Hepatitis C begins as an acute infection and causes inflammation in the liver. In some people, it may last just a few weeks before the body fights it off. However, in up to 85 percent of people with acute hepatitis, the illness becomes chronic. That means the virus remains in the body and can last a lifetime.... read more

  • The Great American Smokeout

    February 16, 2017

    The Smokeout has fallen on the third Thursday in November since 1976, when the California division of the American Cancer Society (ACS) convinced nearly 1 million smokers to quit for the day. The ACS took the event nationwide in 1977.... read more

  • Get tested for hepatitis C

    February 16, 2017

    People born between 1945 and 1965 should be tested for hepatitis C, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People born during those years are five times more likely to have the disease. Some may have gotten it from blood transfusions or from drug use. Others do not know how or when they may have been exposed.... read more

  • Test your cholesterol smarts

    February 16, 2017

    It's National Cholesterol Education Month. Do you know what you should about cholesterol—how to keep it at a healthy level to help prevent heart disease?... read more

  • Tricks and tips for safe pumpkin carving

    February 16, 2017

    Carving a Halloween pumpkin can be tricky. If you're not careful, you could end up being treated in a hospital emergency department.... read more

  • Guillain-Barre syndrome

    February 16, 2017

    If this year is typical, as many as 6,000 people nationwide will develop Guillain-Barre syndrome—a serious disorder that occurs when the body's immune system attacks nerve cells, causing muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis. Usually, that weakness starts in the legs. But it can spread to the arms and upper body. In severe cases, it can affec... read more

  • Save those seeds

    February 16, 2017

    You may be tempted to toss the seeds when carving a pumpkin. But consider toasting them instead—toasted pumpkin seeds can be a healthy snack. Here's how to make them:... read more

  • Bye, bye bedwetting

    February 16, 2017

    If you recently got up in the middle of the night to change some soggy sheets because your child wet the bed, it may help to know that plenty of other moms and dads are doing the same thing.... read more

  • Breast cancer: 5 facts you may not know

    February 16, 2017

    Of all the diseases we face as women, few may concern us more than breast cancer. Almost certainly, you know someone—a loved one, a friend, a neighbor—whose life has been touched by the disease.... read more

  • Start your kids on a heart-healthy path

    February 16, 2017

    You may think that only grown-ups need to be concerned about having a healthy heart. But it's never too early to start establishing a heart-healthy lifestyle for your children too.... read more

  • Should they stay, or should they go?

    February 16, 2017

    Assisted living facilities are like apartments for older people who are having some difficulty living on their own—but who don't need the intensive care of a nursing home. The apartments may have kitchens, but the facility might also serve meals in a communal dining area. The facility might offer transportation services and some health care monitoring.... read more

  • How to choose an assisted living facility

    February 16, 2017

    U.S. Administration on Aging offers the following advice to help you and your loved one find an appropriate assisted living facility.... read more

  • Zika and pregnancy: What you should know

    February 16, 2017

    Zika is a virus that is spread to people mostly through the bite of an infected mosquito. An infected person also can pass the virus to someone during sex. But the most alarming aspect of Zika is that an infected pregnant woman can pass the virus to her unborn child—with potentially tragic results.... read more

  • How to help quiet a child's fears

    February 16, 2017

    One of the greatest fears children have after a natural disaster is being left alone or separated from their family.... read more

  • Coping with the emotional effects of a disaster

    February 16, 2017

    Probably one of the last feelings you can expect to have after a natural disaster is calm. Whether you're dealing with the aftermath of a tornado, flood, hurricane or earthquake, your emotions are more likely to be a mix of fear and anxiety than complacency.... read more

  • Seasonal affective disorder: Less light can mean darker moods

    February 16, 2017

    You could have a condition known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD)-a type of depression that's related to seasonal changes in light. SAD can make you feel tired, crave carbohydrates, gain weight, avoid things you normally enjoy or withdraw socially during the fall and winter months.... read more

  • On Guard - How to defend against hospital infection

    February 10, 2017

    Hospitals are places of healing—we go there to get well when we're injured or ill. And while hospitals are very safe, there is some risk of getting an infection while you're receiving medical treatment. We want you to know that we take hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) seriously—and we do everything possible to prevent them.... read more

  • A Family Guide to Sunscreens

    February 10, 2017

    There's nothing cool about painful sunburns, early wrinkles or a raised risk of skin cancer. And yet that's just what too much UV exposure can bring. One way to help keep your family safe: Make sure everyone gets their sunscreen on.... read more

  • We're in This Together

    February 10, 2017

    So, moms and dads, get the whole family involved in moving more and eating right. If that sounds great in theory, but you're not sure how to make better health a family affair, here's a five-step plan.... read more

  • How to Keep Your Kidneys Going Strong

    February 10, 2017

    Your kidneys are filtration workhorses. Each of these bean-shaped organs contains around 1 million tiny filters that sift through about 30 gallons of blood every day. It's up to your kidneys to filter out the waste and excess substances from your blood that you don't need while holding on to the nutrients and water that you do.... read more

  • Please Pass the Potassium

    February 10, 2017

    It's hard to overstate all the good things potassium does for you. This mineral helps your nerves work, your muscles contract and your heartbeat stay regular. It moves nutrients into cells and waste products out of them. And potassium helps keep your blood pressure in a healthy range by blunting the effects of sodium.... read more

  • Savor Some Sorghum

    February 10, 2017

    Sorghum. Say it out loud, and it sounds like a complaint about dental pain. But it's actually a healthy whole grain that fits nicely into a gluten-free diet, spurring new popularity for the grain in this country.... read more

  • Should You Be Pro Probiotics?

    February 10, 2017

    You've probably heard of probiotics, especially if you spend any time in the yogurt aisles of supermarkets. But what are they exactly? Are they good for your heath? And should you join the millions of Americans who already take them?... read more

  • Bassett’s Save a Life Campaign

    Do you know CPR and how to use an AED? Learn Feb 10 at the Oneonta Indoor Heart Walk at FoxCare Center. It was May of 2016 when Kristin Ratliff collapsed on the Cooperstown High School track during read more

    MyHealthy Decisions: Heart Care and CPR

    Hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) not only increases the likelihood of surviving breathing and cardiac emergencies, but it’s simple to learn and easy to remember. For a refresher any time, you can print up this page and keep it with the rest of your first-aid supplies.

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