Health and Wellness

Aimed Alliance Releases Poll Showing Americans Want Health Insurers To Stop Interfering with Their Treatment (January 4, 2017)

The Alliance for the Adoption of Innovations in Medicine (Aimed Alliance) released the results of a poll showing that Americans value innovative treatments, are willing to pay more for them, and do not... Continue Reading

10 Ways to Reduce Your Cancer Risk (January 1, 2017)

There is no magic pill for preventing cancer, but if you want to reduce your risk of developing the disease, there is something you can do: change your habits. That’s right—your habits have a lot to... Continue Reading

How To Enjoy The Holidays Despite Chronic Pain (December 20, 2016)

By Tom Macek, M.D. The holidays are a time when everyone is encouraged to be of good cheer. But this joyous time of year is a lot less merry for those suffering from chronic bad backs, migraines, arthritis... Continue Reading

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: More Common than Previously Thought (November 8, 2016)

A recent report reveals that Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), effect an estimated 3.1 million (1.3%) U.S. adults.  This is an increase... Continue Reading

CDC Vaccine Information and Recommendations for the 2016/17 Influenza Season (September 22, 2016)

With the start of a new school year and the approaching winter, it’s time to get informed about the most critical information regarding the 2016/17 influenza vaccines and CDC’s vaccination recommendations. The... Continue Reading

Could a Vaccine Have Prevented Hilary Clinton’s Pneumonia? (September 13, 2016)

It depends: there are many kinds of pneumonia, some of which are preventable, especially in older individuals. Pneumonia is a common lung infection caused by bacteria, a virus or fungi and is more common... Continue Reading

Genetic Testing Before Pregnancy Should Be as Common as Taking Folic Acid (September 1, 2016)

By Shivani Nazareth The very first time I had to tell a patient that she was at 25 percent risk of having a baby with cystic fibrosis, she was already 16 weeks pregnant. Only a few months prior, I had... Continue Reading

Simple Tips to Improve Your Sleep Habits (August 26, 2016)

By Teofilo L. Lee-Chiong Jr., MD Getting Regular Sleep Isn’t Easy. Work demands, worries about finances or family, or a busy schedule can push back your bedtime. According to a re­cent nationwide study... Continue Reading

For a Healthy Heart, #GoRedGetFit (August 26, 2016)

A social media initiative aims to educate and inspire positive change in diet and exercise habits and to promote heart health among multicultural women. By Diana Price For renowned personal trainer and... Continue Reading

Getting Started With Yoga (August 26, 2016)

New to yoga? Roll out your mat with confidence by putting these 12 tips into practice. By Jessica Matthews, MS, E-RYT 500 While yoga offers a plethora of research-supported physiological and psychological... Continue Reading

Cooking with Seasonal Fruit (August 3, 2016)

A new cookbook offers inspired desserts that highlight seasonal fruits. Seasonal, farm-to-table recipes abound today, as home cooks and restaurant chefs continue to highlight the taste and beauty of fruits... Continue Reading

Making Sense of Eating Well (August 3, 2016)

With a bit of background and some clear strategies, good nutrition need not be that complicated. By Matilde Parente, MD, FCAP Books about eating and dieting dominate the bestseller list year-round. Many... Continue Reading

6 Steps for Simple Meal Planning (July 29, 2016)

Planning ahead will allow you to reap the benefits of healthier and less expensive home-cooked meals. By Heidi Reichenberger McIndoo, MS, RD, LDN If you are scrambling to get dinner on the table every... Continue Reading

Supplement Safety (June 3, 2016)

Many of us reach for supplements to improve health and well-being, but do you know how to choose safely? By Matilde Parente, MD, FCAP Alternative and integrative practices have come a long way in a short... Continue Reading

Can’t Lose Weight? You May Have Some Carb Intolerance (May 27, 2016)

Can’t lose weight? You may have some carb intolerance. By Jackie Buell, RD If you made yet another resolution to lose weight in the New Year, you’re certainly not alone. It is estimated that only... Continue Reading

The Naked Cookbook Author Q&A: Tess Ward (May 20, 2016)

Tess Ward, author of The Naked Cookbook answers questions and describes her approach to clean, healthy eating. Q: Can you describe a bit of your culinary training? What influences led you to offer up... Continue Reading

The Naked Cookbook: Bare and Bold (May 13, 2016)

Sustainable nutrition deliciously delivered is the goal of Tess Ward’s collection of recipes.  Classically trained at Le Cordon Bleu, Tess Ward has com­bined her professional culinary training with... Continue Reading

The Art and Science of Weight Loss (May 6, 2016)

Sustaining weight loss requires mental and physical commitment. By Paulette Lambert, RD, CDE If you have ever tried to lose weight, you know it’s not easy. To be successful you need some understanding... Continue Reading

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