health

June 29, 2021

Finish Strong – Revisiting Your New Year’s Resolutions

Research shows that as many as 50% of adults in the Unites States make New Year’s resolutions, but fewer than 10% keep them for more than a few months. So what happens? Why do we make them?  Why do we break them? We make them because it’s huma [...]

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Understanding Men’s Top Health Risks

Women live, on average, about five years longer than men, for several reasons. Men tend to take bigger risks, have more dangerous jobs or more risk of chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes. They also tend to be heavier, more suici [...]

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June 7, 2021

How to Choose and Properly Use Sunscreen

One of the most common things I do as a dermatologist is diagnose and treat skin cancer. Therefore, one of the most common things I spend a lot of time talking about is sunscreen. Patients always want guidance on how to pick the right product, [...]

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June 4, 2021

Men’s Health Month

It’s June! The year is nearly half over, and the warm weather has arrived.  June also is “Men’s Health Month”, which is the topic for this blog. For men everywhere, it is important to pay attention to your health every month, every week, every [...]

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May 28, 2021

June is Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month! We’re using this month to help encourage the men in our lives to take care of themselves as well as raise awareness for common diseases among men. Check out the following facts about men’s health as well as a few way [...]

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May 21, 2021

Be Firm with Your Flip-Flops: A Careful Balance Between Foot Health and Fashion

Among the many pleasures of spring and summer is that chance to slide your toes into the unrestricted feel of your favorite sandals, especially after a long winter in clunky boots. This spring, as you return to the airy atmosphere of slip-on f [...]

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May 19, 2021

Six Healthy Coping Strategies (and Some Unhealthy Ones to Avoid)

Stress can be short term, like a hard assignment at work, or long term, such as a seriously ill loved one or the process of divorce. “Our body’s natural response when life becomes stressful — and it’s out of our control — is to try to regain a [...]

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April 27, 2021

Small Changes at Bed Time have a Big Impact on Sleep

We all know that sleep is a necessary and vital component of good health and productivity. Some people require more sleep and others less. But regardless of how much sleep is optimal for you, once you hit the pillow how can you be sure you are [...]

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March 30, 2021

Muscle and Bone Density and Aging

There are a few things you should never tell your physical therapist. The first is that you didn’t do your home exercises. The second is that you bought yourself a lift chair. Of course I’m joking, but in all reality, we live in a world where w [...]

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March 1, 2021

Know the Signs of Colon Cancer at Any Age

Today’s world offers a way to detect cancer before symptoms even start: regular screenings. Colon cancer screenings typically start at age 50 and are covered by most insurance providers. However, the number of diagnoses continues to rise, and [...]

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February 16, 2021

A Healthy Smile for All Ages

Smile! February is set aside to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Developing good dental habits at an early age helps children to get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Wondering when to start or schedule [...]

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Getting Started with Exercise

Getting Started with Exercise Physical activity is a key component of a healthy life. When you move more, you feel better!  Follow these tips to get started: If you’re just starting out, begin with 10 minutes daily, and build toward 30-60 mi [...]

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February 3, 2021

Health is at the Heart of Everything

We’ve spent the last year perhaps more focused on our health than ever before. American Heart Month is another time for us to understand our risks, reduce them and get practical when it comes to our health. We can stop heart disease using actio [...]

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January 21, 2021

Factors of Weight Loss

As the year turns to 2021, many people have shifted their focus to their New Year’s Resolutions and what they’d like to accomplish. For some, a New Year’s Resolution could involve a vacation, better spending, less screen time, or paying off stu [...]

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January 11, 2021

Be Nice to Your Heart – It’s the Only One You Have

In the United States, someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds according to the CDC. While heart attacks are common, there are things you can do to lower your risk. Here are a few ways on how you can make your heart happy. Lose weight. Ob [...]

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