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Fueling Your Body During Exercise

Within the world of weight loss and nutrition, it’s common to see gimmicks and “revolutionary” new programs popping up. These programs offer promises of huge changes (often with very little work required on your part), but in many cases, the old adage that “if it...

Tips for Maintaining a Healthy A1c Level

Understanding A1c Tests An A1c test helps doctors see the amount of glucose in a person’s blood (blood sugar) over a three-month period. When glucose builds up in your blood, it binds to a protein called hemoglobin—this molecule is responsible for the red color of...

Symptoms of Narcolepsy

Have you ever heard of narcolepsy? Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder that affects about one in 2,000 people in the United States. Symptoms typically begin between the ages of 10 and 20 years old. The main symptom of narcolepsy is excessive daytime sleepiness. Other...

How to Sleep Better

Are you having trouble sleeping? Many people find it difficult to sleep at night. Some may struggle with falling asleep, whereas others have problems staying asleep. Three main factors can cause you to have a hard time sleeping: • Your body • Your mind • Outside...

Dangers of Drowsy Driving

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, tired drivers are responsible for 72,000 crashes, 44,000 injuries and 800 deaths in 2013. Drowsy driving is dangerous and it’s important to recognize when you are tired on the road. Some signs that you...

9 Heart-Healthy Snacks

Regular snacking can be unhealthy, but with the right approach you can turn snack time into a healthy and tasty treat. As a general rule, it’s best to eat snacks that combine food groups—fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, low-fat dairy and healthy fats...

8 Tips to Improve Your Body’s Immune System

A number of factors affect the body’s immune system, and one of these is your lifestyle. Your habits can impact how well the immune system stops germs, viruses and chronic illnesses from affecting your body. Changing bad habits to good ones can have significant...

Common Injuries of the Hand and Arm

Injuries to parts of the hand and arm, like the elbows, wrists and fingers, have multiple causes. Acute injury, overuse, bad technique or improper physical fitness before participating in certain activities are often to blame. Here are some of the most common injuries...

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Doctor

Choosing a new doctor can be challenging, particularly for those who have recently moved or are part of a new community. Asking for recommendations can be a good starting place, but you may also want to consider your specific needs and those of your family. Here are...

How to Raise Healthy Kids

As a parent, it’s important to provide the opportunity for your children to make healthy lifestyle choices. Children’s health can be affected by a variety of areas, from the foods they eat to their daily routine. Here are several areas that are important to healthy...

How Weight Loss can Improve Knee Pain

The knee joints carry an enormous burden as we perform basic movements like walking or climbing stairs, and this burden is increased for people who are overweight. This extra stress from weight can put you at a higher risk for osteoarthritis (OA), the “wear-and-tear”...

What Birthing Choices Do I Have?

As an expecting mother, you have a lot of choices to make about how you want to deliver your baby. What doctor should I choose? Should I have a natural birth? Do I want to give birth at home or in a hospital? Here is some information to help you make a few of these...

How to Prevent Common Exercise Injuries

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced gym-goer, a workout injury can happen to anyone. Even something as simple as walking can cause an injury, and anyone participating in a workout or physical activity may be at risk. Fortunately, there are many ways to reduce...

Aortic Anyeurism and Your Heart

Your heart is one of the most important muscles in the body, and it pumps enough blood to fill three supertanker trucks over the course of a lifetime. One of the primary vessels through which it does so is the aorta, the largest blood vessel in the body. The aorta is...

How Does Smoking Affect Your Veins?

Cigarette smoking is a direct cause of about one in every five deaths in the United States each year, and while most people associate it most commonly with lung cancer, it’s also a major cause of heart and vein disease. About 20 percent of heart disease deaths in the...