May is Arthritis Awareness Month, a time dedicated to increasing awareness about a condition that is one of the leading causes of disability in the country.
Each month we set the facts straight regarding a popular health and wellness myth.
This month’s misconception: All calories are created equal.
A calorie is a calorie is a calorie. Whether it’s from carbohydrate, protein or fat, they’re all the same.
That is true in the most technical sense. But when it comes to good health, wellness and nutrition, that thinking is outdated.
Following an injury, surgery or illness, people often need assistance from a trained professional to help them improve the physical or cognitive skills needed to perform daily activities, such as eating, dressing, school activities and work.
Remember to set your clocks one hour ahead on Sunday, March 11, when we spring forward for daylight saving time. While it may seem like a minor change, it can have a major impact on your mood, appetite and even your heart.
Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death, both locally and nationally. One out of every four people dies of heart disease each year in the United States, and about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack each year.
For many who have recently lost a loved one, the thought of the upcoming holiday season is a lot to bear. Remembering past celebrations with your loved one can bring you both happiness and pain, and thinking about what the holidays would have been like if your loved one were here can also be difficult.