Did you know that women account for 70 percent of hip fractures? While you can’t change risk factors like genetics, you can still do plenty of things to protect your bones. Here are four ways to get “hip” on fracture prevention: 1. LIVE A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE A balanced diet high in calcium and vitamin D along … Continue reading 4 Ways to Get Hip on Fracture Prevention
A tall glass of water or iced tea is a valuable ally in the summer heat. But staying hydrated is just one way to prevent heatstroke and heat-related illness. Keep in mind that babies and children younger than four, as well as adults older than 65, are at higher risk for heat-related illnesses. High humidity … Continue reading Beat Heat Stroke: Stay Safe in the Summer Heat With These Tips
Are you dealing with your own stomach troubles? Adopt these three tips for digestive success. The Key Ingredient The first step to a happy stomach is to examine your diet. And for more people that means making sure you’re eating a balanced diet with plenty of fiber, which will keep your digestive system moving efficiently, says Elizabeth Odstrcil, … Continue reading 3 Ways to Help Your Digestive System Run Smoothly
North Texas doctors believe they may have found a wonder drug, something that could both increase survival rates and speed recovery in trauma patients—and clinical trials are now under way to find out. So what is this potential miracle cure? Surprisingly, it’s the female hormone estrogen. The female hormone estrogen might help speed recovery in … Continue reading Estrogen: One Hardworking Hormone
It’s late at night, and you’re finally tucked in and ready for a good night’s rest until the snoring begins. It starts off as a slow rumble, but quickly escalates into a full-blown nasal orchestra—hitting the high and low notes with ease. Sound familiar? Some 40 percent of Americans suffer from a form of sleep deprivation or … Continue reading The Devastating Effects of Snoring
When most people think about their local fire department, they imagine them rushing to the scene of a fire-engulfed home or building to save lives. While that’s certainly part of the job, it’s only part of the lifesaving work they do. “Eighty percent of what the fire department does involves managing the scene in emergency … Continue reading Hospital Employees Team Up With EMS To Save Lives
Joint replacement surgery is life-changing. Would you know if you needed it? At first, retirement couldn’t slow Bueal “Bill” George down. He and his wife, Phyllis, were as busy as ever between traveling overseas, spending time with their 14 grandkids and overseeing numerous rental properties. But then, the pain started. “It got to where it hurt … Continue reading Is it time for joint replacement surgery?
As a mom, you typically take care of everyone else in the family first. But to continue to play the role of caretaker for years to come, you have to look after yourself, too. In honor of Mother’s Day, give yourself the gift of food health and take the time to schedule these important screenings. … Continue reading The Greatest Gift: Mother’s Day
This week you walked five miles, skipped your daily soda and even shunned those chocolate chip cupcakes in the break room at work. Yet, when you stepped on the scale there was no reward for your efforts and restraint. What gives? While you’re trying to be “good”, you could actually be busting your weight loss efforts without even knowing … Continue reading Ways to Tip the Scale: Get Weight Loss Right
Spring is in full force, and as the warm weather ensues, most of us will be spending more time enjoying the beautiful weather outdoors. Aside from protecting yourself from the West Nile Virus, you should also consider safeguarding your skin from harmful ultraviolet rays. Be sure and browse our tip sheet below. Expert, Cheryl White, M.D., … Continue reading Are You Safeguarding Against Skin Cancer?