In recent months, the COVID-19 outbreak has given rise to a troubling trend: a sudden plummet in cancer diagnoses. On the surface, fewer cancer diagnoses may sound like good news, but the underlying truth is anything but positive. Fewer cancer diagnoses doesn’t mean fewer people are getting cancer — it simply means fewer cancers are … Continue reading What to consider before postponing your cancer screening
Today, more than 95 million American adults are living with total cholesterol levels above the healthy range. 29 million of those are at high risk for heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We often hear about high cholesterol, but what is it? How does it happen and what makes it … Continue reading High cholesterol: Should you be worried?
We live in unprecedented times. Social distancing guidelines have made it more difficult for loved ones to interact, co-workers to collaborate and friends to gather together. For some, this may lead to feelings of loneliness or isolation. New challenges emerge as we look for ways to stay connected while staying safe. While you may understand … Continue reading Feeling lonely? How to foster social connection during hard times
Although some aspects of life have come to a halt because of the COVID-19 pandemic, your health should not be one of them. Delaying going to the doctor can put your health in jeopardy. Routine doctor’s appointments and screenings are meant to be just that — routine. They’re scheduled regularly for a reason. Keeping up … Continue reading What to expect at your in-person doctor’s visit
This is hard. I get it. There are so many unknowns and fears of catching COVID-19, but you cannot let this stop you from taking care of yourself with routine primary care. There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding this virus, whether you’ll get it and what will happen if you do. But we do … Continue reading Why you should still go to the doctor during COVID-19
Did you know that increased levels of stress can cause your body to release certain hormones? These hormones can temporarily raise your blood pressure by narrowing the size of your arteries and causing your heart to beat faster. Though stress alone has not been linked to long-term blood pressure elevation, reacting to stress in unhealthy ways … Continue reading Stress and high blood pressure: What’s the connection?
If you’re working from home, you may find yourself sitting more often than you’re used to. Now is the perfect time for bodyweight exercises to have a spotlight moment in your life. The great news is that an amazing and challenging workout at home is possible with no equipment at all! My personal favorites and … Continue reading 30 minute at-home bodyweight workout routine
It is highly likely that you have heard the words “I’m bored” just a few times over the last couple of weeks. As more time goes by, the days may seem to have become even longer, and many parents feel challenged to get creative with ways to fill the extra time. Not to worry, we’ve come … Continue reading 21 activities to entertain your kids at home
Most of the time, a visit to the doctor’s office begins with a temperature check, a step onto the scale and an assessment of your blood pressure. But outside of your regular doctor’s visits, how often do you think about these key indicators of your health? As you seek to stay well at home — … Continue reading Monitoring your blood pressure at home
Extra time to spare during the day can lead you to hibernate on the couch and binge watch your favorite shows while eating a gallon of ice cream. Extra time can also inspire you to do everything from organize your pantry to write a book. If you’re bored at home and wondering what to do, … Continue reading Bored? Ways to use your free time for good