Relax, for the Heart of It

by Margot F. November 5th, 2014 Health Observance, Women's Health
Life for many women can be extremely stressful looking after everyone. Taking care of oneself can be challenging. Some women perceive self care as selfish. Unfortunately, ignoring the signs of stress can have serious consequences for your heart, sometimes resulting in heart disease.

Two types of heart disease are stroke and heart attack. When a blood vessel to the heart is blocked, it is called a heart attack. A blockage to a portion of the brain is called a stroke. In both cases, the cells deprived of oxygen will die within minutes.  Both conditions are extremely serious. Three of the
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Team Baby

by Lori Sciame November 2nd, 2014 Health Observance, Relationships
The time to think about having a healthy baby begins long before conception.  The mother-to-be must give up bad habits, must be in good physical condition, and she must consume a nutritious diet before she becomes pregnant in the first place.  But women aren't the only one in the relationship who needs to prepare. Dad needs to jump on board "team baby" as well.

Bad Habits = Bad Outcomes

The quickest way to ensure a baby will not be born healthy: keep smoking, and drink as much alcohol as you want. This goes for BOTH mom and dad.  Studies prove that
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Easy Ways to Communicate

by Lori Sciame November 4th, 2014 Relationships Staying connected to loved ones can be difficult.  There always seems to be something that gets in the way of keeping in touch.  Even those that live in the same house may not see each other enough, as jobs, school, extra-curricular activities, and other obligations pull family members in different directions.  There are ways, however, to keep the lines of communication open - and thriving.

Hand Written Notes

Though out of vogue for many, hand written notes offer a wonderful means of communication. For years, I've slipped loving notes into my children's lunches and even in my husband's briefcase. I do Read More

Weekly Health Quiz

Someone told me that 30% of babies born in the US have birth defects. Is that true?


Ask The Doctor

Prostate Cancer Treatment

by Dean Heller MD September 4th, 2014 Ask the Doctor
Q:  My father is 81 and was just diagnosed with prostate cancer.  His doctor is telling him that he shouldn't do anything at all and just watch to see if the cancer progresses.  He is in very good shape for his age, so I think he should be more aggressive.  I researched on the internet and there seems to be a number of options, some don't even seem so invasive.  What do you think?

A:  You are correct, there are many treatment options for prostate cancer.  These include:  surgery to remove the prostate cancer, radiation therapy,
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Easily Drop 10 Pounds in 5 Weeks

by Kimberly Hays November 3rd, 2014 Diet
mgyTgrC (1280x1280)There is a diet now that boasts that you can lose 10 pounds in five weeks without doing a whole lot other than adding superfoods to your diet and making a few adjustments that seem sensible and not so difficult. For instance, simply rearranging the food in your refrigerator is just one example of the small changes that will lead to success. You will do this to bring the healthy fruits and veggies in sight where you are more apt to eat them instead of other foods. Another example is that you will need to start making your own
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