Prescription: Walk for Heart Health

by Jessica B. February 27th, 2015 Exercise
I know you have probably heard it before, but one of the easiest ways you can boost heart health, starting right now, is by adding a little bit more movement to your every day routine.

It doesn’t have to be a run or a bike ride. I’m talking about opening your front door and taking a short walk down to the end of the street and back again. It might take you five minutes. It might take you ten. But really, opening that door and taking that first step is the direction you need to start focusing on your heart and
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Birth Defects: Age Matters

by Lori Sciame February 18th, 2015 Health Observance, Men's Health
Every parent hopes to have a healthy newborn, yet birth defects remain fairly common in the United States.  In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that every 4.5 minutes, a child comes into this world with some type of defect.  To raise awareness about doing everything possible to ensure healthy birth outcomes, this post features information for fathers to be on the link between age and birth defects.  It is appropriate that during January, Birth Defects Prevention Month, that both men and women learn all they can about producing healthy children.

What Qualifies as a Birth
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Easy Office Exercises

by Lori Sciame February 26th, 2015 Exercise Millions of Americans spend nearly eight hours each day sitting in front of a computer. Motionless, unless you count keystrokes and mouse clicking. There is something these people can do to change. It is not impossible to exercise while stuck in an office setting. There are several ways you can both burn calories and build muscles. Try one or all of the following office-friendly exercises today!

1. Climb the Stairs

For seven years I was fortunate to have an office located on the fourth floor of a municipal building. The stairs proved to 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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Delete Drama – Be Happy

by Lori Sciame February 25th, 2015 Relationships
Drama. Some people find themselves addicted to it. They think that for a relationship to be fun and exciting, there needs to be passionate fights and great make-up sex. These type of people will seek out unhealthy interactions just for the perceived high that a volatile relationship provides. They also may find partners who treat them hot then cold, seemingly without reasons for the change. Sad, but true, some people just don’t feel right in a healthy relationship.

The good news is that it’s never too late to change. If you have had a string of failed relationships, ones filled
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