Allergies to pollen and mold can make the outdoors seem off-limits, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
For people with allergies or asthma, the march of the seasons can seem like a pollen parade, starting when trees pollinate in the spring, followed by grasses and the release of mold spores in the summer, and ending with ragweed in the fall. Read More
The Better hearing Institute (BHI) reports that recognizing and treating hearing loss may help more than just your hearing. BHI is working to raise awareness of the link between hearing loss and other important health issues. As part of its awareness and outreach efforts, BHI is encouraging adults of all ages to take the free, quick, and confidential online hearing check on the BHI website. Anyone can take the online survey to determine if a comprehensive hearing test by a hearing professional is needed as a next step. Read More
May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.
What Causes or Triggers Asthma?
People with asthma have inflamed airways which are sensitive to things which may not bother other people. These things are “triggers.” Read More
Should You See an Audiologist?
Answer the following questions to help you decide if you should make an appointment to have your hearing checked with an audiologist. Read More
In depth resources for School Health Issues and School Wellness. Read More
In a go-go-go world, it's easy to attribute being tired to the hustle and bustle of daily life. But there might actually be underlying reasons. Before you reach for another cup of coffee, reevaluate your habits. Whether it's getting up and moving, taking a quick snooze or packing in the protein, check out natural remedies that could put more pep in your step. Read More
“I’m so fat.” “I’m ugly.” Words like these may be upsetting to hear when they come from a 10-year-old or a teenager, but it can be really disturbing when they’re spoken by kids as young as preschool or kindergarten age. Various research has shown that kids may begin to worry about body weight and physical appearance as early as age 3 to 5 and that many young children express unhappiness about their bodies. Read More
In a new study involving people over 70 who have exercised regularly for years, scientists discovered that the participants' hearts, lungs, and muscles were in equivalent shape to those of people in their 40s.
Regular exercise could help keep the body young, new research shows. Read More
If you experience achy joints and low energy, your thyroid may be the cause. It could also be the reason for a racing heart rate and vision problems. Read More
Located in the front of the neck, the thyroid gland can influence your heart rate, body temperature and metabolism.
Know the differences, the symptoms of each and what to expect. Read More
Double check your medicine labels. Don’t double up on Acetaminophen. Read More
Are these common foot conditions taking the pep out of your step?
A few simple strategies can help stop foot pain in its tracks. Read More
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. If lung cancer is found at an earlier stage when it is small and before it has spread, people have a better chance of living longer. However, lung cancer can be harder to detect at an early stage because it may not be accompanied by common symptoms such as coughing, trouble breathing, and wheezing. If you are experiencing symptoms, it’s important to talk with your doctor immediately. Read More
November is National Diabetes Month. Here’s to managing your diabetes for a longer, healthier life. Read More
There isn’t a cure yet for diabetes, but a healthy lifestyle can really reduce its impact on your life. What you do every day makes the difference: eating a healthy diet, being physically active, taking medicines if prescribed, and keeping health care appointments to stay on track.
Does it ever seem like your school-age child brings home a new infection every few weeks? Kids get a lot of wonderful things in school—math and reading skills, development of social skills to make friends and cooperate with others, learning how to be disciplined and independent—to name just a few. But the unfortunate reality is that school can be a hotspot for bacteria and viruses and a source for lots of common kid illnesses, especially for younger school-age kids whose immune systems are still maturing. Read More