Tips for Healthy Living

Fertility Issues? Keep Trying.
April 27th, 2018

If you’ve been trying to get pregnant but can’t, ask yourself this question:

Have you and your partner been consistently trying to conceive without success over the last one to two years? Because it’s not unusual for it to take that long.

The truth is that just over 10 percent of couples in their child-bearing years encounter difficulties conceiving or sustaining pregnancy. But...

A Common, Treatable Condition: Irritable Bowel Syndrome
April 25th, 2018

Cramping, bloating, excessive gas and alternating bouts with diarrhea and constipation – sound familiar? April is IBS Awareness Month, and we agree that the timing makes sense. With such frequent opportunities to over-indulge in springtime backyard cookouts, and the difficulty of staying on your usual schedule for exercising and eating during vacation travel, this time of year provides the...

Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives
March 03rd, 2018

If you’re 50 years and older or 45 for African Americans and haven’t done so yet, now is the time to get a colonoscopy.

Of course, there are plenty of reasons you might put it off. You’ve got too much else to do right now… you don’t look forward to the bowel prep… you feel fine and have no reason to think you could get sick someday. But reasons AREN’T excuses, and you know that.

Mammograms: What You Need To Know
October 09th, 2017

Don’t let common misconceptions about mammograms come between you and your breast health.

For many women, their first mammogram can be a dreaded event. It is one exam women typically postpone due to many misconceptions about the procedure. The most common one is the expectation of pain. The majority of women who come for their first mammogram expecting the “worst” usually leave...

Limiting Kids’ Screen Time Is More Important Thank You Think
September 10th, 2017

If you have a young child, your instincts probably tell you that allowing him or her to sit in front of the television for hours on end is a bad idea. Likewise, most parents are probably aware that prolonged use of electronic devices like tablets, laptops, hand-held video games and smart phones isn’t particularly good for kids. But you might not know that limiting kids’ screen time...