American Diabetes Month

November was American diabetes month, and a good time to review your lab with your provider to see if you are at risk for diabetes. During the holiday season the amount of sweets and unhealthy foods will be more available and tempting but please use some restraint, so you can remain healthy and well. TheContinue reading “American Diabetes Month”

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is breast cancer awareness month. Self breast exams are essential because most cancers are found by women during bathing. It is essential that you know what is normal for you and know how to recognize abnormal signs and symptoms (Cancer Center, 2022). Symptoms that should be followed up include the following: A lump, massContinue reading “Breast Cancer Awareness”

Resilience…..

Resilience, the ability to bounce back after adversity or stress in your life. How resilient are you? That is a million dollar question. We all have had some adversity that has caused us to fall back and re-exam our circumstances. Resilience is a skill that can be developed over time. The question becomes how willContinue reading “Resilience…..”

Ethics and Integrity

It appears that ethics and integrity are no longer important in the fabric of the Unites States of America. Some individuals feel empowered to say and do anything to others without consequences. This includes law enforcement, the military and judges who appear to have no ethics and the public are left feeling like they haveContinue reading “Ethics and Integrity”

Joy & Happiness

Are you experiencing enough joy in your life? The concept is so abstract that we forget we are responsible for our own joy and happiness. Many believe and want others to be responsible for our happiness. Happiness and joy are self imposed and once you understand this concept, life gets easier and you have noContinue reading “Joy & Happiness”

Are You Suffering from Insomnia?

Are you having difficulty sleeping? It seems to be a common problem. I find if I nap during the day, it affects my ability to fall asleep and I am up all night. Insomnia can be exhibited in many forms, that includes difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, early morning awakening or having refreshing sleep (Ni,Continue reading “Are You Suffering from Insomnia?”

Hair Loss

Hair loss can be devastating for all that have experienced it. It maybe the result of disease, stress, aging, nutrition, heredity or prescription drugs. Trying to find the reason for your particular hair loss can be a mystery. The following medications can cause hair loss, anticoagulants, antidepressants, TB drugs, cholesterol lowering medications, blood pressure medication,Continue reading “Hair Loss”

Aging Gracefully?

Some cultures celebrate their elders and have great reverence for those over 60, however in the United States, aging is not seen as something to celebrate. Advertisers gear ads to the young, and employers ignore older applicants, in favor of the young. When we are young we believe we are indestructible and nothing can harmContinue reading “Aging Gracefully?”

Heat Exhaustion

Over exposure to heat can cause dehydration and exhaustion. It has been extremely warm this summer and heat exhaustion occurs when the body can not cool itself off. Wearing too much clothing in hot weather, exercising or working in the heat without adequate hydration can lead to heat exhaustion. Some of the signs and symptomsContinue reading “Heat Exhaustion”

Benefits of Stretching

Stretching is an essential tool to reduce injury when exercising. Stretching increases your range of motion, improves circulation, posture and reduces stress. I As we age our activity decreases or changes and we do not utilize the same muscle groups. Think about the last time you touched your toes, or reached over your head withoutContinue reading “Benefits of Stretching”

Popliteal Cyst or Bakers Cyst

A Baker’s cyst by itself is usually not life threatening. However, it is a sign there there may be something wrong with your knee and may cause some discomfort and pain. A Bakers cyst is a fluid filled sac that lies at the back of your knee. It can appear suddenly after an injury toContinue reading “Popliteal Cyst or Bakers Cyst”