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”
Category Archives: Health & Wellness
Roe vs Wade
The word is out, this 50-year-old law maybe disbanded this summer by the Supreme Court, after a leaked memo. One side is upset about the leak and happy about the ruling and others are extremely upset. Roe v. Wade was a landmark legal decision issued on January 22, 1973, in which the U.S. Supreme CourtContinue reading “Roe vs Wade”
Happy Nurses Week!
The theme for nurse’s week, this year is “You Make a Difference,”. The American Nurses Association (ANA) selected this theme for 2022 to recognize and promote the contributions and positive impact of nurses within our communities (American Nurses Association, 2020). National nurse’s week is celebrated May 6-12. The pandemic has stressed and over worked nursesContinue reading “Happy Nurses Week!”
Farming 101: Creating a Garden
Due to the extensive use of pesticides and cost, many are choosing to grow their own food. Due to space and availability, urban areas are utilizing community gardens. To create a community garden it involves extensive planning. If that concept is too large for you, create a small garden at home. It is always excitingContinue reading “Farming 101: Creating a Garden”
Spring Is Here
Its spring and its a time of renewal. Its time to plant, Its a time for you to start shedding those extra pounds. It is time to let go of stale thinking and create something new. Change can be challenging especially now as we are emerging from the pandemic. Keep in mind the virus mayContinue reading “Spring Is Here”
Pilates vs Yoga
Pilates and yoga are exercises that built strength and flexibility. Pilates increases your core strength, posture, and can ease back pain. Yoga can also ease low back and neck pain, improve balance, enhance sleep, eases stress while utilizing mindfulness and meditative movements. I find the difference between Pilates and yoga personal preference. I enjoy theContinue reading “Pilates vs Yoga”
High-fructose corn syrup is a liquid sweetener made from corn, and is sugar that turns into glucose. High-fructose corn syrup was introduced in the 1970s and is cheaper than sugar, has better flavor, longer shelf life, more stable and consistent (WebMD, 2021). As a result, much of the commercial food you enjoy contain high-fructose toContinue reading “High-Fructose”
American Diabetes Alert Day
The fourth Tuesday in March is Diabetes Alert day. The goal of the American Diabetic Association (ADA) is to educate the public, advocate for research and publish the findings (ADA, 2022). The website offers information on conditions, diet and nutrition. Diabetes (formerly known as diabetes mellitus) is a condition in which the body is notContinue reading “American Diabetes Alert Day”
March is National Colorectal Awareness Month
In the United States, colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer-related death in men and women under the age of 50 (Bhandari, Woodhouse, & Gupta, 2017). There has been an increase in colorectal cancer in individuals under the age of 45, due to diet and lifestyle.Continue reading “March is National Colorectal Awareness Month”
International Women’s Day !
International Women’s Day is observed annually on March 8 and celebrates the global “social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women,” according to the International Women’s Day website. The day also calls for action to advance gender equality (Mayorquin, 2022). The Socialist Party of America first declared National Women’s Day in 1909. It would beContinue reading “International Women’s Day !”
March is National Nutrition Month
This is the time to start looking at your diet. You have several months before spring to get yourself in good physical shape before summer. This is the time. Healthy eating starts with preparation, and should include fruits and vegetables. Add some exercise and you have a great receipt for success. I have a fewContinue reading “March is National Nutrition Month”
What is your Super Power?
This is February 2022 and we have been isolating off and on for the past two years. It has been a time of reflection for many or additional stress and or trauma for others. I have been in a self reflection mode trying to decide what am I going to concentrate on this year. IContinue reading “What is your Super Power?”