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April 20th, 2014

Health

How to lose a sweet tooth

Most of us have been there at some point. You somehow find yourself barefoot in your kitchen at midnight, eating ice cream out of the container. Alternatively, the mid-afternoon energy slump has landed you in front of the vending machine pining for a package of candy. Maybe the kids didn’t exactly have to twist your arm to make brownies last...

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Do you know your ABC’s about RSV?

Alexis Tkachuk, a healthy 34-year-old, was overjoyed when she became pregnant with her first child. After 32 weeks of an uncomplicated pregnancy, Alexis’ doctor cleared her for travel, and she and her husband decided to enjoy a relaxing trip. During the flight, however, Alexis began feeling discomfort, and upon checking into a local hospital,...

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Decoding your digestive health

A family feast for the record books, too much tailgating, a stressful day at the office, an allergic flare-up or just a change in your routine – no matter the cause, you’ve likely had to cope with digestive health issues at some point. For some, they’re an occasional occurrence. For many, they’re a regular or even daily disr...

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Empowering patients to become self-health advocates through use of technology

Advances in technology have shaped the way we communicate and have enabled the modern-day patient to easily connect with medical experts, patient advocates and others living with their disease. Through computers, handheld devices like tablets and smart phones, and social media, patients are also able to instantly access credible information –...

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Remedies for deadly heat: more than just staying hydrated

Some parts of the country are experiencing record high temperatures this summer. Las Vegas hit 117 degrees and Phoenix topped the charts at 119 degrees. Salt Lake City also hit the triple digits as did several areas in California. Dry heat or not, residents and visitors were undoubtedly feeling it, and anytime the mercury gets remotely close to the...

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Get your ‘fitness on’ this summer to help your favorite park win big

The air is warm, the grass is green, and summer is officially here. What better place to enjoy the summer than at your favorite park? Parks offer endless opportunities for having fun in the sun. And whether it’s a game of catch with family or a bike ride with friends, getting active has never been more rewarding. This summer, turn fun outdoor...

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Fitness tips to get ready for summer fun

The sun is shining longer every day, telling you that it’s time to get ready for vacations, activities with family and friends and of course, swimsuit season. To help you prepare, there are some simple fitness tips you can follow to look and feel good this summer season. Celebrity trainer and spokesman for the makers of Dr. Scholl’s(R),...

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Organ donation: gift of a second chance at life

While organ transplantation is a remarkable story in the history of medicine, the need for organs is vastly greater than the number available for transplantation. Any way you figure it, the math doesn’t add up to a promising picture. In 2012, there were more than 115,000 people in the U.S. awaiting an organ transplant – enough to overfl...

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Dining outdoors? Tips for keeping food safe and delicious

Al fresco dining is one of the great pleasures of warm weather. Whether you’re hosting a neighborhood barbecue or an intimate dinner party on your deck, outdoor dining is a great way to savor good food, company and the great outdoors. To ensure your meals are safe and enjoyable, it’s important to know how to prepare, transport and store...

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Revealed: keys to getting kids to eat more veggies

Incorporating veggies into your family’s diet this summer can be easier than you ever thought. How? Creative parents know that adding flavor and making veggies a crunchy, fun treat can result in pleas for “more veggies please!” Keep your kids busy on warm summer days with activities like picking vegetables out of the garden or cre...

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