Screen Time and Heart Health for Kids

Sedentary living can have serious health consequences. Obesity and the health consequences of this condition, including heart disease, are strongly correlated with sedentary lifestyles. Diabetes and cognitive impairment in later life are also associated with a sedentary lifestyle.  New research suggests that more screen time for kids ages 9-11 leads to a sedentary lifestyle — […]

Eating in Order

If you’re careful about what you eat, you may count your carbs, optimize protein, and maximize veggies. But you might also have noticed that there’s a lot of talk about eating those foods in a particular order: veggies first, then protein, and finally carbohydrates. Some influencers claim that as long as you’re eating in order, […]

5 Melatonin Myths

Melatonin is a hormone your brain produces. It works with your circadian rhythms and can therefore help you sleep. Melatonin levels rise a couple of hours before your natural sleep time, signaling that it’s time to settle down and get ready for bed. Exposure to too much light at night or too little light in […]

Prediabetes: Am I at Risk?

What is prediabetes? Am I at risk for prediabetes? Dr. Greg Henson, a family medicine physician, answers these questions and talks about what defines this serious medical condition. Certain populations are at a higher risk of developing prediabetes. The good news is you can work with your doctor to make changes in your lifestyle to […]

Conscientious People Are Healthier

The 5-Factor model of personality identifies five traits that define a person’s personality: Openness, Conscientiousness, Extroversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism. We all fall somewhere along the continuum of these five characteristics, and the combination of all five tells us something basic about our personalities. One of the characteristics, Conscientiousness, turns out to have some surprising correlations […]

Beyfortus Supply Issues

Beyfortus (nirsevimab) is a monoclonal antibody injection that protects against RSV. Monoclonal antibodies are proteins that mimic the immune system’s ability to fight off harmful pathogens such as viruses. These are not the same as traditional vaccines, but they work in very similar ways. Beyfortus is recommended for newborns and infants but is in short […]

Top 5 Halloween Safety Reminders

Halloween is the favorite holiday of more than one quarter of Americans — but it can be dangerous, too. Here are the top 5 dangers to avoid this year. Car Accidents Car accidents are the most common Halloween accidents. This includes drunk driving as well as overexcited children running across a street without looking. Overall, […]

Can You Get Your COVID and Flu Shots Together?

You could get your COVID-19 shot in one arm and your flu shot in the other — but is it wise? Is it safe to get multiple vaccines at the same time? Yes. For example, children need a lot of vaccines, and they may require multiple shots in a series. Because of this, vaccinations for […]

More Breast Screening Needed for Younger Women

New research suggests that women under 40 who are at high risk of breast cancer are not receiving mammograms as often as needed. According to an article in the American Journal of Surgery, researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Health found that only 3% of the younger women in their study received the recommended screenings — […]

Surgery for Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is a medical condition that affects millions of people worldwide, causing embarrassment, discomfort, and a diminished quality of life. While conservative treatments like lifestyle changes and physical therapy can help manage incontinence, surgery is sometimes necessary when these approaches prove ineffective.  Understanding Urinary Incontinence Urinary incontinence is a name for unintentional leakage of […]

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