Understanding Percentiles

Your child is in the 10th percentile for BMI. Your child is in the 95th percentile for height. Is the 95th percentile good? Is the 10th percentile bad? How do you understand percentiles? Start by imagining the entire population of the United States divided into 100 groups. Each group is a percentile. You can divide […]

Can a Cold or Flu Cause Pneumonia?

Some flu seasons hit harder than others. Vaccination and good hygiene are key in preventing the spread of cold and flu, but sometimes there’s nothing you can do to stop illness from setting in. While colds or influenza are often treatable at home with over-the-counter medicine you shouldn’t take these illnesses lightly. These illnesses can lead […]

5 Tips to Help You Choose a Doctor

Finding the right doctor can influence the quality of your healthcare. It’s not only important that you choose a doctor whose abilities you’re confident in, but also a doctor that you are comfortable with. A physician that meets this criteria can significantly improve the quality of healthcare that you receive. Choosing a new doctor can […]

Ways to Improve Heart Health

The importance of heart health cannot be stressed enough. Cardiovascular health directly affects your overall health as well as your overall quality of life. Remember, that heart health is important at every age. Don’t wait to think about heart health until it’s too late. Make healthy decisions now to prevent problems in the future. Here […]

It’s Not Too Late for a Flu Shot

Nobody wants to get sick with flu, but not everyone does all that they can to prevent it. Flu vaccination is the most effective way of protecting against flu infections. Remember that it’s never too late to get your flu shot. You’re not in the clear and you haven’t missed your opportunity, even if peak […]

Ways to be More Active

There are plenty of reasons to exercise and stay active. Regular physical activity can help you manage a healthy weight, it can help prevent a number of health issues – including heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes – and improve your overall quality of life. Of course, many people do not get the amount […]

Prioritize Your Health This Year

The beginning of a new year is the time for a fresh start. It’s a time to make plans and set targets, and an opportunity to make some positive changes in your life. Maybe in the past you’ve set goals for travel, relationships, or learning. These are all great pursuits, but prioritize your health this […]