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How sleep changes as you age

Posted on November 30, 2016

If you feel like the quality of your sleep has changed as you’ve gotten older, you aren’t wrong. Sleep does indeed change as we age. We’re most familiar with age-related sleep changes in context with kids. How much sleep they need changes rapidly during childhood as they grow and develop. But sleep changes don’t end … »

alternative cardiac bypass

Announcing a new alternative to open-heart surgery

Posted on November 28, 2016

Due to its ongoing investment in new technologies and specialties, the Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute is now among the very best heart centers in the country. Recently, the Institute announced the arrival of Dr. Larry Shears – one of the world’s most experienced robotic heart surgeons and a specialist in robotic coronary artery bypass … »

american diabetes month

4 things you should know about diabetes

Posted on November 26, 2016

November is American Diabetes Month. Sure, you’re familiar with the term “diabetes.” But do you really know what the condition is and what having it means? There’s no better time to learn! Read on for a look at the ins and outs of diabetes. There are two main types of diabetes — Type 1 and … »

healthy travel

Your game plan for staying healthy while traveling

Posted on November 22, 2016

Are you one of the millions of Americans traveling for Thanksgiving? Holiday traveling is getting underway, but you don’t have to leave good health behind. One forecast predicts more than 48.7 million Americans will travel between Nov. 23 and 27, including 43.5 million traveling by car. Whether you choose to hit the roads or fly … »

cultivate gratitude

4 ways to cultivate gratitude and giving as a family

Posted on November 21, 2016

The holiday season can sometimes seem like one long string of “getting,” from good food and treats at Thanksgiving to gifts galore for Hanukkah and Christmas. But the biggest gifts of all actually come when we give. If you’ve ever spent time volunteering or donated to a charitable cause, you’re probably familiar with the good … »

holiday food safety

4 steps to holiday food safety

Posted on November 19, 2016

With so many dishes being prepared for your Thanksgiving table, you may have pots on the stove, on the counter, in the fridge and in the oven — all at the same time. Follow these tips to make sure your food makes it safely into hungry bellies! Each year, one in six Americans gets food … »

children epilepsy

A parent’s guide to epilepsy

Posted on November 15, 2016

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. How much do you know about this condition that affects more than 450,000 American children? Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological condition — impacting more than 3 million people in the United States, according to the Epilepsy Foundation. The condition, which is often called a “seizure disorder,” causes … »

quitting smoking

How quitting smoking impacts your health

Posted on November 14, 2016

We all know that smoking is bad for our health. But did you know that smoking is actually the single most preventable cause of death among Americans? Smoking impacts nearly every part of the body, and it’s a contributor to many serious medical conditions, including stroke, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis and even bone fractures. … »

shingles causes

What you should know about shingles

Posted on November 9, 2016

If you’ve heard about shingles, chances are you know someone who has experienced it firsthand. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 million Americans get shingles each year. Yet many people do not know what shingles is or how they can contract the condition. For your convenience, the health professionals at … »

healthy lunch

Healthy (and fun) lunchbox ideas

Posted on November 6, 2016

You want your kids to learn as much as possible during each school day. How can you help them do that? Make sure they eat a healthy lunch. Students learn better when they’re well nourished. In fact, studies have shown that kids who eat a balanced diet have improved memory and concentration, are more alert, … »

time change

3 tips for managing the time change

Posted on November 5, 2016

An extra hour of sleep — it sounds heavenly. But the end of daylight saving time, just like the beginning in the spring, can wreak havoc on your sleep. Fortunately, there are ways you can ease the transition. Daylight saving time officially ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6, meaning it’s time to roll … »

weight loss tips

Ten easy tips to lose weight

Posted on November 4, 2016

Didn’t lose the weight you wanted to lose this summer? Maybe you tried a fad diet, and didn’t see the results you hoped for. While many of these diets can provide seemingly fast results, long term weight loss is more about consistency and making small changes that you can manage each day. Here are some … »

safe driving

Just say no to distracted driving

Posted on November 1, 2016

Texting while driving has received a lot of attention, but it’s not the only form of distracted driving. There are many other ways a driver can become distracted — and they can be just as dangerous. Distracted driving is driving while doing any other activity that takes your attention away from driving. The Centers for … »

healthy Halloween

Celebrating Halloween with your kids: Beyond candy

Posted on October 28, 2016

These days it can seem like Halloween is all about candy and costumes. But there are plenty of ways you can celebrate the holiday with your little ones without either of those two ingredients! You’ve probably already got the essentials down pat — you’ve picked out costumes, loaded up on candy to hand out for … »

heart health

Got 5 minutes? Try these heart-healthy habits.

Posted on October 27, 2016

You know the basics of keeping your heart healthy — exercise regularly, eat a balanced diet and don’t smoke. But beyond those big lifestyle habits, there are some smaller steps you can take to promote heart health that only take a few minutes. We know life’s busy. But taking some steps to protect your heart … »

eye health

What the eyes reveal about your health

Posted on October 22, 2016

It’s often said that the eyes are the window to the soul. It turns out, they’re also a window to your health. Many diseases that affect the body show up first in the eyes. In fact, certain diseases are often first detected during an eye exam. A study conducted by a vision care company in … »

food cravings

What your food cravings could mean

Posted on October 20, 2016

Craving a sinful, chocolatey dessert? You might just be craving the deliciousness, but sometimes cravings can be a sign of a vitamin deficiency. Vitamin deficiency is actually fairly common in the United States. In fact, more than 40 percent of American adults don’t get enough vitamins A, C, D or E, calcium, or magnesium. Deciphering … »

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