Are you an active participant in your own health?

Posted on July 17, 2017

The best way to treat medical conditions is to prevent them in the first place. And one of the best ways to prevent them? Regular medical checkups. But simply visiting the doctor regularly won’t necessarily do the trick. It’s important that you have a complete understanding about what’s going on with your health. This includes … »

Immunizations: Not Just a “Kid Thing”

Posted on June 29, 2017

When you think of “getting a shot,” you may immediately think of kids at the pediatrician’s office. But actually, adults need immunizations, too. So how can you know what immunizations (also commonly called vaccines) you need — and when? Each year, the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of … »

Protecting your skin — beyond sunscreen

Posted on June 7, 2017

You’ve probably heard the catchphrase, “Protect the skin you’re in.” But protecting your skin means a lot more than simply wearing sunscreen at the pool. To keep your skin healthy and at its best, you need to take several steps to protect it — especially during the summer months. Read on for a look at … »

A mystery: Understanding cryptogenic stroke

Posted on May 26, 2017

When a person experiences a stroke, the type of treatment he or she receives is largely dependent on what caused the stroke. So what happens when the cause is unknown? Treatment following a stroke has dual purposes — it’s intended to limit the damage caused by the stroke and help prevent another stroke. Because of … »

workout outside

When you take your workout outdoors…

Posted on May 23, 2017

It happens every year. After a few months of cooler, rainy weather, the warmer temperatures of spring make us want to head outdoors. What better way to do that than to get your workout in? For most people, staring at the walls in the gym gets old. That’s why taking your workout outdoors is so … »

Women and Stroke—A Different Disease

Posted on May 12, 2017

If you’re a woman, have you ever felt dizzy without reason or experienced sudden weakness? While these conditions may seem common, they could also be possible signs of a stroke. Learn about the unique symptoms of stroke in women and how you can help lower your risk. Did you know that strokes are the third … »

Is it a headache or a stroke? Know the signs

Posted on May 5, 2017

To mark American Stroke Month, Erlanger Southeast Regional Stroke Center would like to help you recognize the common and not-so-common signs of a stroke. Each year nearly 800,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke. It’s the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the U.S. But too often, … »

minority health blog

Get the facts on minority health

Posted on April 30, 2017

April is Minority Health Awareness Month, designed to draw attention to the unique health challenges minorities face. Seize the opportunity to learn more about issues that might relate to your health — or the health of those around you! Our race and ethnicity play a role in determining our risk for certain health conditions. Minorities, … »

volunteer blog

Volunteer — for better health!

Posted on April 24, 2017

This week is National Volunteer Week. If you’ve ever volunteered, you’re probably familiar with the positive feelings it causes. Did you know your health also benefits? Obviously, the main purpose of volunteering is to give unselfishly to others. Whether you gather items for the local food bank, spend time sitting with patients in a hospital … »

moderate consumption alcohol blog

How much is too much alcohol?

Posted on April 17, 2017

Maybe you have a glass of wine with dinner regularly. Or maybe you have a few drinks out with the girls every week. Unless you don’t drink at all, you’ve probably wondered at some point how much you should be drinking. It’s kind-of a trick question — there’s not a definitive answer that applies to … »

fiber blog

The facts on fiber

Posted on April 11, 2017

Fiber: We know it’s good for us, but it doesn’t really sound appealing. Appealing or not, though, fiber plays a key role in our health. First things first, what exactly is fiber? Fiber is a type of carbohydrate found in the foods we eat that can’t be broken down by the body. Because of this, … »

health and houseplants blog

Your health & houseplants

Posted on April 7, 2017

You’ve always thought of that luscious Chrysanthemum in the front hallway as a way to bring a little beauty from the outdoors inside your home. But did you know that same plant can benefit your health? Well, it’s true. And an organization as significant as NASA says so! In the late 1980s, NASA conducted a … »

endometriosis blog

The facts on endometriosis

Posted on March 31, 2017

One in 10 American women are affected by endometriosis, adding up to around 5 million total. In honor of Endometriosis Awareness Month this March, get to know the facts about this condition. Endometriosis occurs when the tissue that normally grows inside a woman’s uterus — called the endometrium — grows outside of it. For women … »

Why a full-term pregnancy is better

Posted on March 29, 2017

You’ve made it to eight or nine months. You’re probably a bit uncomfortable. It’s hard to bend, your back aches, and your ankles are huge. You want that baby out of there. But keep in mind, carrying your baby to full term is the best thing for both of you. Though a full-term pregnancy used … »


Much ado about superfoods

Posted on March 21, 2017

Some days, it seems like everywhere you turn, someone’s talking about superfoods. But what’s the real story? Are these foods worth the hype? “Superfoods” earned their name because they contain high doses of things that are good for you, including vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. So, the quick answer is: Yes, they’re worth the hype. Incorporating … »

colorectal cancer blog

6 important things to know about colorectal cancer

Posted on March 18, 2017

This year, more than 3,000 new cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed in the state of Tennessee, according to the American Cancer Society. Are you in the know about the disease? While colorectal cancer is among the most common types of cancer, it is also among the most preventable. Here are six other things … »

exercise regimen blog

Finding the right balance of physical activity

Posted on March 15, 2017

You know you’re supposed to exercise regularly. But did you know that just logging minutes on the treadmill won’t do it? You need a combination of exercises to be at your best. The U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (DPHP) recommends that American adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise or … »

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