Sleep Changes

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 … »


Dr Shears cardiac bypass surgery

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 with new cardiac bypass surgery. Recently, the Institute announced the arrival of Dr. Larry Shears – one of the world’s most experienced robotic heart surgeons and a specialist … »


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 during the holidays? Holiday traveling is getting underway, but you don’t have to leave good health behind. One forecast predicts more than 103 million Americans — the most on record — will travel between Dec. 23 and Jan. 2, including 93.6 million by car. Whether you choose to hit … »


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 … »


shingles causes

The facts (and just the facts) about shingles

Posted on November 9, 2016

One in three Americans will develop shingles in their lifetime, but how much do you know about this common condition? While it’s common, it’s also largely preventable — and a new vaccine may make it even more preventable. Read on for answers to some frequently asked questions about the infection. What exactly is shingles? Shingles … »


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 … »


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 … »


flu shot

The flu vaccine: A shot of prevention

Posted on October 14, 2016

If you’ve ever had the flu, you know you don’t want it again. And the best way to prevent it? An annual flu shot. Let’s take a look at some common questions about the flu vaccine. Q: Why should I be vaccinated? A: The flu, also called influenza, is a contagious illness that affects the … »


skin cancer signs

Is it a mole or skin cancer?

Posted on October 12, 2016

As we age, our skin continually reminds us of how much time we spend in the sun. Laugh lines deepen and mysterious spots begin to appear from nowhere. How do you know if a spot is safe or a possible sign of skin cancer?      Even though skin cancer is the most common type of … »


breast cancer awareness

Be your own breast friend

Posted on October 8, 2016

While October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, be sure you’re taking steps every month to protect your breasts.  A year ago, you probably thought you had a good understanding of the screenings you needed for your breast health. At age 40, you’d start having annual mammograms, and that was that. But then suddenly, the recommendations … »


perimenopause

Are you going through perimenopause?

Posted on October 7, 2016

For no apparent reason, you feel emotional, tired and overheated. But you’re too young for menopause – right? If you’re under 50, most likely, though you may be experiencing symptoms of perimenopause, a related condition that can begin 10 to 15 years earlier. Perimenopause is a complex word, but it effectively means “pre” menopause. If … »


behavioral health

Behavioral health: a look at the numbers

Posted on October 4, 2016

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