Our daily lives are full of stressors both good and bad. Stress is a normal physical response your body uses to protect itself from challenges life throws at it each day. Our daily lives have become complex with multitasking becoming a norm and constant sensory input bombarding us.
How Stress Aff ...
Posted Friday, March 24th 2017 at 1:16PM
It takes a long time and a lot of work to create the prescription medicines you and your family take. Each new medicine needs to go through a very difficult and long process to determine if it is safe and will work when appropriately prescribed. This ...
Posted Friday, March 24th 2017 at 1:12PM
Exercise and physical activity may be some of the healthiest things you can do for yourself at any age. But some adults are afraid that exercise will be too strenuous.
Of course, before you begin any physical activity program, it’s important to ask your doctor what level of activity is right for ...
Posted Friday, March 24th 2017 at 1:00PM
This recipe meets the recommendations of the American Diabetes Association® for 45 to 60 grams of carbohydrates for most meals and 10 to 25 grams of carbohydrates for most snacks. You and your health care team can figure out if these are the right amounts for you.
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Posted Friday, March 24th 2017 at 12:58PM
One of the most confusing food categories, carbohydrates are your body’s favorite source of energy and are necessary for good health. Here are the answers to common questions about carbs and diet.
Q: When I think of carbs, I think of bread, pasta, and cereal. Am I missing something?
A: In a wo ...
Posted Monday, March 20th 2017 at 2:11PM
Number of servings: 6
Calories per serving: 183
Preparation time: 30 min
Total time: 40 min
4 apples, peeled, sliced
6 tbsp water, divided
1⁄4 cup raisins
1⁄4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp cinnamon, divided
2 tsp corn sta ...
Posted Tuesday, March 14th 2017 at 10:02AM
Insomnia can be triggered or perpetuated by your behaviors and sleep patterns. Unhealthy lifestyles and sleep habits can create insomnia on their own (without any underlying psychiatric or medical problem), or they can make insomnia caused by another problem worse.
Examples of how specific lifest ...
Posted Monday, March 13th 2017 at 10:51AM
This is a sample exercise to help you relax and sleep. Read through this script a few times to get the idea, or you can record your voice (or someone else's voice that you find soothing) reciting this script slowly. You can also find many other relaxation and breathing exercises on CD and through po ...
Posted Tuesday, March 7th 2017 at 11:30AM
If you have insomnia, healthy sleep habits can make a big difference. These general guidelines are recommended for everyone, but they are especially important for people who can't fall asleep or stay asleep on a regular basis.
Try to keep the following sleep practices on a consistent basis:
Posted Monday, March 6th 2017 at 11:36AM
If you have allergies, your immune system may view an allergen as a threat and begins forming antibodies to fight it off. This triggers a response where your body produces chemical substances which, in turn, can cause allergy symptoms such as stuffy and runny nose, sneezing, or itchy eyes.
Posted Thursday, March 2nd 2017 at 10:28AM
Being a parent is a big responsibility, but you don’t need to go it alone—especially when it comes to the health and development of your child. Your health care provider can be a great resource; parents and health care providers can (and should!) wor ...
Posted Thursday, March 2nd 2017 at 10:21AM
Smoking causes many health problems
Smoking can affect a person’s general health in a harmful way. It has also been linked to serious health problems, such as cancer, and reduces the health of smokers in general.
Smoking is also linked to:
•Heart disease: People who smoke are 2 to 4 times mor ...
Posted Thursday, March 2nd 2017 at 10:18AM
You may be eligible for free Merck medicines through the Merck Patient Assistance Program.
At Merck, we believe that no one should go without the medicines or vaccines they need. That is why the company provides its medicines and adult vaccines for free to people who do not have prescription drug ...
Posted Thursday, March 2nd 2017 at 10:10AM
Always be sure to check with your health care provider before beginning any activity plan or increasing your activity.
It always helps to ask:
•What activities are right for me?
•How much should I do each day?
•How many days a week?
It's also important to ask your health care provider w ...
Posted Thursday, March 2nd 2017 at 10:00AM