6 Fat Burning Strategies

6 Fat Burning Strategies

Written by Jessica Smith
on Monday, 11 June 2018

Over the years, several marketing gimmicks have brought to light “miracle pills” that supposedly help in melting away your fat. 

While the validity of such claims is unlikely, it is possible to lose weight with more natural and familiar ways.

Use the following strategies to burn fat without having to dabble in dubious pills and supplements.
PTSD Can Impact Anyone, Military or Not

PTSD Can Impact Anyone, Military or Not

Written by Sanam Hafeez, PsyD
on Thursday, 07 June 2018

Typically, when you hear PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), you may think of military veterans who experience vivid and often debilitating panic-inducing flashbacks of their time at war. 

With June 27th being National PTSD Awareness Day, a condition resulting in over 3 million cases in the U.S. annually, it's the perfect time to gain some clarity. 

Dr. Sanam Hafeez shares some common causes of post-traumatic stress disorder and how to cope.
Beware of 3 Summer Food Favorites that Can Turn On You

Beware of 3 Summer Food Favorites that Can Turn On You

Written by Felicia Stoler, DCN, MS, RDN, FACSM, FAND
on Thursday, 07 June 2018

Some of the best parts of summer are edible, however indulging in some of the season’s most popular foods at picnics, barbecues and on boardwalks can lead to double trouble when it comes to your health. 

It seems like everyone these days has some sort of sensitivity to food. Is it made up or a real phenomenon? 

The most popular foods of summer include ice cream, citrus fruits, red wine and cheese and we tend to overindulge in them especially during the summer because they are more readily available, and it seems like everyone else is eating them too.
Dealing with Arthritis: Gentle Fitness Routines to Keep Seniors Active & Happy

Dealing with Arthritis: Gentle Fitness Routines to Keep Seniors Active & Happy

Written by Jess Walter
on Tuesday, 05 June 2018

Fitness experts have predicted that this year will see more people doing high-intensity interval training (HIIT) as more Americans are finding ways to get fit and healthy. 

But, for seniors, trying to do HIIT exercises can be a challenge as it involves bursts of high-intensity exercise, and the risks of sustaining an injury are greater with this type of workout. 

Moreover, overly intense forms of exercise may trigger an older adult's pre-existing medical conditions, such as arthritis, which is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. 

Though HIIT and other forms of rigorous exercise—long runs, stair climbs, and deadlifts—can potentially cause injury to older adults, there’s no reason why seniors should avoid working out altogether. According to the CDC, older adults need at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week, and there are lots of ways to get fit without straining one’s joints or muscles or triggering arthritis symptoms. 

Here are a few gentle yet effective fitness routines to keep seniors active and happy.
Everything You Should Know About Root Canal Treatment

Everything You Should Know About Root Canal Treatment

Written by Shen Chao
on Friday, 01 June 2018

The words "root canal treatment" successfully instill fear in the bravest of us, to a point where people might choose living with the pain instead of going through the procedure.

A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a badly decayed or infected tooth. During this procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the dentist cleans and seals the inside of the tooth. Without root canal treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form.

Here are a few symptoms and situations where you may need a root canal treatment.
Mental Health Benefits of Aging in Place

Mental Health Benefits of Aging in Place

Written by Jess Walter
on Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Eighty-seven percent of adults over 65 would prefer to stay at home as they age, aaccording to AARP. 

Modern technologies and improving assistance programs are helping older adults to "age in place" instead of transferring to an assisted living facility. 

Adults who stay at home into their golden years not only tend to be more content, but also maintain their cognitive health longer.

There are several ways that aging in place can help to improve a senior’s mental well-being and lead to a happier and healthier life.
Nail Biting, Skin Picking & Hair Pulling: More than Just Bad Habits

Nail Biting, Skin Picking & Hair Pulling: More than Just Bad Habits

Written by Sanam Hafeez, PsyD
on Friday, 11 May 2018

Sometimes it can be hard to explain why we do the things we do. 

It is common to experience stress, anxiety or frustration in our lifetime, but what we do to cope with these things matters the most. 

There are times where you may catch yourself biting your nails, picking at your skin, or even avoiding physical interactions due to germs. 

But how far is too far?
The Smile Factor: How to Teach Your Special Needs Child Good Oral Hygiene

The Smile Factor: How to Teach Your Special Needs Child Good Oral Hygiene

Written by Richard Mungo, DDS
on Friday, 11 May 2018

Trying to get any child to lay off the candy and brush their teeth can be a challenge.

Yet, for parents of children with special healthcare needs, it can be even more problematic as there are variables that put them at a higher risk for dental problems.
Protect Your Skin from 5 Common Summer Problems

Protect Your Skin from 5 Common Summer Problems

Written by Tom Balshi, MD
on Monday, 07 May 2018

Who doesn’t love the summer? 

Most people enjoy being outside as soon as the weather breaks, spending long days under the hot sun. But, take heed if you head out for hours at a time. There are consequences when it comes to the amount of time your skin is exposed. 

Here are some common problems that many of us consistently experience each time summer rolls around.
Why Dental Visits are Important for Your Overall Health

Why Dental Visits are Important for Your Overall Health

Written by Grace Clark
on Monday, 07 May 2018

Did you know that good oral health has been linked to your body’s overall health?

Most mineral deficiencies and diseases are usually complemented by oral symptoms.

The value of dental visits can’t be emphasized enough as they help you maintain your overall oral health.
Practical Help for Calming the Mind -- Without Losing Your Focus

Practical Help for Calming the Mind -- Without Losing Your Focus

Written by David Foreman, RPh
on Monday, 07 May 2018

The month of May is packed with several Mental Health Awareness themes of which “National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week” is the biggest. 

Of these two conditions, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States. According to the ADAA (Anxiety and Depression Association of America), anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults over the age of 18 or more than 18 percent of the population. 

Even though there are effective means of managing anxiety, only 36.9 percent of sufferers are actually doing something about it. In fact, it is not uncommon for those with an anxiety disorder to suffer from depression or someone with depression to suffer from anxiety.
3 Inexpensive "D" Strategies to Hit the Refresh Button & Spring Clean Your Body

3 Inexpensive "D" Strategies to Hit the Refresh Button & Spring Clean Your Body

Written by Ken Redcross, MD
on Wednesday, 02 May 2018

Spring is the time for renewal, and there’s no better time to hit the refresh button on your health. 

This past winter season has been especially brutal to our health, between the life-threatening cold and flu season to being holed up in our homes due to inclement weather… which is why we all really need to hit the refresh button on our health to shake off the potential damaging effects of inactivity, lack of sunshine and suppressed immune systems.
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