Category Archives: Health and Medical

March Madness is Over – Here’s 3 Common Basketball Injuries (and How to Avoid Them)

This year’s NCAA Basketball Championships are over, and what a tournament it was. At the end of all the March Madness, it was the Villanova Wildcats that prevailed for men’s basketball and Notre Dame for women’s basketball—each team winning their second title.
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How Your Lifestyle Can Help Prevent and Defeat Cancer

The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2017, over 400,000 people will have died from the four major cancer types (lung, breast, colon/rectum, prostate) in the United States alone.  It’s a sobering statistic, to say the least, enough to give any person pause—no matter their walk of life. Whether you’ve had personal or indirect experience […]
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How to Get Healthy for Valentine’s Day

There are a lot of ways to express your love on February 14. But let’s face it: getting six-pack abs for Valentine’s Day probably isn’t going to happen. And that’s okay! Because V-day is about more than looking good—it’s about spending quality time with the one you love. That’s what they really want! So, instead […]
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Unloading to Treat the Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

There’s no question that exercise has a positive impact on patients living with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). It’s been shown to slow the progress of tremors, improve balance and mobility, and allow for the continuation of daily activities. Beyond PD-specific symptom management, though, lies the significant impact exercise can have on the more intangible—but very real—aspects […]
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How Nutrition Affects Everyday Life

  It’s the beginning of a new year, and everyone is talking about healthy resolutions. We see it in blog posts, Instagram stories, lengthy Facebook rants—this is the year I’m going to eat better. And what a fine resolution to make! The merits of making resolutions (or the decision to publicize them on social media!) […]
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How to Make Health a Family Discussion

Sometimes the topic of health can feel like the elephant in the room, especially around the family. Reminders to go to the dentist every six months, or to always get a yearly check-up at the physician—it all tends to feel like nagging after a while. And talking about sensitive topics like reproductive health, caregiving, and […]
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How to Get Heart Healthy (and Stay That Way)

The statistics are in, and they’re staggering: according to the American College of Cardiology, heart disease causes one out of every three deaths in the United States. That’s approximately 800,000 lives claimed by coronary heart disease, stroke, and heart failure every year. It’s also a sobering reminder that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is something that every […]
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Common New Year’s Resolutions and How to Make Them a Reality

It’s December. The New Year is fast approaching, and with it comes the typical, predictable, inevitable resolutions that we make the morning after the ball drops in Times Square. This year, we say, things are going to change. Most people who read that chuckle to themselves at least a little bit. I mean, come on: […]
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The Impact of Exercise on Mental Health

Living with mental health issues can be challenging. Anxiety, depression—ADHD, stress, and PTSD—mental health issues touch nearly every aspect of life, from work to relationships to overall wellbeing. And these issues can extend into our physical lives, sometimes diminishing our motivation to exercise. It’s an odd conundrum, considering how central exercise is in helping people […]
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