Thursday, April 28, 2016

Eating right for two: healthy pregnancy nutrition

When you’re pregnant, you need to pay careful attention to what you eat and drink. Certain foods are important to eat because they supply needed nutrients for you and your baby. Other foods and drinks are important to avoid because they can harm your growing baby. Even the healthiest eaters need to make a few changes while pregnant.

A woman enjoying a healthy meal outdoors

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Congratulations you’re pregnant! Now what?

Young family happy together
Discovering you’re pregnant brings forth a lot of emotions ranging from excitement to worry. Whether your pregnancy is planned or unplanned, it is important to know that the best thing you can do is take charge of your health and the health of your baby.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Which hearing aid is right for you?

If you are experiencing hearing loss caused by disease, aging, injury or long-term exposure to loud noise, you might benefit from a hearing aid. A hearing aid helps people with hearing loss listen, communicate and participate more fully in everyday life.

Man being fitted for a hearing aid

Have your hearing loss evaluated by a doctor to make sure you’re getting the right type of hearing aid and to have it fitted properly. While a prescription is not required for most hearing aids, it can be hard to know which one is best for your needs.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Cold or allergies? How to tell the difference

Man suffering from headache at work
You’ve got an itchy throat and runny nose that just won’t quit. Or maybe you’ve had a headache, congestion and sneezing for a full week. How do you know if it’s a lingering cold virus or allergies?

Allergic rhinitis refers to a group of symptoms—such as a runny or itchy nose, watery eyes, and sneezing—that result from inflammation of the nasal mucous membranes. A common, but inaccurate, name for this condition is hay fever. It is estimated that 40-50 million people in the United States develop allergic rhinitis during their lifetime.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

What do blood pressure numbers mean to you?

Every time your heart beats, it pumps blood through your arteries to your entire body. Blood pressure readings measure how hard your blood pushes against your arteries when your heart is pumping.

nurse analyzing blood pressure

Everyone has blood pressure and you’ve probably had yours screened at a routine physical. Just what do those numbers mean? Let’s learn more about blood pressure readings and what they can tell you about your overall health.