Thursday, May 25, 2017

How do you know when it's time for a skin cancer screening?

Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in America. It is also the easiest to cure if diagnosed and treated early. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that everyone do a monthly head-to-toe examination of their skin. What should you be looking for? And when is it time to see the doctor? Read on for some basic guidelines.

Doctor examines a patient's skin for potential skin cancer

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The physical impacts of stress

We all know that stress isn’t good for us but for many, it seems that stress is a way of life. If you’re operating at a high level of stress regularly, it can be affecting your health in ways you don’t even realize.

Woman with a stress headache

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The connections between your weight and arthritis

We all know that being overweight can exacerbate or cause a variety of health problems. Many chronic diseases, such as heart disease or diabetes, have direct links to excess weight. It surprises some people to learn that arthritis is also affected by a person's weight. Obesity - when weight is considerably higher than considered healthy for a certain size - doesn't just make arthritis worse, it actually increases the risk of getting some types of arthritis. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) note that one in three obese Americans have been diagnosed with arthritis - compared to one in five Americans in general.

An overweight couple getting exercise and walking outside

Thursday, May 4, 2017

What to do when joint pain becomes chronic

There are many different causes of joint pain - everything from arthritis to injury to disease such as gout. It's no wonder that joint pain is often a complaint for adults of any age. Common painful joints tend to be large ones like the knee, hip or shoulder but joint pain can affect any of the joints in your body. And as you get older, painful joints become more common. When joint pain lasts for several weeks or months it is classified as chronic joint pain and can interfere with your quality of life. There are treatments and therapies to manage joint pain and get you back to your normal lifestyle.

Man experiencing joint pain in his shoulder

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Family planning tips

Are you thinking about having a baby? There are some things you can do now to improve your odds of becoming pregnant and having a healthy pregnancy. Get your baby's life started on the best foot possible by following these family planning tips.

Husband & wife happily thinking about the future