By: Tanvi Maharaja October 21st to October 25th is National Health Education Week. Some things in life are so fundamental, it seems unnecessary to talk about them. Everyone seems to know how to remain healthy, right? The key factors of health: diet, exercise, sleep, psychosocial wellbeing, and lifestyle choices. The Solid Five! Pretty basic, right? … More National Health Education Week
By: Barbara Schwartz July 28 is World Hepatitis Day We have Memorial Day and Mothers’ Day. Fathers’ Day, July 4th, and Labor Day. Do we really need a Hepatitis Day in the middle of all our summer celebrations? Yes! Currently, scientists have identified Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E and there are only vaccinations … More What is World Hepatitis Day?
By: Barbara Schwartz I have had a headache. For two months. It wasn’t a migraine. Didn’t seem to be caused by allergies as anti-histamines didn’t help. It wasn’t crippling and usually wasn’t there first thing in the morning. But by noon, every day for two months, there it was—a slight ache, enough to aggravate me … More Letting Go
By: Barbara Schwartz My son graduated from college. Magna Cum Laude with Commonwealth and Departmental Honors. And I did everything I could to cut my arms out of the photos because I thought they looked flabby. My son earned a BS in chemistry with many awards and honors and I was worried that I looked … More Beauty Is More Than a Dress Size
By: Sandy Churchill Read Part 1 of From Deny-abetes to Slaying the Diabetic Dragon. Anger is a tough place to be because it feels like you are actively doing something but you are actually halted in action—like standing in a burst of flame and doing nothing to either escape or douse the blaze. I have been … More From Deny-abetes to Slaying the Diabetic Dragon (Part 2)
By: Sandy Churchill This has been a difficult week. Four doctors appointment in a row, one a day—like vitamins. A diabetic checkup and troubling infection, mammogram, ophthalmologist, and allergist appointment felt like a week-long tune-up that revealed some frustrating news. Blood sugars out of control again… or should I say “still.” The truth is there … More From Deny-abetes to Slaying the Diabetic Dragon (Part 1)
Contributed by a Guest Blogger As someone who has lived with a mental health disorder for many years, I have heard all manner of different myths and experienced the effects of these myths. Here are the top 3 myths that I hate: 1) Those with mental health issues can’t work or work as … More 3 Mental Health Myths
Article taken from “Winter 2018 Wellness Together with Signature“ Menstrual cycles vary from woman to woman. What’s a normal cycle? And what’s something you should get checked out? Here’s how to tell the difference. What’s Normal, What’s Not You count the length of your menstrual cycle from the first day of one period to the … More Are My Menstrual Cycles Normal?
By: Cheryl Maguire When you read the word PANDAS, you probably envisioned a cute, cuddly animal native to China. Unfortunately, there is nothing cute or cuddly about the acronym PANDAS which stands for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. The disorder was first identified in an article by Dr. Susan E. Swedo … More PANDAS Disorder Isn’t Cute or Cuddly
By: Keith Merlin, MD, Chief, Department of OBGYN Last month was ovarian cancer awareness month. This disease remains a serious illness for women everywhere. Sadly, we do not have a screening test to identify the disease early like we do with the Pap smear for cervical cancer. Unfortunately, routine use of blood tests such as the … More Do You Know Your Ovarian Cancer Risk?