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7 Common Health Concerns African Americans Should Monitor

By |2019-02-12T16:41:08+00:00February 12th, 2019|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

Several health disparities exist between African Americans and white Americans. Doctors are seeing diseases that you’d expect to see in older patients—heart disease, diabetes, stroke—in relatively young African Americans. While genetics may play a role in certain instances, socioeconomic factors have a significant impact on how African Americans are [...]

A Healthier You Involves More than Numbers on a Scale

By |2019-01-17T12:10:10+00:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , , |

It’s that time of the year again when we take stock of our lives and make goals for self-improvement. For many, these goals revolve around eating healthier and moving more. However, these resolutions are simply too vague to be effective, and most of us don’t have a support system [...]

Release, Restore, Relax (You deserve it)

By |2019-01-09T14:32:18+00:00January 9th, 2019|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Give yourself some self-love and experience the energizing effect of our newest mindful movement class: Release, Restore, Relax. You’ll loosen tight muscles, work on enhancing flexibility, and conclude with a luxurious, guided relaxation session. Release Program Activity: Use rolling techniques and tennis balls to release tight trigger points throughout [...]

Losing Your 2019 Resolution Resolve? 5 Tips to Get Back on Track!

By |2019-01-09T13:50:19+00:00January 9th, 2019|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

If you’re like most people, by February your New Year’s resolutions have fizzled out. It’s no wonder. The word itself (resolution) is loaded with expectation and pressure. Try a kinder, gentler approach to growth and change. Follow these five tips to reignite and sustain your efforts, not just for [...]

A Doctor Shares Her 11 Healthy Holiday Habits

By |2018-12-20T14:13:41+00:00December 20th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , , , , , |

By Nancy Peters, MD The holiday season can be magical … and sometimes it can produce stress and cause us to abandon the healthy habits that we’ve maintained the rest of the year. As a doctor, I am sadly not immune to the strains of the holiday season, but [...]

Battling Back: Early Physical Therapy Intervention Improves Low Back Pain—and Reduces Costs

By |2018-12-14T22:55:17+00:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

If you’re suffering from low back pain and are putting off clinical treatment, you may experience more pain—and higher medical costs—in the future. Approximately 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lives, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The [...]

The 12 Tips of Christmas: How to Cope with the Stress of the Holidays

By |2018-12-14T22:44:59+00:00December 13th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

While many look forward to the joy and merriment of the winter holiday season, for some, it can be overshadowed by a never-ending “to do” list, family drama, or loneliness. The holidays can heighten anxiety and depression, which can negatively impact your health by lowering your immune system and [...]

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