Health News Archive

23 Jun 2014

In Praise of Geriatric Nurses

Last year my grandmother had to move to assisted living. Needless to say, she was reluctant to go. At 88, she had been living on her own for over 40 years. She liked her privacy and was
23 Jun 2014

Coping with Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that typically develops in the lungs or abdominal organs. Associated with symptoms like painful cough, shortness of breath and fatigue, this illness can have a devastating impact on both physical
19 Jun 2014

A few things you need to know about health insurance for your family

In 2012, the number of uninsured Americans was around 46 million. That is a slightly lower, but statistically insignificant difference from the previous year’s uninsured numbers. That puts the total uninsured at about 15.4% of the total
28 May 2014

Oscar Winner Proves There are Good Reasons to Get Breast Implants

Oscar winning actress, Angelina Jolie, bravely admitted to the world that she underwent breast augmentation after losing both her breasts in a double mastectomy. The news dominated headlines because many people hadn’t heard of such a thing
14 May 2014

Do You Have an Elderly Relative Who is Dying? Strategies for Coping and Growing

There are really no words to adequately explain all the emotions that come with knowing a loved one is in the process of dying, and then the actual death itself. While the passing of the elderly does
22 Apr 2014

Fitness and Diabetes: What You Need to Know

If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, your doctor has probably recommended weight loss as a means of lessening symptoms and reducing the risk of complications. And we all know that, in addition to diet, exercise is a
22 Apr 2014

Five Important Things to Know Before You Hit The Gym

Are you still on track with your New Year’s resolution to lose a few pounds? Have you looked in the mirror lately and told yourself now is the time to start working out? Or is it a
11 Apr 2014

Mindfulness: How to Fight Back Against Stress and Anxiety

We hear it all the time: “stress is just a part of life.” While it is certainly true that an adult life is, often, a stressful one, there is no reason to simply swallow all of that
3 Apr 2014

Making My Outside Match My Inside

Making My Outside Match My Inside This is the part that’s going to make you hate me: I’ve never really struggled with my weight. At 35, I’m sure I’m about to (this metabolism has to slow down