A monthly breast self-exam is another tool women have in conjunction with annual mammograms to find cancers early and improve survival rates. You use your hands and eyes to detect any changes in the look and feel of your breasts. Not a replacement for annual mammograms, it is still valuable to be familiar with the normal consistencies of your breast. When cancer is detected early, the chances of survival are much improved. Let us go through how to perform a monthly breast exam.
This summer we have wholeheartedly welcomed the warm days of summer, and we’re ready to get out there! In our haste to enjoy vacations, trips to the beach, and just being outside in the parks and backyard, don’t forget about your summer health and safety guide to protect you and your family.
Protein fuels our energy and carries oxygen throughout our body in our blood. Even more importantly in today’s world with COVID 19, it helps to create immunity via antibodies to fight off infections and illnesses while keeping our cells healthy enough to create new ones. With all that in mind, how much protein do you need to maximize your health?
Those with diabetes are quite familiar about how it affects their blood sugar, their kidneys, and their eyes and heart. Unfortunately, many are not aware of how diabetes can affect their joints until they are faced with an orthopedic problem.
It is a lesser known consequence of diabetes, and at that point many begin to ask: how can diabetes affect my bone and joint health?
Regardless of our age, we should all see a doctor on a regular basis for preventative care and a way to develop a baseline for our health. Sometimes there are glaring signs you should see a doctor in addition to those regular visits. Here are 6 of those signs.
Everyone knows to see their primary care doctor if they have fever and a sore throat. That’s an easy call. How often you should visit your primary care physician is another matter. There is no set answer, nor timetable for everyone, but there are some guidelines.
If you are feeling sad, you are not alone. Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a common condition with a specific seasonal pattern. With less sunshine in fall and winter, many succumb and find themselves depressed. Thankfully, there are some effective ways to cope with Seasonal Affective Disorder, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are approaching the holidays and it is a time of camaraderie, celebrations, and love. At the same time it can be detrimental to our health, lead to depression, and leave us feeling guilty if we over indulge. Make a plan now, and consider these tips to enjoy a safe and healthy holiday season.
We are in the midst of a pandemic and there is no doubt COVID-19 has everyone on edge and fearful for themselves and their loved ones. Economic worries, health concerns, and not knowing when it will end can all add up to emotional distress. Mental health and COVID-19 can be as problematic as the disease itself. Continue reading “Your Mental Health And COVID-19”
The Arthritis Foundation tells us 27 million Americans suffer from OA, and it’s the most common condition of the joints. If you have osteoarthritis, we don’t have to tell you about the stiffness and discomfort, nor do we need to cite the loss of mobility. If you are beginning to feel joint stiffness, pay attention to these 7 ways to protect your joints and prevent osteoarthritis.