With our screen time on the rise, we're being exposed to more blue light than ever before. But what is blue light — and how can it affect your health? Plus, can blue light filtering glasses really help?
As California takes gradual steps to re-open, many counties are loosening restrictions, allowing for fitness centers and gyms to cautiously open their doors. You may be wondering, is it even safe to re-enter the gym? And if I choose to go, is there anything else I can do to protect myself?
Most of us — especially seniors — have felt isolated at times during the past year. It’s important to not only take care of ourselves physically, but also mentally, as many of us wait to be reunited with friends and loved ones.
It’s natural to turn toward food in times of heightened emotions. Eating can provide a distraction, offer comfort, and even lift your mood. We use food to embrace culture, celebrate occasions, care for ourselves, and connect with others. Eating is inherently emotional and a normal part of the human experience.
If there’s one thing we know in healthcare it’s this: The sooner we can act against illness or injury, the better the outcomes are likely to be. That’s why we vaccinate our children, visit the dentist, and get mammograms, prostate exams, colonoscopies, and flu shots. And that’s why it’s worth understanding what the path to drug or alcohol addiction looks like. Ideally, we want to be able to act on addiction before it causes irrevocable damage.
Whether it’s your favorite dessert, person or place, so many things can make you happy. But have you ever thought about what it is that’s actually bringing you joy? “Feel good” hormones such as dopamine, serotonin and endorphins are the players behind why we feel such emotions.
We now have two vaccines. In a remarkable race against time, drug makers Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna have both produced a COVID-19 two-dose shot, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
With the many carb-loaded sides that typically accompany Thanksgiving dinner, you may be looking for something a bit more nutritious (yet still delicious). While it may sound simple, when paired with the right seasonings, roasted vegetables can become your new favorite side dish — not just for Thanksgiving, but all year long.
When you or your loved one is sick, it can sometimes be difficult to decide which healthcare provider to see. Should you go to your primary care physician? Or to an urgent care facility or emergency room? And what about the coronavirus? Is it safer just to stay home and wait to get care later?
September is Healthy Aging Month; and in honor, we’ve compiled a few tips about keeping your brain healthy while aging gracefully. Practicing good brain health is crucial for all ages, and studies show that we can prevent or delay the onset of cognitive decline by modifying certain lifestyle factors.
More and more of us are adapting to new realities and altering our lifestyles accordingly. These changes to our daily routines take time to get used to and are challenging for all of us. We hope you find these tips for looking after ourselves useful.
We still have a lot to learn about the COVID-19 virus. Immunity after an infection is still an unknown, including how long it will last? Will a vaccine be effective against all strains of the virus? Why are some, seemingly healthy young people, experiencing life-threatening condition(s) following an infection while others are completely free of symptoms?
We all know how important regular exercise is for staying healthy and reducing the risk of many diseases. Physical activity is good for your body, but the mental and emotional benefits are equally important.
It takes time and effort to keep long-lasting health issues like diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease under control. So, if you’ve been successfully tackling a chronic condition, you’re to be commended. But don’t stop now.
Spending time outside is a great way to increase your family's level of physical activity. But before you hit the beach, pool, or backyard, make sure you're aware of this sun safety advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
California has been in quarantine for some time now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many activities have been switched to virtual, including doctor visits. Using computers and cellphones to complete a doctor visit is referred to "virtual medicine” or “telemedicine."
As restrictions loosen, stores and businesses re-open, and you start to resume many of your pre-pandemic activities, it’s important to keep your home safe. Implementing a new “coming home” routine might seem like a time-consuming nuisance, but taking a few steps to ensure your home is safe and clean is worth the effort.
According to some polls, nearly 50% of all adults in the U.S. are experiencing some form of stress or anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic. But many experts, including those at the CDC think that number could be even higher. And, those numbers don’t include children, who are being impacted at levels at least as high as the adults.