According to some polls, nearly 50% of all adults in the U.S. are experiencing some form or 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.
Whether it’s your first baby or your sixth, pregnancy and welcoming a brand-new baby into your home brings on a rollercoaster of emotions — from excitement to nervousness and from joy to exhaustion. This journey can take a toll on your body and your mind.
As the world continues to face the most wide-spread health crisis in more than 100 years, we’re finding heroes in some unexpected places. Businesses are setting aside profits and competition to band together to offer solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Across the world, people are coming together to minimize the spread of COVID-19. If you are healthy and have extra time on your hands, think about how you can give back to your community while protecting your health.
Physically distancing ourselves from one another plays a crucial role in limiting the spread and effects of COVID-19. However, the term “social distancing” — or voluntarily limiting physical contact with other people — doesn’t have to mean isolation or loneliness.
A few months ago, you had your routine down. You could sail through your day on autopilot, with hardly a thought as to how to fill your time. But over the last several weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought everyone’s routine to a screeching halt. So, now what?
If you need some encouragement to get back in the kitchen this year, we’re here to help. We’ve assembled a list of kitchen tools that help make your food prep a little easier, a little healthier and a little bit more fun.
With so many options, it can be challenging to determine which health resources and information are trustworthy. Finding reliable health information can be a daunting task for anyone looking to improve their health or newly diagnosed patients and caregivers looking for specific information about a condition.
Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States? Celebrate American Heart Month this February by making small, impactful changes in your everyday life to promote a heart-healthy lifestyle.
How much do you know about your heart health? After all, heart disease only happens to your elderly neighbor or to your fried food-loving uncle, right? Or do you know the real truth – that heart disease can affect people of any age, even those who eat right?
The start of a New Year often comes with new goals. Whether you’re resolving to be healthier, kinder or more fit this year, these easy tips will have you proactively thinking about daily self-improvement and not just if the scale will weigh in your favor.
The demand for more efficient healthcare processes and better patient care continues to increase as our world population grows and patients require technologies that better reflect the way we live today. Learn about the healthcare trends that will help bring these needed changes in the new year.
Most of us know that the holidays can mean unwanted weight gain. You may have even heard that the average person gains 5-9 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. But a study published by the New England Journal of Medicine in 2018 indicated that in fact, most Americans gain 0.2% over Thanksgiving and 0.4% over Christmas — which amounts to about a pound on average during the holidays. Of course, even just one pound is significant if it happens every year and no efforts are made to lose the weight. But read on for other interesting numbers about the holidays and your health.
More than one out of three of us will be traveling at some point during the holidays. Whether we plan to go by car or plane, remembering these easy tips will help make the trip a little healthier and more enjoyable.
Does it seem that selecting the right gift for everyone on your list is more challenging every year? Why not pick a theme of healthy gifts this year? Check out these fun options and you’re sure to find something for everyone of all ages.
The holidays are a time for big family get-togethers, favorite family recipes, and retelling of favorite memories from days past. But, it’s also a time for reflection and remembrance of lost loved ones.
From the way we get information and entertainment to the way we connect with others and manage our homes, rapid advances in technology affect nearly every aspect of our lives. But the impact technology has had on healthcare isn’t just life-changing, it’s life-saving. Leading-edge treatments that improve outcomes, diagnostic tools that allow for earlier and more accurate diagnoses, and robotic-assisted surgeries that reduce pain and recovery time are all examples of how technology continues to improve the standard of patient care.
Diagnostic Radiologist Samuel Dawn, MD, shares his expertise on lung cancer screening. Dr. Dawn has been with El Camino Health for more than 10 years and has undergone specialty training in thoracic imaging and now practices as a diagnostic radiologist.
Our Heart-Healthy Video Series features quick and easy recipes that are full of flavor but light on sodium and saturated fats. Some are seafood based and some are vegetarian, but all are delicious. The series was funded by a grant from El Camino Health Foundation.
The skies are dazzling blue. The farm stands are overflowing with apples and the vineyards are turning red and gold. Fall is a beautiful season here in the Bay Area, but it does come with a few health challenges — from dry skin to Seasonal Affective Disorder. These reminders should help you stay healthy in the coming months.
The topic of GMOs can be confusing and certainly is hotly debated. As with any topic, the goal is to look at the facts and understand both sides of the issue. With an open minded investigation, you can make a personal choice about GMOs.
Flakey, dry skin. Red splotchy patches. That itch that you can’t stop scratching. We’ve all experienced the side effects of common skin disorders. But do you know what they’re called and — more importantly — how to treat them?
Recreational cannabis use in California is legal only for people age 21 and older, but many younger people use it as well. That raises questions about how marijuana affects adolescents, and parents are understandably concerned.
Depression is a prevalent condition in today's world. Some reports estimate 15-20% of the global population, or 1.1 billion people, have some form of mental illness (2016 population data). 2-6% of global population or 268 million people suffer from depression.
With so much information online, it can be difficult to know the best way to care for your health and nutrition. You can start by taking some small steps to introduce healthier eating habits into your daily life.
Chances are you don’t often think about the health of your bones. And you may not think that osteoporosis is something to worry about until you’re much older. But now – during your child bearing years – is exactly when you should be taking steps to protect your bones, and keep them strong and healthy as you age.
The last week in February is Eating Disorders Awareness Week, which aims to shed greater light on the growing prevalence of eating disorders and encourage those who may be struggling to seek treatment.