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.