Health Blog

How to Use Every Bit of Your Pumpkin

A good way to get your money’s worth in addition to being earth-friendly and reducing your food waste is to use as much of your food as possible. When we buy a pumpkin with the intent to carve it for a spooky jack-o-lantern we don’t always have a use for all the other parts. Here Read More

Grief After Losing a Pregnancy or Baby

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Here are some tips and resources to use to help cope with your loss. What is grief? Grief is the feelings you experience after the loss of a loved one or someone close to you. How do I deal with grief from the loss of my pregnancy/baby? Read More

6 Weight Loss Tips to FIT into your Schedule!

Your doctor tells you to lose weight. And you already know this, but it isn’t easy. The following statements may seem obvious, but they can work for you if you commit to a few: IF YOU DON’T BUY IT, YOU CAN’T EAT IT: Well duh! But it’s true. If it is not available in your Read More

Back to School: How to Avoid Backpack Injuries

Thousands of children each year suffer from a variety of backpack related injuries including back and neck pain, shoulder pain, muscle strains and spasms, nerve damage and headaches. These conditions are preventable with just a few quick tips: Check Weight: The total weight of the load should not exceed more than 10% of the child’s body Read More

Dealing with Burnout

Have you ever felt like you are running out of energy for life? I’m not talking about being tired after a long day, needing space after arguing with someone, getting stressed about bills, or worrying about what your boss thinks of you. I’m referring to a form of fatigue that creeps in slowly over time, Read More

The Importance of an Annual Preventive Visit

Most people think about going to their primary care provider’s office when they are sick, but did you know it’s also recommended to visit your health center, on average, once per year when you are healthy? This is commonly called a “yearly physical” or “annual preventive visit.” The goal of this visit is to promote Read More

Eyes on Digital Devices

Did you know that digital devices can negatively affect your vision? On average, Americans spend seven or more hours a day looking at their screens. Digital devices give off a high energy blue light that can contribute to many eye-related problems. This overexposure to blue light can lead to sleep problems, blurred vision, eye strain, Read More

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a condition where the body is unable to maintain normal levels of blood glucose using a hormone known as insulin. Currently, more than 100 million people in the U.S. are diabetic or prediabetic. If this trend continues, almost 1 in every 3 people will have this condition (Centers for Disease Control Read More

Understanding Health Literacy

Are you confident you can compare premiums and deductibles to find the best health insurance plan for you and your family? Can you use a nutrition label to calculate how many grams of sugar are in a bowl of your breakfast cereal? Are you able to locate the medical services you need, when you need Read More

Protect Our Species: Earth Day 2019

Earth Day is approaching and presents an opportunity to celebrate nature and show it some much needed love by participating in environmental action. As many of us may be busy on April 22, here are a few options for environmental action during downtime or on breaks throughout the day. Energy conservation: Be mindful to turn Read More