This is a guest post by Dr. Anita Bennett MD with eDocAmerica.com.
Where did the year go? Every December, I ask myself this same question while thinking of all the things I wanted to accomplish, but didn’t. Sound familiar?
As I think about my goals, weight loss and improving my general health is at the top of the list. Here I go again. Every year the same goal. Don’t you hate that little voice in your head?
So often we overwhelm ourselves with a goal we really want by expecting too much too soon. Today, I’m sharing 3 tips I’m learning to make health, or other improvements, one step at a time!
Did you ever take a class in school that seemed too good to be true? My college had (and still has) one of the top-rated hospitality programs in the country. One of the courses offered was Beer & Wine Tasting. My degree was in psychology, but I needed a social credit and this counted...score!
We learned about the different regions, varietals, and even health benefits of wine. While it’s definitely true I received credit for this course, there are arguments on both sides of the table concerning the genuine health benefits of wine.
If I asked you to name your immediate family members, would you include a pet? We definitely think of our animals as part of the family. My dog, Shaka, is often the first living being I speak to each morning.
Perhaps this strong connection between pets and owners is why so many studies have popped up over the years to answer this question: are pets the key to living a healthier (and perhaps, longer) life?
This is a guest post by Dr. Val Jones who works with our Doctors Online partners at eDocAmerica.
Stool analysis can be helpful in diagnosing gastrointestinal disorders, but without laboratory testing, I would be hesitant to go too far with self-diagnosis. However, there are a few things that you may notice as a casual (adult) onlooker that could be medically important.
It’s almost Easter, for Peep’s sake! Growing up, we'd come home from church on Easter morning to a basket left by the Easter Bunny full of assorted candies, which always included those colorful marshmallow treats,
I LOVE Peeps! But, I also love staying healthy. You see, I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in 2008. While I have success in maintaining good blood glucose levels for long periods at a time, this was not always the case. Knowing the triggers is always top of mind.
Got the winter blues? Trouble sleeping at night? Can't find the sunshine even when the sun is out? You might need to check your Vitamin D levels!
About a year ago, I discovered my Vitamin D was "critically low." A simple bottle of Vitamin D3 from the local store and one week later, my symptoms had all subsided. Wow! Could it really be that simple?
Today, I'm sharing 3 things I learned from my Vitamin D deficiency journey...
Are you considering LASIK surgery? Maybe you've worn glasses or contacts for years, like me. I got glasses in the 2nd grade. Let me just say that 30+ years ago, the options for children's glasses all had one thing in common: oversized!
Now, I'm 8 years post-LASIK and reflecting on my tips to determine if it's right for you….
I was told by my doctor that I needed an MRI. He referred me to a facility that quoted me $3500.
I decided to check out the freshbenies Advocacy service and they were able to find me a facility that brought my cost down to $400.