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Coronavirus: What’s It All About?
The frontline of the “war of 2019-2020” is being waged in hospitals and emergency rooms all around our country. Rumors abound about the novel coronavirus, which has been named Covid-19. It’s important to have accurate, up-to-date information so that you can navigate this unprecedented situation. Never before in history has the entire world effectively and voluntarily shut down to the extent it has this year. Yet nothing in history has killed more people than infectious disease. That the world was not prepared for this new virus has become evident, even though scientists across the globe knew we were due for a pandemic.
What’s the Difference Between MRI and X-ray?
You’re in pain. Your knee (or your back or your shoulder or your hip) hurts and you’re wondering if it’s something bad. Or maybe that headache won’t go away and your doctor can’t tell you what’s causing it. X-rays can image your bones, but what if the problem is in the soft tissue of your body (like your brain)?
The Nervous New Mom: Postpartum Anxiety
by Susannah Wollman Congratulations! You’ve had a baby and life will never be the same. You look at that tiny miracle in your arms and know you could never love anyone in quite the same way you do this wonderful, incredible new person. And you made her! This...
Warning: Heart Attack! Signs, symptoms, and what to do.
By Susannah Wollman Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States experiences a heart attack. Every. Forty. Seconds. Are you next? According to the American Heart Association, 720,000 people each year have first-time heart attacks. Another 335,000 people suffer...
Fad Diets vs. Healthy Eating Plans
by Susannah Wollman Part 2: Start Eating Healthy How to eat healthy and lose weight In Part 1 we looked at yo-yo dieting and the rebound weight syndrome. Now we are going to talk about fad diets and healthy eating plans designed to help you lose weight and keep it...
Resolved: Stop the Fads and Lose the Weight This Year
by Susannah Wollman Part 1: Get rid of the yo-yo As though an attempt was being made to make it sound less dangerous, sometimes this phenomenon is called “weight cycling,” which actually sounds like a good thing, right? It’s not. The fact remains that...
Have a Healthy New Year—Tips for Budgeting Health Expenses
By Susannah Wollman Planning for a Healthy New Year Figuring out what you need to plan for health-wise is a life stage consideration. Depending on your age and your particular genetic make-up, you may need check-ups or not. What about insurance? Every healthcare plan...
Is it a cold or the flu? Know when to see the doctor.
By Susannah Wollman “I hurt all over. My stomach’s upset and I have a headache. I must have the flu.” But do you really? Every year the flu takes on new characteristics, but those new traits are actually more about the variant rather than symptoms. The influenza virus...
Great Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating
By Susannah Wollman Now that holiday decorations are up everywhere, there’s one more place to decorate that can help you avoid overeating this year. Decorate your plate! What? Yes! Here’s how: If you’re the host, shop smart. Don’t go shopping at peak hours when...
Alzheimer’s Update: What 2019 Has Revealed About the Disease
By Susannah Wollman Alzheimer’s disease continues its progress across an aging population in the United States. While medical science can help us live longer, we are seeing new problems as we age. So what’s new on the research front? Here’s what we’ve learned about...