Health

Making Spring Break Active and Fun During a Pandemic

Kids are out of school for Spring Break soon so it’s important to start planning what you’re going to do with your kids that is fun, active and safe during a global pandemic. It’s going to be different this year but you can still make it memorable! Be proactive and creative to assure your Spring […]

Taking Your Health and Fitness One Day at a Time

Are the choices you’re making today moving you closer to the results you want tomorrow? There are certain things that those who are successful at achieving their fitness goals do on a regular basis. If you’d like to succeed at improving your health and fitness, try committing to this approach: Find your WHY: You’ve heard […]

Dance Into Fitness

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul”  – Martha Graham Share, a local shelter that provides housing, food and resources to those in need in our community is hosting a virtual fundraiser on April 23rd. The theme is “There is no business like Share business” and has community leaders producing dances and skits from […]

Massage Guns Help Ease Aches and Pains

Massage guns can be a game changer for runners and athletes of all sorts and are used regularly by sports therapists to help keep professional level athletes performing at a high level. How do they work? They deliver a percussive vibration therapy to soft tissue and can ease sore and tight muscles. Massage guns function […]

Heart Health

February is a great month to remind ourselves of the importance of cardiovascular fitness and heart health. Regular cardio exercise is critical for the strength of your heart, the regulation of blood pressure and blood cholesterol, the management of stress and depression, brain health and the prevention of weight gain and obesity. A solid cardio […]

Simple Ways to Detox Your System

After a period of indulgent living, many people will feel the need to reset and detoxify their system. Detoxification is a process of nourishing, resting and cleansing our body from the inside out. Our body holds the ability to naturally detoxify, however, often may need a little help. If you feel lethargic, bloated, sluggish, have […]

Yoga at Home

We could all use a little more yoga in our lives, both for our physical and mental health. Yoga, which means “to join or yoke together,” is a system that dates back more than 5000 years. It is a form of physical exercise or postures, controlled breathing, and meditation, which brings the body and mind […]

Focus on the CAN not the CAN’T

There are so many things we can’t do right now due to COVID and that can easily get you down. Rick Hansen, a famous Canadian, can teach us a valuable lesson to help us cope with everything going on in the world right now. Rick was in a terrible car accident when he was 16 […]

Rethinking Holiday Weight Gain

Most people gain weight during the holidays and it’s understandable. We are typically consuming more indulging, caloric-rich foods and drinks. We may be stressed with so much to get done. We may not be moving as much because it’s colder and darker. It’s not uncommon for people to put on 10 pounds during the holiday […]

2021 Reset

If there’s one thing that 2020 taught us, it’s the importance of overall health. Most people gain a bit of weight during the holidays and add in a global pandemic and a lockdown with people eating more and participating in less physical activity, it’s easy to see why people might be ready for a reset […]

Study: Common class of drugs linked to increased risk of dementia

A new study found the use of a common class of drugs is associated with an increased risk of dementia – even when taken 20 years before a dementia diagnosis. The international research team from the United States, United Kingdom and Ireland analyzed more than 27 million prescriptions for anticholinergic drugs. They compared those prescriptions […]

Report: Clark County has higher rates of female, young doctors

While Clark County has more physicians and more primary care providers per 100,000 than the state average, it lags behind in several specialties and psychiatry, according to a new report by the state Office of Financial Management. Clark County also has a higher rate of female physicians per 100,000 people and has the youngest median […]

Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak continues to grow

Want to avoid E. coli? Better stay away from chopped romaine lettuce. The number of people sickened in a multistate E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has climbed to 53 people in 16 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC is recommending people don’t eat any store-bought chopped romaine […]

WSU researchers study effects of pot on depression, anxiety

Researchers at Washington State University have confirmed what medical marijuana users have been saying for years: Smoking pot helps with anxiety, stress and depression. The WSU researchers looked at how self-reported levels of stress, anxiety and depression were affected by smoking different strains and quantities of cannabis at home. They concluded that smoking cannabis can […]

Research shows marijuana ends up in breast milk

New research shows that a marijuana compound ends up in mom’s breast milk, but the exact consequences of that are still unclear. Research published this month in Obstetrics and Gynecology looked at marijuana use among eight women in Colorado, where recreational marijuana is legal. The women were between two and five months postpartum and were […]

Survey: Young women don’t see STD risk

While more than half of young women are sexually active, more than 85 percent of those who are do not believe they are at risk for chlamydia or gonorrhea, according to a new report. Quest Diagnostics surveyed thousands of young women 15 to 24 years old, their mothers and primary care and OB/GYN providers about […]

Surgeon general urges people to carry opioid antidote

In an effort to combat the opioid’s crisis, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams says more Americans should be carrying the overdose antidote naloxone. Adams released a public health advisory Thursday, recommending more people carry the medication that is already carried by many first responders. Individuals, including family, friends and those who are personally at […]

Poll: Majority will buy own health plan, even without mandate

The vast majority of people say they will continue to buy their own health insurance, even without an individual mandate requiring they do so, according to a new poll. The March Kaiser Health Tracking Poll surveyed non-group health plan enrollees about the individual mandate and their health coverage. As part of the Republican tax plan […]

Medical costs still preventing people from visiting doctor

In the past year, 44 percent of people report skipping a visit to the doctor when they were sick or injured because of the cost of being seen. And about 40 percent say they skipped a recommended medical test or procedure because of the cost, according to a new national poll. The survey, conducted by […]

Study: Thousands of children injured in hoverboard falls

New research reveals that nearly 27,000 children and teens were treated at hospital emergency departments for injuries sustained while riding hoverboards during the first two years of sales. Researchers analyzed 2015-16 injury data among children younger than 18 and found that injuries were most common among 12-year-old boys. The body parts most often injured are […]

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