Health

Understanding Exercise Science to Improve Your Health

Often when you know better, you can do better. It’s easier to stick to workouts and nutrition plans when you understand the process and what’s happening before you even start to see results.  Our bodies are impressive machines. It is incredible to consider some of the adaptations that occur once you start exercising and eating […]

Should You Increase Your Protein Intake?

With the abundance of protein shakes, bars, powders and other protein products filling the shelves at grocery stores, it’s clear that there is an increased focus on assuring we’re all getting enough protein. It is true that protein is extremely important with its primary function to build and repair tissues, including muscles, ligaments, and tendons. […]

Copy and Paste for Fitness & Health

Sticking to a health, fitness and nutrition program is challenging, but it may be easier than you think. Researchers Katy Milkman and Angela Duckworth, authors of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, found through a recent study that copying healthy habits from people you’re closest to works better than researching random advice and trying […]

Tackle Nutrition Confusion

Let’s face it, nutrition is confusing.  Some experts advocate for the scientifically proven benefits of a strict vegan diet, others commit to different levels of vegetarianism, some promote the importance of a high-protein diet including meats and dairy, others preach of the benefits of a keto approach, some swear by intermittent fasting, some eat starchy […]

Hip Mobility for Health

Weak hips are associated with back and knee issues. If your hips aren’t strong and effectively able to stabilize your pelvis while walking, running or playing sports, your knees and back will often suffer. With that said, hip mobility and flexibility are just as important. If your hips are tight, that is also associated with […]

Shadow Boxing for Health

Boxing gyms focused on fitness versus getting in the ring are popping up across the country. Boxing provides numerous benefits including cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, agility, stress relief and a boost to your confidence and self-esteem. When you box you feel hard-core, invincible and better able to tackle any challenge that comes your […]

Build Your Bones

Bone density decreases at a rate of 1% per year after the age of 35 and bones can become brittle, porous and weak. For a woman, the first 5 to 10 years after menopause, annual bone loss increases further to average 2% loss per year. Although women suffer from osteoporosis to a far greater magnitude […]

Stretch to Move Better

As we get older, we tend to get tighter. Our connective tissue becomes more rigid and that affects our mobility and can increase aches and pains throughout our body. Many will then decide to take up Yoga, but if you’re exceptionally tight, Yoga can often be uncomfortable and a struggle. Those who are often very […]

Options When You Can’t Do Lunges & Squats

Most diehard gym enthusiasts resort to lunges and squats to train their lower body. However, many new exercisers may find these exercises too challenging and may even experience knee pain when attempting to perform them. Without the ability to lunge or squat though, you will lose the ability to climb stairs, get out of a […]

Standing Core

Most people work their core from the floor performing crunches, sit-ups, planks and other variations. The core is extremely important because it’s the foundation for all your movements. When your core is strong that strength radiates out to your extremities allowing you to perform activities of daily living better and enjoy enhanced sports performance. If […]

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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