Health

Play Pickleball to Get Fit

Pickleball uses a paddle and plastic ball and is a game that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping pong. It is currently the fastest growing sport in the USA with good reason as there are so many health benefits to playing. Benefits of Pickleball Social Pickleball is very social. Friends and family of all […]

Runners Must Strengthen Their Hips

Many people start a running program in January to help achieve their resolutions to get in shape. The unfortunate result is many will soon experience knee pain.  There is an important relationship between hip strength and knee pain, which is why runners who experience chronic knees issues are often prescribed hip strengthening exercises. Strong hips […]

Move Every Day, Without Exception!

If you want to improve your overall health, you need to commit to moving your body every day. You need to get into the habit of being active daily. Without exception, you wake up each morning knowing you’ll do something physical. That doesn’t mean you have to crush your cross-fit workout every day, but you […]

Do The Things to Create The Results!

Last week, we discussed the importance of setting your intentions for 2022 and establishing structure to assure you manifest those ambitions. It is clear that setting goals is not enough. People set goals all the time and never achieve them. In fact, they set the same goals repeatedly with no success. So, if you’d like […]

Setting Your Intentions For 2022

Typically, at the end of a calendar year, people will look back at the previous year and assess the highs and lows, the accomplishments they’ve achieved and the things they wanted to do, but never got around to. Generally, we’ll examine aspects of our lives that we’d like to do better next year and establish […]

Festive & Healthy Holidays

During the holidays, we can get so busy decorating the house inside and out, getting cards sent out to family and friends, finding the perfect gifts for loved ones, attending parties, cooking, baking, hosting dinners, and entertaining guests that the last thing on our minds is our exercise program. With that said, if you’ve worked […]

Preparing for Winter Sports

The weather is getting cold and snow is accumulating on the mountains. For winter sports enthusiasts, this means downhill skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, snowshoeing and sledding is in our near future!     Since winter sports are such a blast, many of us forget that these are intense activities requiring muscle strength and endurance, cardiovascular fitness, power, […]

Kegel Your Way to Better Health

An inability to control urine flow when you age can be a socially embarrassing problem that can be managed. Stress incontinence or the loss of urine when you cough, sneeze, laugh, or jump is a result of the weakening of your pelvic floor muscles – part of your core.  A plan of action that you […]

Are You Exercising Too Much?

Many exercisers make the mistake of working out so hard that when they are finished, they are completely exhausted. They may go home or take a nap. Some may reduce their overall activity for the day so that by the end of the day, they may have actually expended less energy than they would have […]

Fit For a Thanksgiving Feast

Halloween candy wrappings are still scattered around the house and already, Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Holiday feasts in the USA often involve an all-out gorge with everyone retreating to the couch after dinner feeling bloated and about to burst. It’s enough to challenge the willpower of even the most-disciplined, fitness enthusiast. The good […]

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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