Boost your brain

Boost your brain

Everyone knows what to do to keep their heart healthy, but what about the brain? While much of the brain remains a mystery, there is a growing movement to find ways to unlock brain potential so we can live healthier, perform better and eventually delay diseases of the brain. “Take Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, there’s underlying brain degeneration going on for …

5 things you never knew about back pain

5 things you never knew about back pain

If you have back pain, others can relate: Half of Americans have back pain annually, and 80 percent will experience it at some point in their lives, according to the American Chiropractic Association. But there are still many truths about back pain that aren’t understood. Here are five things you may not know. It doesn’t mean you need to stretch …

Know the warning signs of declining health

Know the warning signs of declining health

Thanks to advances in nutrition and medicine we’re living longer into our golden years. The number of Americans older than 100 increased almost 44 percent between 2000 to 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, circumstances can change quickly for older Americans. A fall can leave a previously self-sufficient senior requiring constant care. Small physical or …

Why thin people can still have high cholesterol

Why thin people can still have high cholesterol

Heart disease and excess fat seem to go hand and hand: If you’re overweight, you could be at risk for heart problems and high cholesterol. But did you know that you could have high cholesterol even if you’re thin? It’s a common misconception about cholesterol, that you have to be overweight to worry about it, according to the American Heart …

Expectant moms may face more health issues if their baby’s a girl

Expectant moms may face more health issues if their baby’s a girl

When Melissa Fox was pregnant with her son, Falcon, now 3 years old, she had no issues with her asthma and allergies. But that all changed during her pregnancy with her now 3-month-old daughter Wren. She often found herself short of breath, was taking daily allergy medication and had to rely on an inhaler. Why the difference? New research suggests …

Heart Health: Resources to keep you informed

Heart Health: Resources to keep you informed

When it comes to matters of the heart, where is the best information to be found? First and foremost: Physicians who specialize. But what about just general information to keep up with changing medications, therapies, diets, nutritional benefits and warning signs? What sources can be trusted to provide accurate, thorough information? An obvious first step is to seek out the …