Archive for the ‘Health’ Category
Don’t forget something important: talking with your parents. Parents understand a lot more than you might think. Tell them your healthcare needs are changing. Tell them you want to be more involved in your own care. Show them this column.
If you’re like most teens, you avoid going to the doctor like the plague. Sure, you go for minor illnesses and sports physicals but steer clear of the doctor’s exam room if you can. If that sounds familiar, you might be surprised to learn how much healthcare you’re missing. In fact, the American Medical Association […]
The Small Business Administration Office (SBA) offers help in starting a business. Its Handicapped Assistance Loan (HAL-2) program provides business loans to qualified disabled individuals. In addition, the SBA and many adult education programs offer guidance and classes on owning a business.
Arthritis, which affects nearly 43 million Americans, is the leading cause of disability in the United States. It costs the economy an estimated $65 billion annually in lost productivity and medical expenses.
A diet low in fat and high in fruits and vegetables has been known to reduce risk factors for heart disease such as blood pressure and cholesterol, but new findings, published in the August 22nd issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, have shown the benefits of a healthy diet on an alternate […]
Do you have a favorite recipe that you don’t use anymore because it’s “not good for you?” The staff of the WholeHealthMD.com Healing Kitchen may be able to help. They specialize in recipe makeovers — redesigning some of your favorite dishes to cut the fat, cholesterol and calories while keeping the flavor you crave. Sometimes, […]
My teen-age daughter started high school last month and hit a wall. Nothing seems to work for her at the moment — not the hours, the environment or the workload.
Unlike the relationship between coronary heart disease (CHD) and inactivity for adults, CHD risk for adolescents depends more on weight than on activity level. A study published in Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise (Vol. 33 No. 2) noted that, while CHD risk in adults is directly related to aerobic fitness, in children and […]
Some people who have smoked for many years feel as though they are too old to get the benefits of quitting smoking. They feel that the damage cigarettes have done to their body, is irreversible and that there is no sense in quitting. Well, a recently published study in the British Medical Journal shows just […]
Where do you advertise your program once it’s available? * Gynecologist’s offices * Chiropractor’s offices * Health food stores * Libraries * Supermarkets * Newspaper “weeklies” * A special invitation to your members * Signs and posters throughout the facility * Offer a free flower (have the kids in your nursery make them) to all […]