Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

What Teens Should Expect From Doctors, Part 2

Friday, May 25, 2012 9:44 Comments Off

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.

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What Teens Should Expect From Doctors, Part 1

Friday, May 25, 2012 9:40 Comments Off

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 […]

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Arthritis in the Workplace, Part 2

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 10:08 Comments Off

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.

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Arthritis in the Workplace, Part 1

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 10:05 Comments Off

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.

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Healthy Diet Reduces Risk for Heart Disease

Friday, April 13, 2012 12:04 Comments Off

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 […]

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Recipe Makeovers

Friday, April 6, 2012 5:32 Comments Off

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, […]

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Mothers Raising Daughters

Thursday, March 29, 2012 6:57 Comments Off

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.

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Heart Disease Risk Different for Adolescents

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 4:50 Comments Off

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 […]

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It’s Never Too Late To Quit

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 5:42 Comments Off

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 […]

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Promotion & Advertising

Friday, January 27, 2012 7:11 Comments Off

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 […]

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