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New Year’s Resolutions

POSTED ON December 8, 2017

We’ve all made new year’s resolutions towards our health only to end up not going through with them. Making a resolution does not mean you would be setting yourself up for failure. Sometimes, the best change we can make comes first from the baby steps we take in the beginning that later help push us

Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week

POSTED ON November 30, 2017

Beginning tomorrow on December 1st is Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week. Do you know someone who was recently diagnosed? Maybe they often visit a GI specialist but you don’t have a clue what a GI specialist does. Maybe your friend has been opting out on indulging in foods and drinks you used to normally enjoy

Altus National Diabetes Awareness

POSTED ON October 31, 2017

While most people associate the summer with eating right and getting fit, the fall is even more so the time to stay on track with a balanced diet and exercise routine. That is because November is National Diabetes Awareness month. Did you know that over 29 million people in the United States alone have diabetes?

Breast Cancer Awareness Facts

POSTED ON September 29, 2017

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we are happy to participate in raising awareness! Breast cancer is a disease that affects all of us in different ways. While there isn’t a cure for cancer, there is a great deal of awareness we should all be knowledgeable of. These are some of the facts that

Pain Awareness Month: What to Expect and How to Help

POSTED ON September 11, 2017

Pain. It’s something we feel from a young age and throughout our lives in various ways. But no matter what hurts, the way we experience and manage pain is a unique and personal story, no matter the symptoms or diagnosis. Unfortunately, while pain is a common sensation that translates to every part of the world,

6 Ways to Improve Spine Health

POSTED ON August 30, 2017

Since grade school, it’s been ingrained into us that poor posture would lead to spinal problems in our adult years. Who knew are parents and teachers were right? Doctors! Numerous studies support good posture being one of the easiest ways to keep your spine healthy. A healthy spine is vital for flexibility and optimum protection

The Most Common Reasons For Breast Reduction Surgery

POSTED ON August 10, 2017

Within the past year, a lot of notable women from varied career paths have vocalized their reasons for undergoing breast reduction surgery. In 2016, 61,546 procedures were done for breast reductions among reconstructive patients only. This kind of plastic surgery is intended to correct a dysfunction  or improve the function and appearance of a body

Eating Chocolate Could Lower Your Risk of AFib

POSTED ON July 1, 2017

There have been numerous studies to prove the various cardiovascular benefits of eating moderate levels of dark chocolate. With millions of Americans suffering from atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common type of heart arrhythmia, new research found that eating chocolate could lower your risk of AFib. What is AFib AFib is a condition that causes

Heart Health: 4 Reasons to Avoid Eating Late at Night

POSTED ON June 15, 2017

Are you guilty of eating dinner late due to a busy lifestyle or just love a good midnight snack? These late night eating habits could have a negative impact not just on your waistline, but on your heart health as well. A study done by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania,

Men’s Health: 5 Ways to Improve Your Health

POSTED ON May 31, 2017

Despite the advances of medical technology, males are still at an increased risk of succumbing to certain chronic health conditions and diseases that are preventable. With June being Men’s Health Month, the message from the medical community is clear, get checked! Created by the U.S. Congress in 1994, the goal of this awareness month is



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