Wellness

How Sleep, Or Lack Of It, Affects Our Health

Submitted by Vikas Batra, MD

Having a good night sleep is very important. If you are not sleeping well, or are not rested in the morning, seek help. You may have a sleep disorder that can be treated. Treatment of sleep disorders may help you manage your chronic diseases better, and may improve your health and longevity. About...
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Speech Therapy Helps People With Parkinson’s Disease

Submitted by Nicholas P. Bollinger, M.S. CCC-SLP

Each May, Speech Language Pathologists across the nation celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month by bringing awareness to impairments that impact speech, language, and hearing. These deficits impact people’s ability to live independent and productive lives. Many diseases and disorders such as...
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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Improves Wound Healing

Submitted by Bonnie Cunningham, GCNS-BC, CWOCN

Chronic, non-healing wounds are an issue in almost all areas of medicine. Wounds associated with diabetes are a major factor in amputations and early death. Problem wounds caused by vascular disease, trauma, necrotizing infections, or radiation injury are regularly seen in physicians’ offices. It...
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Boost Your Metabolism for Better Health

Submitted by Debra Dobies, MA, RD, LDN

Metabolism is a term used to explain the way the body burns energy or calories. Basal metabolism, or the Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR), represents all the involuntary activities completed by the human body to sustain life at rest in a fasting state. These activities include respiration, circulation,...
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Don’t ignore gardening pain. It could signal something serious

Most people do not head for the garden planning to finish the day with aches and pains or a serious injury. Tending flowers, trimming bushes, cleaning out leaves in the fall, planting a new tree, and even mowing the lawn can be considered a way to relax and enjoy the outdoors. For the gardener,...
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