Category : Wellness

More Men Inquiring about Their Testosterone Levels

You may have seen the television commercials that tell men they may have low testosterone, or low T, if they are feeling tired or have a low sex drive.  As a result of this aggressive, direct-to-consumer television advertising, more men…

Compounding Medications Making a Comeback

We frequently hear today about personalized practice of medicine. There are a few different definitions, but a general one might be: a medical model that separates people into different groups — with medical decisions, practices, interventions, and/or products tailored to…

Ounce of Prevention Worthwhile in Lyme Disease

Tina Prins is both a Lyme disease victim and an advocate. On July 1, 2013, she pulled off a tick and got symptoms within hours. Urgent care gave her 10 days of doxycycline, the typical antibiotic for Lyme disease. Prins…

Stress and the Female Brain—Females Feel the Effects of Stress More than Men

According to a survey conducted by the American Psychological Association on Stress in America/Stress and Gender, women are more likely than men to report having a great deal of stress (28 vs. 20 percent, citing a stress level of eight,…

A Big Chill

The first time you step into a cryotherapy chamber can be quite unnerving, knowing that soon your entire body will be surrounded by extremely cold air that can go as low as -240 degrees. But the anxiety of the unknown…

4 Reasons Bosses Should Encourage Meditation at Work

The co-worker two cubicles down who appears to be nodding off may not be indulging an afternoon nap after all. Instead, he or she could be in a state of meditation, and the bosses are likely happy about that, or…

Sleep Apnea: What Seems Like Nothing Serious Might Be

Sleep should be a restful, refreshing time. But it isn’t always, especially for those with sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by the frequent collapse of the airway during sleep. “When the airway collapses, your brain will…

Diabetes is a Growing Epidemic: Are You at Risk?

Diabetes is an epidemic in the United States despite continued medical advances and prevention efforts. As of 2015, 30 million Americans had diabetes. Almost one-fourth of those are undiagnosed, according to the American Diabetes Association. That means nearly 1 in…

Home Care vs. Home Health … What’s the Difference?

For aging and homebound individuals, home is the best place to remain as functional and independent as possible, with the highest degree of security, comfort, and dignity. When individuals hear the words home care and home health, some mistakenly think…

Palliative Care Provides Comfort and Support alongside Cure-Seeking Treatments

Although you may often see the words “palliative care” listed in conjunction with “hospice care,” the two terms are not entirely interchangeable. “Palliative care can take on different meanings for different people,” Sandy Sferrella-Taylor, public relations manager for Visiting Angels…