Category : Wellness

Atrial Fibrillation: Take Your Fluttering Heartbeat Seriously

When we think of heart conditions, we often associate them with older people. Although aging does increase the risk of atrial fibrillation (AFib), and it’s found more often in those over 60, it can affect people of all ages, including…

Your Body’s Platelets Can Be Put to Good, Multiple Uses

It’s certainly versatile. Platelet-rich plasma (or PRP) is used both to treat injury or damage as well as to reap cosmetic benefits. Basically, PRP is a highly concentrated injection of the body’s own platelets, said Jennie-Corinne R. Baublitz-Brenenborg, D.O., interventional…

Regretted Tattoos Can Often Be Removed

Once, tattoos seemed rare and socially questionable. Not anymore. According to WebMD, nearly 30 percent of people in the United States have at least one tattoo. Almost half of millennials have one. In the long run, though, not all of…

Minimize the Effects of Stress

Stress. How can one little word hold so much power in our lives? It fills our minds and settles into our bodies and can become something more — a medical condition or constant pain that affects how we perform, how…

Appropriate Communication, Sensory Stimulation Aid Patients with Dementia

November is both National Caregiver’s Month and National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month—an appropriate juxtaposition. As Americans live longer, more of them become prone to Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, which tend to increase with aging. Whether they’re cared for at…

When Breast Cancer Metastasizes to the Brain

Sometimes cancer doesn’t stay in its original place. Metastatic cancer means the cancer has left its primary site and spread—that could be to the liver, brain, bones, or lungs. In the case of brain-metastatic breast cancer, it is the breast…

Medical Mistakes Busy Moms Make

Every day, you make dozens of decisions about your health that can impact your well-being, such as whether to tough out the flu or see the doctor; go for a power walk after work or watch TV; or take a…

What is Emotional Eating vs. Physical Hunger?

Emotional eating is using food to make yourself feel better—eating to fill immediate or chronic emotional needs. It is eating urgently and instantly, as a way to suppress or soothe negative emotions, such as stress, anger, fear, boredom, sadness, and…

Workplace Wellness Programs Benefit Employers and Employees

Five years ago, Renee Covell experienced health issues and was admitted to the hospital. During her stay she reflected on her life. “I asked myself, ‘If I were to die, what three things would I have wished I had done?’”…

Allergies More Common, Even Among Children

What are the most common allergies in children? It depends on the age of the children, said Alireza Nejad, M.D., a physician with Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine, at the Allergy & Asthma Center in York. Up to age 1,…