by Hilary Young on November 09, 2017
The holidays can be such a joyful, but also stressful, time of year. Between stress snacking, holiday parties and heavy drinking, this time of year can also take a toll on your waistline and your health. Especially for those who have chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, gout and kidney disease.
by Hilary Young on April 13, 2017
Our eyes are our windows to the world; they allow us to watch movies, sunsets, and the faces of our loved ones. They also play a vital role in helping us navigate the world--our eyes can prevent us from getting into car accidents and injuries from falls. And since April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month, we are educating ourselves about the best foods for eye health.
by Hilary Young on March 24, 2017
World Kidney Day fell on March 9th this past month, which is a “global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys.” Our kidneys are organs rarely thought about until we experience some sort of kidney distress or dysfunction. From experiencing kidney stones, which, on average, affect older men moreso than women, to acute kidney failure that requires dialysis, there are life-threatening dangers involved with your kidneys not functioning properly.
by Meghan Orner on March 17, 2017
It’s not uncommon for us to frequently see the color green during the month of March. The approaching of springtime brings back flowers and luscious grass after the dry, dreary days of winter, and, of course, there’s the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day when green treats and leprechauns run amuck.
by Hilary Young on March 08, 2017
Diabetes is quickly becoming an American epidemic. The current statistics reported by the Centers for Disease Control state that 29.1 million people are living with diabetes. That amounts to a little over 9 percent of the American population, or one out of every eleven people. The CDC has also found that a whopping 86 million Americans, or more than one in three people, are living with prediabetes, which is characterized by high blood sugar levels, although not high enough for an official diagnosis.