Making strong choices every day
They say “you are what you eat,” but you’re actually the result of many things. The exercise and rest you get. What you drink and what you breathe. Even your genes and the company you keep. It all contributes to your physical, mental, social, and spiritual wellbeing.
You may also be managing the health of your family-a big and potentially rewarding responsibility. Read on and discover ways for living a good life together. Enjoy the best “you” you all can be.
Hereditary Diseases: How to Talk to Your Kids
When someone says "it's in your genes," they are often referring to the way you look or how you act. But genes also play a critical role in our health. Hereditary diseases, also known as genetic disorders or inherited conditions, are caused by a passed genetic abnormality or mutation from one generation to the next.
Is Meditation for Weight Loss the Right Choice for You?
Is it possible to use the stress-relieving benefits of meditation for weight loss? A few small studies have been performed on this question — with mixed results — but the issue is worth further investigation.
Organ and Tissue Donation: Giving What You Can
Donating of yourself is an amazing way to save the lives of many people. It can be a little scary to make the decision, though, in part because there are still many misconceptions about organ and tissue donation. However, many people are willing to donate blood, which helps thousands of people every year. Most blood, organ, and tissue donations must be used quickly, so they go to people in your area. It's a great way to make a difference for people in your community.
4 Tips for Choosing an Outpatient Imaging Center
When your doctor says you need an MRI or a CT scan, you have more options than you may realize when it comes to where you receive that test. A decade ago, a hospital may have been the only option. But today, outpatient imaging centers are nearly everywhere. They offer the same services, but with faster, more convenient appointments, comfortable environments, and lower cost.
6 Ways to Help Someone With an Eating Disorder
If someone close to you has an unhealthy relationship with food, how can you tell if that person has an eating disorder? What's the best way to approach such a sensitive conversation, and when should you seek medical treatment to help someone with an eating disorder? It's a tricky line to walk, but important nonetheless.