How to Improve Your Fertility and Banish Painful Periods

In all the rollicking changes a woman experiences in her twenties and thirties, one thing remains constant: her reproductive cycle. Every month triggers a cascade of hormones designed to ready a woman’s body for pregnancy. It is one of the most complex physiologic processes the body performs. Which is why, when things don’t go quite […]

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Understanding Your Hypertension and How to Treat It

Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against your arteries. There are two numbers used to determine your blood pressure: systolic, which measures the pressure your heart creates when it contracts and pushes blood out; and diastolic, which measures the pressure when your heart relaxes and fills with blood. When blood pressure is high, […]

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How to Effectively Manage Your High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure (hypertension) is the largest preventable and treatable risk factor for chronic disease in the world. More than 85 million people (1 in 3 adults) in the United States and more than 1 billion (40% of adults) in the world have hypertension. It is a major risk factor for stroke, heart attack, heart […]

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The Life-Changing Experience of Being a 3 a.m. Grandpa

I love 3 a.m. It was probably ingrained in me from my medical practice. Thirty years ago, during residency, I was on call every third night and got up multiple times at 3 a.m. to attend to patients. Even later, after the training, if a patient called, I got up and went in to see […]

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The Scientific Relationship Between Menopause and Pain

If you have chronic pain, you’re not alone. An estimated 25.3 million adults in the United States report severe, daily pain, significantly more women than men, while 55 percent of U.S. adults report at least some pain in the past three months. For women, the continual variation of hormonal levels through puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, and […]

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How to Recharge Your Mind and Body with Therapeutic Yoga

A survey conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine (NCCIM) found that yoga is one of the most sought after and used forms of complementary medicine. According to NCCIM, people who seek the use of yoga to address back pain report after six months of practicing yoga significantly less disability, pain, and […]

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5 Ways to Build a Positive Relationship with Food and Stop Emotional Eating

Being healthy is not just about making good food choices. It’s about having a positive relationship with food. As with other relationships in your life, it’s important for your relationship with food to be a healthy one. Having a positive relationship with food involves some key shifts in thoughts and behaviors: 1. Become aware of […]

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Four Steps to Launching a Successful Health Coaching Program

Half of all patients leave their medical visit without understanding what their physician said to them or what they’re supposed to do. Health coaching helps patients understand their treatment and actively participate in their care. Coaches support patients in developing and following action plans for healthier behaviors. Health coaching has clinical and operational benefits and […]

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This Health Coaching Model Will Change the Way Doctors Engage With Patients

Half of all adults in the United States have at least one chronic disease and 25 percent have two or more. Health coaching helps these patients understand their chronic diseases and actively participate in their care. Coaches support patients in developing and following action plans for healthier behaviors. Health coaching has clinical and operational benefits […]

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7 Healthy Habits to Treat Yourself With

As a caregiver, you have a job that changes constantly depending on your loved one’s health and needs. You deal with expectations and feel many emotions. Being a caregiver can be a long journey with many challenges. Taking good care of yourself is essential to your health and sense of well-being. It also helps the […]

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