on October 4, 2010
Unless you live under a rock you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Thanks to the efforts of the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) campaign pink is the new color for fall. Everywhere you look buildings are sporting neon pink ribbons, billboards are plastered with motivating messages and seas of pink are racing around major cities nationwide. But with all this awareness [...] Read More »
on October 1, 2010
Hollywood actress Gloria Stuart passed away recently at the age of 100. Recognized by the current generation as the elder Rose in the movie Titanic, she retired from acting in 1940 only to stage a strong come back several decades later becoming the oldest Academy Award nominee in history. She joins the ranks of fellow centenarian celebrity actors Bob Hope and George Burns who also had the stamina [...] Read More »
on September 29, 2010
The nightly refrain from parents around the globe, “go to sleep” is packed with more urgency than ever. Sleep is being recognized as an essential aspect of chronic disease prevention and our kids are especially vulnerable and need to get a good night’s sleep for their future health and well-being.
Top 6 Reasons To Go To Sleep:
1. Maintaining your weight — Getting a good night’s [...] Read More »
on September 27, 2010
Busy schedules and never ending to-do lists make it easy to place a low priority on getting enough sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, more than 60% of adults report feeling sleep deprived on a regular basis. Getting enough sleep and waking up feeling rested are as important as eating a healthy diet and getting enough exercise, according to the Centers for Disease Control. A good night’s [...] Read More »
on September 24, 2010
Burning with urination. Cramping stomach. Continual urge to pee. These are the symptoms of the most searched condition on iTriageHealth.com this week – Urinary Tract Infection or more commonly known as a UTI.
A urinary tract infection can happen anywhere along the urinary tract. Because of this a UTI may be called different names depending on what part of the urinary tract is under attack.
Bladder [...] Read More »
on September 22, 2010
By Marcia Horn Noyes
Commiserating and debating with others about the holy grail of weight loss motivation topped prior conversations before my latest marathon endeavor. What I pinpointed as the missing personal element was motivation, or as I call it my “muffin top motivation.” For most individuals, remaining committed to a long-term healthy goal that produces positive weight loss results [...] Read More »
on September 20, 2010
By Marcia Horn Noyes
Factoring illness and injury into a marathon attempt does not enter the mind of a novice runner. However, seasoned runners know both illness and injury are typically inevitable at some point along the journey. I’m neither a novice nor a seasoned runner, but alas, I did not factor the past 30 days of sporadic downtime into my plans.
Earlier in the month, I had to diagnose my [...] Read More »
on September 15, 2010
A competitive spirit, the desire to stay physically fit, and a passion for the game are some of the reasons we love to participate in sports. Along with the many rewards, from victories earned to friendships forged, a major downside is the risk of a sports injury. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over 7 million sports and recreation related injuries occur every year and more than [...] Read More »
on September 13, 2010
A concussion is an alteration in mental status that may or may not involve loss of consciousness and is caused by a traumatic blow to the head. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that as many as 3.8 million sports and recreation related concussions occur in the United States each year. 60% of high school concussions are related to football. For girls the leading cause [...] Read More »
on September 10, 2010
When is a tummy ache a minor ailment or something more serious? Our appendix serves no vital purpose, but the small, narrow pouch that sits next to the large intestine can still cause problems. An obstruction caused by food waste or even a gastrointestinal infection can cause the inflammation that leads to appendicitis. Appendicitis occurs when the inflamed appendix swells and becomes infected. There [...] Read More »