Alcohol Use and Your Health

Drinking too much can harm your health. Excessive alcohol use led to more than 140,000 deaths and 3.6 million years of potential life lost (YPLL) each year in the United States from 2015 – 2019, shortening the lives of those who died by an average of 26 years. Further, excessive drinking was responsible for 1 in […]

How Washing Your Hands Keeps You Healthy

Written by Corey Whelan Medically reviewed by Deborah Weatherspoon, Ph.D., R.N., CRNA Updated on July 6, 2020 Why is handwashing important? Germs spread from surfaces to people when we touch a surface and then touch our face with unwashed hands. Proper handwashing is the best way to protect yourself and others from being exposed to […]

Why is physical activity so important for health and well-being?

We know that staying active is one of the best ways to keep our bodies healthy. But did you know it can also improve your overall well-being and quality of life?  Here are just a few of the ways physical activity can help you feel better, look better and live better. Because, why not? It’s […]

Focusing on Men’s Health

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When it comes to general health, there are gender differences.  While men face many of the general health issues that women also face (heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, depression), men also face some gender-specific health challenges.  Compared to women, men are more likely to: Drink more alcohol and consume more tobacco Engage in risky behaviors Not see […]

Brain Health Awareness—Staying Sharp

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A healthy body is a common topic.  But what about a healthy brain?  Brain health is something we should all be aware of and ready to cope with as we age. A basic healthy brain begins with: Regular physical exercise Proper food and nutrition Sound medical health Adequate sleep and relaxation A fit mind An active […]

The Health Benefits of Wine

Wine, wine, wine.  What health benefit can an alcoholic beverage provide to me? With every May 25th being National Wine Day, what better time to talk about the benefit of sipping your favorite fruit of the vine or press of the grape. In moderation, of course.  A few things to consider as benefits of a […]

Go Play Outside!”—Mom

It’s really no coincidence that May is when we celebrate Mother’s Day as well as National Play Outside Day.  Mom was always after us when we were children to “go play outside>” And for good reason: growing bodies need activity as well and good nutrition.  Here are a few reasons to scoot your young’uns out […]