It’s natural to experience less energy as we age, but staying active both physically and mentally can have a big impact on our health. If you’ve hit your 50s, remember that maintaining an active pace now will pay off and keep you healthy into your 60s, 70s, and 80s. Try these six tips for staying healthy in your 50s and beyond.Read More
The thyroid produces two hormones, T3 and T4, that regulate metabolism throughout the body, affecting everything from your heart rate and body temperature to food digestion. Many patients with an underactive thyroid, known as hypothyroidism, struggle to find the right medication dosage. The trial and error involved in adjusting medications can leave a patient bouncing between two extremes: fatigue and sluggishness, or a shaky nervousness that leaves them wide awake at night.Read More
America is a sleep deprived country. But some of us are exhausted no matter how much sleep we get. In fact, more than 20 million Americans are estimated to have sleep apnea, a condition that leads to tiredness and sleepiness even after 8 hours of sleep.
What is more concerning is that only a fraction of those with sleep apnea have been diagnosed and treated. Discover the signs of sleep apnea and the serious health complications that can result from untreated sleep apnea.Read More
With busy careers and growing families, many people in their 30s aren’t finding the time to take care of themselves. If you coasted through your 20s with only a few visits to the doctor and not much thought about your diet, now is the time to pay attention to your health. Yearly physicals, completing recommended health screenings, and healthy lifestyle choices can reduce your risk for chronic health problems later in life.
While your family health history plays a role in the health screenings you need, here are four of the top health risks 30-year-olds need to watch.Read More
Children’s eyes light up when snowflakes start coming down, and they can hardly contain their excitement at the thoughts of sledding, building a snowman, and making snow angels. However, the cold weather and wet snow mean parents have to take precautions to keep little ones safe. The next time you wake up to a winter wonderland, be sure to follow these snow safety tips.Read More
Typical New Year’s resolutions include exercise, dieting, and weight loss. But did you know sleep also has a huge impact on your quality of life? In fact, sleep can impact everything from your performance at work to your relationships with loved ones. Here are the top reasons you should consider putting better sleep at the top of your New Year’s resolutions list.Read More
Are you looking for a doctor who can care for the whole family? Dr. Jayce Cook, a board-certified family medicine physician, offers care for children, teens, and adults at the LeBauer Burlington Station office in Burlington, NC.
A Passion for Family Care
“I enjoy getting to know patients of all ages,” says Cook. “Having a positive impact on the health and well-being of families and individual patients is one of the reasons I chose family medicine. I enjoy helping people and was always fascinated by science, so medicine was a natural fit for a career.”Read More
Your neighbor is raving about how much energy she has since starting a new vitamin, and magazines are filled with stories of Hollywood Stars making mineral supplements a part of their health regimen. Could you benefit from a vitamin or mineral supplement?
Health experts agree that it’s best to get most of your daily allowance of vitamins and minerals from whole foods, not a pill. However, there are some people who can benefit from a supplement.Read More
‘Tis the season for family visits, festive parties, and the flu virus. With more gatherings and more shopping, it’s easier to become exposed to a highly contagious virus like the flu, and no one wants to be sick on a holiday. Fortunately, there are things you can do to protect yourself.Read More
Tis the season for traveling to grandmother’s house, sleeping on pullout sofas, and eating way too much of your aunt’s famous Christmas cookies.
If you’re feeling a little exhausted after the holiday season, it may simply be because of all the festivities, less-than-ideal sleeping arrangements in crowded households, and the consumption of all that yummy food.
However, if chronic exhaustion persists long after jolly old St. Nicholas has come and gone, your body could be trying to tell you there’s something more serious at play. Something like Sleep Apnea.Read More