Posts in Wellness

Signs Your Teen May Have an Eating Disorder

February 11, 2021 | Behavioral Medicine, Primary Care, Awareness (Week/Month), Wellness, Family Medicine

If you’re the parent of a teen, you know that change is constant: their favorite fashion, social app, or show might last six weeks, six months, or maybe just six days. These ever-changing likes and dislikes can also include food and eating habits. One day your teen announces they are going vegetarian and the next month they’ve moved on to the paleo diet. This week they’re skipping breakfast and snacking at midnight, but the next they’re craving a big bagel in the morning and a salad at dinner.

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5 Ways to Stay Healthy in Your 50s

January 11, 2021 | Primary Care, Wellness, Family Medicine

If you’ve reached your 50s, you’ve likely had days where you didn’t feel so young. Noticing a  few aches and pains, facing new health concerns, or even watching parents age may be causing you to focus on your own health. Even if you weren’t vigilant about diet and exercise in your 30s and 40s, it’s not too late to take measures that can keep you fit and healthy as you enter your sixth decade of life. Try focusing on these five areas. 

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Nutrition to Meet Your New Year’s Goals

December 22, 2020 | Primary Care, Wellness

As the year comes to a close, many people are making resolutions or setting goals for 2021. While you may be focused on one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions — a diet aimed at losing weight — following a good nutrition routine can help you reach all sorts of health goals, not just shedding pounds.

We’ve put together nutrition tips to help you reach four different common health challenges: strengthening bones, lowering blood sugar, reducing cholesterol, and boosting energy. 

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How Many Drinks are Safe? [Plus 3 Questions to Ask Yourself]

November 25, 2020 | Behavioral Medicine, Primary Care, Community, Wellness

Nine months into the pandemic, some people find themselves pouring a glass of wine or opening a beer more often than usual. On top of that, holiday meals and gatherings — even small, COVID-safe celebrations with your immediate family — often include alcoholic drinks. Whether you’re thinking about a special meal or your regular routine, you may be wondering if your drinking patterns are impacting your overall well-being.   

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Is My Child’s Cough Serious? Know When to See a Doctor

October 27, 2020 | Uncategorized, Primary Care, Wellness, Family Medicine

The sound of a child’s persistent cough coming across the baby monitor or from down the hall during the night can easily put your parental radar on high alert. If you’ve spent a few sleepless hours checking on your little one or wondering if the coughing requires a doctor’s visit, check out this quick guide to children’s cough symptoms and signs that indicate you need to get medical care.

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Mammograms: A Guide to When, Why, and Types of Technology

October 19, 2020 | Primary Care, Awareness (Week/Month), Wellness

Each October, pink ribbons appear on everything from coffee cups to sports team uniforms. For many, the familiar symbol of Breast Cancer Awareness Month brings to mind a friend or loved one who has or had breast cancer. The pink ribbon also prompts women to think about breast cancer screening for themselves — a thought that often leads to questions and confusion. 

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3 Nutrition Fundamentals You Need in Flu Season and Beyond

September 23, 2020 | Primary Care, Wellness

If you’re like most Americans, healthier eating and general wellness habits like exercise and adequate sleep are things you commit (and recommit!) to periodically or around the New Year. Sometimes it’s difficult to stick with healthy habits, but it’s often hard simply to get started because diet fads and advice are everywhere and often offer conflicting or confusing information.

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