Most people think achieving good health requires slimming down; however, losing weight unexpectedly can be just as concerning as carrying extra pounds. In some cases, weight loss that can’t be explained signals a metabolic disorder.Read More
We need to talk. I received yet another note from your teacher today. She says you’re having trouble focusing in class and it’s affecting your grades.
If you find yourself having similar conversations with your child on a regular basis, Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) could be the culprit behind these daily disruptions.Read More
Today’s families are busier than ever, so being able to depend on one physician for your family’s primary medical care makes life easier. That’s where Dr. Renee Kuneff comes in. Kuneff, who is board-certified in family medicine, recently joined LeBauer HealthCare in Oak Ridge, NC. As a family medicine doctor, she is trained to provide preventive care, diagnoses, and treatment to patients for all ages — from infants and children to older adults and seniors.
“It’s a privilege to care for multiple people within the same family, and having that opportunity enhances the bond between doctor and patient,” says Kuneff.Read More
It feels like you’ve waited forever for this day — college orientation. Your first time at college represents a new life ahead filled with freedom, fun, and endless possibilities for your future.
Everything’s going great until…
Your workload starts stressing you out.
Your roommate’s late-night phone chats start stealing your sleep.
Your classmate shares a cold with you.
When you step foot on a college campus, you immediately expose yourself to a variety of mental, physical, and health-related issues all poised and ready to attack.
We’ve got tips on how to avoid three of the most common college health concerns so you can make the most of this exciting time!Read More
Today’s families are constantly on the go. From school to extracurricular activities and everything in between, it can be difficult to squeeze exercise into the schedule.
Exercising is crucial to your children’s health and development just as much as it is to yours. The recommended minimum of 30 minutes of vigorous exercise daily doesn’t have to be a burden when you find ways to make it fun.
Check out these tips for getting your family moving and incorporating fitness into your normal routine!Read More
Summer is for relaxing weekends and fun vacations — until time at the beach results in a blistering sunburn or you’re miserable from the poison ivy you picked up while camping. To help keep you and your family healthy and happy for the rest of the summer, follow this guide to safety.Read More
Are you yawning and fighting to stay awake during the day? In attempt to juggle work or school and family responsibilities, many Americans are chronically sleep deprived. Meanwhile, evidence is mounting that all our lost hours of sleep are wreaking havoc on our minds and bodies.
What is the Pay Off?
So other than a boost in energy, how does getting adequate sleep help? Here are four ways getting the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep each night reaps big benefits.Read More
You’ve just started a diet and it’s your first trip to the grocery store since making the decision to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Your enthusiasm is quickly turned to frustration as you agonize over the food labels of each item you pick up.
“% DV — What does that mean?”
“0 grams of trans fat — That’s gotta be healthy, right?”
“20 servings per box? OK, that seems like I’m getting a lot for my money.”
If you can sympathize with this common scenario, take a look at how to decipher food labels, and the role they play in picking healthy foods that will help you reach your weight loss goals.Read More
If you’re a parent to one of the six million children in the United States affected by food allergies, you understand that family meal time can be a struggle.
It is a constant challenge to ensure your entire family gets to enjoy their favorite meals when so many food allergens lurk within your most-loved recipes.
What’s a meal-time prepper to do?Read More
Setting specific goals to stop smoking, shed weight, or start exercising can be the first steps to better health. However, the hard work needed to reach those goals can feel like climbing a mountain. Try these five tips to help overcome common obstacles to making lifestyle changes, and you’ll soon be on your way to better health.Read More