Health Topics

Nutrition

Pumpkin’s Interesting Health Benefits

The pumpkin we know and love may be used as a decoration this Halloween, but we cannot forget the great source of nutrition it can be. During the fall and winter months pumpkin can be purchased local and fresh. When produce is purchased in-season it means it has reached optimal nutritional quality before it was picked. 

Cancer Care, Women’s Health

Does Breast Cancer Run in the Family?

Cancer is more common than you may think. In fact, it is estimated that nearly 1 out of every 3 people in the United States will battle a form of cancer at some point during their lives. Although more than 100 types of cancers exist worldwide, the most frequently detected in women is breast cancer. Of the 266,000 American women diagnosed each year, roughly 5-10% develop the disease as a result of inherited gene mutations, or changes. In other words, breast cancer can run in the family.

Exercise / Fitness

10 Steps to Finish Your First 5K

If you’re new to running, a 5K race — that’s 3.1 miles — may sound daunting. But with the right training, you can conquer the course. Use these 10 tips from Lakshmi Nandiwada, M.D., a pediatrician with K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, to move from taking your first step to crossing the finish line.

Men’s Health, Women’s Health

Select Well-Fitting Athletic Shoes for Less Foot Pain

Proper shoe lacing makes a difference for your feet.  It's just one of many simple things you can do to safeguard your feet while you put them through the demands of an athletic workout or even a long day of walking over all sorts of surfaces.  Simply lacing your shoes or sneakers properly, along with choosing a shoe that fits your foot correctly, can add comfort to your stride and prevent foot injuries.

Men’s Health, Women’s Health

Dizziness Can Be a Sign of Balance Disorder

Dizziness, vertigo, and unsteadiness (disequilibrium) are all common symptoms that can result from a vestibular disorder.  Our vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear and brain that process sensory information involved in controlling balance and eye movements.  If disease or injury damages these processing areas, vestibular disorders can result.  Vestibular disorders occur frequently and can affect people of any age.