Your body is trying to tell you something But all of the noisy information overload about diets, superfoods, and exercise can make it hard to hear. Diets and exercise plans – with their emphasis on rules and regulations – prevent many people from being able to tune in and listen to their body. Nurturing your body instead of harming it can help you reconnect with signals of hunger, fullness, and food preference. This can help restore a healthy relationship with food, mind, and body. Is there a difference between mindful eating and intuitive eating? · Allowing yourself to become aware of the positive and nurturing opportunities that are available through food selection and preparation by respecting your own inner wisdom. · Using all your senses in choosing to eat food that is both…
Move Strong: 10 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Falls
As an older adult, you must be mindful in ways you've never been before, as folks in my NYC community-based fall prevention classes have illustrated over the years. In response to these folks' experiences, which include accidents and falls, I've developed some tips that you can share with your friends and family. I hope they prevent you or a loved one from experiencing a fall To reduce the risk of slips, trips, near-misses and falls: 1. Never put your underpants on standing up. It might sound like a no-brainer, but I can't tell you how many older adults still take the chance of putting on their pants or underpants without stabilizing themselves by holding onto something or sitting. 2. Step on the leash to pick up the poo. Don't risk Fido getting frisky,…
Video: Dr. Jeng explains how Cartiva can relieve arthritis pain
Dr. Clifford Jeng from Mercy Medical Center talks about a new procedure approved to help get patients back on their feet and pain free. It's called Cartiva.
How Hospitals Can Help Patients Quit Smoking Before Surgery
Doctors often tell patients to stop smoking before surgery, but precious few help out with that. A hospital in Canada found that just offering a few simple kinds of help was enough to get more people to quit before going under the knife.
Why you should have a Primary Care Physician (PCP)
Dr. Franklin explains why it is important to have a Primary Care Physician (PCP). Your PCP is your first point of contact for all of your health related conc...
Six Health Tips Every Boomer and Senior Should Know Before Traveling
Marvin Mallon, 86, and his wife Reva, know how important it is to plan ahead before embarking on a long journey — especially when it comes to their health.
Ovarian Cancer: Learn Why Knowing Your Family History is Critical
In October 2013, Debbie Walter began feeling lousy. Her stomach was bloated, and she felt as if she were “five months pregnant.” So the 45-year-old Cincinnati native scheduled a visit with her ob/gyn, who thought it was a gastrointestinal issue and referred her to a specialist.
What It Was Like Giving Birth in Every Decade Since the 1900s
It's all to the same end — to get the baby here safely — but you'll be amazed at how many different (and, frankly, scary) paths we've taken to get there.
What to do about an inguinal hernia
An inguinal hernia refers to a weakness in the muscle or tissue wall within the groin area (lower abdomen and upper thigh). Since the hernia is an actual hole, soft tissue from inside the abdominal cavity will protrude to the outside, resulting in a bulge. Symptoms of an inguinal hernia are often mild, and include a sharp pain or dull pressure and a sensation that something is sliding or popping in and out of the body. The soft tissue that protrudes through the hernia is usually the small or large intestine. If the intestine protruding through becomes trapped (incarcerated), it may result in increased pain. If blood is not able to get to the trapped portion of intestine, gangrene may develop, requiring emergency surgery. Patients with an incarcerated inguinal hernia will find the…
Sleep apnea influences how the brain works
New research finds that looking at chemicals in the brain could help those who suffer from sleep apnea.