Eating healthy food packed with vitamins and minerals is important at any age. As people get older, however, changes in the body can affect how it processes food. Certain nutrients will become more important for maintaining and promoting good health. Below are some nutrition tips to help you stay healthy as you age. Eat less, … Continued
What Makes a Heart Healthy Diet? Tips from a Dietician
Listen to an interview with Kim Evans, RD, from the UVM Medical Center to get tips on eating a heart healthy diet during Heart Month.
What is Cardiopulmonary Rehab?
The Cardiopulmonary Program is designed to help patients return to a full and productive life with the goal of preventing a future event from reoccurring.
Everyone should cook with MSG, says food scientist
"I like to encourage my kids to eat a little healthier, so I'll sprinkle a little 'supersalt' in there. That stuff is really powerful."
Lymphedema: What Are Your Surgical Options?
Reviewed By Just below your skin, you have a vast network of lymph vessels that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. These vessels, as part of the lymphatic system, filter fluid through the lymph nodes and then take the cleaned fluid — which now contains infection-fighting white blood cells — throughout your body. Lymphedema is an abnormal buildup of this fluid in any part of the body, but usually in your arms and legs. The main symptom of lymphedema is swelling of your arms or legs. What Are the Stages of Lymphedema? To get started, Aliu says that you need to know what stage of lymphedema you have based on your symptoms. Your doctor will help assess which stage you’re in and tailor medical or surgical options to…
Breast Milk Storage Tips
How long after you pump should you dump? That’s a question many mothers ask to ensure their breast milk is as fresh as possible for their baby. Lactation consultants from Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children say most breast milk will keep for five to seven days in the refrigerator. As a general rule of thumb, breast milk will stay fresh for the following times when stored: At room temperature (60-85 degrees): 3-4 hours In the typical home freezer (approximately 32 degrees): 3-6 months In a deep freezer (-4 degrees): Up to 12 months
How to prevent stroke
In the United States, someone has a stroke every 40 seconds. Strokes – 80 percent of which are caused by a blood clot that blocks blood flow to the brain – are medical emergencies that require immediate attention. The earlier a stroke is recognized and treated, the greater the chance of recovery. In recognition of …
10 reasons Independent Pharmacies are Better than Chain Pharmacies
10 Reasons and benefits of using Benzer Pharmacy, one of the nation's leading independent pharmacies, over chain pharmacies
How Long Is a Cold or Flu Contagious?
Learn how cold and flu viruses spread, find out when to seek medical care for influenza or a cold, and discover the contagious period for the flu and common cold.
Top-performing health systems focus on improving across the continuum of care
Efforts to effectively manage patients after they've been discharged is a key feature distinguishing high-performing health systems from their peers in Truven Health Analytics' seventh annual ranking of top-performing systems.