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What is Tobacco Dependence Disease?

Nicotine, the active ingredient in tobacco products, creates dependence among tobacco users that makes quitting difficult, despite the fact that tobacco use is detrimental to health.

Nov 16th, 2018
It’s Never Too Late to Start Exercising

It’s been said that exercise is medicine. And, indeed, physical activity benefits adults in numerous ways. Starting an exercise regimen or maintaining physical activity can contribute to healthy aging.

Nov 6th, 2018
Dietary Choices Profoundly Affect Health Status

Remember the Food Pyramid, the long-time gold standard for nutritious meal planning suggested decades ago by the United States Department of Agriculture? It has been replaced by MyPlate as the model for healthy eating and well-balanced meals.

Jan 29th, 2019
Osteoporosis Is Silent But Serious

Although symptoms of early osteoporosis may be absent, continuing bone loss can be detrimental to your health and increase the risk of bone fractures.

Jan 3rd, 2019
Don’t Be a No-Show to Your Medical Appointments

It’s important to note the dates and times of your medical appointments, and then plan to appear on time at your provider’s office. Failure to keep medical appointments can have significant negative impacts on your health.

Dec 10th, 2018
Protect Yourself from Shingles

If you’ve ever had chickenpox over the course of your lifetime, the virus that caused it, varicella zoster, has lain dormant in your body since that time. And it can reactivate years later and cause shingles, a painful condition.

Oct 23rd, 2018
Beware of Herbal Supplements

Clever advertising may lead to the belief that herbal supplements will supply a needed remedy for a health concern. But supplements require special scrutiny.

Oct 2nd, 2018
Flu Shots’ Benefits Outweigh Risks

The current focus on preventive medicine requires patients to accept some responsibility for their own health care. In partnership with your provider, you can make beneficial lifestyle changes in your diet, exercise, smoking status and medication adherence

Sep 6th, 2018