If you could give a child an extra chance at life, would you take it? When you give a weekend backpack to a child, one donates to children’s nutrition and educational needs.
The weekend backpack program benefits children at 15 elementary schools within the Schenectady City School District, some of whom go without a full meal all weekend.
Emily Rubenstein Engel, MD, is a neurologist with expertise in headaches, migraines, dizziness, vertigo and seizure disorders.
She said when experts talk about headaches, they are talking about migraines.
In a post-industrial society, one that relies heavily on computer technology, many people are using the Web to find what ails them and search for a cure.
After all, it is more easily accessible than a trip to the doctor’s office.
To Julie Phillips, MD, an Emergency Medicine physician affiliated with Sharp Grossmont Hospital in San Diego, the Web can indeed be useful for minor illnesses and aches and pains.
Remote controls, automatic car windows, mall escalators, and other devices allow for a greater chance for an inactive life and becoming overweight or, worse, obese.
Active video gaming may help turn the tide around, according to Dr. Michael Moreno, a Kaiser Permanente primary care physician in San Diego.
How we eat is just as important as what we eat. Snacking is one of the most common ways we eat and is a leading indicator of obesity.
Eating on the go is typical for many Americans. We just live busier and more productive lives in which our meals are sporadically taken in-between taking kids to their soccer games and driving into work.
FONDA – From making house calls to bedside service back to house calls, the Veterans Administration (VA) is changing the way veterans receive health care with the use of modern technology.
Called TeleHealth, this program uses video conferencing to the VA’s rural Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) without the veteran having to go to the main medical center in Albany.
One of the dimensions of wellness is spiritual wellness, according to the University of California, Riverside. The university’s definition of spiritual health is “the ability to establish peace and harmony in our lives.” It is a personal matter binding us to a special purpose in life, and without spiritual wellness, the individual suffers in both body and mind.
Thinking about that football injury in college or getting tennis elbow on and off the court may make people feel distraught, but there are simple tricks and techniques to protect the joints through exercise.
According to Dr. Heinz Hoenecke, chief Orthopedic physician for the San Diego Padres and affiliated with the Scripps Clinic, before exercising people should choose an appropriate activity according to their fitness level.
San Diego couples therapist Dr. Kristin Zeising said a healthy relationship is like a car needing a tune-up.
“We all must continue to work on the relationship by spending time with it,” she said. “The main aspects of a healthy relationship are respect, support, and good communication.”
One morning, Carmela Ledet woke up to find something wrong as she examined herself in the bathroom mirror.
“I felt my own lump,” she said trembling.
Suspecting something out of the ordinary, but not realizing what it was, she checked in with her doctor and later was diagnosed with breast cancer.