Are you a camper? Or, does your family want you to be? My idea of roughing it is a limited-service hotel. But, my husband and son have determined this is the year they’ll win me over to being in the great outdoors for longer than just a barbecue.
I’ve done some camping “research” (ok, mainly asking friends and watching shows like Running with Bear Grylls). Still, I’m sharing 4 tips to make camping more tolerable, oops…I mean more enjoyable.
Do you get an annual physical or regular check-ups? An op-ed piece in the New York Times suggested we skip our annual visit to the doctor. Why? Apparently after years of solid research, it was found that “annual physicals did not reduce mortality overall or for specific causes of death from cancer or heart disease.”
Are you a vacation planner or more of a “go with the flow” traveler? Either way, it's always great to take off and enjoy the sights and experiences the world offers. A few tips to ensure staying healthy is part of your vacation agenda can make a BIG difference.
When’s the last time you donated blood? Unless you’ve been in a situation where blood donation was life-saving, or a group you belong to hosts a blood drive, perhaps you’ve never given it much thought. If that’s the case, you’re not alone. Stats show fewer than 10% of us who could donate blood actually do it. Yet, someone needs blood every 2 seconds in the United States!
It’s obvious that donating blood is a huge health benefit to others. But, did you know there are also health benefits for the donor? I’m sharing 4 health reasons to become a donor…
Today's blog is a guest post by Dr. Anita Bennett, M.D. of eDocAmerica.
We have known for many years that high blood pressure increases your risk for a variety of conditions, including heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, vascular disease, and vision loss. We have also known that older adults with longstanding high blood pressure have some atrophy, or shrinkage, of the brain.
Got the winter blues? Trouble sleeping at night? Can't find the sunshine even when the sun is out? You might need to check your Vitamin D levels!
About a year ago, I discovered my Vitamin D was "critically low." A simple bottle of Vitamin D3 from the local store and one week later, my symptoms had all subsided. Wow! Could it really be that simple?
Today, I'm sharing 3 things I learned from my Vitamin D deficiency journey...
I was camping several hours from civilization and fell several feet, and was quite injured. I couldn't get evacuated... At that time, I called the freshbenies Telehealth service.
Although I needed immediate care, the physician was VERY reassuring and he stayed on the phone with me... I eventually got help and his advice was not only excellent, but made me feel safe.