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Bladder issues are still one of those sensitive health subjects people tend to avoid talking about – even with their physician. However, issues like urinary incontinence, bladder infections and urinary tract infections are common and may be helped with simple lifestyle changes. One way to improve bladder health is to modify your diet. Certain foods and liquids can irritate conditions and should be avoided, while other foods can help.

Test the tips below to improve your bladder health.

 

Cut Out or Limit Some beverages and foods contain properties that irritate our... Read More »

Developing a heat-related illness is one of the biggest hazards for fall athletes, especially those who train in extreme heat. Heat illness, a spectrum of disorders due to environmental exposure to heat, results from a combination of high temperature and humidity. Understanding the signs of the most common (and severe) heat-related syndromes can help parents and coaches act quickly and treat athletes.   Heat edema Heat edema, or swelling related to high temperatures, is a mild form of heat-related illness. Heat causes blood vessels to expand, pushing fluid into the hands, legs or ankles due... Read More »

Breastfeeding can be a great experience for both mom and baby, but that doesn’t mean it’s not hard work that comes with a set of big difficulties. Every mom is bombarded with articles that explain the benefits of breastfeeding and, while they are largely correct, it can put more pressure on a very personal situation. We want all mothers and families to feel they are supported and that they can come to us with any questions or concerns.

If you are a new mom or a mom with several children, you probably already know how chaotic, complicated and wonderful parenthood can be.... Read More »

Does your mind start racing the minute your head hits your pillow? Whether you’re thinking about tomorrow’s to-do list, packing lunches or getting the kids to school, it’s easy to become anxious when you’re trying to fall asleep. Anxiety can have a major impact on the quality of your sleep. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, seven out of ten adults in the United States say that they experience stress or anxiety daily, with most nothing that it interferes moderately with their daily lives.

We’ve put together a few tips for you to incorporate into your... Read More »

How often do you consume processed foods?Do you take frozen meals to work or grab fast food as a quick option? Choosing these options frequently can increase your risk of high cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and insulin levels, which can lead to life-threatening heart disease. Here are a few foods to limit or completely avoid:

·         Processed meats. Processed foods in general have high levels of salt and other preservatives. Meats such as hot dogs, bacon, sausage, salami and other deli meats are detrimental to the heart. Eating just a few slices of deli meat can contain... Read More »

Lisa Stokes, our Dietary & EVS Manager, is sharing her tips for having a safe but delicious game day food spread! Whether you’re making chicken wings or a whole buffet , be sure to keep Lisa’s tips in mind this weekend!

Make the right call for homemade chicken wings:

If you’re frying chicken wings, Lisa recommends making sure that your frying oil temperature is 375 °F before adding the chicken. She adds, “Before frying, pat dry the chicken wings to prevent oil splatter when submerged in hot oil. Make sure not to overcrowd the chicken wings in the frying basket. If the... Read More »

With thousands of skincare products on the market, it can be difficult to figure out the best way to take care of your skin. Skin care is beyond topical treatments; it’s a combination of what you put into your body and what you put on your body.

Different internal and external lifestyle factors can affect the appearance of your skin. For example, cold weather can trigger eczema, while warmer weather can trigger acne. Too much sun exposure can lead to pigmentation and accelerate aging skin.

There’s a world of tips, but here are some of the most effective ways you can care for... Read More »

One of the first things everyone thinks of when they hear the word Thanksgiving is…food! We spoke with Lisa Stokes, our Dietary & EVS Manager about some of her tips to safely store leftovers from your upcoming Thanksgiving meal.

After everyone’s bellies are full from enjoying turkey (and all of the tasty side dishes!), cut the turkey meat off the bone and refrigerate it within two hours of coming out of the oven. Leftovers will last for four days in the refrigerator, so if you know you won’t use them right away, pack them into freezer bags or airtight containers and freeze. For... Read More »