Written by on 8/19/2015 6:00:00 AM
There’s no better time than the present to take control of your heart health. A principal way to maintain a healthy heart is through blood pressure management.
Blood pressure is measured by determining the force that your heart pumps blood through your body. The size and flexibility of your arteries also affects your blood pressure numbers.
The current standard for a healthy blood pressure is 120/80 mmHG (read as “120 over 80”). Systolic pressure (the top number) is the maximum pressure exerted when the heart contracts. continue reading ...
Written by on 8/10/2015 6:00:00 AM
Shopping for groceries can be a daunting task. Many people feel overwhelmed the minute they pull up to the store. For some, the goal is to get in and grab food as quickly as they can, sacrificing nutrition along the way, throwing processed foods in their cart. continue reading ...
Written by on 8/3/2015 10:00:00 AM
It's state and county fair season and, for many, that means indulging in corn dogs, cotton candy and funnel cakes.
Before digging into a deep fried delicacy, consider this; a single funnel cake has about 760 calories. Not to mention, that giant turkey leg you love has over 1,140 calories and a deep fried Snickers bar can pack up to 450 calories. continue reading ...
Written by on 7/20/2015 6:00:00 AM
The common cold and the flu are easily spread between school children, but parents often forget about another “bug” that spreads through close personal contact: lice.
Head lice are tiny insects that live on the scalp. They are about the size of a sesame seed and typically grayish-white in color. They attach themselves to the skin on the scalp and lay eggs (a.k.a. nits) in the hair.
Lice can live on the scalp for up to 30 days and their eggs can live up to two weeks.continue reading ...
Written by on 7/6/2015 6:00:00 AM
The summer can bring scorching heat that increases your risk for heat exhaustion and heat stroke. But what’s the difference between these two heat-related illnesses?
"Heat exhaustion is a form of heat related illness that develops after a period of exposure to high temperatures, and inadequate fluid intake," said Courtney Nichols, PharmD at Wellspring Pharmacy. continue reading ...