When considering foods that provide the biggest nutritional bang for your buck, bananas are high on the list.
Many of us have heard the importance of cardiovascular exercise, but do we all understand the benefits of strength training, especially as we get older?
Keeping good tabs on your heart health will help you avoid cardiovascular disease as you grow older. The best way to ensure you’re doing so is to get regular check-ups that include heart screening tests (see box) and by discussing your risk factors with your doctor.
Study finds the availability of primary care doctors in Northwest Colorado is higher than in other rural areas
The study looked at health care regionally and found that in Routt, Moffat, Jackson and Rio Blanco counties, there is one full-time equivalent primary care physician for every 2,080 residents.
Keeping up good health depends not just on checking into the doctor when feeling ill, but also maintaining a proactive attitude. Preventative healthcare is a vital part of staying healthy. “We definitely encourage everybody to establish care: meaning to come when they are not acutely ill,” said Gisela Garrison, director of the Visiting Nurses Association health center, “This is one of the principles in preventative health care.”
The conversation around health care and what we pay for it is beginning to change. The realization that we pay way more than other countries for the same services is beginning to sink in. Why do Americans on average pay $8,143 for hospital and physician services for cataract surgery while the Swiss pay $2,566 and the French only $1,938? By all accounts, outcomes are similar.
Whatever you call it — chew, dip, snuff, spit, plug, wad, pinch and quid — is not a safe alternative to cigarettes. The tobacco industry markets the product “smokeless tobacco” as safer than cigarettes because you are not lighting up. But, smokeless tobacco is harmful and is every bit as addictive as cocaine or heroin.
Your total cholesterol is made up of three numbers, your LDL (low-density lipoprotein), HDL (high-density lipoprotein) and triglycerides (a type of fat increased by sweets and alcohol). You’ve probably heard that there’s bad cholesterol and good cholesterol, and the bad guy here is LDL.
This makes them an excellent option to choose versus traditional salad right now. These greens are full of iron, calcium, potassium and vitamins A & C.
The last five weeks we have reviewed ways of building muscle faster which have included gaining muscle, interval training, eating lean protein, taking fish oil supplements, and this final week covers consuming a small pre-workout protein drink.
Throughout February, The Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic, 785 Russell St., will administer blood pressure screenings free of charge in honor of American Heart Month.
When you live in a small town like Hayden, the options can be limited.
State lawmakers are continuing their efforts to protect the elderly population from abuse and neglect. Bravo.
It was last July when Craig practice Kinder Family Clinic first began offering services at a satellite office in Baggs, Wyo. More than a half-year later, the newer site — which replaced the Noyes Clinic that closed in March 2012 — continues to thrive with medical services as well as a new addition.
As women, we have been trained to watch for certain foreboding signs — like a lump in the breast or vaginal bleeding after menopause — but we often miss something that’s less talked about but more threatening: the signs of a heart attack.