Sunscreen is a summer bag staple, but do you know what’s in your sunscreen and how to properly use it? According to the FDA, all sunscreens protect against sunburns, but only those that are broad spectrum have been shown to also reduce the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun when used as directed with other sun protection measures. It is also important to note that people of all skin colors are potentially at risk for sun burns and other harmful effects from the sun’s rays.
Your living space isn't the only area that needs a spring cleaning. On top of cleaning and organizing your living surroundings, the changing of the season is also a great time to focus on how to declutter your mental and physical health.
Did you know that positive social connection and finding purpose in life are good for the heart? One large meta-analysis of over 300,000 individuals followed for an average of 7 years found that people with healthy and supportive relationships had a 50% increased likelihood of survival compared to those with insufficient social relationships.
The leading cause of death in our country is heart disease. While this number is slowly declining due to efforts in preventive care and a focus on healthier living, the numbers remain staggering. At your next doctor’s visit, two important items should be discussed: identify (and address) your risk factors and determine if any cardiac testing is necessary.
A change in your diet and exercise routine is always top of mind with the new year around the corner. While healthy eating and a steady exercise routine is always important, we wanted to provide a few tips to help you make lifestyle changes instead of short-term resolutions
Eating between November through January can be tough for some. There are holiday parties and family gatherings that tend to revolve around food. Not only that, but as we near winter, the temperatures drop and the chances of getting sick from colds can increase.
More than 88 million Americans have prediabetes and 34 million have been diagnosed with diabetes. With November being American Diabetes Awareness month, it’s a great time to learn more about diabetes prevention and tools to control the disease.
School is finally back in session for students across Texas, and most are required to wear face masks this year. Life can be chaotic enough for parents trying to keep their child's school day routine in order, so here are some tips for face mask regulations.
The prostate is notorious for causing problems as men age. With Prostate Cancer Awareness Month coming up in September, now is a good time for men to check in with their health and prostate screenings.
Healthy eating is especially important for keeping your immune system in top condition. These current safety measures and the need to stay in place present a perfect time to protect and improve your health...
Kids Eat Right Month, an initiative of the Academy Foundation's Kids Eat Right program, is celebrated each August and emphasizes the importance of families knowing how to shop smart, cook healthy and eat right...
As it is starting to warm up outside it’s time to enjoy outdoor activities! It is a wonderful time to think about cooking and grilling with friends and family. There are the traditional grilling favorites of hamburgers and hot dogs...
Eat consistently: Aim to eat every 3-5 hours to prevent a drop in blood sugar. A drop in blood sugar can lead you to feel tired or sluggish...
Double your vegetable intake and cut carbohydrates in half: Cutting back on starchy carbs (bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, cereal, crackers), and replacing them with vegetables helps you cut calories without cutting portion sizes, allowing you to feel full on fewer calories....
Make a SMART Goal, Be Prepared for Slip Ups, Have Accountability, Pick a Realistic Start Date, Avoid Creating a List of Goals, Congratulate Yourself for Each Success, Have a Daily Reminder, etc.
Say the words “skin cancer,” and the most serious form, melanoma, is likely the first thing to come to mind. Melanoma is responsible for the vast majority of skin cancer–related deaths but accounts for only 1 percent of all skin cancers diagnosed.
Sooner or later, every primary care physician will get a call from a patient who says something like, “Doc, I think I ate something bad. I've been sick for 3 days and I'm not getting better.”