Category: Other Health and Wellness Topics

This is a printable preventive checklist for a patient with high blood pressure

Your Health Forum: Page Updates

Your Health Forum has added three new section topics over the last month: ID Case Report Challenge, which features challenging infectious diseases cases, photos and physical findings. Whether you are a medical student, resident or attending or just someone interested in learning more about infectious diseases, you are […]

The Harms of Vaping

Health alert for vaping **Updated 2/14/2020** E-cigarettes: What originally seemed like an attractive nicotine delivery system or even a cigarette replacement and cessation strategy, e-cigarettes have recently gained a lot of negative press regarding major lung injuries and even death. A multi-state outbreak of lung injury has been […]

In a Nutshell: The Last Diet

  Tips in Addressing your Dietary intake Water is for hydrating and should be your go-to drink We tend to not drink enough water There is no great benefit in calorie counting; when you eat whole foods, you can generally eat more (1 bag of spinach = calories of […]

In a Nutshell: Healthy Parent-Healthy Child

Family Worksheet Children Recommendations for Optimal Health and Wellness Keep Carbohydrates Portions as a side dish : Limit amount of processed foods, often high in carbohydrates.  You can start by focusing on portion size and food variety rather than on counting calories. Remember that you are a reference […]

Childhood Obesity: Understanding and Addressing a Looming Crisis

Summary: Childhood obesity is one of the most important world health crises that we currently face. Our children are developing health challenges that will impact them for the rest of their lives.  Obesity strains the body’s mechanisms of homeostasis, leading to dysfunction and disease.  Will our children have a […]

In a Nutshell: Nature Therapy

Your Doctor has recommended Nature Therapy: Name_____________________________                  Date________ Rx: Nature Sig:  Take one walk in nature 30 minutes to 1 hour daily 5 days per week Refills: Unlimited X_________________________________________   Known Benefits of Nature Therapy, or Forest Bathing, on Health Reduce blood pressure and resting heart rate Improve diabetes […]

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