Calcium—we all know that it’s important for keeping our bones strong, and that drinking milk is a good way to get it. But what if you’re lactose intolerant and milk ...
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It’s Heart Month! You remember how Dorothy, Toto, and the rest of the gang were trying to make their way to see the Wizard of Oz? That’s kind of how veins work in relation to your heart. Your heart is the wizard, and your veins are like the yellow brick road, or roads, that lead [...]
Here’s the issue with chest pain: Knowing whether it’s just soreness, indigestion—or a sign of something more serious. Sometimes chest pain can be kind of vague, leading people to ignore it until it becomes a real problem. But because it can be a symptom of a serious medical condition, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) [...]
Recovering from surgery might look painful or lonely, but it doesn’t have to be. While inconvenience and recovery pain are unavoidable, you’d be surprised at how many people are willing to help if you ask. When assembling your back surgery recovery team, here are 7 people you’ll need for support. 1. A Designated Driver You [...]
The ORMC / Heart Center, “Losing It & Loving It” weight loss class & support group newsletter December, Most peoples’ lives do not turn out the way they thought they would, good and bad. Did 2015 go as you expected? The winter solstice and several important holidays this month remind us that hope springs [...]
For some women, pregnancy and pig out are synonyms. But when it comes to weight gain during pregnancy, aim for the Goldilocks rule: not too much, not too little. Gaining too much weight or not gaining enough could have health risks for you and your baby. Here’s what you should know about weight [...]