The Gift of Volunteerism

By Diane Betkoski on 6/1/2012

Volunteerism is synonymous with being American. In our school days, we volunteer for all sorts of clubs and groups. As we get older, the list could expand to committees, fundraising activities and fairs. There are plenty of opportunities for volunteerism, and many reasons why people choose to do it.

Taking the stigma out of cancer

By Ken Roberts on 5/25/2012

Raising awareness about cancer does more than just educate us about preventative health and encourage us to support research for a cure. Bringing cancer out into the open helps defeat the shame or fear that keeps us from going to the doctor or offering support to those diagnosed with the disease.

Time is critical during a stroke

By Ken Roberts on 5/21/2012

There’s a simple equation to successfully surviving a stroke: Time lost = brain lost.

Now where did I leave my...?

By Ken Roberts on 5/15/2012

Could lost keys or forgotten appointments be the result of what you eat?

Fall Prevention

By Diane Betkoski on 5/7/2012

As we age, there are a number of health issues brought to our attention that we may not have worried about in our younger years. Whether you are getting older or are concerned about a loved one, it's important to learn as much as possible about some of the health risks that accompany advancing age.

Be Sure You Are Ready For Baby

By Ken Roberts on 4/30/2012

Whether you are a first-time parent or consider yourself a parenting pro, you never quite know what to expect when you are expecting.

Assess Your Alcohol Intake this April

By Ken Roberts on 4/21/2012

The world seems full of stress these days. With high unemployment and the rising costs of gas and other necessities, it is easy to feel strained and in need of a way to relax. While the occasional alcoholic drink can help lower anxiety, it is important to assess your drinking every once and a while to make sure you’re not going overboard and potentially causing harm to your body or to those around you.

Learn the Power of Prevention at Women’s Day of Health on April 21

By Ken Roberts on 4/13/2012

Every day seems to bring differing (and sometimes contradictory) news regarding the health benefits of the food we eat, medicines we take and proper amounts of exercise.

Incontinence Breakthrough

By Diane Betkoski on 3/30/2012

If you suffer from bladder or bowel incontinence, then you know it's a sensitive subject. You might feel embarrassed or alone and, as a result, choose to leave your condition untreated. However, this can result in more serious health concerns down the line. Healthy U wants you to know that you are not alone, and that the medical staff at Griffin Hospital is here to help. 

Ladies, Come Find Your Inner Aphrodite

By Ken Roberts on 3/23/2012

Why is it so easy to find fault in ourselves, especially with our appearance? We want to be taller, shorter, thinner, more toned, straight-haired, curly-haired, blonde, brunette, red-head, etc. It seems we always wish to be something or someone other than who we are. Being unhappy with your body can affect how you think and feel about yourself as a person.