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.
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.
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.
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.
As we age, forgetfulness or senior moments often become more common among adults. Use it or lose it is a common phrase heard within senior circles. Similar to muscles, if we don't exercise the brain regularly it may weaken and potentially lead to balance, flexibility and endurance problems.
Despite the generally mild weather so far this season, winter can sometimes be less than a wonderland for those injured each year due to slips, falls, and/or overexertion from activities such as removing snow from driveways and walks. But according to Myra Odenwaelder, Director of Rehabilitation Services at Griffin Hospital, most of these injuries are both preventable and, with a little thought and planning, completely avoidable.
Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility and increased risk of fractures.
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease kills nearly twice as many women in the United States than all types of cancer combined. Why, then, do fewer than 1 in 4 women think heart disease is a threat to their health? Why do only 55% of women realize heart disease is their No. 1 killer, and less than half know what are considered healthy levels for cardiovascular risk factors like blood pressure and cholesterol? (Know your risk? Take the American Heart Association’s “Go Red Heart Check Up”).
Do you wake up at night with sore feet?