Entries by Juanita

Getting fit after pregnancy can be complicated

Amanda Loudin shared in the Daily Herald Newspaper as a Special to the Washington Post that when she returned to her Cross Fit gym two months after an unplanned Caesarean section, she knew she would have an uphill climb to get back to her pre-pregnancy fitness level. What the 36-year-old Maryland mom of two didn’t know, however, was […]

Fitness Tips from Go4Life

The National Institute on Aging asks, “Did you know that people with chronic conditions such as heart disease and arthritis can benefit from regular exercise?” In some cases, regular, doctor-approved exercise can even improve conditions such as: Heart health—For a healthy heart, exercise or be physically active for at least 30 minutes on most or […]

7 Weird Ways To Help Combat ‘Hermit’ Habits As A Remote Worker

Leah Ryder on Trello shared that she has been working remotely now for nearly five years. For her, part of adapting to this incredibly rewarding lifestyle was about learning to take more accountability for major life habits, like keeping active, having a balanced diet, and nurturing rewarding relationships with a distributed team. These are the pillars of a […]

Exposures to Drug-Resistant Brucellosis Linked to Raw Milk

CDC and state health officials are investigating potential exposure to drug-resistant Brucella in 19 states, connected to consuming raw (unpasteurized) milk from Miller’s Biodiversity Farm in Quarryville, Pa. If you’re thinking about drinking raw milk because you believe it has health benefits, consider other options. Raw milk can contain harmful germs, such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites that […]

My child has a heart murmur, what does it mean?

Mehmet Gulecyuz, M.D.Specialty: Pediatric Cardiology shared in the Edwards Elmhurst Healthy Driven Blog that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states a heart murmur is simply a noise heard between the beats of the heart. Although they can be unsettling for parents, heart murmurs are extremely common and are usually “innocent” or normal. Innocent heart murmurs (also called […]

Eating Well and Fighting Cancer

Dr. Alexander Hantel, a specialist in Hematology & Oncology share in Edward Elmhurst Healthy Driven Blog that good nutrition is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle and is even more important if you are fighting cancer. A healthy diet can help you feel better, fight infections and keep your body strong. A nutritious diet […]

Heart-healthy benefits of red wine, dark chocolate

Edward-Elmhurst Health shared that adopting a heart-healthy diet? Take heart, you can still enjoy your favorite glass of red and some dark chocolate. Studies show that the antioxidants in red wine and dark chocolate can be beneficial for your heart. Eating dark chocolate provides a variety of benefits for your heart, including better blood circulation, […]