News For Healthier Lives

Even if you’re feeling well, you should see your primary care physician at least once a year for a wellness exam. A wellness visit is your opportunity to discuss any of your health concerns. You should also review your current medications and immunizations. According to Frank M. Tursi, D.O., you should bring in a list

One of the best New Year’s resolutions we can make to ourselves is to resolve to get back to the doctor’s office for in-person appointments. During the pandemic, many of us put off doctor visits, wellness visits, and even our routine visits for blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, depression, etc. According to John J. Kalata, D.O. of

Fernando Melaragno, D.O., endocrinologist at the LECOM Institute for Successful Aging and LECOM Health Corry Memorial Hospital Rural Health Clinic, offers this winning strategy to keep your resolution to eat healthier. Following these tips will help keep your resolution to eat healthier! 1. A new, healthier diet starts with a plan, and it starts at

Brian Viviano, DO Gastroenterology It has often been said that colorectal cancer is the most preventable cancer, yet the least prevented cancer. Globally, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in males and second most common in females. Recently, we have seen a decrease in the incidence of colon cancer in individuals over age 50 due

Winterize Your Body by: Dave Hopkins, M.S. NSCA-CSCS, TSAC-F An average walking gait primarily involves only one foot being in contact with the ground at one time. So, it’s imperative to incorporate exercises that focus on balance and rotational movements into your regular exercise regimen. Ice and snow create an additional layer of instability, causing

Heart Disease – Know Your Risk! February is American Heart Month, which promotes adopting healthy lifestyles to prevent heart disease. There are also risk factors that contribute to heart disease and ways to manage such risks. Currently half of all Americans have at least 1 of 3 key risk factors for heart disease: High Blood

Regular meetings with your primary care physician are important to ensure good health and wellness. Many people think that if they are healthy, they can skip an annual wellness visit, but this isn’t the case. A wellness visit is your opportunity to discuss your health and to bring forward any new or existing concerns. It

Manageable Goals and Portion Control According to a number of Top 10 lists for New Year’s resolutions, fitness-related goals rank among the most popular. These goals include exercising for appearance, weight loss, to quit smoking/drinking, or for lowering LDL cholesterol and blood pressure. Research has supported that after six months, less than 50% of people

Diabetes is a serious disease. Left unmanaged, it can damage many parts of the body, leading to suffering and death. But there is good news: diabetes complications can be prevented or delayed by properly managing blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Eating healthy, taking prescribed medications and being physically active can help lower the

While it’s not always easy to get to your doctor, it’s important to know that there are some examinations that don’t always need to be performed by a physician. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women; there is a 1 in 8 chance that a woman will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.