Monthly Archives: September 2021

Exercising while pregnant
Exercising While Pregnant May Benefit Babies Lung Function It’s no secret that exercising daily is an essential part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Having a regular exercise routine brings many benefits to one’s physical health, emotional stability, mental state, and even physical appearance. But how can daily exercise be beneficial […]

Exercise During Pregnancy Shows Improved Infant Lung Function

Expanding Medicaid Leads to Healthier Communities In January 2014, 26 states within the U.S. elected to expand Medicaid eligibility guidelines. This now gives adults between 19-64 years of age with an annual income equaling up to 138% of the federal poverty line (FPL) the option to apply for Medicaid services. […]

Expanding Medicaid Improves American Health

broken heart
Although it sounds like the title of a very sad country song, dying from a broken heart is possible… but not very likely. Broken Heart Syndrome, also known as Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy is a “temporary heart condition that develops in response to an intense emotional or physical experience.” The condition ultimately […]

Dying From a Broken Heart

healthy cities
Genetics and lifestyle are not the only things that contribute to your overall health! When thinking about the factors that affect your health, the design of your city is not one that many think of. However, the urban plan of where you live can have a significant impact on your […]

Living in Healthy Cities

Blood cancer awareness
Honor Blood Cancer Awareness Month This September This September marks the 11th anniversary of Blood Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM). September is a dedicated time for supporters and activists of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)– both locally and nationally– to raise awareness, education, and funds in the effort to support […]

Celebrate Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Importance of visiting nursing homes
Within the last year, nursing homes were deeply affected by extreme COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. Nursing homes are especially vulnerable to outbreaks due to the special care required by residents, the residents’ ages, and the residents living in close proximity to one another and staff. Additionally, nursing facilities are clinical […]

Visiting Loved Ones in Nursing Homes

Stop diabetes
On August 24th, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) lowered the age limit for prediabetes screening and type 2 diabetes screening from the age of 40 to the age of 35. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States and also results in a plethora […]

Screening Age for Diabetes is Lowered