If you have ongoing and recurring heartburn it may be a sign that you have GERD: gastroesophagael reflux disease. GERD occurs when stomach acid and gastric contents wash back into your esophagus and throat. It’s important to know that having heartburn from time to time does not mean you have GERD. You may experience heartburn […]

How often do we wake up in the morning and look in a mirror only to see flaws, such as imperfect skin, bad hair, or weighing too much? After all, how could we expect to love everything we see in the mirror with the constant onslaught of “desirable” individuals in the media who are air […]

Have you ever had severe back pain? If you answered no to this question, you should consider yourself fortunate. It is estimated that up to 80 percent of people will experience at least one episode of back pain during their lifetime with symptoms severe enough that they will miss work or seek medical attention. There […]

Congratulations. You are now a parent. For months you have been on the sidelines, cheering and coaching as your partner was growing and giving birth to your baby. Then, in the space of your baby’s first breath, it is your turn to step into the game. It’s exciting and exhilarating but it’s also exhausting. It […]

March 20-26 is National Poison Prevention Week. We all have a role to play in preventing poisonings, and that role starts with knowing the poison center phone number — 1-800-222-1222. Store this phone number in your cell phone today, and post it on your refrigerator or near your home phone. You never know when you […]

“Food is life; create and savor yours” is a message that is embedded in the mission of The Culinary Institute of America (CIA). Recently, physicians, chefs, and dietitians got a taste of what it looks like to apply this vision to health care at the Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives conference. The Healthy Kitchens Healthy Lives […]