In Part 1 of a series for Connect Savannah readers that will focus on health literacy, Andrew examines both sides of the communication gap and ways to improve health care using the "currency" of health literacy.
September is National Preparedness Month and Sept. 16 is Get Ready Day. Ready for what, you might ask. I know I did. We do not live in California where earthquakes are frequent. We do not live in Arizona where wildfires ravage. We do not live near occurrences of landslides, tsnuamis or volcanoes. We don't live along the Gulf where hurricanes are a season.
ONE OF THE most popular songs to come along in the past year or so is "Happy" by Pharrell Williams. The first line of lyrics says "It might seem crazy what I'm about to say... Because I'm Happy!" That's exactly how I feel.
Despite the prevalence of cancer, some information about this potentially deadly disease is not widely known. The following are some facts about cancer that may surprise you.
Why should the music ever stop?
Ten years ago Kim Gooden remembers a time when there was no full-service dermatology practice in Covington.
ARE YOU HUNGRY right now? Is it time for lunch or is it the middle of the afternoon? Are you feeling bored, stressed or eager to sit down at the table with your family? What do you plan to eat for dinner? Will you have to stop at the grocery store or go to a restaurant? When you really think about it, eating isn't as simple as it sounds.
WALKING. We do it all the time. Most of us take walking for granted and don't think about it.
The best way to care for skin is to be smart about sun exposure. Too much unprotected exposure to the sun can cause a host of problems, from premature wrinkling to skin cancer.
Here in Georgia, diabetes is far too commonplace. Maybe your parents were treated for it, or your grandparents. Perhaps you've been diagnosed as pre-diabetic or diabetic. For many people, understanding what this disease really is and how it's treated is complicated.
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I recently had the opportunity to speak to the first graduates of the Canyon Ranch Institute Life Enhancement Program (CRI LEP) in Savannah. They are all patients of Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care (CVCPHC), and had participated in the 12-week program to learn about how they can make healthy choices for themselves and their families.
Fruits and vegetables are the building blocks of a healthy diet. But many people do not eat the recommended number of servings of produce.That's especially true among growing children, who can benefit greatly from the vitamins and nutrients fruits and vegetables provide.
Canyon Ranch Institute (CRI) invites everyone who volunteers or works in low-income or medically underserved areas to apply for CRI Healthy World Scholarships. The scholarships are for stays at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona in 2015. Canyon Ranch donated 25 stays to CRI to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Canyon Ranch and to further CRI's efforts to enhance community health and well-being. Applicants can apply in up to two scholarship categories that include Richard H. Carmona Scholarship for Returning Veterans, Arts and Health, Healthy Garden, Healthy Schools and Healthy Table. Full details are available on the CRI website at ...
I did not win the lottery, but I did find the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.
Summer in Georgia means sometimes-annoying heat and humidity, but it also brings the fun of picnics, backyard parties and family BBQs. Like all Southern traditions, food is front and center – and plentiful. Food is love, friends and family are love, so more food for friends and family is often deemed better.
Regular exercise can benefit the body in many ways, helping men and women maintain healthier weights and lower their risks for developing potentially deadly diseases. Though many people are quick to associate exercise with its physical benefits, those hours spent on the treadmill also can boost brain power.
Many adults find themselves feeling drowsy in the hours after they eat lunch. A heavy lunch, a staid office atmosphere or a combination of the two can make professionals feel sleepy as the workday winds down.
By engaging in a workout routine, you've already proven that you care for your body. But do you have a care plan for the muscles that take you to your next level of fitness? Here are some ways to keep those hard working muscles in top shape so you can give it your all at every workout.
There is a large and somewhat disturbing truth in Georgia that's hard to talk about, but we must start the conversation.
Obesity is a global epidemic affecting people of all ages. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of Americans are considered obese, while Statistics Canada notes about 25 percent of Canadians are obese.
Spring is not only a beautiful time of year, but the flowers, trees and plants create a lovely and healthy environment.
YMCAs throughout metro Atlanta are seeking participants in a Type 2 diabetes management program developed at Stanford University and shown in studies to help lower blood sugar, reduce emergency room visits and improve communication with caregivers.
HEALTH is a six-letter word that most of us think we know exactly what it means. However, when you actually start talking with people about health, you find a very wide range of ideas about what it means to be healthy.
Springtime brings warmer weather, outdoor family fun, BBQs, ballgames and, for many Americans, the start of allergy season.