Wellness

Nerves Got You Down? PRP and Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition plaguing our population. More than 20 million people are suffering from this condition nationwide. So, what exactly is peripheral neuropathy? For some people, it may cause numbness in the hands and feet, making it difficult to maintain balance (increased falls) or to hold onto anything [...]

2019-03-27T18:22:36-04:00March 21st, 2019|Wellness|

Are Americans Sleep Deprived?

Americans today are sleeping less (seven hours nightly) compared to nine hours nightly a century ago, according to Harvard Medical School. Sleep deprivation can be complete or partial, based on duration and severity. Complete sleep deprivation occurs when you stay up all night. Partial sleep deprivation happens when you get less sleep than you need for several days (like [...]

2019-03-10T11:48:20-04:00March 10th, 2019|Wellness|

Numbers to Extend Life

Recent studies reported in the AARP Bulletin, offer health numbers to extend life. 2.7: days you should stay home with the flu to reduce risk of infecting co workers. 2: hours of TV daily. Too much tube time increases triglycerides and lowers HDL cholesterol. 7+: ideal daily servings of fruits and veggies. The extra can reduce risk of early [...]

2019-03-10T11:44:24-04:00March 10th, 2019|Wellness|

Why Did I Get the Flu if I Had the Vaccine?

Did you get the flu this season, even though you were vaccinated? As of February 9, the CDC estimated 7.2–8.4 million people sought medical treatment due to flu-like symptoms. First, understand that getting an annual flu shot is strongly recommended and your healthcare professional can determine a best choice You + Health Advocate = Expert Care [...]

2019-03-06T12:55:38-04:00March 6th, 2019|Wellness|

Painful Veins? You Have Options

There are two kinds of vein conditions that most of us are aware of. There are “spider” veins that resemble “granddaddy long legs” and may be unappealing to some who have them. They are strictly a cosmetic issue. Varicose veins—which cause discomfort—are the kind that protrude and can look almost like a rope beneath the skin.Dr. Ray Workman, with Novant [...]

2019-01-14T12:09:22-04:00January 11th, 2019|Wellness|
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