30 Days to a Healthier You: A Daily Checklist of Wellness Tips

Most of us hear the term wellness and assume that it’s something beyond our reach. Or perhaps we think that wellness is only for advanced yogis, holistic doctors, or wellness practitioners, but not us — not everyday people just working the daily grind and living busy lives. But this is where we make the mistake. Wellness is nothing more than … Read More

Heart-Healthy Tips for February

February is American Heart Month, and while it’s a good idea to care for our hearts every day of the year, now is a particularly great time to focus on holistic ways to combat heart disease. According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 cause of death globally. Here are a few ways to give your … Read More

7 Myths About Medication and the Facts Behind Them

Misconceptions about medicine are as common as pills on a pharmacy shelf. We could all use a healthy dose of the truth. Myth no.1: If you’re really hurting, you can ignore the label and take more pills. Fact: When you’re in severe pain, you may look at the dose on the pain reliever label and think, “an extra dose can’t … Read More

The Checklist: How to stay healthy in December

A gift to yourself One of the best ways to avoid gaining weight during the holiday eating season is to ramp up your exercise regimen. Yeah, right. Chalene Johnson knows it’s hard to squeeze exercise into your December schedule. But she’s convinced that even the most overwhelmed among us can make it happen. Johnson, creator of TurboFire workout program and … Read More

4 Fun Ways To Help Prevent Prostate Cancer

It’s that time again: Movember, or the month formerly known as November, is when men grow their mustaches for 30 days to raise awareness and funds to help find a cure for prostate and testicular cancer. Sign your moustache-growing team up now or join the AskMen team — ’cause we’re about men. Prostate cancer is the single most common cancer … Read More

Breast Cancer Awareness

The 3 Best Breast Cancer Prevention Tips for Women at Any Age   Breast Cancer Prevention Tips for Your 30s Tip #1: Get Into Healthy Habits. Maybe you picked up some bad habits in your teens and 20s, like smoking or eating junk food. NOW is the perfect time to make the changes that will turn into healthy lifetime habits … Read More

Toughen Up Your Immune System

  Your immune system defends you against the viruses that cause colds and flu. These eight steps can help support your immune system so it’s ready to fight those viruses.   Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.   Get at least 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week.   Get enough sleep.   Wash your hands. … Read More

How Employee Health Is Affecting Your Bottom Line

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What happens when an employee is sick Your company just announced a large-scale, hands-on project when sickness starts spreading throughout your office and your overall employee health is at risk. What do you do? Many companies around the world are beginning to realize the severe impact sick employees have on productivity and profit margins, and, as a result, are padding … Read More

3 Ways mHealth Is Changing the Post Acute Landscape

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As published in Physicians News Network By Dr. Shahram Shawn Gholami, MD, FACS, CEO of VMDOC “Always Connected” is the new platform onto which the most efficient and the most effective healthcare systems will be built. Medicine is far too complex to be delivered just in a hospital. And at $3 trillion annually, healthcare is far too expensive to be attached to … Read More