Expert Insights

The Present of Presence – Mindfulness During the Holidays

The holidays are a time for celebration and gratitude. Too often, however, they’re the cause of stress and anxiety. For many, juggling the holiday tasks of shopping, decorating, cooking and social obligations can lead to feeling downright overwhelmed. However, before you’re tempted to call off the holidays altogether, you may want to try a 5,000-year-old […]

holiday eating

Smart Holiday Eating Strategies

Favorite childhood memories often involve enjoying the sweets and treats of the holidays. While they’re still just as delicious when we indulge in them as adults, they can lead to unwanted, post-holiday weight gain. Navigating the dinners, desserts, parties and drinks that often go hand-in-hand with holiday celebrations can be challenging for even the most […]

health literacy

Improving Health Literacy through Language Assistance

George Bernard Shaw once wrote, “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” These words highlight one of healthcare’s most pressing challenges when it comes to health literacy – language barriers. With increasing number of limited English proficiency (LEP) patients, the need for language assistance in healthcare is increasing. […]

Managing diabetes

Managing Diabetes – Don’t Let Sweetness Be Your Weakness

Many consider diabetes to be like a roller coaster with significant ups and downs, but you have the choice to be fearful or to enjoy the ride. When it comes to diabetes management, living a productive happy life is possible, but it requires a consistent effort to keep your blood sugar levels in check by […]

Falls Prevention Month

Fall Prevention Strategies

Maintaining independence as long as possible is a goal for women as they age. Yet each year, millions suffer fall injuries – making it difficult for many to get around, manage daily activities or live on their own. For some, falls result in broken bones, head injuries and even death. Most are surprised to find […]

Back Pain in Women

Causes of Back Pain in Women

Most women will suffer back pain at some point during their lives. In some cases, the source of the pain will be a condition that can affect both genders. However, there are also causes of back pain that are unique to females. For all women, it’s important to have an understanding of both gender-specific and […]

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The Importance of Supporting Mothers Who Breastfeed

Breastfeeding is a personal choice for every new mother. For many women, the health advantages drive their decision to give their baby breast milk. From a variety of studies, researchers have discovered that the cells, hormones and antibodies in breastmilk offer babies significant protection from illness. This includes lower risks of: Asthma Childhood obesity Ear […]