5 Fun Ideas with Frozen Fruit

It’s still cold outside and fresh fruit won’t be growing locally for months. Don’t despair! Fruit that has traveled a long distance can’t match locally grown fresh fruit in flavor or nutrients, but frozen fruit can come a close second. Since it’s flash frozen at the peak of ripeness, frozen fruit often tastes better and […]

Asthma and Winter

Cold winter air can make it hard to breathe, no matter who you are, but for those with asthma, winter can be downright unbearable. The number of asthma flare-ups typically increases during winter months. One of the reasons for this is that people tend to spend more time indoors during the winter. The other reason […]

Depression and Digestion: What’s the Connection?

Many of us know from experience that there is some kind of connection between our moods and our stomachs. We get butterflies in our stomachs before that big test or job interview, we are sickened by a shocking report on the news, or we are too excited to eat on a special day. One way […]

Measles and Vaccination Smarts

Many of us are too young to remember when measles was a common disease, but it has been in the news lately, starting with an outbreak in Disneyland and continuing with reports of measles exposure on public transportation in California. Measles was thought to have been eradicated in the U.S. but it is now making […]

Colon Cancer Awareness

Since 2000, March has been the officially designated month for colon cancer awareness. Colon cancer is second only to lung cancer in the number of deaths it causes in the U.S. each year. However, people are less aware of colon cancer, perhaps because it affects parts of the body that we don’t feel as comfortable […]

Sugar, Salt, and Blood Pressure

A paper in the journal Open Heart questions whether salt is the only danger for people at risk of high blood pressure. People with these risks are told to cut back on salt. But James J DiNicolantonio of the Department of Preventive Cardiology, Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Missouri, and Sean C […]

The Scoop on Cholesterol

What better time to talk about cholesterol than National Heart Health Month? Cholesterol is one of those things that people are always talking about. You hear it mentioned at restaurants, in the break room at work, and in the line at the DMV. Walk into the grocery store, and you’re met with packaging claiming to […]

Frozen vs. Canned Vegetables

According to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, a person needs anywhere between five and thirteen servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Since people come in different shapes and sizes, the exact amount that you need varies from person to person. However, one thing remains constant for everyone. You need plenty of […]

Walking the Dog Day

February 22nd, is National Walking the Dog Day. Now, you might walk your dog everyday, and you should! It’s great exercise for you and for your dog. Even if you don’t take your dog on regular walks, you should definitely make a point to walk your dog this weekend for National Walking the Dog Day. […]

Send Your Doctor a Message!

When you have a family doctor, you can get reliable answers to your healthcare questions easily. And one of the easiest ways to communicate with your doctor is through myMANA. It’s easy to set up an account at myMANA. You’ll be asked your name, address, email address, and security questions. You won’t be asked any […]