World Red Cross Day

Today is the birthday of Jean Henri Dunant. Were Dunant still alive, he would be celebrating his 187th year. Why is any of this important? Jean Henri Dunant, also known as Henry Dunant, founded the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and his birthday is used to celebrate World Red Cross Day and Red […]

School Nurses Day

It is National School Nurses Day! For more than 30 years, National School Nurses Day has been a time to recognize and show your appreciation for those in the school nursing profession. According to the National Association of School Nurses, school nursing began back in 1902. That means nurses have been providing an invaluable service […]

National Blood Pressure Month

May is National Blood Pressure Month, so what better time to learn a little bit about blood pressure? While you know that it’s important to check your blood pressure on a regular basis and you might know your blood pressure numbers, you might not put that knowledge to good use. High blood pressure can be […]

All about Headaches

Americans make some 14 million visits to doctors for headaches each year. Most headaches aren’t a sign of a serious disease. Most can be controlled by lifestyle changes, and some by medications. Occasionally a headache may be associated with a serious condition, but usually good health habits and avoiding the things that trigger your headaches […]

MRI or CT Scan?

Imaging is one of the best ways for a physician to get a clear picture of what is going on inside your body. Imaging goes beyond physical examination, giving a physician a better understanding of your condition. You’ve probably heard of both MRI and CT scans, but how do you know which is right for […]

MANA Urgent Care

So you get an hour of exercise and eat five cups of vegetables each day. You don’t smoke, you get plenty of sleep, you visit your doctor regularly, and you’re very conscious about what you eat. You’re so healthy that you feel bulletproof. Unfortunately, people are not bulletproof, and even the most health-conscious can have […]

Probiotics

You have probably heard of probiotics, and you have a basic understanding that they are supposed to be good for you. The word itself starts with, “pro” and is followed with, “bio” so it’s got to be good, right? For many, knowledge of probiotics can roughly be summed up with this statement: probiotics are a […]

CT Scans and Heart Disease

CT scans, according to new research published in Radiology, may help identify heart attack risk in patients who don’t have typical signs in their cholesterol tests and blood pressure readings. CT scans can produce 3-D pictures of the heart and veins, which may show narrowing of the arteries. Other kinds of tests for heart health […]

Text Neck

The human head can weigh anywhere between 5 and 11 pounds. That might not seem like very much weight, but those few pounds can put quite a strain on your neck. Even if your posture is perfect, and you’re holding your head upright, there’s still going to be at least 5 to 11 pounds of […]

10 Ways to Eat Vegetables for Breakfast

You know you need to have plenty of vegetables each day, but it’s not always easy. Sometimes the intentions of healthy eating don’t quite pan out the way you’d like. You planned on a salad for lunch, but went out with friends and it somehow ended up being pizza and beer. Then you met some […]