Sleep, the Fifth Food Group?

If pain is the fifth vital sign, then maybe sleep should be the fifth food group. There is no doubt that sleep is as essential to good health as food. Yet millions of Americans cut into their sleep in order to get everything done that they feel they need to do. The National Sleep Foundation…

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Have You Had “The Conversation”?

April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day. This year’s theme is “It always seems too early, until it’s too late.” If your loved one has not created an advance directive, now is a good time to have “the conversation” about his or her wishes.

Does your loved one have Type 2 Diabetes?

Up to 86 million Americans have prediabetes, a condition that puts them at high risk for getting Type 2 diabetes. As many as 90% do not know they have this condition. Or that they can do things to prevent it becoming full-blown diabetes. 

What’s in Your “ER Kit”?

Try as you might to prevent a flare, some diseases involve episodes that require immediate, emergency medical care. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and CHF (congestive heart failure) are two conditions famous for sudden flares that result in a call to 911.