You probably don’t think too much about your kidneys. In fact, many people are not certain about their size, or what they do, or where they are located.

You know that you slept some last night, right? Do you know what happened as you were sleeping? Many believe that sleep is a period of total inactivity, when our mind and body shuts down. However, research has shown that our bodies use this time of slumber to reboot and recharge — to help us…

Recently I was asked to speak with a national television news organization in regards to a breaking story titled “Nine out of 10 Physicians Unwilling to Recommend Health Care as a Profession, Exacerbating Anticipated Physician Shortage.”

Keeping our hearts healthy and strong — at every age — is indeed, as the American Heart Association underscores, “what we all need to take to heart.” February is American Heart Month, dedicated to cardiovascular health and awareness about heart disease.

As we continue to work on healthy choices, our kitchens are central in helping to promote and support healthy eating. Our refrigerator, freezer and pantry — if not properly stocked with staple ingredients — could be contributing to sabotaging our best efforts. After reviewing our freezers an…

Preparation and planning are essential to eating nutritious foods for ourselves, families and guests. Effective time management is the key to leading a healthier, more productive life. And when healthy lifestyle choices become priorities, questions of motivation and convenience resolve themselves.

While you most likely made healthy resolutions for this new year, to watch what you consume and to be more physically active, my hope is that you cultivate habits that will help reduce chronic stress and anxieties in your life with a goal to increase happiness and overall life satisfaction!

As we plan our road trips during these busy holidays — whether to a friend’s home, our place of work, to shop, or “over the river and through the woods” to a favorite getaway spot — you can leave the road-trip stress behind and enjoy your holiday travel with prep and wise road navigating.

No matter what your traditions are, there’s the potential of added stress jingling all the way. According to a poll by the American Psychological Association while the holidays polled as a joyful time, a whopping 90 percent of Americans reported they feel added stress during the holidays wit…

There is no question that medications, whether over-the-counter or by prescription, are powerful agents. When administered properly, they have the established reputation of saving millions of lives every day and improving the quality of life, by managing chronic illnesses and helping to defe…

All Hallows’ Eve, commonly referred to as Halloween, is an exciting time of the year where children become enraptured and communities dress up to greet the estimated 40 million plus trick-or-treaters.

Along with the joys of our upcoming Halloween are facts that are truly frightening: consuming more sugar. And we all know it is not just children indulging in the sugary treats, as adults confess to sneaking some of the store-bought candy even before our doorbells ring on Halloween.

Clear and accurate nutrition labeling is an important way to help consumers follow dietary guidelines and make informed decisions on what they consume and choices they make for themselves and their families. As a result, the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990 mandated that standard…

Head injuries and concussions continue to ignite a firestorm among the public, and for good reason. High school athletes sustain an estimated 300,000 concussions per year. And National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell recently announced an initiative intended to increase the safety…

Our flu season is around the corner. And while the timing varies in different parts of the country, most flu activity — influenza-like illness, hospitalizations and sadly, even deaths — will occur between October 2016 and run into May 2017.