Healthy Living

Healthy Eating Hacks: 3 Ways to Make Over Any Meal

Healthy eating doesn’t have to be complicated — and it definitely doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite foods. Don’t believe us? See for yourself as Michelle Townsend, registered dietitian, shows us three ways to makes over an American dinner staple: spaghetti and meat sauce:...

If You Snooze, Do You Really Lose?

Your alarm blares, interrupting your peaceful slumber. You can’t bear the thought of getting up, so you tap snooze. Just as soon as you relax and drift off, there’s the alarm again. You play the snooze game for another hour before finally deciding to get up....

Can Men Suffer from Postpartum Depression?

We know that postpartum depression (PPD) is a serious and common risk for new moms, but we seldom think about how parenthood affects dads. Before you stew in your frustrations with your partner (believe me, I’ve been there), take a minute to consider that he might be struggling with feelings of depression....

Should You Ship Your Stool?

If you’ve seen the commercials with the talking box encouraging you to mail in a stool sample to get tested for colon cancer, you may be wondering if that’s something you should do. It’s true that sending poop in the mail is no longer something you only do as a prank. It’s actually encouraged and could potentially save your life. However, there are some things you should know before you reach for the nearest box....

Is Gratitude the Key to a Healthy Life?

Thanksgiving is always the time of year we carve a little time out to reflect on the things we’re thankful for — whether it be a quick roundtable discussion or a 30-day challenge throughout November. But what if I told you the power of gratitude is so much more than one holiday a year, and that those feel-good moments, if felt daily, could actually improve your health and life? All you need is one simple, but life-transforming habit: practicing daily gratitude....

Personalized Vitamin Services — Are They Legit?

In 2020, convenience is the key to survival. We order everything online – from groceries to clothes to furniture - and have it delivered right to our home. We’ve become accustomed to these modern conveniences so it’s no surprise that a lot of people also turn to the internet as a source for their health decisions. Many people look to social influencers for life advice, and these influencers often post health tips....

Why Are Birth Outcomes Different for Women of Color?

Let me start by saying I’ve been an obstetrician for 15 years, which translates into having cared for thousands of pregnant women and their babies. The medical side of how I treat patients is ever changing. Each week brings new research, updated protocols and refined treatment guidelines....

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