Under 45? What You Need to Know About Stroke.

Did you know the incidence of strokes in people under the age of 45 has increased by as much as 53 percent since the 1990s?  It’s true. Unfortunately,  75 percent of Americans 45 and under don’t know the signs and symptoms of stroke, according to a new national survey. For many people, stroke symptoms are [Continue Reading]

Concussion: It’s a girl thing, too

Concussion awareness is at an all-time high and that’s a good thing. The subject has been brought to the forefront of the sports world by the NFL and college football playoffs, as well as by the recently released major motion picture “Concussion” starring Will Smith. However, a major demographic isn’t represented by those headline grabbers: [Continue Reading]

Ten Tips for Running in Cold Weather

Don’t let the chilly weather stop you from running outside. Follow these ten easy tips on how to acclimate to changing temperatures provided by Alyson Ruggiero, M.S., Exercise Physiologist and Sport Biomechanist, and Kimberly Gandler, M.S., Biomechanist, with Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute. Hydration and electrolyte replacement are still important when it’s cold; consume [Continue Reading]

Need medical care but not sure where to go?

  It’s 10:30 p.m. on a Saturday night and your child is running a fever and not feeling well.  What should you do? You can head to the nearest emergency room, you can wait until Monday morning and schedule an appointment with your pediatrician, or you can call the free 24/7 Nurse Health Line. Anyone [Continue Reading]

How Can Knowing Your BMI Save Your Life?

OK, you’ve vowed to lose weight. You’ve made promises to your doctor, your family, yourself.  That’s great. But how far should you go? Health experts use two forms of measurement to determine health risks associated with excess poundage.  One measurement is Body Mass Index or BMI. Keeping your BMI in a healthy range can reduce [Continue Reading]