Hospice Dogs visit Cottage in the Meadow

The Cottage in the Meadow sees all walks of life including different socioeconomic groups, ethnicities, and religious backgrounds.  Every week, the Cottage also sees creatures that walk on all four legs . . . our hospice dogs!!! Our hospice dogs and volunteers are trained and certified to provide our residents with loving companionship even if Read more about Hospice Dogs visit Cottage in the Meadow[…]

More young adults have health coverage

The percentage of young adults covered by health insurance has gone up since September 2010, after one provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) kicked in, allowing moms and dads to keep dependent children 25 and younger on their plan. Many of those newly covered had been uninsured or had a gap in their coverage within the Read more about More young adults have health coverage[…]

4 tips to help New Year’s resolutions stick

Eat better, exercise more, lose weight, quit smoking. Sound familiar? One of these classic resolutions may be on your self-improvement list for the coming year. Let’s be realistic but also optimistic: Changing old habits is incredibly hard, but you can do it. The following four strategies can help you make lasting lifestyle changes: Focus on Read more about 4 tips to help New Year’s resolutions stick[…]

Pregnant and smoking: Little change over 10 years

Efforts to curb tobacco use among females before and during pregnancy haven’t been very effective, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But those efforts have had some success in reducing the number of women who smoke after pregnancy. Reducing the number of young women who smoke has long been Read more about Pregnant and smoking: Little change over 10 years[…]

Top 10 health news stories of 2013

The cinnamon challenge was our No. 1 health news story of the year. Apparently a lot of people wanted to read about the latest teen fad—swallowing a tablespoon of ground cinnamon in 60 seconds with no break for a drink of water. It wasn’t a healthy fad, to say the least. So hopefully it’s done with, filed in Read more about Top 10 health news stories of 2013[…]

Don’t Feel Bad About Feeling Good

We don’t talk enough about grief—about how to manage it, about how to work through it, about how to live with it. Why, then, should we expect to know how to respond to it? Every once in a while, a griever has something that feels foreign: a good day. Or maybe even a good hour. Read more about Don’t Feel Bad About Feeling Good[…]

Antibacterial soaps may harm more than they help

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing that companies must offer scientific proof that their antibacterial soaps actually kill more germs than plain soaps. Right now, there is no evidence to back up such claims, according to the FDA. In fact, some research indicates these products might be hazardous to those who use them. Read more about Antibacterial soaps may harm more than they help[…]

Many adults at risk for diabetes don’t know it

Many adults at risk for diabetes don’t know it About 40 percent of adults who are at high risk for type 2 diabetes are either unaware of their vulnerability or don’t believe they have any risk factors for the disease at all, according to a survey by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). In fact, about 80 percent of Read more about Many adults at risk for diabetes don’t know it[…]

Traffic deaths rose in 2012 (infographic)

Traffic fatalities rose in 2012 for the first time since 2005, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. But deaths still remain at historic lows, with current rates mirroring those from 1950. There’s also evidence that the uptick in deaths during 2012 is a one-year phenomenon. Early estimates on crash deaths for the first half Read more about Traffic deaths rose in 2012 (infographic)[…]

Memorial Physicians announces opening of Healthy Now

Convenient care clinic treats minor illnesses quickly, comfortably Memorial Physicians is pleased to announce the opening of Healthy Now, a convenient care clinic offering top-quality health care for minor illnesses in a fast and efficient manner. Healthy Now will treat a variety of non-urgent illnesses and injuries that might not be serious enough for a Read more about Memorial Physicians announces opening of Healthy Now[…]