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Secrets of the World’s Healthiest People

Secrets of the World’s Healthiest People

Some people seem to be walking commercials for good health. They’re strong, vibrant, and energetic­–exactly what we’d all like to display (but often can’t). How do they do it? Steven Bowers, DO, Medical Director for St. Luke’s Wound Management and Hyperbaric Medicine Centers, wondered, too. After interviewing over 30 very healthy and active people ranging in age from 33 to... »

Breast Cancer Screenings 101

Experts recommend two key practices for early detection of breast cancer: self-checks and mammograms. Here’s what you need to know about both.  Self-checks: Women should perform regular self-breast exams. For instructions on how to perform a self-exam, visit nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-self-exam. If you find a lump or dimple, or notice nipple discharge, it’s important ... »

Your Fall Allergy Game Plan

Your Fall Allergy Game Plan

You know the routine: nasal congestion, constantly running nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, throat irritation…it’s fall allergy time. The medical term for your upper airway discomfort is allergic rhinitis, says David Yen, MD, chief of the otolaryngology (ENT) section for St. Luke’s University Health Network, and it’s typically triggered by inhaling substances that activate your... »

7 Fall Foods You Should Be Eating

7 Fall Foods You Should Be Eating

It’s no secret that eating local brings many benefits. “Local produce is fresh and full of flavor,” says Debbie Cooper, RD, LDN, Network Clinical Nutrition Manager for St. Luke’s University Health Network. “It has higher nutritional value since it is eaten sooner after being picked and retains more nutrients. It also supports our local farmers.” Despite the cooler weather,... »

4 Ways to Be Healthier and Happier at work

4 Ways to Be Healthier and Happier at work

Summer fun often means many great reasons to eat well (fresh fruit and veggies!), move more (walks on the beach, bike riding!), and live healthier. Fall’s cooler temperatures and must-see-TV, on the other hand, bring more reasons to sink into the couch with a tub of ice cream. But there’s a way to combat this. “Taking short, healthy breaks throughout the day is so benefici... »

Training the Next Generation of Doctors & Nurses

Training the Next Generation of Doctors & Nurses

Soon, we could be facing a frightening doctor shortage unlike any we’ve had in recent history. The problem: More people than ever need care, thanks to an aging population of Baby Boomers, but there’s a shrinking pool of qualified health care professionals.   »

Cold-Brew Coffee

Cold-Brew Coffee

With soaring summer temps, it seems crazy to consume anything hot. So many of us turn to iced coffee to stay cool and provide that much needed morning buzz. But not all iced coffee is created equal. Cold brew coffee not only tends to have a superior taste, it may even be a bit healthier. For one, it’s less acidic than regular brewed coffee, which means it’s easier on the s... »

Roasted Beets

Roasted Beets

Molinari’s INGREDIENTS 4 medium or large beets  1 T sherry vinegar  2 T extra virgin olive oil  1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper 2 sprigs thyme 2 sprigs oregano 2 fresh bay leaves DIRECTIONS Wash beets, pat dry with paper towels, and place in a large mixing bowl. Add sherry vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, thyme, oregano, and bay leaf. Toss to coat beets. Transfer to a b... »

Get Back on the Field Faster

Get Back on the Field Faster

In his prime, Paul Ferency of Forks Township was a 6’5”, 350-pound wall of muscle—and he knew how to use it. “I was among the top 5% of people on earth when it comes to strength,” he says. This might seem like an exaggeration, until you learn that Paul competed in 54 world championship matches to determine the world’s strongest man, played in Scotland’s Highland Games (... »

The Surprising  New Fix for Low  Back Pain

The Surprising New Fix for Low Back Pain

In his prime, Paul Ferency of Forks Township was a 6’5”, 350-pound wall of muscle—and he knew how to use it. “I was among the top 5% of people on earth when it comes to strength,” he says. This might seem like an exaggeration, until you learn that Paul competed in 54 world championship matches to determine the world’s strongest man, played in Scotland’s Highland Games (... »

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