Dealing with Period Pain
Unlike PMS, which signals the start of your period with bloating and irritability, period pain or dysmenorrhea involves menstrual cramps as well as headaches, low back pain, diarrhea and nausea. While some period pain is common, if you dread that time of month because you repeatedly struggle with severe pain, talk with your doctor to rule out other potential issues such as endometriosis, fibroids and pelvic inflammatory disease, among others.
Tips for a Happier, Healthier Heart
Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month aren’t the only times we should think about happy and healthy hearts. Rather, every day is an opportunity to focus on your heart—what makes it beat, what makes it beat a little faster and what you can do to strengthen this important muscle.
Top Trends for 2021
As we greet a new year with new hopes, new plans and new goals, it is always fun to check out some of the anticipated trends for family life, food, exercise and more. According to a variety of experts, self-care, takeout and fancy home gyms top the list for 2021.
Colon Cancer and Other Important Screenings
If the pandemic caused you to put some of your routine healthcare check-ups and screenings on the backburner, the new year gives us a fresh opportunity to take stock of what you may need to do to get back on track.
Updating Your Holiday Traditions for 2020
From St. Patrick’s Day up through New Year’s, our holidays have looked and felt a lot different this year. Even when it’s challenging to deal with change and uncertainty, we can always find moments of gratitude and fun. If you are struggling with not seeing family members, missing out on travel or favorite traditions, or just feeling a little “bah humbug” about the season, here are some ideas for updating your holiday traditions or welcoming in a few new ones this year.
Ready to Welcome in the New Year
We can all agree that 2020 is a year we’ll never forget, even if we might like to disregard at least some parts of it. Regardless, we can always learn from adversity—and we can always find hope for what is to come. Our staff shares some of their thoughts on transitioning from 2020 to 2021, including lessons learned and things to look forward to.