Nutrition is key to health and well-being
Take simple steps to healthier food choices The quality of the food we put into our bodies is an essential part of living a healthy lifestyle. There’s no time like the present to start paying attention to the ingredients we use and the nutrients they provide us. However, product labels can be confusing or even misleading, and although many products claim to be healthy alternatives, that is not always the case. Here are a few simple ways to ens...
Fight the effects of aging with a fitness plan
Aging has a reputation for bringing with it a loss of mobility, sore joints and worsening cardiovascular health. These signs of aging include: • Osteoporosis, or weakening of the bones • Loss of cartilage, the cushion in the joints • Osteoarthritis, or wear and tear on the joints • Increase in blood pressure and heart disease • Gaining excess weight • Decreased metabolic rate • Decreased muscle tone and joint mobility We can fight each of thes...
Digital mammography is a great way to be proactive about bre...
Doctors agree: Mammography is essential in the early detection of breast cancer. About 40,000 people die of breast cancer annually, and preventative measures remain key in significantly reducing the mortality rate. While some view mammography as inconvenient, advancements in technology have allowed for faster and more accurate imaging techniques. Because of early detection methods such as mammography, the breast cancer rate has dropped by 30 p...
Psychiatric medications help when taken properly
While aging brings challenges, facing psychiatric distress without help or support need not be one of them. Taking psychiatric medications as prescribed by a physician can reduce or eliminate symptoms of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, insomnia and other maladies. Meeting challenges in medication compliance When I prescribe a psychiatric medication for a patient, I remind him or her to read the label and to follow those instructions to ...
Protect your health with preventive screenings
To protect your health and the health of your family, I strongly advise having regular health screenings. By allowing your physician to detect and diagnose conditions early, you have a better chance of maintaining your quality of life and avoiding serious complications. The old saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth pound of cure,” certainly applies here. Physicians have a better chance of treating many diseases successfully if they can dete...
Circus not just for Kids
Each year when the Shrine Circus makes its appearance in Reno, it reminds us of all the good work that the Shriners do through hospital facilities around the country.
Death Knell for the State Fair?
With the recent announcement that the Nevada State Fair, by any other name, will not happen this year because of financial problems it brought to mind the many other special events in this area that have bit the dust in the past.