Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Keep the Conversation Going - Voices of HIV

Everyone is so different, after all we are uniquely and wonderfully made. Why wait for World Aids Day, awareness month or a celebrity affected by the virus in order for us to bring out the alarms? For those living with HIV/AIDS, the health regimen serves as a daily reminder.

The Center for Disease Control has a wonderful campaign - Let's Stop HIV Together. Let's be sure to share as HIV/AIDS is still a disease that needs to be stopped.















Monday, April 14, 2014

Is That Food Backing Up?



Have you ever had that uneasy feeling where there is a burning sensation traveling from your stomach to your chest or throat? How about that bitter or sour taste of acid surfacing up to your mouth?

Here are some symptoms of acid reflux:
**Bloating
**Bloody or black stools
**Burping
**Chronic Sore Throat
**Dry Cough
**Dysphagia
**Hiccups that don't let up
**Hoarseness
**Nausea
**Vomiting with blood
**Weight loss that occurs without a valid reason
**Wheezing

Here's the Doctor's take on Acid Reflux






Monday, April 7, 2014

Stress Less - Your Health & Wellness Depends On You!!!



"I am so stressed out!"
"You're stressing me"

Being stressed goes beyond the term of feeling a bit overwhelmed. Stress is universal and it affects everyone at different ages and stages of life. Death, relationships, health, work, debt and family issues contributes to the stresses of our daily lives. However, while some may be able to handle stress, others become consumed with the problems they face and are unable to get through the moment enduring the stress for a long period of time. What is most important to understand - stress compromises our health and wellness.






Monday, March 31, 2014

Where Do You Stand - High Blood Pressure?

One in three adults has high blood pressure and many are unaware. It is very important to get your blood pressure checked, it is good to know where you stand. The Center for Disease Control has created an animated series that explores the importance of understanding your blood pressure levels and how important it is to follow the instructions on lowering and control high blood pressure - preventing life threatening outcomes. Hypertension - be informed.