News of Note

Heart Awareness Month

It’s little surprise that the month associated with Valentine’s hearts is also the month designated to raising awareness for the number one killer of both men and women. Heart disease. Today, supporting campaigns like “Go Red for Women” and “National Wear Red Day” were introduced to remind people that heart disease does not discriminate. Here are some symptoms you should not ignore.

iWatch Your Heart

That Series 4 Apple Watch you recently splurged on may have some heart health benefits. The recent addition to the apple watch family has been cleared by the FDA to monitor your heart.

A Tale of Two Tannings

Remember back in the day, when baby oil and iodine were thought to be the magic ingredient for a great tan? If we only knew then what we know now…  

We talked with one couple who explained why  excessive sun damage from the past sent them straight to Dr. David Casper at Alliant Dermatology to seek help.

Colonoscopy Consultation

Colorectal cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States according to the American Cancer Society. Unlike many other forms of cancer, colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers if it is detected early.

Well after ten years of hosting Hometown Health, preaching about the importance of early detection, host, Marc Robertz, hit that age milestone when a colonoscopy is first recommended. His journey began with an initial consultation with Dr Jason Smith - a relatively new addition to the AdventHealth Waterman general surgery team. Check out our March episode as Marc's goes through the procedure and gets the results.

Say Cheese!

 

Researchers out of the University of Missouri-Kansas City found that smiling not only makes you feel good, it also makes you look younger and thinner. Additional research shows that smiling can help elevate your mood by releasing endorphins. Added bonus: those endorphins serve as natural pain relievers and act as the body's own opiates.

Sticking To It

Last January many of us began the year with the intention of losing weight and eating healthier. About half of those good intentions went the way of the unused gym membership. The truth is, starting out the year focusing on sweeping character changes won’t get the job done.

We consulted the American Psychological Association website to find out exactly how to make resolutions we can actually stick to. Here’s what they had to say…