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Providence Healthy Living Blog

PREVENTIVE MEDICINE: HOW TO USE PRIMARY CARE TO AVOID ILLNESS

Regular visits with your doctor and can get your access to tests and treatments that can prevent illness. Here's a list of recommend adult wellness visits to schedule.

PROTECTING YOURSELF AND THE COMMUNITY FROM THE FLU

The best available form of protection from the virus is the flu vaccine, but there are other ways to protect yourself, too. Here's a list of ways to prevent getting the flu this winter.

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY MEDICINE ON YOUR FORK!

The evidence is building about the health benefits of this spice. There is some evidence that it may increase serotonin and modulate cortisol — increasing our happiness and decreasing our stress hormones. Basically it is a good source of antioxidants, and something we should try to have more often in our diet!

WHY A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP IS IMPORTANT AND HOW TO GET IT TONIGHT

We all know sleep is important. We’ve been told so by our mothers and fathers, and we’ve told our children the same. We’ve seen news reports of car accidents caused by people “asleep at the wheel” and witnessed far lighter misfortunes in “caught snoring” videos on YouTube. But beyond that, what is the danger in missing a few hours of shut-eye each night? Why is sleep so important?

SHORT SLEEPERS VERSUS LONG SLEEPERS… HOW MANY HOURS DO YOU REALLY NEED?

We all know sleep is important. We’ve been told so by our mothers and fathers, and we’ve told our children the same. We’ve seen news reports of car accidents caused by people “asleep at the wheel” and witnessed far lighter misfortunes in “caught snoring” videos on YouTube. But beyond that, what is the danger in missing a few hours of shut-eye each night? Why is sleep so important?

Recent News

Here’s how you can keep your heart healthy

Providence Heart cardiologist discusses the ways in which YOU can be heart healthy.

THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF TEA

Studies that looked at the relationship of black tea intake and heart health reported decreased incidence of heart attack, whereas drinking green tea was associated with lower total cholesterol, LDL and triglycerides, and higher HDL (the "good" cholesterol) levels.

ONCE I GOT SERIOUS ABOUT LOVING MY BODY, I LOST ALMOST 100 POUNDS

Queing Jones, a first grade teacher, had resigned herself to being overweight. But at 41 years old and 246 pounds, she went for a walk and had a realization that changed her life. Now, 2 years later, she's 153 pounds and loving life.

WHAT ARE THE CHANCES I'LL GET THE ZIKA VIRUS?

The virus is most commonly transmitted when an Aedes aegypti mosquito bites a person with an active infection and then spreads the virus by biting others. Originally discovered in a Ugandan forest, the aggressive mosquito is now predominantly raising concerns in Central and South America. If there are no infected mosquitoes in your area, you're very unlikely to contract the disease.

DON'T SIT ALL DAY .. TRY ONE OF THESE STANDING DESKS

Nine of the best standing desks head-to-head in a battle to discover which ones had the smoothest transitions, the most stable footing, and the quietest motors. After that, it was all aesthetics.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL ASTHMA ATTCKS LINKED TO COMMON COLD

Children with asthma are most likely to experience an attack at the start of the school year and after long breaks, and exacerbations appear to be linked to the common cold virus. These are the findings from research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.