NCH Healthcare System affiliates with the Mayo Clinic Care Network
August 16, 2012
The Balanced Diet: we have seen high carb/low fat diets, (remember the eighties?); we’ve had high protein/zero carb diets, (see: Atkins) in both the 70’s and early 2000’s, and the calorie counting, food weighing, and bizarre food combining diets that still rear their ugly heads from time to time. RESULT? We’re fatter than ever, but selling unprecedented volumes of diet books. Dieting is like the golf swing ~ it has become a mythical phenomenon that can’t be mastered. Oh yeah……………….?
Simplicity is profound! Use the checklist below to eat well and get lean.
IQHealth: Get Connected, Stay Connected
IQHealth, by Cerner, is a personal view of your health record that allows you to communicate with my practice and view your medical record and lab results in a secure, efficient and easy-to-use manner.
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Exercising gets more important with age
By Janice Lloyd, USA TODAY Sooner or later, it is going to happen.
Everyone else starts to look so young. Their walk still has a bounce to it. Their legs still slide into sexy jeans. Their bums are still firm.
So when you find yourself wanting to skip the workout and dash off for a pedicure or hair touch-up instead, don’t go there, dearie.
Collier County Healthiest in Florida 2nd Year in a Row!
Collier County has retained its healthiest county ranking in Florida for a second year in a row, which is being attributed to lifestyle and improved access to medical care, according to an analysis by a leading private philanthropic organization.Lee County experienced a two-place drop to 23 among the state’s 67 counties while it ranked 21 last year, according to the analysis by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest philanthropic group focused on improving the health of Americans. The analysis was done with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.This is the second year the county health rankings has been done nationwide to help communities see where they stand in their state and where to focus efforts for improvement.After Collier, the other top healthiest counties, in order, are Seminole, St. Johns, Sarasota, Martin, Clay, Leon, Miami-Dade, Okaloosa and Broward.The 10 counties with the poorest health are Union, Putnam, Madison, Gadsden, Levy, Baker, Dixie, Hamilton, Washington, and Glades.
Naples Community Hospital has been named a “Best Regional Hospital” by US News & World Report magazine.
February 2, 2012
How Not to Get Sick From a Flight
By MICHELLE HIGGINS
WHEN Peter J. Sheldon boards a plane to any destination, his safety routine extends well beyond buckling his seat belt and noting the nearest exit. Once at his seat, he meticulously wipes down the cushions, armrests and tray table with disinfectant wipes. He refuses to touch the in-flight magazines and avoids using the restroom if at all possible. Since he began his in-flight cleansing routine he says he has weathered countless stares from other passengers but has never gotten ill from a flight.
Phys Ed: The Benefits of Exercising Before Breakfast
By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS
The holiday season brings many joys and, unfortunately, many countervailing dietary pitfalls. Even the fittest and most disciplined of us can succumb, indulging in more fat and calories than at any other time of the year. The health consequences, if the behavior is unchecked, can be swift and worrying. A recent study by scientists in Australia found that after only three days, an extremely high-fat, high-calorie diet can lead to increased blood sugar and insulin resistance, potentially increasing the risk for Type 2 diabetes. Waistlines also can expand at this time of year, prompting self-recrimination and unrealistic New Year’s resolutions.
By ANAHAD O’CONNOR
Exercise can help ease joint pain and stiffness for arthritis sufferers. But despite urgings from health officials and plenty of science documenting its benefits, many men and women with osteoarthritis do not engage in any meaningful physical activity in a typical week, according to new research.
The findings directly contradict what many arthritis patients themselves report when asked about their exercise habits. Studies in the past have generally shown that 30 to 40 percent of people with arthritis say they get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week, or about 20 minutes a day, the minimum amount that the federal government recommends for all adults.