Health and Wellness

Mediterranean Best Diet of 2019

The Mediterranean diet has earned the top spot as the best overall diet in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report annual diet rankings. Last year, the perennial favorite tied for top place with the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet, but this year it bumped DASH to second.

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What You need to Know About The Mediterranean Diet’s Multiple Benefits

The Mediterranean diet incorporates the basics of healthy eating and includes delicious olive oil and if you choose – a glass of red wine. The Mediterranean diet characterizes the traditional cooking style of countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea and affords many health benefits.

Nurse practitioners: A solution to America’s primary care crisis – AEI

“For the past few decades, the United States has not produced enough primary care physicians. Moreover, too few physicians practice in rural and medically underserved areas, and the number of people lacking adequate access to primary care has increased. Meanwhile, studies have piled up pointing to the high quality of care that nurse practitioners (NPs) provide, and increasing numbers of policy-influencing bodies have recommended expanding the use of NPs in primary care. Yet, barriers to the expanded use of NPs persist, and, consequently, tens of millions of Americans lack adequate access to primary care services. This report describes and integrates new evidence from a research program focused on the primary care workforce, NPs’ role in primary care, and the potential for NPs to help solve the problem of Americans’ access to quality primary care.”

Tips To Keep Your Shoulders Healthy

Shoulders are a common joints for pain and injury. Your joints need to last a lifetime to ensure you stay mobile and agile into your later years and can affect quality of life as you age. Here we will review a couple of common shoulder injuries and prevention tips. By Paul Villaire FNP-BC

The Virus Jump And Palm Oil

Does anyone remember the book THE COMING PLAGUE ? First published in 1994 in hardcover by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, THE COMING PLAGUE: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance was a New York Times bestseller in 1994-5. Laurie Garrett researched and wrote THE COMING PLAGUE for ten years, starting in the mid-1980s when the very premise of the effort was highly controversial. What seemed an acutely controversial premise in 1994 is mainstream thought in the second decade of the 21st Century. By Paul Villaire FNP-BC

Get Your Veggies On

Have you been thinking about shedding some pounds and eating healthier? Then consider adopting a vegetarian or semi-vegetarian diet to lose weight and improve health. This may not be as difficult as you had previously thought.

“Health Numbers” You Need to Know

Are you at risk for developing diabetes or hypertension? Is your cholesterol elevated? Are you at risk for cardiovascular disease? Most people do not know if they are at risk or if they even have these diseases and do not know. Are you overweight or obese? If you do not know then you need to see your health care provider and find out, ask questions, and take responsibility for your health. Do you know your “health” numbers? By Paul Villaire FNP-BC

Sitting Increases Risk of Death From 14 Diseases

MONDAY, July 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Get up off of the couch: Sitting too much may kill you even if you exercise regularly.

If you sit for six hours a day or more, your risk of dying early jumps 19 percent, compared with people who sit fewer than three hours, an American Cancer Society study suggests.
By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

What’s Your Diagnosis ?

A 24 year old male with a 3 week history of rash on his arms and legs, onset after completing a 2 week Hazmat training course where he spent multiple hours in a full hazmat suit in hot humid weather. He denies fevers or recent illness. States rash is mildly itchy and he has been applying over the counter Hydrocortisone 1% cream without improvement. What’s your diagnosis?  a. Psoriasis. b. Contact Dermatitis c. Lichen Simplex d. Tinea Corporis

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