Weighing the Value of Vitamin D

Although the amount of vitamin D adults get from their diet is often less than what’s recommended, exposure to sunlight can make up for the difference. However, not all people are living in regions that will provide enough exposure to the sun. Older adults and people with dark skin may not get enough vitamin D. The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for adults is 600 IU of vitamin D a day which increases with age Some foods rich in vitamin D ...

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Digestive Problems

Digestive Track Problems

If we find that we are bloating, cramping and feeling tired on regular basis, we may be experiencing signs of gastrointestinal disorders that are not only discomforting, but can take on many forms of chronic illnesses. Some of the more prevalent disorders that typically develop later in adulthood are as follows:

Celiac Disease: A condition which prevents the body from breaking down gluten which is a common protein found in wheat, rye and barley

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: ...

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Depression, How do I Know?

Depression: How do I know?
Depression is an illness that can have lasting health implications if not treated professionally. It can impact our ability to live what we would consider a normal lifestyle. Our sleeping habits, eating habits and our ability to perform at work can be interrupted by a growing feeling of hopelessness. If early stages of depression are allowed to go unattended, other conditions such as decreased energy, fatigue and headaches will set in.
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OBESITY AND PREGNANCY

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 20% of expectant women are obese which can have adverse impact on both the baby and mom. Women who are obese during pregnancy risk having complications such as diabetes, unnecessary infections and clotting of blood. Besides having mom at risk, there is even more concern about the baby’s health during pregnancy. Stillbirths, intrauterine death and unnecessary neonatal infection occur more often with pregnant women that are obese.
At ...

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Why OPTIFAST?

The OPTIFAST Program is a medically supervised weight management program that closely monitors and assesses progress towards better health and emotional well-being. The program utilizes a full meal replacement plan that transitions to self-prepared ‘everyday’ meals, in conjunction with comprehensive patient education and support. Locations that offer the OPTIFAST Weight Loss Program must be certified to administer the program. The New Horizon staff fully understands the OPTIFAST Weight Loss Program and provides all of the associated education and support required ...

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Spring Health Check Up

Now is the time to ask yourself a few questions that can be more important to you this spring than anything else. The questions are about your health and the answers you give should lead to some decisions making. Here is the short list:
Am I overweight or obese?
Do I smoke or drink excessively?
Do I have high blood pressure?
Do I know my cholesterol numbers?
When did I last have blood work done and meet with my ...

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Weight Loss, Diet, Exercise and Apps!

The world of “smarter” smart phones and the apps they can bring your way put the tools you need to monitor and improve your health in the palm of your hand. Many free apps will help you get a grip on your food buying practices, physical activity monitoring and on a more medical note do things such as track blood sugar readings, food intake and medication use.
Three hot ones for keeping track of physical activity area would be ...

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The Value of a Corporate Wellness Partnership

Did you know that for every $1 invested in employee wellness that you would see a $3 savings in health care costs? The Wellness Council of America has been studying this for some time and has found that employers are better off having wellness plan options for their employees than not having anything at all. As we continue to witness the seemingly uncontrollable rise in health care costs, we see that employers are trimming benefits in different ways ...

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Value in Corporate Wellness

Corporate wellness plans have been helping companies realize improved attitudes toward wellness in their workforce. For those companies embracing such plans and promoting participation to its employees, many costs savings have been recognized. Significant reductions in disability and worker compensation costs as well as insurance premium reductions have dropped right to the bottom line. More importantly, it has been recognized that employees participating in employer sponsored health and wellness options are happier, more willing to show ...

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The Common Cold

The common cold is relentless and over the course of a year, there is a good chance that we will catch the cold a few times. The season for colds span from fall to spring with the highest incidence occuring in January and February. Colds are extremely contageous and can be passed on to another by contact or by being exposed to germs in the air. Our first line of defense includes reduced exposure to people with ...

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