Your Health

  • AHRQ’s Tools and Resources to Partner Patients, Families and Heath Professionals for Informed Health Decisions!

    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the safety and quality of America’s health care system. AHRQ develops the knowledge, tools, and data needed to improve the health care system and help Americans, health care professionals, and policymakers make informed health decisions. To promote stronger engagement, AHRQ offers tools and research […]
  • I Just Got My Flu Shot and So Should Almost All of You … Here’s Why!

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reminding people about the importance of getting a flu shot and they “recommend a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against influenza and its potentially serious complications.” According to an article titled, Key Facts About Seasonal Flu Vaccine: “Influenza is a potentially serious disease that […]
  • I Hope You Enjoy My Recent Podcast on Wellness and Spirituality with Brandon Beachum of Positive Head!

    I’d like to share a recent podcast interview titled, “Pal-Wow with longevity ambassador Dr. Reed Tuckson”, conducted by Brandon Beachum of The Positive Head Podcast, whose aim is to aid and inspire the human collective to lead a more balanced and positive lifestyle. Please listen to the podcast, which is centered around the publication “I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years” by […]
  • Interested In the Relationship Between Genetics and Health Disparities: Click On My MedPage Today Interview!

    I am pleased to share with you a recent exclusive Facebook Live chat with Joyce Frieden, News Editor, MedPage Today, titled, “Better Patient Education Needed About Genetics”. I hope it stimulates some productive ideas!  
  • NHLBI’s “Aim for a Healthy Weight” Educational Campaign: Take a Glance at Their “Guide to Physical Activity”

    The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has a terrific educational campaign titled “Aim for a Healthy Weight”. As we all know, reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is important for overall health and can help us prevent and control many diseases and conditions. When we are overweight or obese, we are […]
  • Check Out the CDC’s Article “Keep Kids E-Cigarette Free”

    I want to share an important article from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) titled, “Keep Kids E-Cigarette Free”. E-cigarettes, electronic devices that produce an aerosol by heating a liquid, are becoming extremely popular with our youth. Today’s e-cigarettes come in many shapes and sizes and most have a battery, a heating element, and a place to hold a […]
  • Interesting Article: “Barbershops Help Black Men Lower Their Blood Pressure”

    I want to share an interesting article I found on the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) website titled, “Barbershops Help Black Men Lower Their Blood Pressure”. The author, Mark Sampson, M.S., Technical Writer-Editor, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), shared information regarding an NHLBI-funded study, which found that barbershops paired with pharmacists helped lower blood pressure […]
  • Are You Aware These HHS Website Resources Are Available To Everyone?

    The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) provides a wealth of resources, which are available to everyone via their informative link “Featured Topic Sites”. Their HHS websites cover  topics including vaccines, tobacco, health care, mental health, AIDS, food safety, bullying, autism, LGBT health, and more. Take a few minutes to explore the HHS websites available to everyone to […]
  • Take a Look at the Insightful CDC Article: “10 Reasons to Get Moving Today!”

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has an insightful article titled “10 Reasons to Get Moving Today!”, which highlights several reasons why physical activity is important … not only to lose weight, but also to promote better health! There are many activities you can choose from … you should select the activities that are enjoyable and match your […]
  • Suicide Rates Are Increasing Across Our United States!

    All of us must have been saddened by the highly publicized suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. These high profile tragedies serve to remind us that the struggle against mental illness affects all socioeconomic sectors of our society. Being rich and well-known does not immunize us from these challenges. As such, we’re all in this together regardless of socioeconomic […]