The Location of Your Headache Can Help Treat It

HeadacheAny headache is a bad headache, but a slight adjustment may fix it. With Over 150 different kinds of headaches known, these annoyances have numerous ways to interrupt your day and make it difficult or nearly impossible to concentrate.

“Tension …

Tips for Preventing Blood Clots while Traveling

Are you traveling on a long trip or sitting for an extended period of time? Remember to take five, and give yourself a break at least once per hour. Your body will thank you for getting the blood flowing again. …

7 Ways to Use Your Lunch Break to Improve Your Health

LunchAre you stuck in a rut at work? Do you have low energy during the day? Would you like to lose some weight? Breaking up your day with some exercise will boost your metabolism and leave you re-energized for the …

Dislike the Holidays? 6 Tools for a Happier Holiday Season

sad-holiday-dogHalloween is over. All the costumes and decorations have been moved off shelves to make room for, you guessed it, Christmas. The Hallmark Channel is already featuring Christmas movies, and a local radio station has a countdown on their website …

Feel Better without Antibiotics: Why No Medicine is Sometimes the Best Medicine

antibioticsWhen you feel sick with a cough, sore throat or fever, you want to feel better fast. We almost always expect the doctor to give us an antibiotic. But maybe an antibiotic is not what you need.

Each year in …

Prevent an ACL Tear with These 4 Tips

ACL TearWhen you’ve torn your anterior cruciate ligament – one of the major ligaments in the knee – you’ve torn your ACL. While some may describe the pain as excruciating and accompanied by a loud popping noise, others could tell you …

5 Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy (and Prevent Dementia)

Brain healthThere is no magic wand to guarantee you won’t have brain issues down the road. However, there are many lifestyle choices, like being physically active and staying social, which can help to maintain brain health and create a brain span …

Baskets of Nutrition: Why Gardening Is Your Best Friend for Health

The accessible garden at Altru’s Medical Fitness Center is now in full bloom and the first of our produce is ready for harvest. Our 14 garden group members are enjoying fresh-from-the-garden sugar snap peas, multi-colored string beans and zucchinis.

MFC Garden

Studies …