• Do you wake up feeling like a zombie? Do you have trouble keeping your eyes open at work or school, or even while driving? You might be one of the 12 million-plus Americans feeling the effects of a disorder known as sleep apnea. Even though you may be getting to bed at a reasonable hour and assuming you’re getting a normal night’s sleep, sleep apnea can subtly interrupt the quality of your sleep, making you feel tired and lethargic in the morning. Sleep apnea has many other affects on the body, but this is certainly one of the most recognizable symptoms of a disorder you may not even be aware you have. (more…)

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  • Recipe: Homemade

    Pumpkin Spice Latte

    Fall is finally here and we are officially excited about EVERYTHING pumpkin! Instead of buying the famous coffeehouse drink, skip out on the saturated fat, carbohydrates, and sugars by crafting your own version of the pumpkin spice latte in the kitchen. You may be used to waiting in a long line for this tasty treat, so you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find you can whip up this recipe in half the time. Better yet, this version uses real pumpkin, not syrup! (more…)

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    Colors of the Eye

    From the famous lines of beloved songs to the stories of ancient legends, eye color has captivated audiences throughout time. The origins and genetic makeup associated with eye color makes the color of one’s eye more complex than a simple collection of aesthetic traits, however. Genes and pigment concentrations are two important factors in determining eye color. Some eye colors are more rare than others and can be linked to genetics or family origins and heritage. (more…)

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Sun Damage: The 5 W’s of UV Exposure

by CancerCenter

Although it’s pleasant as you first experience sun warming your skin after the winter, over time, the sun causes damage to your body – including your immune system and particularly, your skin. Sun damage can make itself visibile in a number of ways, from premature aging and discoloration of the skin (sometimes called “sun spots”) to, in more severe cases, skin cancer and melanoma. (more…)

Bloating Foods to Avoid Before Going to the Beach

by Gastroenterology by Main Slider

Summer is in full swing and you may be planning a trip to the beach. Whether you want to show off the beach body you worked hard to build, or just want to relax while catching some sun, no one likes that bloated, full feeling that can happen after we eat. There are a number of snacks you may want to avoid packing in your cooler that can cause “beach bloat” as you’re lounging on the sand. (more…)

What is a Functional Movement Assessment?

by Sports Medicine

Whether you are a serious athlete, a recreational runner, or trying to get in shape for the first time, one common goal is shared: you want to maximize your workouts and stay injury free. Maybe you’re training for a marathon, or just planning to walk for charity. Maybe you want to look good in a summer swimsuit, or want to shed extra pounds to be able to run around with your kids. Even the smallest fitness goals require some foresight and planning to achieve. (more…)

What is the Pancreas?

by Gastroenterology

When you think of organs of the body that serve an important function, usually, the heart, liver, and lungs get all the credit. The pancreas, however, may be one of the unsung heroes of the human organ world, regulating the production of certain chemicals that aid various, important bodily functions. The pancreas is a flattened, oblong gland located deep within the abdomen. It is situated between the stomach and the spine, partially behind the stomach and curves down into the small intestine. This gland is often overlooked and many people don’t know its function, but it is an integral part of the digestive system. It produces important enzymes and hormones that help break down foods. (more…)

Breastfeeding Tips for Summer Travel

by Pregnancy and Childbirth

Many mothers wonder how to keep a baby happy while out and about in the summer and especially while traveling for vacations. Vacations are supposed to be a time for a family to spend time together and relax. A cranky, hungry baby and an exhausted mom aren’t exactly two components of an enjoyable vacation. Families with babies who are breastfeeding may need to do a little extra planning to be sure everyone has a great time on vacation. Here are some summer tips for the breastfeeding family: (more…)