Health and Fitness

Connie Mistler Davidson

I try to make a salad or soup that I can use for several meals during the week. It allows us to have better nutrition, and it helps me to stay organized. I hope that you try this tasty Spicy Black Bean Salad several ways. Planning is the key to living well with ADD.

AJ Alexander

'New Year, New You!' Isn't that what January 1st represents to most people? It remains the official start of every lofty goal, yet research shows that by February 1st, more than 80% have abandoned their intentions. Those are pretty grim statistics. The good news is, there's a better way.

Sherry Vacik

Cleaning up after a flood is hard, dirty work. Learn about the signs and symptoms of mold exposure and the precautions you can take to keep you and your family safe and healthy during cleanup, while keeping asthma under control.

Jori Reijonen, Ph.D.

While not specific to neuromuscular disease, the modifications and detailed instructions given in the exercise DVD Easy Yoga for Arthritis with Peggy Cappy: Yoga for the Rest of Us will make the yoga exercises demonstrated appropriate for many individuals with neuromuscular disease.

Maria Hester, MD

A subarachnoid hemorrhage can occur when a brain aneurysm ruptures. This serious condition can be immediately life-threatening. While not all headaches are cause for concern, some just might be.

Patricia Villani, MPA, PhD

We often think that we should have a great voice to sing, even when we are home by ourselves. Many of us don’t realize the huge benefits of singing or we might consider signing up for lessons, joining a choir, or singing to our favorite CD today! Read all about it here.

Ronnette Ramirez

Incorporating dance into enrichment programs is essential in every community. When I learned that Khalima Sikorsky, Richmond, Virginia based belly dancer, posted that she was starting such a program, I just knew I had to write about this.

Stacy Wiegman

Echinacea has long been popular for colds and flu because it may help boost the immune system. It appears to be antiviral and stimulate T-cell production, very useful for a cold. However, it may also inhibit hyaluronidase, and this could factor in to decreasing your odds for conception.

Gail Armanini

A diagnosis of breast cancer can derail even the best financial planning. Regardless of the current state of your finances, there are several steps you can take right now to protect yourself and survive in one piece. Over the coming weeks, we will look at some of the many options available.