Starting a new fitness routine comes with a lot of challenges. Self discipline and confidence is needed in many aspects of life, including when it comes to your health. Some challenges may show before you step into the gym. Gym intimidation comes in a number of forms and is always […]

WASHINGTON, DC — As flu activity reaches its highest levels in nearly a decade, it is important to take steps to prevent getting or spreading the illness. These include recognizing the signs and symptoms, and knowing when to go to the emergency department or seek care from another medical professional. […]

By Joy Stephenson-Laws, JD (Proactive Health Labs) You are probably familiar with how uncomfortable it is to get salt in your eye or in an open wound. So the idea of breathing in salt as a form of therapy might not sound very appealing. Also called halotherapy (the word “halo” […]

Still Waiting… New surveys shed light on wait times for different medical practices. One might assume that expanding health coverage to more people might increase the amount of time we have to wait in an office to see a doctor. Recent data from Vitals shows that wait times in-office have […]

Most Americans have predicted heart ages older than their actual age. By Caitlin Schille Generally, being “mature for your age” is a good thing, but the fact that most Americans have hearts with a predicted age older than their actual age is in fact a bad thing. In terms of […]