We have been hitting the “value your health” speech hard lately. But that is how passionate we are about educating the public on ways to build lifelong health. Today’s topic is going one step further and building your health team.

There is a Tibetan saying “Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.” When we speak of 2018, we will remember how a storm with such a beautiful name could cause such terrible devastation. During clean up, many of our strength class participants mentioned their thankfulness for trai…

When shopping for groceries, consumers can feel as if they need a degree in nutrition sciences to determine just what it is they're buying. Food labels can be complex and include various terms that may be unknown to consumers. Understanding these terms can help people make sound decisions re…

You should be strength training every week. Yes, I mean you! Men, women, adults, seniors and youth, we all need some form of regular resistance training. Strength training has a multitude of benefits from increasing bone mineral density, maintaining posture and balance, injury prevention, we…

You should be strength training every week. Yes, I mean you! Men, women, adults, seniors and youth, we all need some form of regular resistance training. Strength training has a multitude of benefits from increasing bone mineral density, maintaining posture and balance, injury prevention, we…

Cognitive decline is a condition that is often associated with aging, but even middle-aged people can experience memory loss or cognition issues. The Alzheimer’s Association says that more than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. By 2050, that numb…

Skin cancer is a significant threat that does not discriminate based on age, gender or ethnicity. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation (SCF), each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon.

Many pet owners would never intentionally harm their companion animals. In fact, pet owners often go above and beyond to ensure their animals are well cared for and content, from gourmet pet food to maintaining a full toy box full of goodies for them to explore. Many well-meaning people, how…

The availability of digital content has made it easy to forget how pleasurable it can be to pick up a good book and get lost in a story. In fact, a Huffington Post/YouGov poll of 1,000 adults in the United States found that 28 percent hadn't read a single book in the previous 12 months. Rese…

Pain in the lower extremities may be indicative of a condition called peripheral artery disease, or PAD. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, PAD occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries that carry blood to the limbs, head and organs, contributing to atherosclerosi…

Moore Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is pleased to share news about a highly innovative new treatment option for total knee replacement, total hip replacement and partial knee resurfacing. Drs. Jeffrey Moore and John Spellman trained at the Miami Anatomical Research Center and are now certi…

There are a multitude of benefits for using personal trainers no matter who you are, from weight loss to injury prevention and post physical therapy training. Personal trainers aren't just for the elite or movie stars anymore. They are a necessity for many of us, and we don’t even know it! I…

Cold season never seems to take a year off. Experts estimate that colds are so widespread that very few humans escape infection. Some people come down with colds more than once per year.

You may be taking care of your body, but are you taking care of your brain as well? The brain is vital for everyday functions, yet few pay close attention to it. Fifty-three percent of adults believe brain fitness can be improved a lot. But only 10 percent consider it a top priority compared…

Palpitations of the heart or uncomfortable sensations in the chest can be distressing. Thoughts of heart attack may come to mind, and that anxiety can only exacerbate the situation. While heart attack might be the first thing people think of when experiencing chest discomfort, atrial fibrill…

Stress can affect people of any age. While small amounts of stress may stimulate adrenaline responses and help people power through difficult projects or solve problems, chronic stress can impact the mind and body in harmful ways. WebMD defines stress as any change in the environment that re…

PEOPLE CONCERNED ABOUT their cancer risk may find that switching their diets can do a world of good. Certain foods may reduce cancer risk, according to various cancer experts, including the MD Anderson Cancer Center. In addition, some foods might increase a person's risk of developing cancer…

FEW HEALTH PROBLEMS are as prevalent as back pain. The American Chiropractic Association says that 50 percent of working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year. Bone and Joint Health Canada states that as much as 80 percent of people experience back pain at least once in thei…

INCREASED HOURS SPENT on computer keyboards and digital devices can put people at risk for a relatively common and oftentimes painful condition that affects mobility in the wrist. Carpal tunnel syndrome, or CTS, can cause numbness, pain and tingling in the hand or arm as a result of one of t…

MANY PEOPLE FIND it impossible to think about summer without conjuring visions of spending endless hours outdoors from morning until evening, whether beachside, on the open water or even floating in a backyard pool. Although a certain measure of sun exposure is required for some natural func…

TECHNOLOGY HAS SIMPLIFIED life in so many ways. Thanks to their tablets and smart phones, many people now have a wealth of information at their disposal 24 hours a day, seven days week. Computers, tablets and smart phones can now be seen just about everywhere, so it's no wonder that studies …

THE BRAIN IS a complex organ responsible for controlling many different bodily functions. When working at optimal capacity, the brain is a wonder to behold. When illness or trauma affects the brain, various parts of the body may not work as they should. One of the more devastating things tha…

Over the summer the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an international health emergency because of the Zika virus. At the time, there was little known about the mysterious disease that originated in Uganda. Since then, the headlines have been dominated with information about Zika and …