Autumn is here -- and as we head in to shorter days, school activities, and planning for the upcoming holidays -- we can sometimes lose sight of taking care of our health.
Fall is officially here, and along with shorter days and cooler temperatures, it also brings a decline in mood or motivation for some people. Having a few down days may be easy to dismiss as the ‘winter blues’, but it could also be something more serious. Seasonal Affective Disorder – commonly known as SAD – is a type of depression that occurs during the same season each year.
Welcome to flu season! In the United States this can begin as early as October and last as late as May. During this time period, flu viruses are circulating at higher levels in the general population, increasing the possibility of catching one. An annual flu shot is the best way to reduce the chances that you’ll suffer from the flu this year.
Throughout our lives, we subject our ears to a lot of loud sounds: music, power tools, lawn mowers, and air travel are the most common. Chances are you don’t even think about using something to protect your ears. After years of exposure, this can certainly cause hearing loss, but so can the aging process – and even certain illnesses or medication. And the decline can be so gradual that you don’t even notice it until starts to impact your quality of life.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Know the myths and misconceptions about breast health and cancer detection.