Topic: Healthy Sleep

How you can live healthier with heart disease
Mar 29 2016

Living with heart disease? How to be healthier

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

If you’re one of the more than 85 million Americans who are living with heart disease, there are several proactive steps you can take to improve your overall health and lower your risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and other heart problems. The best advice is not to try to make all these changes at... Read More

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healthy sleep
Oct 13 2015

Build a healthy sleep strategy

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

How often do you get a good, sound night of sleep? If you’re having problems falling asleep, staying asleep or frequently feel tired during the day, pinpointing the causes and building a strategy to help you get the sleep you need can have a positive impact on many different, important aspects of your health and... Read More

Keep college students healthy
Sep 3 2015

How can you help your child be healthier at college?

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn

Whether you’re sending your child to college for the first time or you’re a veteran college parent, you probably have some questions about what you and your children can do to help them stay healthier while they’re away from home. Discussing these strategies with your children and their physician is a good first step. Get... Read More

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naturopathic treatments for insomnia
Mar 26 2015

Trouble sleeping? These naturopathic treatments may help.

Integrative Medicine  •  By Michael Scott

One of the cornerstones of good health is adequate sleep. But more than 30 percent of people suffer from insomnia and that number rises to 40 to 60 percent for people over 60. If you’re one of these people, there are lifestyle changes and naturopathic approaches that may help you get the sleep you need.... Read More

Inadequate amounts of sleep may accelerate the aging process in the brain.
Sep 3 2014

Worried about your brain health? Make sure you get enough sleep

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are growing more prominent in the U.S., underscoring the importance of preventive strategies. New research published in the journal Sleep suggests that adequate amounts of sleep are important for healthy aging within the brain. It’s important to find solutions to your sleep problems now, because researchers have found that changes in... Read More

Insomnia can raise the risk of stroke among young adults.
Jun 13 2014

Stroke risk under 40: Why sleep is key to your health

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

The risk factors for stroke can generally be divided into two groups—those you can control and those you can’t. Within the latter group is age, with the risk of stroke particularly pronounced for those older than 55. Stroke is usually not observed among younger people, but according to a new study published in the American Heart... Read More

Man comfortably sleeping in his bed at night
Apr 15 2014

Medication-free strategies for dealing with insomnia

Integrative Medicine  •  By Miles Varn

Difficulty falling asleep at night can negatively affect your mood, productivity at work and ability to interact with coworkers and family. To help combat this problem, a health care provider may prescribe medications, some of which may cause adverse reactions. Fortunately, there are several medication-free strategies for dealing with insomnia that can promote a full and restful night’s sleep. Read More

Aug 19 2013

Healthy sleep: one of five keys to health and wellness

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

On the most basic level, we all want to live a long and healthy life. While material possessions, career success, and other achievements can enhance our lives, the most essential element of living well is your overall health and wellness. So, what steps do you need to take to guard and improve your health? Read More