Why you should ditch the energy drinks for good

Posted by CarePoint Health on Jan 12, 2016 11:00:00 AM

With so many people dealing with packed schedules, demanding jobs, and not enough sleep, it's no wonder the sales of energy drinks have soared in recent years. For people who don’t want to get their kick with coffee, the appeal of a soda-like energy drink is often more palatable — but are they a good substitute for a cup of joe?

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Topics: Nutrition, Health, Primary care, Alcohol

Women and fatigue: common culprits of exhaustion

Posted by CarePoint Health on Jan 8, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Many of us accept that being tired is just a way of life, with overloaded schedules and numerous daily commitments. But if you’re eating right, getting exercise, and getting seven to eight hours of sleep, you shouldn’t feel tired all the time. If you’re suffering from constant fatigue, this may be a flag for an underlying health condition, such as one of the following:

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Health, Sleep

Signs you may have IBS

Posted by CarePoint Health on Jan 7, 2016 11:00:00 AM

When your stomach doesn’t feel right, it can really throw a wrench in your plans. Sometimes you may eat a food that doesn’t agree with you, or you occasionally catch a stomach virus. Fortunately, these episodes are short-lived, and most people recover quickly.

When you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), however, you experience digestive problems regularly. But because there’s no standard test for this all-too-common condition, many people struggle with it for years before getting a diagnosis.

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Topics: Nutrition, Health, IBS, Primary care, Neighborhood health center

Give yourself a weight-loss edge

Posted by CarePoint Health on Jan 1, 2016 8:00:00 AM

If weight loss were easy, everyone would be at an ideal weight. Unfortunately, that’s not the reality. But that doesn’t mean you can’t set yourself up for success with a few simple changes. But these changes aren’t what you think — they’re changes you make in your outlook, attitude, and mental viewpoint before you start your next weight-loss plan. And they may be the key to losing those stubborn extra pounds.

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Topics: Bariatrics, Exercise, Nutrition, Health

7 ways to avoid dangerous drug interactions

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 31, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people end up in the emergency room due to adverse drug reactions. Many of them are caused by taking two or more medications that don’t interact well with one another. Others involve a reaction between a food and a medication or an overdose.

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Topics: Health, Primary care, Alcohol

2016 fitness trends you may find helpful in your journey

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 31, 2015 8:00:00 AM

The year is coming to an end, and many people find themselves making promises to get in shape and lose the weight. If you’re one of those people, you may have tried this before. Oftentimes, weight-loss and fitness resolutions can fall through only a few short months into the new year, especially if you don’t have a plan in place for achieving your goals. Instead of letting past discouragements keep you from making a commitment again, try getting help from these trends in the fitness world:

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Topics: Bariatrics, Exercise, Health

How to dress for wintertime walks

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 30, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Although you may be less than thrilled about taking a walk in the cold, exercise in the winter can be doable — and even enjoyable — if you know how to prepare.

In fact, some people find that the cold weather is easier to tolerate than the extreme heat. You can always wear extra layers to warm up when the mercury drops, but when the sun is scorching, there’s not much you can do except seek shade and drink plenty of water.

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Topics: Bariatrics, Exercise, Health

5 signs of a great PCP

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 29, 2015 11:00:00 AM

A primary care physician (PCP) plays an important role in your overall health. You see your PCP when you’re sick, and you should also be seeing him or her regularly for well checks and screenings. Your relationship with your PCP can impact your overall health care experience, so make sure you choose carefully.

Different people prefer different personalities in their PCP, and that’s to be expected. But no matter your personal preference, there are some qualities to look for to ensure you’re getting thorough, quality care.

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Topics: Health, Primary care, Neighborhood health center

Boost your metabolism with these 4 yoga poses

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 29, 2015 8:00:00 AM

As we grow older, our metabolism slows down. Exercise is one way we can boost our metabolism and slim down. In fact, you can burn calories, strengthen your core, and speed up your metabolism with yoga.

Yoga expert Kimberly Fowler created this series of moves to help your metabolism by strengthening your core:

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Topics: Bariatrics, Exercise, Health

Can you be overweight but still be healthy?

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 25, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Body mass Index (BMI) has been the standard used for years to determine whether someone is at a healthy weight. But is it really that simple?

The weight and health connection

It’s no secret that being overweight typically comes with health problems. This includes heart disease, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, and even risks of certain cancers. But does this mean all people with a higher BMI are destined to have these issues? Experts haven’t yet agreed upon this issue.

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Topics: Bariatrics, Exercise, Nutrition, Health