Physical Effects of Stress and Managing It

Stress is a part of life. While some is actually beneficial — like the kind that pushes you to meet a deadline, stress that’s frequent or long-lasting can take a real toll on your health. Too much stress negatively impacts your body, mood and emotional well-being. In fact, it can play a role in aggravating,…

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Physical Therapy: Move Forward by scheduling an appointment

Moving Forward With Physical Therapy

Wondering whether you can resume physical therapy? Or have you been putting off getting started? Maybe you’re struggling with a chronic condition like lower back pain, or you’re recovering from an injury. Physical therapy can improve your mobility, ease pain and get you back to your normal activities sooner. Despite these major health benefits, you may still be hesitant about scheduling your first or next therapy session. It’s understandable. But…

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Colon cancer

Three Facts About Colon Cancer That Could Save Your Life

Simple screenings are the key to preventing diseases like colorectal cancer, a leading cause of cancer deaths among Americans. A colorectal screening can not only detect the presence of cancer, it may even prevent it from forming. This is because it can detect polyps — growths that your doctor can remove before they turn into…

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How to read blood pressure results

How to Read and Understand Your Blood Pressure Results

The terms “high blood pressure” and “hypertension” are often brought up in doctors’ offices, articles and conversations about your overall health, but many still don’t know exactly what the numbers mean. Understanding why you should pay attention to important medical indicators is the first step to enjoying whole health. That’s why we’re focusing on blood pressure…

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Take Action to Prevent Cervical Cancer with AdventHealth

Cervical cancer is common and relevant today. About 12,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. If caught early, cervical cancer is highly treatable. This makes it especially important to stay vigilant and know the signs. Cancer of the cervix usually occurs in women between the ages of 35 to 44,…

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Four Numbers to Know for Heart Health

Four Numbers to Know for Your Heart Health

Your heart: It’s the engine that helps your body function and allows you to enjoy all life has to offer — from favorite activities to relationships with friends and family members. This February, celebrate this amazing organ during National Heart Month. Heart disease affects approximately 84 million Americans and is the number one cause of…

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Caregiving for Alzheimer’s: How to Take Care of Yourself, Too

It’s difficult when memory loss causes changes in a person you know and love and watching a loved one struggle with Alzheimer’s disease can be upsetting. Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are progressive forms of memory loss and cognitive impairment that have no cure. However, you can support your loved one and help improve their quality…

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How to Make the Most of Your Next Doctor Visit

So you’ve made an appointment to see your doctor. Maybe it’s for a specific health concern, or maybe it’s a routine checkup to maintain your wellness. You’re off to a great start — your doctor is like a quarterback for your health. While an urgent care or emergency room can take care of today’s problems,…

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Protect Your Joint Health to Feel Whole as You Age

As you age, your joints become stiff and less flexible. You may be feeling the everyday effects — perhaps when you get out of bed in the morning, sit for a while, bend over to load the dishwasher or stand on your feet folding laundry. There’s science behind that pain: The fluid in your joints…

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Diverticulitis Doesn’t Have to Stop Your Summer Fun

We asked Dr. Raul Badillo, MD , a board-certified gastroenterologist at AdventHealth Winter Park and East Orlando, to explain this common disease and how to get a handle on it this summer. Diverticulitis occurs when bulging sacs appear in the lining of the intestine. These pockets can become infected or inflamed, leading to symptoms such…

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