Published: Aug. 19, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
An American Cancer Society
study finds that women who sit for more than six hours a day were about 40 percent more likely to die during the course of the 14-year study than those who sat fewer than three hours per day. Men were about 20 percent more likely to die. Dr. Gustavo Mosquera
, a family medicine physician at Family Medical Center of Chatham, provides the answers on what this study means for adults that sit a lot at work in this Q and A.
Published: Aug. 17, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
Sara Lopinski: Home-cooked meals are the heart of a healthy diet. Knowing the proper storage procedures and cooking temperatures, and using the right kitchen tools are essential for healthy meals and clean kitchens. By handling food properly, you can significantly reduce your risk for food-borne illness and protect your food purchase investment. Here are 25 tips for safe food handling, storage and preparation.
Published: Aug. 16, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
As men age a number of health screenings provide valuable information in keeping them healthy. Dr. Bryan Albracht, a Springfield Clinic family medicine physician performs these health screenings as part of his practice, and provides some helpful answers in this Q and A.
Published: Aug. 15, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
DR. MICHAEL JONES: Chiropractors and pediatricians agree that backpacks are a problem for a child's spine. While it is usually not the backpack by itself that causes the issues, it is the improper carrying of the bag as well as overloading that can lead to headaches, neck, shoulder and lower back pain.
Published: Aug. 10, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
Published: Aug. 12, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
MOLLY SUHADOLNIK: Learn a workout, a healthy recipe and where to go for health information on the Internet.
WORKOUT OF THE WEEK:
Published: Aug. 09, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
Dr. Christina Vassileva with the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at SIU HealthCare provides the answers to several common questions about valvular heart disease in this Q & A.
Q. What is valvular heart disease?
Published: Aug. 05, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
MOLLY SUHADOLNIK: A new feature for behealthyspringfield.com will be my "Molly's Weekly Words of Wellness" tips. These will include a workout, a recipe and a health related website.
I am hoping to spread the awareness of health and fitness in Springfield and the surrounding area. The tips will include:
Published: Aug. 04, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
Published: Aug. 01, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
DR. MICHAEL JONES: It often seems as though yard work and back pain go hand in hand, but it shouldn't have to. Approximately 90 percent of Americans will experience some form of back pain at some point in their lives. How many weekend warriors have been out in their yard or garden on a beautiful summer day only to finish and spend the rest of the day sore and in pain? Pressure and tension can build up in our spines from our normal daily postures and routines.