Lifestyle is one of the main building blocks for health. What you do today can affect your health for years to come. For that reason a recent report from the CDC is stirring up quite a bit of concern pertaining to teens’ health. According to the CDC, the number of teens 12 – 19 years old who are diabetic or pre-diabetic has jumped from 9 percent (1999 – 2000) to 23 percent (2007 – 2008) in less than a decade. What is more troubling, diabetes is one of the controllable risk factors for cardiovascular diseas
When you commit to healthy eating, it means more than choosing fresh veggies over French fries. It's changing the way you eat, too.
Along with the American Diabetes Association, The Center for Diabetes Management at Hillcrest offers these guidelines for healthy eating:
· Choose a variety of healthy foods, including lean meats, fresh vegetables and fruits, whole grains and non-fat dairy products.
· Limit portion sizes.
Facebook announced today members have the option to share their organ donor status on Facebook's Timeline. Hillcrest's Web Services team put together this video to show our Facebook fans how to do so if they would like to share that information.
Life's problems often get in the way of your best intentions when it comes to exercise. However, a few simple adjustments in your schedule and thinking towards exercise can help incorporate exercise into your daily life, no matter what bumps along the road you may encounter.
The American Council on Exercise offers these possible solutions to combatting exercise "saboteurs":
Saturday morning downtown Tulsa was buzzing with anticipation as the Tulsa Heart Walk was about to kickoff at 9am. An estimated 6,000 participants met at ONEOK field to take team photos and get ready for the 5k walk. Walkers were challenged to raise money from family, friends, and co-workers for the American Heart Association.
They are there to welcome you, take your hand and let you know everything will be okay, and one of the first to bring you flowers to welcome a new baby. Volunteers are one of the essential components to delivering personal care at hospitals. At Hillcrest Hospital South, you’ll find a dozen or so volunteers giving their time on any given day. It has been said time is one of the most precious commodities we have, something you can never get back. Volunteers give their own time to make the time patients and their families spend at Hillcrest South even better.
One of the big health discussions in the news this week is about a story which aired on 60 Minutes Sunday. Popular medical journalist Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviewed Dr. Robert Lustig, professor of clinical pediatrics and endocrinologist at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr.
Once legally available in gas stations and convenience stores, synthetic cannabinoids (or synthetic marijuana) are landing more teens and young adults in Emergency Rooms across the country, according to a new report 1 in the April 2012 issue of the journal Pediatrics. Synthetic types of marijuana, commonly known as blaze, spice, and K2, have a similar but more serious affect on the body. Beyond typical signs and symptoms of intoxication, synthetic marijuana symptoms include restlessness an