Category: "Prevention" Articles

Why Working Out Is Vital For Your Immune System
May 1, 2020
In the midst of a pandemic, working out and staying active is more important than ever. Health is at the forefront of everyone’s minds as of recently. Due to COVID-19, or coronavirus, many of...
Six Reasons to Slather on Sunscreen
April 30, 2020
Sunscreen is your skin’s best friend. Any dermatologist will tell you the first step to keeping your skin healthy and looking fresh is by adding sunscreen into your daily routine. The sun emits natural...
Houseplants for Your Health
April 12, 2020
5 resilient plants that will make your air easier to breathe.
The Importance of Slowing Down
April 9, 2020
As the clock reaches 8 a.m., basketball practice begins. Students from the University of Texas rack their balls and gather around their coach. Geoff Rich, assistant professor of practice in the department of Kinesiology...
How to be Fit and Fabulous at Any Age
April 6, 2020
People usually reach the peak of their physical functioning in their 20s and early 30s. After that, things start changing. The rate of the change is individual, and it depends on genetics, lifestyle choices...
Get Hip to Prevent Knee Injury
March 1, 2020
Enjoying sports and an active lifestyle motivates us to stay healthy and prevent injuries, if possible. Knee injuries such as injuring the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can be devastating to many athletes and fitness...
Seven Ways Stress Manifests in the Body
December 1, 2019
Stress takes a toll on your quality of life. It can cause emotional and mental difficulties such as anxiety. Also, chronic stress causes physiological changes that can result in ongoing health woes. What are...
Wellness FAQ: Osteoarthritis
December 1, 2019
Millions of Americans — and undoubtedly many of AFM readers — suffer from the debilitating effects of osteoarthritis. But new research and treatments are helping those with OA get active again. We discussed osteoarthritis...
The Link Between Exercise and Good Oral Health
November 8, 2019
Your smile tells the world, “I’m happy to see you!” It speaks volumes about your overall well-being. When researchers discovered the link between periodontal disease, gingivitis and other health woes, given advice included a...
Seven Healthy Ways to Reduce Water Retention
November 1, 2019
Whether it’s a case of the monthlies or the after-effects of scarfing down a bag of chips instead of cooking dinner, water retention can make us feel uncomfortable. Plus, getting on the scale to...
Electronic Cigarettes are…Especially Dangerous
October 1, 2019
Not long ago, it was clear for people to see the areas that were designated for smokers and non-smokers. Nowadays, with cigarettes going from smoke to vapor and from burning to electronic — those...
Wellness FAQ: Eye Health
October 1, 2019
Q: If my vision is fine, do I need to worry about my eyes? A: Yes. Many eye diseases cause no physical symptoms (no eye pain, pressure, discomfort), especially in their early stages, so...
Getting Outside Of Your Comfort Zone
September 1, 2019
Getting outside your comfort zone is valuable. It’s a primary way that the mind and brain reset, learn, grow and develop new insights for your life. There are many ways that we intentionally take...
Genetics Role in Cancer: Gayle Patel
July 1, 2019
What is your job title and description? I am a Certified Genetic Counselor by training and Director of the Texas Oncology Genetic Risk Evaluation and Testing (GREAT) Program. Genetic counselors are healthcare professionals with...
Mental Health Column: The Science of Mental Health
July 1, 2019
Ailments of the mind are often perceived differently than ailments of the body, yet modern science now understands how connected they are. Physical issues seem more acceptable to talk about, but as mental health...
Exercise and Aging
March 31, 2019
Slowing the clock with the help of Pilates
Feel Good Guide
June 30, 2018
From sports injuries to wholistic medicine we’ve got your go-to doctors who can ensure you’ll be feeling great in no time despite injury, illness, or allergies.
Freezing for a Reason
June 20, 2018
What is Cryotherapy?   Cryotherapy is essentially the method of using cold temperatures to induce healing benefits. The process consists of a brief exposure to sub-zero temperatures which rapidly decrease surface skin temperature and...
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