One need not to rely on high winds to rid their house of dust, and household cleaners are advertised to kill an increasing number of cooties.Salem Creekside Newsletter March 2016 - Click here to read article.
It may be called "beauty sleep" but getting a good night's rest affects your body in ways that are more than skin deep.Salem Statement Journal March 2016 - Click here to read article.
Matters of the Heart
Research has shown that diet and exercise aside, one's emotional well-being plays a large role in heart health.Salem Creekside Newsletter February 2016 - Click here to read article.
Even though heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, women often dismiss the symptoms of angina or heart attack to more common conditions like acid reflux or the fluSalem Statement Journal February 2016 - Click here to read article.
Forget New Year's Resolutions – the best – and most sustainable changes you can make are often small things that add up over time.Salem Creekside Newsletter January 2016 - Click here to read article.
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and is a good opportunity to discuss the new guidelines for cervical cancer screening.Salem Statement Journal January 2016 - Click here to read article.
Every parent has lamented a noisy children's toy received as a gift from a fun-loving (yet insensitive) relative.Salem Creekside Newsletter December 2015 - Click here to read article.
For some people, the "holiday blues" are manageable with thoughtful behaviors—agree to have a support person you can share your feelings and experiences.Salem Statement Journal December 2015 - Click here to read article.
It is responsible for making the hormone insulin, which helps your body turn carbohydrates from foods to energy for the body.Salem Creekside Newsletter November 2015 - Click here to read article.
November is the Great American Smoke Out, an annual initiative by the American Cancer Society (ACS) to encourage people to snuff out their smoking habit – for good.Salem Statement Journal November 2015 - Click here to read article.
Maintaining good health rests equally on the pillars of exercise, eating right, managing stress and nurturing supportive relationships.Salem Creekside Newsletter October 2015 - Click here to read article.
Breast cancer statistics can be frightening – research says 1 in 7 women will be diagnosed in her lifetime.Salem Statement Journal October 2015 - Click here to read article.
Cross-contamination, improper preparation and storage all play a role in determining whether a meal is stellar or stomach-turning.Salem Creekside Newsletter September 2015 - Click here to read article.
Of all the health concerns we have as we age, the ones that are often the most concerning are those with seemingly no preventive measures.Salem Statement Journal September 2015 - Click here to read article.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and a good reminder for the whole family to get the necessary sticks so you're not stuck with a preventable disease.Salem Creekside Newsletter August 2015 - Click here to read article.
August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month, a yearly reminder that when it comes to infant nutrition, breast is best.Salem Statement Journal August 2015 - Click here to read article.
For many months of the year, it's difficult to imagine the need for sun protection, but perhaps the gray days are the price we pay for the Willamette Valley's glorious summer weather. Farmers' Almanac is predicting a sunny and warm one this year, so before hitting the beach, lake or golf course be sure you have the necessary tools to keep your skin safe.Salem Creekside Newsletter - July, 2015 - Click here to read article.
There is an ongoing debate in social media about the safety of common personal care products like deodorants, antiperspirants, cosmetics, shampoos, lotions, and many more. In particular the question has been raised whether common ingredients such as aluminum, parabens, and phthalates, chemicals that most of us unknowingly put on or in our bodies daily, pose any significant health hazards.Statesman Journal Living Well Section - July, 2015 - Click here to read article.
Chances are, Dad doesn't need another tie or barbecue set. So, what do you give the man who has everything? Since Father's Day coincides with National Men's Health Month in June, give him the gift of health by encouraging good habits that will keep him an active part of the family.Salem Creekside Newsletter - June 2015 - Click here to read article.
Many processes in our body are governed by our circadian rhythm, a natural ebb and flow of functions such as body temperature, hormone levels, blood pressure, appetite and alertness throughout the day and night. These levels are based on a 24-hour clock that coincide with your sleep/wake schedule and provide energy when you need it most.Statesman Journal Living Well Section - June 2015 - Click here to read article.
It's no surprise that Mother's Day is a big day for brunching. After all, who needs a day off more than the moms, sisters, aunts and grandmothers who traditionally fill caregiving roles? Women, in general, tend to put the needs of others before their own; and when it comes to health – ladies, you can't take care of others until you've properly cared for yourself.
On the heels of Mother's Day, National Women's Health Week, May 13-19, reminds women to make their own care a priority.Salem Creekside Newsletter - May 2015 - Click here to read article.
According to Migraine Research Foundation, about 18% of American women and 6% of men suffer from migraine headaches, which can last from several hours to several days. Pain can be moderate to severe, as in other types of headaches, but migraines are marked by additional symptoms.Statesman Journal Living Well Section - May 2015 - Click here to read article.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death. It affects women and men of all ethnicities, most often in people 50 or older, and is the third most common cancer in the U.S. The good news is that it's one of the most preventable and easily-treated cancers. In fact, if everyone over 50 was regularly screened, up to 80% of colorectal cancer deaths could be avoided.Salem Creekside Newsletter - April 2015 - Click here to read article.
As we celebrate the beginning of another new year, many of our thoughts turn to what we can do to keep ourselves, and our families, healthy. It takes more than one person to make a lasting change in a household. Everyone in the family must commit to a strategy for good health.Statesman Journal Living Well Section - April 2015 - Click here to read article.
Most women think heart disease is a man's problem. In truth, it is the number one killer of women in the United States.
- One in 4 women in the United States dies of heart disease, while 1 in 30 dies of breast cancer.
- 23% of women will die within 1 year after having a heart attack.
- Within 6 years of having a heart attack, about 46% of women become disabled with heart failure.
- Two-thirds of women who have a heart attack fail to make a full recovery.
Organic growth of agricultural products such as vegetables, grains, fruits, dairy products, and meat involves farming practices which actively encourage water and soil conservation and reduce pollution. Organic farmers also use natural fertilizers, rotate crops or use mulch to manage weeds, and do not use pesticides.Statesman Journal Living Well Section - March 2015 - Click here to read article.
One of the most important things you can do to stay healthy is to schedule and attend your yearly checkup with your physician.Salem Creekside Newsletter - February 2015 - Click here to read article.
Dietary supplements are rising in popularity in the United States. Supplement sales grew 7.5% in 2013, putting them over $34 billion in revenue for that year, and projected sales indicate the growth will continue. But are dietary supplements all they're cracked up to be?Statesman Journal Living Well Section - February 2015 - Click here to read article.
As we celebrate the beginning of another new year, many of our thoughts turn to what we can do to keep ourselves, and our families, healthy. Below are ten tips to a healthier family lifestyle.Statesman Journal Living Well Section - January 2015 - Click here to read article.
When a couple decides they are ready to begin actively trying to start a family, many believe it will be simple. They stop using whatever form of birth control they had in place, and simply wait for the magic to happen.Statesman Journal Living Well Section - December 2014 - Click here to read article.
Doctors at Santiam Hospital now have the technology to identify organisms that cause E. coli and other ailments. It’s called multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology, and it is fast becoming scrutinized and implemented by hospitals and reference laboratories nationwide.Statesman Journal Living Well Section - November 2014 - Click here to read article.
Your body is always communicating with you. It gives clues about your state of health on a daily basis. One of those clues is—you guessed it—your poop. As awkward as it can be to think about, the consistency and color of your excrement can help you determine if you are drinking enough water, eating the right foods, or even if you are ill.Statesman Journal Living Well Section - October 2014 - Click here to read article.
Recent studies have shown that antibiotics are not always needed to treat ear infections, and that 80% will clear up on their own. About a third of ear infections have a viral cause, which will not respond to antibiotics.Statesman Journal Living Well Section - September 2014 - Click here to read article.
Did you know that prolonged stress can be a contributing factor of long-term health effects--not only physical, but mental and emotional, as well? Because symptoms of stress are different for each person, it is important to know how it affects you, so you can take the necessary steps to regain a healthy equilibrium.Statesman Journal Living Well Section - August 2014 - Click here to read article.
A large part of aging gracefully is proper skin care, but are you taking all the right steps?Statesman Journal Living Well Section - July 2014 - Click here to read article.
I recently talked to a group at Santiam Hospital about changing habits in favor of a more active, healthy lifestyle. In addition to exercise, I suggest not to forget about the importance of good nutrition. Below are 26 foods that can help you lose weight.- Dr. Amy SutkusStatesman Journal Living Well Section - June 2014 - Click here to read article
Our own Dr. Hadden was recently featured in Marion-Polk Co. Medical Society newsletter - Chart Notes.
Chart Notes September 2013