The Art of Health

Posted on Feb 3rd 2016 by Marilu Cristina Flores

Did you know that for several years doctors and health researchers have been exploring the relationship between how the creative arts affect various health outcomes? Specifically, the health effects of music engagement, visual arts therapy, movement-based creative expression and expressive writing. While much of this dat [...]

In a recent study, researchers revealed that one in three healthy kids suffer a bone fracture at some point in their young life. The most common fracture is a distal forearm fracture, or a break in between the elbow and [...]

An MRI, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is a non-invasive imaging tool that provides detailed 3-D images of the body without the use of radiation. The test uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to ma [...]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are reporting that 60 percent of Americans do not get enough exercise. For good health, adults should spend 2 ½ hours per week exercising, and kids should be playing or exercising 1 hour each day. The best way to improve our health is to make physical activity a normal part of your family’s life. Here are some tips to make physical activity fun for [...]

We all have times when we have no appetite, or when we seem to want to eat everything in sight. Occasional periods like this are not of great concern. However, the practice of consistently eating too much or too little may be signs of an eating disorder. Eating disorders affect both men and women of all ages. According to WebMD, [...]

Whether you’re planning a big dinner party, prepping for the holiday season or hosting a Fourth of July cookout, food safety should always be top of mind. Not having a clean kitchen or preparing foods in the wrong manner can l [...]

How long does it take to create a habit? I bet you answered that question automatically with “21 days.”  This idea came from observations from a plastic surgeon named Dr. Maxwell Maltz. He never actually did any research, but his observations of his patients led him to expound [...]

I’m just going to give you a heads up that this blog has nothing to do with Australia. Recently, I was having a conversation with a colleague and she shared her goal to lose 100 pounds before her trip to Australia. Wow! I think a trip to Australia could motivate me to make some big changes, too! But the question I had to ask is, what happens after Australia? We set goals for all sorts o [...]

Have you ever struggled to drag yourself out of bed for exercise? I do almost every day. Every morning when that alarm goes off at 6, I start a mental dialog. It goes something like this: “Just 10 more minutes?” “You know you won’t actually get any sleep in those 10 minutes and then you’ll just be late and will have to rush.” (As I try to push all three dogs off me to free up so [...]

Flu viruses are constantly changing. And flu season is right around the corner––and can last as long as six months or more. Here’s what you can do to help avoid the flu: 1. Get the flu vaccine early––it lasts throughout the flu season. 2. Take everyday preventive steps like staying away from sick people and washing your hands to reduce the spread of germs. 3. If [...]