When Should I Get My First Colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy.  That word makes a lot of people cringe.  Particularly men.  Getting a colonoscopy at an early age can detect early signs of colon cancer.  Colon cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the United States.  It is often identified, treated, and cured when caught before progressing into its later stages. Colonoscopies…

5 Benefits of Riding a Bicycle

When we were kids, we could ride our bikes all day long.  It was fun!  We didn’t think of it as exercise, it was a great way to get to a friend’s house, the park, or school.  As adults, we can still get enjoyment out of riding a bike but now with the added benefit…

How to Find the Right Primary Care Physician

Searching for the perfect physician to care for your wellbeing is not a decision to take lightly. The individual will be the keeper of pertinent information regarding your medical history, which tells a lot about a person. There are a few things that you should consider when looking for the right physician. Experience and Background…

Exercise and Hormones

COVID-19 has efficiently thrown a wrench in any plans we had for the past year. Travel plans quickly became nonexistent, grocery shopping became a grueling excursion, and life, as we know it, came to a complete standstill. Amid this pause, we’ve all gotten lax with staying active, especially with the temporary closing of gyms. Now,…

Ten Foods to Promote Better Sleep

Without fail, when someone suffers from an ailment medicinal remedies are immediately suggested to relieve the issue. We have become so dependent on medication that we do not even attempt to research more holistic solutions. It is no different for individuals who happen to battle insomnia. For insomnia, there are options like melatonin and even…

Alabama United, Communities Against COVID

You are here: Home Alabama United, Communities Against COVID Alabama United is a program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to reduce health disparities among underserved and rural populations of Alabama. #NOWINCLUDED is proud to be the community engagement and communications partner of this program. As the pandemic continues, many Alabamians have been unable…

6 Ways to Manage Work/Life Balance

The balancing act between work life and personal life can be a bit nerve-wracking. Lean too far to the left and you risk submerging yourself within the woes of your job. You lean too far to the right, there’s a great chance no work will get done. So, how can the two peacefully coincide? There’s…

The Real Price of Obesity

The cost of obesity can be as high and heavy as having the weight of the world on our shoulders. The burdens we carry with being overweight and obese impact our lives in ways that reach far outside of pounds or a number on the scale. Other diseases that can occur as a result add…