If you’ve lost your car in a parking lot, changed clothes in the middle of the night and begun to carry a battery powered hand fan in your purse, chances are you are experiencing the classic symptoms of menopause. In addition to forgetfulness, night sweats, and hot flashes, women often experien…Continue Reading.
You probably know someone who has experienced gallstones or gallbladder problems that eventually resulted in them having their gallbladder removed. That’s because it’s one of the most frequently performed surgeries in the United States — about 460,000 Americans have the procedure each y…Continue Reading.
You may not be aware of this (actually, we would be concerned if you WERE aware of this), but March is colorectal health month. So, in addition to sending your colon a card or flowers, have you had your colonoscopy? We get it. No one likes it. It’s one of the many milestones of turning 50. You …Continue Reading.
Have you stopped to think about how awesome your brain is? It’s MIND BLOWING! See what I did there? But, the brain really is awesome. Your brain is made of neurons (like the brain computer), the soma or cell body (contains all the working parts for the neurons), the axon that acts like the co…Continue Reading.
Do you remember that time last week when you got eight hours of sleep, and you felt so awesome? Or was that last month? Or last year? In … 2002? You’re not alone. According to Gallup, more than 40% of Americans are getting less than seven hours of sleep. Most shocking is the results of Gallup…Continue Reading.
Serendipity is defined as, “the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.” Certainly, serendipity was in play when Hugh McGowan, M.D. chose to return to the Midwest when he noticed an advertisement seeking an OB/GYN in Greenfield. He tracked down two coll…Continue Reading.
Remember when we were a giggly bunch of teenagers and would think something was extremely funny or outrageous or scary and exclaim, “I almost peed my pants!” Well, now that we’re older, most of us can remove that “almost.” According to the National Association for Incontinence, one in f…Continue Reading.
We know, we know. It’s counterintuitive to read “How to Be Sick” from a place dedicated to wellness. But it has come to our attention that people – particularly women – are not really grasping the concept. And consequently, they are spreading germs throughout Central Indiana. We get it.…Continue Reading.
As Valentine’s Day approaches, love is in the air, and Cupid is busy … Okay, no use stalling, I’m just going to say it: Someone in your life who is over 60 is having sex. Lots of sex. Probably more than you. Maybe it’s Mom. Or Grandma. But when they tell you, “That’s when I watch Jeop…Continue Reading.
The last decade has brought the issue of women and heart disease to the forefront of health awareness. Thanks to a multitude of public service announcements, media attention and the “Go Red for Women” movement, there is a general awareness that “this can happen to you.” Diet and physical …Continue Reading.