Get the monkey off your back! How to treat back pain before it becomes chronic pain

Pain may be associated with an injury, a certain medical condition, or structural abnormalities such as a tumor, arthritis, or fracture. Some degrees of pain are normal, like discomfort during the healing process just after surgery or a healing bone fracture. However, chronic pain does not heal and may be present for months and even […]

Helpful hints on how to keep your child well during cold season and how to treat them if they do get sick.

Children can get up to 10-12 cold infections a year, with the majority occurring during the winter months.  There are several measures you can take to keep your child from getting a cold.  These include: Good hand hygiene. Keeping surfaces clean. Avoiding sick contacts if possible. If your child has a cold, prevent further spread […]

Thirty Fitness Tips

It’s a new year … time to ramp up your fitness regime! Here are 30 great fitness tips to get you started on achieving your New Year’s Resolutions!   Professional Advice – Consult with a degreed exercise professional and your private physician prior to starting an exercise program. Get 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise 5 […]

Traditional Foods for the New Year

Whether it is black-eyed peas for luck or cabbage and greens to symbolize wealth, most cultures have traditional foods they enjoy on New Year’s Day. One such traditional food is pork which represents prosperity or progress; whereas, eating fish or seafood is considered lucky for some. Twelve grapes at the stroke of midnight might represent […]

Medical Center Health System Healthy & Well Blog

Medical Center Health System wants to be your health and wellness partner to help you live your life in the best way possible. We of course will be here for you when a medical need arises. However, we would like to share preventative and proactive information through healthy living ideas, medical advice, nutrition tips and more […]