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August 21, 2017
Most American adults have heard of the term BMI or Body Mass Index. It has been an indicator for health since the 1800s. But according to a recent CNN article, it is important to understand the limitations of relying on BMI as a true indicator for quality of health.
August 17, 2017
Explore the truth about kale’s role in kidney stone development. You may be astonished to learn that such a healthy food could lead to such an uncomfortable problem. For a long time, kale has been at the top of the heath food list. But now there is concern that too much consumption of the leafy green could lead to potential kidney stones.
August 15, 2017
“Back to school” often means back to never-ending colds and fighting off the flu. Get a lesson in preventing the spread of disease with these top 10 tips for helping kids avoid germs. Help is also here for immunizations, school and sports physicals and other student health needs.
August 10, 2017
When brain cancer claimed Dennis Lisk’s life, his daughter Megan channeled her love for art into fundraising for the disease.
August 09, 2017
School starts soon, and many working parents are thinking about after-school activities for their kids. What makes a good activity? Here’s what to look for.
August 08, 2017
Learn how Gen Xers are at higher risk for dehydration and ways to stay hydrated in these final summer months.
August 03, 2017
Last month, Optimal Aging was featured in a news segment on Fox 12 Oregon. A current Optimal Aging client and his wife were interviewed along with Marika Rausa, Director, Consumer Strategy & Innovation, Optimal Aging.
August 02, 2017
Maybe you’ve heard the rumors that breastfeeding isn’t necessary for your baby. Or perhaps you’ve heard that a bottle is the best way to get milk into your young one’s diet. Allow us to put these rumors to bed. Your baby absolutely needs your breast milk. Why? Breast milk provides babies with the right nutrition they need to develop.
July 31, 2017
Parents might not realize it, but thousands of children are hurt each year on the playground. Many injuries, especially shin fractures, occur on the slide. If your child is hurt on a slide, here’s what to watch for.
July 27, 2017
Whether you are predisposed through your relatives or because of your ethnic background, the truth is that some diseases are impossible to avoid. While this might be tough to take, the good news is that medicine is an ever-changing field so it's likely that treatments or programs are or will be available should you ever be confronted with genetic disease. There are many genetic diseases, though some are more common than others. Here's a glimpse into the most common genetic diseases today: