What every woman needs to know about menopause, but often doesn’t

ThinkstockPhotos-185839148

It’s been called the “change of life.” You’d think we would be more prepared for a condition with such a significant title. But, the truth is many women are caught off guard when menopausal symptoms hit. Yet, it’s a fact of life. If you’re a woman and you’re blessed with a long life, your estrogen, […]

Captain of your healthcare

ThinkstockPhotos-468328650

Here are nine things you should bring to your next doctor’s appointment. As insurance premiums and deductibles rise, the focus of healthcare today is prevention – and for good reason. It costs less to prevent a disease than it does to cure it. Fortunately, your clinician is part of a large healthcare team with a […]

Recipe: grilled salmon kebobs

KabobImage

These skewers are delicious and nutritious. Try them this holiday weekend! The original recipe can be found here. Ingredients 1 pound salmon filet without skin ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce ¼ cup honey or agave nectar 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root 1 clove of fresh garlic, minced 12 skewers […]

What’s the best way to treat bee stings?

Bee

Summer is here. The grass is growing. The flowers are blooming; the bees are buzzing. Alarming one of these small insects could result in a painful sting. The best way to avoid being stung is to stay away from wasp nests and beehives. But even with the best of intentions, sometimes we find ourselves in […]

We’ve got your numbers

Numbers

You know your telephone number. You probably know your social security number. Some of you may know credit card or driver’s license numbers. But do you know the most important numbers of all: your blood pressure, heart rate, cholesterol and BMI? Blood pressure. Your blood pressure measures how hard your heart is working. The top […]

Disclaimer: The information found on Affinity's blog is a general educational aid. Do not rely on this information or treat it as a substitute for personal medical or health care advice, or for diagnosis or treatment. Always consult your physician or other qualified health care provider as soon as possible about any medical or health-related question and do not wait for a response from our experts before such consultation. If you have a medical emergency, seek medical attention immediately.

The Affinity Health System blog contains opinions and views created by community members. Affinity does endorse the contributions of community members. You should not assume the information posted by community members is accurate and you should never disregard or delay seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this site.