From an early age, we're taught that breathing is part of our autonomic nervous system, like digesting food, so unless there's a problem, it's not something we need to think about. But, unlike digestion, we actually have the ability to control our respiration — and for good reason. Arguably, the way we breathe has the power to impact every aspect of our health and wellness, from how we think and feel to how we move.
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Every October we are reminded that every two minutes a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer.
At 17 she found the first lump in her breast and had it removed.
When Terry Maurer of Henderson looks at her calendar, Oct. 10 definitely has a notation. That's the day she and other breast cancer survivors are going boating.
As if going through chemotherapy wasn't difficult enough for breast cancer patients, one of the lesser-known treatment side-effects are dental problems such as tooth decay, infections, mouth sores and gum disease.
Every year, the influenza virus causes millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and thousands or sometimes tens of thousands of deaths. While not 100 percent effective, the flu shot remains the first and best protection against the influenza virus.
Even high school athletes know how important endurance is to athletic success. So it's probably not surprising that high school athletes nationally smoke cigarettes and cigars at a lower rate than high school students who aren't athletes.
With the next few months packed with various holidays, teeth are likely to be bombarded by sugary foods and drinks, which can wreak havoc on our smiles.
Depression isn’t a dirty word, and its companion terms aren’t, either.
Las Vegas became one of the first host cities on Saturday to launch the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' campaign, "What is Brain Health?" More than 15,000 people flocked to the Successful Aging Expo at Cashman Center to find out about finances, health and nutrition, and more.
Four women, 60 miles, all of it on foot: That's the task that four Summerlin-area women — Tammra Brunner, 53; Fay Orshoski, 73; Susan Schilder, 46; and Lori Candalino, 54 — have given themselves.
A program for older Las Vegans at Derfelt Senior Center in Lorenzi Park incorporated burlesque into exercise to put some fun back into working out.
Touch yourself. Thoroughly and often. A self-exam is one of the few ways to find a lump in the breast before the age of 35, when doctors and the Susan G. Komen of Southern Nevada recommend the average patient should get a baseline mammogram.
The annual American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is one of the largest networks of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities to finish the fight. Last year, more than 1 million Making Strides walkers helped raise over $60 million for the American Cancer Society.
As a youngster, Louise Unell wasn't a girlie girl in love with pinks and purples. Yet today, Unell has a pink scarf and a pink cellphone cover, and she's proud of both.
There are plenty of events around the valley for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Beyond the tragedy of breast cancer and the thousands of lives it affects and ends every year, there is hope.
Like many out there, I blinked, and when I opened my eyes, autumn was here. As Mother Nature begins her preparation for winter, let's follow suit by preparing for a healthy holiday season.
A developer wants to build a 27-acre campus in Henderson that would include medical offices, senior apartments and an assisted living facility.
While contact sports always will involve a risk to participants, Bernick says risks to the brain can be reduced by such actions as limiting practice or play time for concussed athletes and implementing rule changes that prevent potentially harmful contact to the head.
If you are experiencing any of these conditions, you may want to consider seeing a therapist.
For many public health officials, the news of the deaths of more than 700 Muslim pilgrims near Mecca on Thursday was tragic but unsurprising.
The first medical residency program at MountainView Hospital has received accreditation, which means as many as 40 doctors-in-training will be working at the Las Vegas facility in July.
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