Tag - Your Health Today

Fall issue of Your Health Today now available

Check out the fall issue of Your Health Today, where you’ll find facts about staying flu-free, trick-or-treat safety strategies, tips for staying healthy following breast cancer treatment and a whole lot more. If you’re in the hospital, grab...

What the health? I don’t have to floss?

There’s good news for people who repeatedly find themselves in this predicament. The U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services removed flossing from the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines, because the evidence fails to show the...

Tea Time 101: A simple guide to herbal teas

America is a nation of coffee drinkers. For many of us, the thought of drinking tea may seem somewhat foreign. If you are looking for a healthy alternative to your normal cup of joe, or if you just want to add some variety to your morning routine...

Don’t let a throwing injury throw you out of the game

Throwing is a complex motion that requires a stable foundation starting with the legs and rotation of the pelvis. The shoulder has to be stable to produce power, and the outer head of the bicep is key in stabilizing the head of your upper arm bone...

The truth about belly fat (and how to lose it!)

The belly is a sensitive area for many of us: both literally and figuratively. Along with our waistline and hips, a lot of stress can accompany how we view our own midsections. Even if you’re at a healthy weight, with a normal body mass index (BMI)...

What the Health? Should I be taking dietary supplements?

“In an effort to fill our bodies with what our plates lack and to prevent disease, it’s easy to turn to a tiny pill,” said Dr. David Kriegel, a physician with Augusta University Family Medicine. “However, it’s important to recognize that dietary...

Fresh salsa

Chop up ripe tomatoes and fresh herbs for homemade salsa that’s bursting with flavor. Number of servings: 8 (serving size ½ cup) Ingredients 6 tomatoes, preferably Roma (or 3 large tomatoes), diced ½ medium onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic...

mother and baby

Moms: 5 keys to success with breastfeeding

Ensuring that your baby is getting proper nourishment in the early stages of life can be worrisome. His or her inability to communicate with you, coupled with the importance of meeting their basic needs, may bring a number of concerns, like knowing...

Health system launches blog

On Monday, Augusta University Health officially launched the Your Health Today blog, a site that patients and consumers can visit to read health-related stories about the health system’s expertise and advanced technology and even browse...

From 500 seizures to zero

It’s a time that Marjorie St. John describes as “March madness” — the month that her 2-year-old daughter suffered 500 grand mal seizures and three hospitalizations. From talking, giggling and walking, Amelia, or Ami as her family calls her...

A new lease on life

A stroll along the beautiful streets of Paris isn’t the most likely place to spot an early symptom of Parkinson’s disease, but for John Baker of Columbia, South  Carolina, that’s exactly what happened. During a family trip to the City of Lights, his...

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