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April showers bring May flowers—which can also lead to sneezes and sniffles. Cooper Clinic Platinum Physician Christopher Abel, MD, shares common causes of indoor and outdoor allergies and when to see an allergist.
Sometimes counting sheep isn't the key to catching quality Zzzs. Cooper Clinic Physician Carolyn Terry, MD, discusses environmental factors and lifestyle habits, which can contribute to lack of sound sleep.
From vaccines to treatment options, there are many unknowns surrounding COVID-19. Cooper Clinic Platinum Physician Emily Hebert, MD, answers the most commonly asked COVID-19 questions she receives from patients.
With a new year comes new resolutions. But how do you set yourself up for success? Cooper Clinic Cardiologist Nina Radford, MD, shares three simple ways to structure your goals to make it your best year yet.
Prevention is key in putting the COVID-19 pandemic behind us. Cooper Aerobics President and CEO Tyler C. Cooper, MD, MPH, reflects on the challenges and blessings of 2020 and looks ahead to what 2021 holds.
What is diabesity and can it be reversed? Cooper Clinic CEO and Preventive Medicine Physician Camron Nelson, MD, explains how diabetes caused by obesity can be prevented and possibly reversed.
Daily stress, processed foods, obesity—each of these can cause long-term inflammation. Cooper Aerobics Founder and Chairman Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH, shares groundbreaking insights on the effects of chronic inflammation.
When should forgetfulness promote cause for cognitive concern? President and Chief Executive Officer of The Cooper Institute, Laura DeFina, MD, explains the difference between the symptoms of aging and dementia.
How do you rank the importance of exercise? Riva Rahl, MD, shares why she believes exercise is medicine and physical activity is proven to positively affect your attitude.
Supplements recommended by women, for women. Cooper Clinic Preventive Medicine Physician Carolyn M. Terry, MD, shares her top 4 supplement essentials for women.
Cooper Clinic Preventive Medicine Physician Michael Clark, MD, recommends three top supplements to take daily. He also shares an "ah-ha!" moment from medical school regarding the purpose of these recommended supplements.
Practically reduce your risk of skin cancer and possibly reverse the sun’s damaging effects. Cooper Clinic Preventive and Cosmetic Dermatologist Kejal R. Shah, MD, FAAD, shares steps to protect and renew your skin.
Stress is a natural part of life. But did you know stress can also seriously affect your body’s immune system? Dr. Michele Kettles, Cooper Clinic Chief Medical Officer, shares her top 10 healthy habits to keep your immune system strong during COVID-19.
Intermittent fasting has gained quite the following in the past few years - but is there truth behind the trend? Cooper Clinic Platinum Physician and Cooper Weight Loss Medical Director Emily Hebert explains the science and sustainability of intermittent fasting.
Learn how depression and anxiety can affect your heart. Cooper Clinic Cardiologist Nina Radford, MD, shares her perspective on the impact of depression and anxiety on developing heart disease and managing it once it is diagnosed.
50 years and going strong. Cooper Aerobics' President and CEO Tyler Cooper, MD, MPH, explains the benefit of consistently reevaluating your health habits plus his reflections on Cooper's 50th Anniversary year.
Experts say it only takes 21 days to break a bad habit but 66 days to form a healthy one. Cooper Clinic Preventive Medicine Physician Carolyn Terry, MD, shares how to choose good health each day to build a healthier lifestyle.
Did you know you can manage your risk of becoming diabetic? Two important ways to prevent the onset include maintaining a healthy weight and through exercise. If diabetes runs in your family, take action with a simple blood test.
Breast cancer screening recommendations can often be confusing. Cooper Clinic radiologist and breast imaging specialist R. Vance Dell MD, offers insight and hope to your most probing breast health questions.
Exercise may be the best prescription for depression your doctor could recommend. Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper unpacks the impact that aerobic exercise has on lifestyle choices and its role in depression relief.
Do you know the difference between exercise and physical activity? Preventive medicine physician Dr. Riva Rahl, MD shares relatable tips on maintaining an active lifestyle and prioritizing physical fitness.
Did you know that leisure activities have the potential to add years to your life? But not all leisure activities are created equal. Nina Radford, MD, Cooper Clinic Cardiologist and Director of Clinical Research, outlines the ideal leisure activities that boast the most benefits.
Since 2009, Cooper Clinic Dermatology has detected more than 2,000 skin cancers and saved 200 patients' lives from skin cancers. Thorough screenings are the Cooper advantage. Are you taking the appropriate precautions to screen for skin cancers?
Regardless of your goal—to get in shape, lose weight, eat healthier, etc.—Dr. Michael Chapman discusses the benefits of setting smaller, shorter-term goals to motivate you and help you be successful.
When service men and women return home from deployment, their health often gets placed on the back burner. Cooper Clinic preventive medicine physician S. Michael Clark, MD, discusses why it's important for veterans to make their health a priority.
Cooper Clinic radiologist and breast imaging subspecialist R. Vance Dell, MD, answers the most common questions he receives regarding breast cancer.
Colon and rectal cancer rates are rising among young and middle-aged Americans while they continue to decline for adults 55+. Cooper Clinic Gastroenterologist Abram Eisenstein, MD, discusses the concern.
Cooper Clinic Cardiologist Nina Radford, MD, discusses sedentary behavior and current research on the potential health risks of sitting too much.
Setting health-conscious New Year's resolutions is a popular practice, but keeping the resolutions can be challenging. Dr. Cooper offers his advice for focusing on health and wellness as a lifelong journey, not as a January-only to-do list.
Cooper Clinic's Nina Radford, MD, chimes in on one of the most popular gifts this holiday season - fitness trackers and wearable technology. Can they benefit overall health? What should you consider when purchasing one? What are the most important features? Learn more about the medical point of view before purchasing.
An increased number of people are dealing with insulin and blood sugar problems. As a result, healthcare costs are rising along with complications resulting from diabetes. Cooper Clinic’s Camron E. Nelson, MD explains diabetes basics and the significant risks associated with the disease.
Breast cancer affects one in eight women, and most have no family history of the disease. Cooper Clinic Radiologist and Breast Imaging Subspecialist R. Vance Dell, MD, explains how regular and consistent mammography, including updated technology, can save lives.
In 2012, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese. Tyler Cooper, MD, MPH, President and CEO of Cooper Aerobics, explains the childhood obesity epidemic and what must be done to reverse it.
Maintaining a high level of physical fitness is important to overall health, especially as you age, and can be adjusted to help meet your individual needs.
Just one bad sunburn can increase your risk of skin cancer, and tanning can lead to premature aging. Cooper Clinic Dermatologist Dr. Helen Kaporis explains the importance of annual skin cancer screenings and how to soothe a sunburn.
Vaccinations play an important role in public health, as they are some of the safest and most primary forms of prevention available. Michele A. Kettles, MD, MSPH explains.
Does the flu shot actually give you the flu? Do I need to get a flu shot as a healthy and active adult? Cooper Clinic Platinum Physician Dr. Emily Hebert answers questions as flu season approaches.
According to the CDC, the number of obese children in America has more than quadrupled in the last 30 years. Dr. Cooper explains how we must act now to curb this issue.
Rick Salewske once weighed more than 530 pounds. Today, he’s down 300 pounds, continues to live a healthy lifestyle and is working to motivate others to do the same.
Being fit and active can greatly affect a man’s risk of getting cancer and dying from cancer later in life. Continue reading to learn more.
Cooper Clinic Dermatologist Dr. Rick Wilson explains how the skin, your body’s largest organ, is affected both positively and negatively by the food and drink you consume every day.
What bad beauty habits do you have that might be damaging your skin? Cooper Clinic’s Dr. Helen Kaporis explains some of the most common beauty habits and how to break them.
A DEXA scan, historically used for bone density scanning, is also an accurate way to measure body composition. Learn about this simple, yet advanced technology.
Metabolic syndrome is a set of risk factors that increases one’s risk of premature death due to heart disease, diabetes or stroke. Increasing muscle mass with strength training can improve these risk factors.
Confession time: do you have some bad habits you need to break? Those habits could be holding you back from a happier, healthier you.
If you’re seeing a dermatologist for the first time as part of a preventive exam or out of concern from a self-check, know what to expect with tips from Cooper Clinic Dermatology.
When it comes to heart health and fitness, there’s one number you should know—VO2 max. Do you know your VO2 max? Find out what it is and why it’s important.
We drive more and walk less and huge portion sizes have become the norm. Our sedentary lifestyles and deficient diets are slowly killing us and Dr. Tyler Cooper suggests small adjustments to improve your health.
Are you addicted to caffeine? While it has some benefits, drinking too much caffeine may also have a negative effect on your health. Learn more about the pros and cons of caffeine and just how much is safe to consume daily.
Have you made a New Year’s Resolution to get more fit and live a healthier lifestyle? Keep an eye on these health and fitness trends to help you along the way.