Do you know your HEALTH4cast?


By Julia Nickey, Regional Director, Marketing & Communications Penn State Health St. Joseph Did you know there are four critical health numbers that measure your overall health? Blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and BMI are key indicators of your risk for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and stroke. Knowing these numbers – … Continue reading Do you know your HEALTH4cast?

Managing Diabetes Takes a WHOLE-istic Approach to Health


By Kim Thomas of US Health Corps For people with diabetes, keeping close tabs on blood sugar levels is essential, even when they’re feeling fine. But there is much more to managing the chronic condition than simply monitoring glucose levels and managing medications. Your diet, lifestyle, and even your support system can have a huge … Continue reading Managing Diabetes Takes a WHOLE-istic Approach to Health

LIMIT SCREEN TIME for Physical and Mental Health


By Aparna Mele It is becoming apparent and no longer controversial:  Humans and their smartphones aren’t always a healthy mix. New research has been coming in over the last several years, suggesting that looking at screens for hours a day can have some serious health and mental health consequences. One new study found that time … Continue reading LIMIT SCREEN TIME for Physical and Mental Health

Sweet Brekkie Sweet Potato


The sweet potato is the new star of breakfast. What’s not to love? It’s delicious and versatile, plus loaded with fiber and nutrients like vitamins A and C and potassium. Best of all, it keeps well when made in advance. Get ready to love waking up in the morning with this delicious recipe Sweet Brekkie … Continue reading Sweet Brekkie Sweet Potato

Physical Activity and Children


  By John Monteleone, Head Trainer at Wyomissing Fitness “I believe that children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way.” That is the classic lyric from “The Greatest Love of All.” Yes, the children are our future! However, how can we expect to teach them with poor nutritional choices, increased … Continue reading Physical Activity and Children

Oral Health Affects the Entire Body


By Tammy Balatgek, DDS, MS New research revealed what happens in your mouth doesn’t stay in your mouth! Did you realize that your mouth is the beginning of your digestive tract?  That means we are swallowing mouth bacteria and causing inflammation in our gut and throughout our entire digestive tract which then gets absorbed into … Continue reading Oral Health Affects the Entire Body