It’s not always a piece of cake to ensure you're getting enough of every food group, but the U.S Department of Agriculture’s new food pyramid guidelines make it a lot easier. With these new guidelines, the Department of Agriculture aims to make the pyramid more simple to understand so that you can optimize your health.
Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month (NNM)? This day was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in March 1973 and continues today. The goal of NNM is to encourage and empower people to make informed decisions about the foods they choose to eat as well as to adopt healthy habits
Are you ready to go on a date with your best girlfriends? Then gather everyone up and take advantage of this free Women’s Health and Fitness Day event at the Fitness Connection in Charlotte! The mission is to provide information to women about how to take care of their health as well as to encourage
Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States? That’s a really good reason to ensure you have a healthy heart for life. Whether you’d like to have a healthy heart for yourself or your family, or maybe you’d just like to feel better,
Even though the Carolina Panthers didn’t win the 50th Super Bowl, they’ve had an amazing season and have a lot to show for it. Just making it to the Super Bowl is a feat—so congratulations to the Panthers on a great season in 2015! The Panthers averaged 31.3 points per game and won 15 of
February 4th is World Cancer Day This day is about making the most of preventing cancer, being knowledgeable about the disease, and taking action in the fight to prevent it. Every year, over 8 million people die from cancer. When it comes to men’s cancer such as prostate and testicular cancer, there are things you
Did you know that January is Cervical Health Awareness Month? Cervical Health Awareness month is about inspiring women to get screened for cervical cancer and to consider the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Cervical cancer is easily treated if caught early, and there are things you can do to protect yourself from the disease. What are
If you struggle with incontinence, it’s time to make an appointment with your urologist in Charlotte. Incontinence isn’t a normal consequence of aging and it can be treated. Regardless of what the root cause of your incontinence is, your urologist can help. Seeking help for your stress or urge incontinence can change your life for
If you’re a man who struggles with infertility, you’re not alone. Infertility affects several million couples in the United States every year. You may be evaluated for problems with infertility if you’ve been trying to conceive with your partner for at least a year without protection and with timed intercourse during your partner’s ovulation period.
Testicular cancer is one of the least common cancers among men; however, this doesn’t mean it’s not important to be aware of the signs and symptoms. Enlarged testes or a lump in one or both testes are both signs of testicular cancer. Symptoms also include breast tenderness or pain in the testes. If you’re diagnosed