Category: Healthy Living

Steven’s Story: A Weight Loss Journey Following Cancer Treatment

Steven Glode was diagnosed with prostate cancer in March of 2020, and came to ECHN’s John A. DeQuattro Cancer Center for a consultation in June of 2020. During that initial consultation, Steven’s radiation oncologist suggested that he meet with Tracey Luciani, the center’s registered dietitian to discuss the benefits of weight loss, hopeful to facilitate

What is Acupuncture?


Acupuncture is an effective form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has evolved into a holistic treatment method within our healthcare system. Practitioners of acupuncture have used this minimally invasive approach to help millions of people become healthier and stay well. Acupuncture promotes natural healing by enhancing regenerative properties that support physical body functions, immunity,

What Can You Bring to the Table This Thanksgiving? Let’s Talk About Getting Active

Thanksgiving is a day filled with food, football, and great conversations with family! While you and your loved ones spend time together safely this Thanksgiving, consider talking about your family health history. Bringing conversations about type 2 diabetes to the table is important. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a family

What Can You Bring to the Table This Thanksgiving? Let’s Talk About Eating Well

Thanksgiving is a time to gather around the table safely with family and friends, giving thanks and eating lots of delicious food. What you may not realize is that eating healthy during this holiday is possible! Eating healthier is one way you can boost your mood, have more energy, and prevent or delay conditions like

Choosing Wisely

Written by H. Andrew Selinger M.D. In healthcare, one can argue that the most important relationship is between a clinician and a patient. This relationship between a clinician and a patient should be rooted in trust and should benefit the patient. It is important that the clinician and patient continually communicate with one another to

How Ergonomic Accessories Boost Overall Health

By Rhia Joanne The pandemic has pushed people to start working from home in order to slow the spread of the virus. Unfortunately, not everyone has proper workstations at home, and using the wrong equipment can affect your health negatively. According to Open Sourced Workplace, ergonomic equipment increases your productivity by letting you work comfortably.

Stress Management Options to Prevent Diabetes

Lifestyle coach Jillian uses exercise and getting outside as outlets for stress.   Today, our world is all about multitasking. Between work, family obligations, hobbies, and everyday responsibilities, it’s easy to feel maxed out and stressed. This may seem a normal part of life, but did you know that stress could be impacting your risk

The Importance of a Good Night’s Rest

Sleep is important for restoring physical and mental health. It refreshes the mind and repairs the body. Lack of sleep or sleep deprivation can cause fatigue, poor concentration and memory, mood disturbance’s, impaired judgement and reaction time, and poor physical coordination. The benefits of good sleep can affect our mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. The

Diabetes & Non-Healing Wounds: Educate Yourself for Better Health

Never underestimate a wound, even a minor one, says John V. Capotorto, MD, MBA, a Harvard-trained endocrinologist, past-president of the American Association of Wound Care Management and co-founder of RestorixHealth, ECHN’s Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine partner. A simple callus on your foot can be the tip of the iceberg that leads to

The Importance of Protecting Your Immune System

The Flu. Colds. Coronavirus. Autoimmune Diseases. What do all these things have in common? Our immune system! The immune system in the body fights against disease-causing microorganisms, or to put it simply, it protects you against germs, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and toxins that make us more susceptible to colds, the flu and even

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