Sleep

November 4, 2016

Set Your Clocks Back, Not Your Routine – Things to Keep in Mind when Changing Time

By Ferriss Roberts On Nov. 6, 2016, at 1:00 a.m., you’ll set back your clock to Standard Time. The one hour subtraction means you’ll gain an hour of sleep, but it also means the days are about to feel shorter. Don’t let the earlier sunsets at 5:30 p.m. disrupt your usual routine, but do make some […]

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November 4, 2016

4 Health Reasons (and Tips) to Reduce Your Phone Use

By Robert A. Poarch If you’ve ever wondered if you’re spending too much time on your phone, consider that Webster’s defines “nomophobia” as the “fear of being without access to a working cell phone.” It’s real. And, you’re not alone. Whether it’s texting, browsing or Candy Crushing, what is this digital addiction doing to your […]

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November 3, 2016

Who’s Yawning Now? Don’t Let the Time Change Mess Up Your Sleep Schedule

By Erin Young The move back to standard time this weekend might leave you dragging come Monday morning, if you don’t stay in your resting routine. There are steps you can take to help you fall back an hour and not fall out of step with your usual sleep schedule. Now, go get those 7-8 […]

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October 5, 2016

Ask the Doctor – Should You Let Your Baby “Cry it Out” to Get to Sleep?

By Lindsay F. Herbert, DO, Family Medicine Mission Community Medicine Old Fort Q: Should you let your baby “cry it out” to put him/herself to sleep? A: There is no hard and fast rule here. It is all about what works for your family. Establishing a healthy sleep routine where your child can get themselves to […]

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September 14, 2016

Getting into the Fall Routine, Part 2 – Focus on Sleep

By Kate Moore RDN, LDN This is Part 2 of a two-part blog series. Click here to read Part 1. In part 1 of this blog, I discussed ways to get a healthy night’s sleep. This blog focuses on setting a bedtime eating routine. Meals consumed before bed impact the release of melatonin, a sleep-inducing hormone. […]

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August 31, 2016

Healthy Habits: Getting into the Fall Routine

By Kate Moore RDN, LDN This is Part 1 of a two-part blog series. Part 2 can be found here. The subtle changes in the trees, the occasional crunch of leaves underfoot, cool crisp mornings and evenings, bonfires, apple picking and shopping for school supplies are signs we’re gearing up for the fall, which also means […]

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August 29, 2016

Back to School: Setting a Sleep Schedule

By Robert A Poarch No matter what age, getting a good night’s rest can improve health as well as performance in school. Students without adequate sleep are more likely to be drowsy in the afternoon, and they are also at increased risk for poor grades, behavior problems, irritability and depression. Fully rested children learn better […]

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April 21, 2016

Breaking Good: TV Binge-Watching and Your Health

Hooked on watching The Walking Dead or Portlandia by the season? Or perhaps you plan to wait until the entire season of Game of Thrones becomes available, instead of watching in real-time each week? According to research released at the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting in November 2015, binge-watching is “significantly associated with TV […]

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