Could Healthier Sleep Lead to Healthier Weight?

Are you losing sleep because of your weight? For most of us, the answer is “probably.” Is there a link between healthy sleep and healthy weight? Definitely. Sleep disordered breathing, especially obstructive sleep apnea, affects a host of things that sabotage you getting to the healthy weight you’re looking for. First, people who are poorly rested tend to be sluggish and irritable and will reach for high sugar foods to give them a short-term energy

How Can Select Specialty Hospital Help?

An Intensive Care Unit [ICU] stabilizes patients; however, the next step is just as critical to recovery. Individuals with medically complex conditions may be ready to leave the ICU, but still require advanced monitoring, rehabilitation and time to heal. That’s where Select Specialty Hospital – Camp Hill can help. Select Specialty Hospital – Camp Hill is a critical illness recovery hospital. Licensed as a long-term acute care hospital (LTAC), it specializes in the medical and

Women and Heart Disease

This past year, my mother developed symptoms of heart disease requiring intervention and treatment. Like most women she ignored and hid her symptoms from those around her. Did you know? Americans suffer more than 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes each year? Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States One in Four women die from heart disease each year Almost two-thirds of women who die suddenly of coronary

Heart Disease Beware: Five Reasons to Scan and Assess Your Risk for Heart Disease

Heart disease is the top killer among men and women, and a low-cost 15-minute coronary calcium scan can provide quick, easy-to-understand results that can help determine yours or a loved one’s risk for having a heart attack. The top five reasons to schedule a scan:   The coronary calcium scan is fast, painless and effective. The imaging test takes 10-15 minutes, and you receive your results within 48 hours. Knowledge is power. Even if your

Empower!You

Did you know that 1 in 3 people aged 65+ falls every year? Or that chronic diseases like diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, and lung disease can force older adults to give up their independence too soon? The good news is that there are free classes available to help older adults reduce their risk of falling and help people with chronic diseases learn to manage their symptoms for better quality of life. A Matter of Balance

Matters of the Heart… Attack vs. Failure

We’ve all heard the dreaded names – heart attack and heart failure. So what sets these two frightening conditions apart? Heart Attack: a (Myocardial infarction) occurs when a blood clot develops at the site of plaque in a coronary artery, suddenly cutting the blood supply to that part of the heart muscle. If the blood supply is not restored quickly, the heart muscle will begin to die due to lack of oxygen. It can cause