Hopefully you are already familiar (and subscribed to) South Peninsula Hospital’s community health & wellness E-newsletter Healthy in Homer! Below you will find articles from past issues by topic.  Please subscribe to receive it in your inbox, and share with your friends & family.

  • Brain Talk – “To understand how to keep your brain healthy, it helps to have a basic understanding of how the brain works.”
  • Flu Season Part 1: History & Development – “Before isolation of an influenza virus in 1933 and consequently the first flu vaccine, the world experience the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic, which infected an estimated 500 million people across the world, and resulted in an estimated 20-50 million deaths.”
  • Flu Season Part 2: Recommendations, Symptoms, and Where to Go – “In the United States, influenza and its complications are the most frequent cause of death from a vaccine-preventable disease.”
  • Heart Health – “The well-known phrase ‘knowledge is power’ is an appropriate one to apply to cardiac disease and its preventable risk factors.”
  • The How and Why of Osteoporosis – “Osteoporosis can be categorized as either primary or secondary. Women generally have primary osteoporosis, meaning it is mostly due to age, or menopause. Secondary osteoporosis is generally diagnosed in men, and is a result of medications, endocrine or inflammatory disorders, or disease of the bone marrow.”
  • It’s All About the Bones – “Bone is living, growing tissue that has important roles to play, including structural support for the body. “
  • Save Your Skin (and your eyes!) – “While it isn’t possible or necessary to avoid the sun altogether, limiting the time spent outdoors between the hours of 10 am – 4 pm (in most of the continental U.S.) will help prevent over-exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays.”
  • The Aging Brain – ” Understanding the changes that may happen with age, and risk factors determined by how we live our lives, give us more control over the future of our cognitive abilities as we grow older.”
  • The Beta Cell Story – “Diabetes mellitus is a serious chronic illness experienced by approximately 9.3% of Americans.”
  • The Road to Healthy Bones – “It is important to remember that to maintain bone density, exercise needs to be part of one’s lifestyle. “
  • UV and You – “Exposure to UV radiation has many effects in addition to tanning, sunburns, and the risk of skin cancer.”
  • What Makes a Healthy Brain – “Extensive research involving numerous studies have explored what individuals can do to maintain, or even increase, brain volume and function. “
  • Be Mindful, Be Healthy! – “There is a lot of talk about using mindfulness for stress reduction, but what exactly is mindfulness?”
  • Mindfulness/Stress Reduction Resources