Health & Wellness
Learning how to successfully manage food allergies and thrive

Learning how to successfully manage food allergies and thrive

For some people, choosing what to eat is as simple as deciding what tastes good; however, individuals who suffer from food allergies don’t have that luxury. The wrong food choice can sometimes mean the difference between life and death. If you’ve never experienced an allergic reaction to food, then consider… Read more...
Getting the Facts on Joint Pain

Getting the Facts on Joint Pain

Sometimes we can take every day movement for granted.  Walking in the park, going up and down stairs or simply sitting in your car can turn into a difficult experience if you are afflicted with joint pain. Although most common in elderly persons, joint pain is non-discriminating: it can affect… Read more...

2011 Atlanta's Healthiest Companies

When we asked our readers to nominate the companies they thought embodied the spirit of health for their employees for Best Self’s Healthiest Companies Contest, we were excited by the response. It was wonderful to see so many local companies who truly care about fostering an environment of support when… Read more...
Find out how to improve your sex life no matter your age

Find out how to improve your sex life no matter your age

According to commercials for K-Y Jelly His & Hers lubricant, sex is pleasurable and convenient, with both participants on even playing fields (or equal sides of the bed, at least). If only sex was that simple, right? What the advertisements fail to show are children demanding all of ‘his and… Read more...
High Blood Pressure and Stroke: Prevention is Possible

High Blood Pressure and Stroke: Prevention is Possible

With almost five million people suffering from some form of stroke each year, according to the American Heart Association, 70% can be linked to existing high blood pressure.  This makes high blood pressure one of the most important controllable stroke risk factors out there. So, it’s no wonder that May… Read more...
Get your body in gear

Get your body in gear

You’ve survived the winter and now that the warmer weather is here, you may have emerged with some extra baggage. Whether you need to have some grooming, to shed some extra weight or just an overall health check up, feeling good about yourself is one of the first steps to… Read more...
The Charge Against Childhood Obesity

The Charge Against Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity, which was once labeled as a “problem,” is now being called an epidemic and all over the news, from talk shows to medical reports, experts are saying the same thing: children are not healthy and we need to do something about it. How does a problem become an… Read more...
Prevention, Treatment and Care for Optimal Heart Health

Prevention, Treatment and Care for Optimal Heart Health

Every 34 seconds an American dies from a heart attack, and every minute someone in our country dies from a heart-related event. -American Heart Assocation The path to a healthy heart begins today.  It is never too early or too late to change your life and make better decisions to… Read more...
Staying mentally and emotionally healthy even

Staying mentally and emotionally healthy even

You’re sitting in one of the exam rooms at your primary care physician’s office.  You’ve just finished explaining that you don’t feel like yourself. You’re having trouble sleeping. You can’t seem to concentrate. You don’t have any energy. You’ve started to gain weight because you’re inexplicably eating too much. Clearly,… Read more...
Exploring a new option in women’s hormone replacement therapy

Exploring a new option in women’s hormone replacement therapy

If you’re like many women today who are in the early stages of menopause, you might feel a little lost. Years ago, as soon as a woman experienced her first hot flash, she headed straight to her gynecologist to talk about hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which involved using a prescribed,… Read more...
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