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How diabetes reached epidemic proportions, and what we can do about it

About 96M U.S. patients have prediabetes. Ericka Walker Williams, M.D., discusses how our new spin on community education empowers people to improve their health.

Be SMART about setting health-related goals

Some healthy New Year’s resolutions fail because they’re too big or vague. Get tips from Bethany Agusala, M.D., to make SMART goals and improve your chance of success.

Strength training over 60 can help prevent sarcopenia

Strength training is key in slowing sarcopenia – aging-related muscle loss. Explore the benefits of weightlifting for seniors and how to get started safely.

Focusing on 10,000 steps a day could be a misstep

Many patients think 10,000 steps per day is a magic number for their health, but Lifestyle Medicine expert Bethany Agusala, M.D., says any significant increase in steps can be beneficial for our health.

Sleep disorders and obesity: A vicious cycle

Obesity disrupts sleep, and sleep disorders can cause weight gain. Explore this vicious cycle and how sleep medicine strategies can help break it.

Forest bathing: The health benefits of spending time with nature

Forest bathing has been shown to have significant health benefits. Learn how to make this low impact activity a part of your healthy lifestyle.

Lifestyle Medicine: How it could save your life

Behavior changes could prevent several chronic conditions. Bethany Agusala, M.D., discusses the link between lifestyle and disease.

Pregnancy, statins, and high cholesterol: What women need to know

Though statins are proven to save lives, these cholesterol-lowering drugs are not considered safe for pregnant or breastfeeding patients. Get the facts about statins, hypercholesterolemia, and pregnancy in this week's Your Pregnancy Matters blog.