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It's easy to take good vision for granted. But eye conditions affect nearly 93 million Americans. Cooper Clinic Optometrist Waziha Samin, OD, shares the five most common eye conditions, their risk factors and steps to take to prevent or delay progression.
If disease runs in your family health history, preventing that illness may seem like an uphill battle. But don't lose hope! Cooper Clinic Preventive Medicine Physician Kim Allen, MD, discusses the lifestyle changes you can make to improve your health and wellness.
A small, butterfly-shaped gland located in your neck, the thyroid affects virtually every cell, tissue and organ in the body. Cooper Clinic Preventive Medicine Physician Carolyn Terry, MD, discusses the importance of your thyroid and why it should be checked regularly.
Your health is your responsibility but making healthy lifestyle changes to improve the quality and quantity of life can be overwhelming at times. Cooper Clinic Platinum Preventive Medicine Physician Riva Rahl, MD, shares a list of healthy habits to incrementally improve overall health.
When servicemen and women return home from deployment, their health is often placed on the back burner. Cooper Clinic Preventive Medicine Physician S. Michael Clark, MD, discusses why it's important for veterans to make their health a priority.
Employee wellness has evolved tremendously since the 1980s as companies began seeing the value of investing in their employees' health. Tyler Cooper, MD, MPH, President and CEO of Cooper Aerobics, shares advice for building a successful employee wellness program along with tips to reduce stress.
Your brain needs sleep to function. But in today's busy world, it can be hard to get adequate rest. Cooper Clinic Sleep Medicine Physician, Sonya Merrill, MD, PhD, FACP, discusses common sleep disorders and when you should see a doctor.
From last-minute appointment needs to haggling with insurance companies, primary care can leave you feeling overwhelmed and underserved. Cooper Clinic Platinum Physician Michael Chapman, MD, discusses concierge medicine's increase in popularity and the growth of the Platinum practice.
Mental illness has seen a sharp increase since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Laura DeFina, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Cooper Institute, discusses recent research on the impact of diet and exercise on mental health disorders.
Men's health encompasses more than having an annual physical. Cooper Clinic Platinum Physician Steven Lilly, MD, discusses men’s health risks and steps to prevent disease and promote a longer, healthier life.
Botox® is known for treating fine lines and wrinkles but did you know Botox also helps treat a variety of medical conditions? Rick Wilson, MD, FASDS, FABVLM, Director of Cooper Clinic Dermatology, explains the cosmetic and non-cosmetic benefits of Botox.
Your eyes are a direct reflection of your overall health. As we age, so do our eyes. Cooper Clinic Optometrist Waziha Samin, OD, shares tips on protecting your eyes for years to come.
Never underestimate the power of sleep. From coping with stress and solving problems to controlling your weight and preventing disease—a good night's sleep can help. Learn the top 10 consequences of too little sleep.
Do you know your resting heart rate? What does it reveal about your health? Cooper Aerobics Founder and Chairman Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH, discusses resting heart rate and what to know about your number.
Have you postponed annual exams or screenings? Cooper Clinic Chief Medical Officer Michele Kettles, MD, MSPH, provides the essential checklist of preventive exams and screenings to put you on track for good health.
Take your health into your own hands. Founder and Chairman of Cooper Aerobics Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH, shares research and recommendations for fitness, supplementation and stress management in 2022.
Although the first statin drug was approved in 1987, we are still learning about their side effects on certain populations. Learn more about the science behind the symptoms, the nocebo effect and the risk of diabetes from Cooper Clinic Cardiologist Nina B. Radford, MD.
In 2021, 25% fewer women had mammograms in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cooper Clinic Radiologist Vance Dell, MD, discusses the impact the pandemic has made on women’s chances of survival and the necessity of mammograms.
As we work toward immunity, many questions surround COVID-19. Cooper Clinic Platinum Physician Michael Chapman, MD, gives a physician's perspective on the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.
As summer reaches its peak, your favorite outdoor activities could potentially pose health risks. Cooper Clinic Preventive Medicine Physician Michael Clark, MD, shares the most common symptoms and effective treatments for heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Advances in technology are improving the delivery of health care as we know it. Cooper Clinic Physician Michele Kettles, MD, MSPH, explains how information technology benefits both patients and physicians alike.
Wearable devices track a wide variety of health information. Cooper Clinic Cardiologist Nina Radford, MD, expounds on the purpose and practicality of these technologies.
Acne can make an unwelcome appearance in your adult years due to a number of factors. Cooper Clinic Dermatologist Kejal Shah, MD, FAAD, shares how to prevent breakouts.
April showers bring May flowers—which can also lead to sneezes and sniffles. Cooper Clinic Platinum Physician Christopher Abel, MD, shares common causes of indoor and outdoor allergies and when to see an allergist.
Sometimes counting sheep isn't the key to catching quality Zzzs. Cooper Clinic Physician Carolyn Terry, MD, discusses environmental factors and lifestyle habits, which can contribute to lack of sound sleep.
From vaccines to treatment options, there are many unknowns surrounding COVID-19. Cooper Clinic Platinum Physician Emily Hebert, MD, answers the most commonly asked COVID-19 questions she receives from patients.
With a new year comes new resolutions. But how do you set yourself up for success? Cooper Clinic Cardiologist Nina Radford, MD, shares three simple ways to structure your goals to make it your best year yet.
Prevention is key in putting the COVID-19 pandemic behind us. Cooper Aerobics President and CEO Tyler C. Cooper, MD, MPH, reflects on the challenges and blessings of 2020 and looks ahead to what 2021 holds.
What is diabesity and can it be reversed? Cooper Clinic CEO and Preventive Medicine Physician Camron Nelson, MD, explains how diabetes caused by obesity can be prevented and possibly reversed.
Daily stress, processed foods, obesity—each of these can cause long-term inflammation. Cooper Aerobics Founder and Chairman Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH, shares groundbreaking insights on the effects of chronic inflammation.
When should forgetfulness promote cause for cognitive concern? President and Chief Executive Officer of The Cooper Institute, Laura DeFina, MD, explains the difference between the symptoms of aging and dementia.
How do you rank the importance of exercise? Riva Rahl, MD, shares why she believes exercise is medicine and physical activity is proven to positively affect your attitude.
Supplements recommended by women, for women. Cooper Clinic Preventive Medicine Physician Carolyn M. Terry, MD, shares her top 4 supplement essentials for women.
Cooper Clinic Preventive Medicine Physician Michael Clark, MD, recommends three top supplements to take daily. He also shares an "ah-ha!" moment from medical school regarding the purpose of these recommended supplements.
Practically reduce your risk of skin cancer and possibly reverse the sun’s damaging effects. Cooper Clinic Preventive and Cosmetic Dermatologist Kejal R. Shah, MD, FAAD, shares steps to protect and renew your skin.
Stress is a natural part of life. But did you know stress can also seriously affect your body’s immune system? Dr. Michele Kettles, Cooper Clinic Chief Medical Officer, shares her top 10 healthy habits to keep your immune system strong during COVID-19.
Intermittent fasting has gained quite the following in the past few years - but is there truth behind the trend? Cooper Clinic Platinum Physician and Cooper Weight Loss Medical Director Emily Hebert explains the science and sustainability of intermittent fasting.
Learn how depression and anxiety can affect your heart. Cooper Clinic Cardiologist Nina Radford, MD, shares her perspective on the impact of depression and anxiety on developing heart disease and managing it once it is diagnosed.
50 years and going strong. Cooper Aerobics' President and CEO Tyler Cooper, MD, MPH, explains the benefit of consistently reevaluating your health habits plus his reflections on Cooper's 50th Anniversary year.
Experts say it only takes 21 days to break a bad habit but 66 days to form a healthy one. Cooper Clinic Preventive Medicine Physician Carolyn Terry, MD, shares how to choose good health each day to build a healthier lifestyle.
Did you know you can manage your risk of becoming diabetic? Two important ways to prevent the onset include maintaining a healthy weight and through exercise. If diabetes runs in your family, take action with a simple blood test.
Breast cancer screening recommendations can often be confusing. Cooper Clinic radiologist and breast imaging specialist R. Vance Dell MD, offers insight and hope to answer your most frequently asked breast health questions.
Exercise may be the best prescription for depression your doctor could recommend. Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper unpacks the impact that aerobic exercise has on lifestyle choices and its role in depression relief.
Do you know the difference between exercise and physical activity? Cooper Clinic Platinum Physician Riva Rahl, MD, shares relatable tips on maintaining an active lifestyle and prioritizing physical fitness.
Did you know that leisure activities have the potential to add years to your life? But not all leisure activities are created equal. Nina Radford, MD, Cooper Clinic Cardiologist and Director of Clinical Research, outlines the ideal leisure activities that boast the most benefits.
Since 2009, Cooper Clinic Dermatology has detected more than 2,000 skin cancers and saved 200 patients' lives from skin cancers. Thorough screenings are the Cooper advantage. Are you taking the appropriate precautions to screen for skin cancers?
Get into the habit of practicing a skin care routine to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays year-round. Cooper Clinic Preventive and Cosmetic Dermatologist Kejal R. Shah, MD, FAAD, shares her personal skin care routines and products to tailor your own.
Cooper Weight Loss is a long-term weight loss program. Dr. Emily Hebert discusses her role in supervising CWL and the benefits offering participants one-on-one attention from registered dietitian nutritionists at Cooper Clinic and insight from a licensed psychologist.
Regardless of your goal—to get in shape, lose weight, eat healthier, etc.—Dr. Michael Chapman discusses the benefits of setting smaller, shorter-term goals to motivate you and help you be successful.
Studies show a vast majority of Americans say politics is one of the top reasons they feel overwhelmed. Cooper Clinic Preventive Medicine Physician and Chief Medical Officer Michele Kettles, MD, MSPH, offers ways you can stay informed without becoming overwhelmed.