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The Epidemic of Social Isolation and Loneliness

The Epidemic of Social Isolation and Loneliness


Did you know lacking social connection is as dangerous as smoking up to 15 cigarettes a day? Cooper Clinic Cardiologist Nina Radford, MD, shares potential health outcomes such as premature death, dementia or diabetes related to isolation and loneliness. Learn ways to advance social connection.

Are You Putting Your Health on Hold?

Are You Putting Your Health on Hold?


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.

Stress Isn’t All Bad

Stress Isn’t All Bad


The holidays are here, and with them can come stress. But not all stress is created equal, nor is how we handle stress. Preventive Medicine Physician Riva Rahl, MD, provides tools to help you better manage your stress in the new year.

Healthy Aging

Healthy Aging


In his 90s, Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper, Cooper Aerobics Founder and Chairman, is the epitome of healthy aging. Hear from him about his not-so-secret strategy for aging gracefully and living life to the fullest.

Making Lung Health a Priority

Making Lung Health a Priority


Our lungs are the centerpiece of our respiratory system and constantly hard at work. However, they're easily taken for granted. Blake Bolin, MD, FAAFP shares the importance of our organs and how to keep them healthy.

The Importance of CT Scans

The Importance of CT Scans


Detecting abnormalities and diseases before symptoms develop can be crucial to your health. Diagnostic Radiologist John J. Cannaday, MD, DABR, discusses imaging's important role in prevention, providing an inside look at our bodies.

How to Inspire Healthy Family Habits

How to Inspire Healthy Family Habits


Establishing healthy habits for kids when they are young can benefit them throughout their adult lives. Learn the importance of mealtime and physical activity together to help your entire family be healthy and fit.

Staying Proactive on Gut Health

Staying Proactive on Gut Health


One in 20 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with colon cancer in their lifetime. Cooper Clinic Gastroenterologist Andrew Gottesman, MD, discusses the disease and the importance of beginning routine colonoscopy screenings at age 40 to help prevent colon cancer.

Knowing Your VO2 Max Can Revolutionize Your Fitness Plan

Knowing Your VO2 Max Can Revolutionize Your Fitness Plan


When it comes to heart health and fitness, there’s one number you should know—VO2 max. Do you know your VO2 max? Find out what it is and why it’s important.

The Silent Bone Disease: What You Should Know About Osteoporosis

The Silent Bone Disease: What You Should Know About Osteoporosis


May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. Cooper Clinic's Riva Rahl, MD, Platinum Medical Director, and Michele Kettles, MD, MSPH, Chief Medical Officer, discuss the risk factors and what you can do to help prevent the silent bone disease.

Cleaning Out the Physical and Mental Clutter in Your Life

Cleaning Out the Physical and Mental Clutter in Your Life


Do you have so much piled up in your home or so many activities crammed into your daily to-do list that you can’t see over the mountain of clutter? Read three tips for cleaning out the clutter in your home and in your life.

The Toll Chronic Inflammation Takes on The Body

The Toll Chronic Inflammation Takes on The Body


Daily stress, processed foods, obesity—each of these can cause long-term inflammation. Cooper Aerobics Founder and Chairman Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH, shares insights on the effects of chronic inflammation.

Five Common Eye Issues

Five Common Eye Issues


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.

Lifestyle or Genes: Which Matters More?

Lifestyle or Genes: Which Matters More?


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.

The Thyroid: Small but Mighty

The Thyroid: Small but Mighty


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.

Prioritizing Your Health Practically

Prioritizing Your Health Practically


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.

Veterans' Health Prioritized

Veterans' Health Prioritized


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.

Workplace Wellness

Workplace Wellness


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.

Sleep: The Foundation for Good Health

Sleep: The Foundation for Good Health


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.

Invest in Your Health with Concierge Medicine

Invest in Your Health with Concierge Medicine


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.

The Role of Diet and Exercise in Improving Mental Health

The Role of Diet and Exercise in Improving Mental Health


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.

Preventive Steps to Reduce Men's Health Risks

Preventive Steps to Reduce Men's Health Risks


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 Benefits Go Beyond Cosmetics

Botox Benefits Go Beyond Cosmetics


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.

Keeping an Eye on Your Eye Health

Keeping an Eye on Your Eye Health


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.

The Power of Sleep

The Power of Sleep


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.

The Value of Knowing Your Resting Heart Rate

The Value of Knowing Your Resting Heart Rate


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.

Live Your Healthiest Life in 2022

Live Your Healthiest Life in 2022


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.

Balancing the Risk-Benefit Ratio of Statins

Balancing the Risk-Benefit Ratio of Statins


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.

Mammograms Decrease Nationwide Due to COVID-19

Mammograms Decrease Nationwide Due to COVID-19


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.

COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters

COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters


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.

Heat-Related Illnesses

Heat-Related Illnesses


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.

Health Care Technology

Health Care Technology


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 Technology is Here to Stay

Wearable Technology is Here to Stay


Wearable devices track a wide variety of health information. Cooper Clinic Cardiologist Nina Radford, MD, expounds on the purpose and practicality of these technologies.

Dermatologist Acne Prevention Tips

Dermatologist Acne Prevention Tips


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.

Allergy Remedies

Allergy Remedies


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.

Sneaky Sleep Disruptors

Sneaky Sleep Disruptors


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.

Physician FAQ: COVID-19 Edition

Physician FAQ: COVID-19 Edition


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.

Rethink Your Resolutions

Rethink Your Resolutions


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.

This Too Shall Pass: A Reflection on COVID-19 by Dr. Tyler C. Cooper

This Too Shall Pass: A Reflection on COVID-19 by Dr. Tyler C. Cooper


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.

Physician Q&A: Diabesity

Physician Q&A: Diabesity


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.

More than Just a “Senior Moment?"

More than Just a “Senior Moment?"


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.

Which Came First: Exercise or Attitude?

Which Came First: Exercise or Attitude?


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.

Top Four Supplements for Women

Top Four Supplements for Women


Supplements recommended by women, for women. Cooper Clinic Preventive Medicine Physician Carolyn M. Terry, MD, shares her top 4 supplement essentials for women.

Physician-Recommended Supplements for Men

Physician-Recommended Supplements for Men


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.

Turn the Tables on Skin Cancer

Turn the Tables on Skin Cancer


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.

Destress Your Immune System

Destress Your Immune System


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.

The Fast Track to Intermittent Fasting

The Fast Track to Intermittent Fasting


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.

The Heart Disease and Depression Connection

The Heart Disease and Depression Connection


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.

2020: Reflecting and Retooling

2020: Reflecting and Retooling


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.

Practice Makes Healthy, Not Perfect

Practice Makes Healthy, Not Perfect


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.

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