How to avoid and manage back pain

You’ve heard of a pain in the neck, but did you know that back pain is more common, affecting eight out of every 10 adults during their lifetime...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


Want kids to eat more fruit? Try cutting, slicing it

Want kids to eat more fruit? Try cutting, slicing it

How can I get my grandchildren to eat more fruits and vegetables when they’re visiting? I am lucky that I get to have them over often, but I can...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


New food fiber requirements

New food fiber requirements

I understand that the recommendation for fiber intake is going up. When will we see that reflected on Nutrition Facts labels?The new labels should be ...

September 9th, 2016 |  


Health Dept. increasing awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

The Fayette County Health Department is joining the cause to increase awareness of the risks of drinking alcohol while pregnant.The U.S. Surgeon Gener...

September 8th, 2016 |  


FCHD can help with breastfeeding

Imagine that scientists had told us that someone had invented a Wonder Product! Let me tell you about this product.This wonder product is available to...

August 30th, 2016 |  


FCMH Foundation receives donation

FCMH Foundation receives donation

The Fayette County Memorial Hospital Foundation received a check in the amount of $425 from Barb Saville, owner of Sweetwater Bay Boutique, recently.T...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Millennials beware, a scam may be in your future

Millennials beware, a scam may be in your future

Everyone thinks the elderly are the most at-risk for being scam victims. We have stereotyped that the “less educated, less intelligent, elderly,...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Reducing saturated fat in your diet but still eating meat

Reducing saturated fat in your diet but still eating meat

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines recommend we reduce the saturated fat in our diet. This usually means limiting your intake of red meat, which is high...

August 12th, 2016 |  


Eat fruit, but know the carbs number if diabetic

Eat fruit, but know the carbs number if diabetic

I know I should be eating more fresh fruit, but I have type 2 diabetes. Last weekend I enjoyed a few slices of watermelon, and I was surprised when I ...

August 5th, 2016 |  


You can enjoy some corn on the cob

You can enjoy some corn on the cob

We really enjoyed having corn on the cob in the summer. One of my children asked why we don’t have it more often. I explained that corn is a sta...

August 2nd, 2016 |