What Do You Know About Your Thyroid?

In less than 2 minutes, could you tell us about your thyroid — and its importance? From the location to the size to potential problems, tell us your confidence level to lead the conversation. Well, now is the perfect time to brush up on some skills. January is Thyroid Awareness Month. We’re here to help. Let’s talk about the hormone-producing gland that plays a role…

Prevent Swollen Feet While Flying

53586633 S Flying Airplane Passengers Man SittingAirlines seem to be adding more seats on flights, limiting space and comfort for passengers. This makes it difficult for people to move around, reducing circulation and blood flow. For some, this immobility and pressure change can mean swollen feet. At the end of the flight, feet can swell to the point of not fitting into shoes, and/or causing numbness, unsteadiness, or pain. To prevent…

Swollen Feet during Pregnancy

45022211 L Footstretch Feet Toes Tip ToesWith all the changes that your body is growing through to grow a baby in your belly, a most noticeable one will be edema. The swelling becomes more obvious at or around 20 weeks into your pregnancy, when your hands, breasts, butt, calves, ankles, and feet begin to swell. Uncomfortably, it will show at least a little bit in the beginning but will last until…