To Your Health

With some questionable health advice being posted by your friends on Facebook, politicians arguing about the state of the American healthcare system and a new medical study being summarized in just a sentence or two on TV---that seems to contradict the study you heard summarized  yesterday---it can be overwhelming to navigate the ever changing landscape of health news.

Every Thursday at 7:31 a.m. and 5:18 p.m., Brooke Hildebrand Clubbs provides health information you can trust. With trustworthy sources, she explores the fact and fiction surrounding various medical conditions and treatments, makes you aware of upcoming screenings, gives you prevention strategies and more…all to your health.

Ten fingers, ten toes and one perfect heart.

This is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week.

Vice President Joe Biden, basketball Hall of Famer Larry Bird, music's Barry Manilow, NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip and my Uncle Denny. What do these people have in common? They are among the estimated 2.3 to 5.1 million Americans who have a heart condition called atrial fibrillation or “A-fib”.

February is American Heart Month.

It has been said that laughter is the best medicine. But, is laughter also the best way to get people to take their medicine?

Is folic acid a part of your nutritious breakfast? If you had a bowl of cereal this morning, it probably was.

It’s Folic Acid Awareness Week.

However, it is particularly important for women of child-bearing age because it prevents birth and neural tube defects, like spina bifida, in babies.

Stores are swapping the shelves full of cookie-making supplies with displays for weight-loss products. It reflects our state of mind…regretting the holiday indulgences, we want to quickly get back on the right track for the new year.