Reignite the Burn

For the beginner, exercise balls can be confusing. You can sit on it, and you can bounce on it — maybe even roll on it a little — but what else? Where does the exercise portion come in? Well, it didn’t actually come in until a little later on. The exercise ball, originally called the “Pezzi” GymnastikBall, was invented in 1963 by Italian plastics manufacturer … Continue reading Reignite the Burn

More to Health Than BMI

While extra pounds can sometimes cause distress, body mass index, a common tool that calculates weight and height to measure body size and whether a person has a healthy or excess amount of weight, can sometimes be much worse. Although BMI is used as a standard screen tool to track weight statuses, according to Yvette Brazier of Medical News Today, it does not measure the … Continue reading More to Health Than BMI

Calcium Scoring at Archbold

It’s common to hear that calcium is good for your bones. But, that’s not the case when it comes to your heart. Coronary arteries supply oxygen-rich blood to the heart. When there’s a buildup of plaque, made up of calcium and other substances, it can narrow orclose the arteries. These calcifications can form in many places throughout the body, including small and large arteries and … Continue reading Calcium Scoring at Archbold

Caring for the Previous Generation

Once she made her mind up, Billie Jo Mleko had no doubts. She was going to become a nurse. Beginning at a young age, Mleko was surrounded by nurses. She was born with aortic stenosis, which eventually called for an aortic valve replacement with a mechanical valve. But during that nerve-inducing time, Mleko found comfort in the staff that helped her through. “That was a … Continue reading Caring for the Previous Generation

What to Do When Lightning Strikes

Getting struck by lightning is one of those things you think won’t happen to you. Cancer is also one of those things you think won’t happen to you, yet cancer is common. Between the two, you’re about 3,000 times more likely to get cancer,which makes getting struck by lightning seem extremely unlikely. But it actually isn’t all that uncommon. While the earth is under constant … Continue reading What to Do When Lightning Strikes