Bariatric Surgery: A Lifesaving Solution for Weight Management

Excess weight can significantly heighten the risk of weight-related illnesses and health complications. If you are overweight, you face an increased likelihood of developing conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and elevated cholesterol levels, as well as being susceptible to strokes, various forms of cancer and heart attacks. Managing an unhealthy weight necessitates intervention. To address […]

Better Sleep Month – Long-term Side Effects of Poor Sleep Habits

May is Better Sleep Month, a time to raise awareness about the importance of quality sleep for overall health and well-being. While the immediate side effects of a bad night’s sleep like fatigue, headaches and irritability are very obvious, there are long term side effects that often get overlooked. Adequate rest is crucial to your […]

National Digestive Disease Awareness Month – Celiac Disease 101

May is National Digestive Disease Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about various digestive disorders that affect millions of people worldwide. One common digestive condition is Celiac Disease, a serious autoimmune disorder triggered by the ingestion of gluten. Keep reading as we discuss the basics of Celiac Disease to increase understanding and promote […]

Occupational Therapy Month – The Importance of Occupational Therapy

The month of April is Occupational Therapy Month, a time to shine a spotlight on an essential aspect of healthcare and celebrate the transformative impact occupational therapists have on people’s lives. A wide range of individuals of all ages can benefit from occupational therapy services. Keep reading as we delve into what occupational therapy is […]

Stress Awareness Month – 10 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Stress

April is Stress Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about the impact of stress on our lives and promoting effective stress management strategies. In today’s fast-paced world, stress has become a common experience for many people, affecting their mental and physical well-being. At Southwoods Health, we understand that stress impacts your overall health, […]

National Nutrition Month – Healthy Alternatives for Everyday Meal Planning

March is National Nutrition Month! This annual campaign encourages everyone to focus on making informed food choices and develop healthy eating habits. What you eat plays a significant role in your overall well-being and can have a large impact on your health. Eating healthy does not have to be a daunting task, and doesn’t need […]

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – Symptoms You Should Not Ignore

As we step into the month of March, it’s important to spread awareness and educate others on Colorectal Cancer. Colorectal cancer, also known as bowel cancer, affects thousands of lives each year. While it may not always be a comfortable topic of conversation, raising awareness about this disease can save lives. One crucial aspect of […]

Heart Month – Exercises for a Healthy Heart

February not only brings the season of love with Valentine’s Day, but also serves as a reminder to prioritize our cardiovascular health. American Heart Month is the perfect time to focus on the importance of heart care, and at Southwoods Health, we advocate for a proactive approach to health and well-being. Keep reading as we […]

Heart Healthy Recipes for Heart Month

The month of February is Heart Month, a time to focus on maintaining a healthy heart through lifestyle choices that contribute to strong cardiovascular health. One of the most important factors that affect heart health is a well balanced, nutritious diet. Incorporating heart-healthy recipes into your meals can be a delicious and simple way to […]

Thyroid Awareness Month – The Importance of a Properly Functioning Thyroid

The month of January marks Thyroid Awareness Month in the United States, a time to spread awareness and educate others on the vital role the thyroid plays in overall well-being. The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland sitting just below your larynx at the base of your neck. Its main job is to regulate metabolism, […]