The Mediterranean Diet: A Classic Diet That Packs a Big Punch

With countless diets competing for our attention, it can be hard to distinguish one diet from another, let alone know what healthful eating looks like. Believe it or not, one of the diets that promotes heart health and weight loss is also one of the oldest. What’s the Mediterranean Diet? From the depths of Italy [...]

By |2019-09-26T10:04:05-06:00September 26th, 2019|

It’s Never Too Late to Grow Old Gracefully

Watching the number of candles on the birthday cake multiply each year isn’t easy. Getting older may bring new challenges, but it’s never too late to adopt healthy habits that can help you grow old gracefully. Three Meritas Health doctors share what works, whether you’re 25 or 75. Keep Moving “Patients always ask me for [...]

By |2019-09-30T11:29:07-06:00September 4th, 2019|

Berries: The Original Sweet Treats

July is a wonderful time to celebrate all things berry, and is known as National Berry Month. Not only are berries delicious, but they are packed full of nutrients such as potassium, fiber, and phytochemicals (components in plants that have antioxidant properties that may help prevent inflammation). Berries are also low in calories and are [...]

By |2019-07-02T10:32:53-06:00June 30th, 2019|

10 Reasons Why Men Skip the Doctor … and Why They Shouldn’t

June is Men’s Health Month. What does that mean to the men in your life? For most, it’s probably just another day. For us, it’s an opportunity to spread awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. Find out what screenings you need at your age. [...]

By |2019-06-05T16:34:49-06:00June 3rd, 2019|

Get Smarter | Distracted Driving

In the era of “smart” devices, we’re getting less smart about our driving. Doesn’t seem plausible? Consider the nearly 3,200 lives claimed from distracted driving in 2017 alone. You’ve probably heard public service announcements warning against distracted driving, but do you know what causes it and how to prevent it? A few minutes and a [...]

By |2019-04-30T09:59:46-06:00April 29th, 2019|

When Stomach Troubles Turn Serious

Constipation, diarrhea and bloating. Everyone has stomach trouble from time to time. But, irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, can keep the bowels in constant turmoil and make daily life challenging. IBS is a chronic stomach disorder that causes pain, recurring diarrhea or constipation, or both. Frequent trips to the bathroom are only part of the [...]

By |2019-04-02T15:15:38-06:00April 2nd, 2019|
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