SAD? It Could Be the Winter Blues

Are you feeling sad? Don’t get the tissues just yet. You may have a case of the winter blues, which is clinically known as seasonal affective disorder. Although it affects 15 million people each year, there’s good news. The condition is treatable. What’s SAD? SAD is a seasonally driven type of depression. Technically, it’s considered [...]

By |2020-02-11T11:06:56-06:00February 7th, 2020|

Postpartum Depression: Causes, Symptoms and How to Get Help

The birth of a baby is often celebrated with carloads of presents after showers with your best friends, a perfectly placed family heirloom in the nursery, and maternity photos that make you feel like a pregnant pageant queen. But what happens when the perfect nursery feels like a prison? Or your post-baby body makes you [...]

By |2020-01-07T11:52:44-06:00January 7th, 2020|

Rethinking Positivity in the New Year

Vicki Landers, PT, DPT, jumps feet first into whatever goal she’s pursuing. So when friend and colleague Jamie Scheer, MPT, CSMT, suggested she would be a good life coach, Vicki took her words to heart. For those who know Vicki, this pursuit was no surprise. Highly motivated, Vicki devotes herself to helping others, something that’s [...]

By |2019-12-23T17:07:10-06:00December 23rd, 2019|

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 |2019-09-26T10:04:05-05:00September 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 |2019-09-30T11:29:07-05:00September 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 |2019-07-02T10:32:53-05:00June 30th, 2019|
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