Wellness

India-West Staff Reporter After looking at yet another negative pregnancy test, trying to see a non-existent line with a 60-year-old magnifying glass, Dr. Amy (Aparna) Divaraniya knew there had to be a better way for women to understand their hormones to

Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to multiple complications ranging from kidney problems -- failure, dialysis, and transplantation, to blindness, amputation, heart attacks, strokes, dementia, nerve problems, and gangrene. The condition can also affect sexual health and cause infertility, among others. Both raised glucose

By Dr Paula Goel Parenting styles have a significant impact on a child's development, behavior, and general well-being. The controlled parenting environment, often known as authoritarian parenting, is one of the parenting styles. In this parenting style, parents have extensive influence

Proper nutrition serves as a foundation for fertility as the food we consume can have a big impact on one's ability to conceive. It drastically influences both male and female reproductive health. With informed dietary choices, individuals can improve their

By Dr Mickey Mehta Ayurveda states that good health begins with digestion. Maintaining good digestion is very important for overall health and well-being. Food is fuel. Fuel for the body equals nourishment, healing, and balance. It equals fitness and a fit body is

By Raja. S Prolonged exposure to an overly loud noise or short exposure may damage the inner ear, leading to hearing loss. Be aware of these everyday damaging loud noises and steer away from them. Unexpected explosions: While uncommon for most people, unexpected

Allergy season can create an ideal habitat for germs and viruses to spread conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye. Viral, Bacterial, Allergic Conjunctivitis is often characterized by redness, itching, and discharge from the eyes, caused by various factors. The three primary types

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - A country like India boasts a rich cultural heritage with well-established traditional health practices, including Ayurveda. However, achieving optimal well-being in the modern world presents unique challenges. Dietary limitations due to cultural norms can lead to

Fasting, a practice dating back centuries, has garnered attention for its potential to not only promote weight loss but also to boost the immune system on a restorative level. Fasting, in its various forms, involves abstaining from food for a specific

By Dr. Hansa Yogendra 1. Writing 10 Positive Points Daily Description: Keep a journal where you write down ten good things about your day before sleeping. Contents: Entries may include favorite parts of the day, moments of laughter or smiles, observations of beauty,

Have you ever gained weight, had hot flushes, or been less sexually aroused? Has your partner also noticed any of these things? These are but a few symptoms of male menopause, a medical condition that is largely ignored. Women have

Photo: Ethnic Media Services By Selen Ozturk The stigma around Alzheimer’s disease — the second-leading cause of death in California — prevents many communities from getting help. In response, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is launching Take on Alzheimer’s, a new

The radiant warmth of the sun, while comforting, conceals a potential threat to our eye health. Many are aware of the necessity of shielding their skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation, yet the importance of safeguarding our eyes

LOS ANGELES, CA - Physical activity is one of the best ways to improve overall health and manage stress, yet 1 in 4 U.S. adults are sedentary for more than eight hours each day, which can have negative consequences on

Dr. Rajanigandha Tudu A pivotal step in detecting breast cancer early lies in empowering women with information to recognize and address any irregularities in their breasts through regular self-examinations. Lumps can be the initial sign of breast cancer and can be

By Neeladri Misra MD, FACP, Internist, Roseville, CA Semaglutide, popularly known as the drug “Ozempic,” is a Type 2 diabetes drug that gained FDA approval in 2017. The drug works on the body in many ways by slowing down stomach emptying, increasing

By Dr. Sangeeta Tiwari A bloated stomach is not only uncomfortable but can also significantly impact one's daily life and overall well-being. It's a common ailment, often accompanied by feelings of fullness, tightness, and sometimes pain. While occasional bloating can be

Technology has become ubiquitous over time, keeping us informed and connected to the world like never before. But for parents, this new digital world can be a bit of a mystery, especially when it comes to managing their kids’ screen

By Dr. Chandni Tugnait NEW DELHI, (IANS) - In our increasingly hectic and demanding modern lives, mental health is sometimes the first thing we forfeit. Just like regular maintenance keeps a car running smoothly over time, cultivating mental health provides the

The importance of breast cancer awareness can never be amplified enough. A stitch in time saves nine, and early detection saves lives! While breast self-exams at home can’t replace a medical check-up, they’re still very useful in finding any abnormalities

By Ayush Aggarwal In the realm of health and wellness, certain nutrients often take the spotlight, while others remain in the shadows, awaiting their moment to shine. Biotin, a member of the B-vitamin family, has long been associated with promoting healthy hair,

By Apoorva Pandey Oh, the marvel of baby skin – soft, smooth, and oh-so-kissable! As a parent, safeguarding your baby's delicate skin is a top priority. After all, those tiny toes and rosy cheeks deserve the best care possible. Here's your go-to

As social animals, we are exposed to stimuli, negative and positive, every day. How we deal with them, while holding our heads high as dignified human beings, shapes our identity and interpersonal relationships. Our scriptures teach us to denounce anger

By Ajay Singh Students frequently experience academic pressure and heightened expectations. The prospect of facing comprehensive assessments can trigger overwhelming stress and anxiety, which if left unchecked can compromise both mental health and academic performance. Create a Realistic Study Schedule: Create a well-structured

As we grow older, our bodies experience a myriad of changes, and our eyes are no exception to this rule. After the age of 30, it becomes increasingly important to prioritize eye health to maintain optimal vision and prevent potential

By Vikas Jain Our lives are intricately entwined in the digital realm, benefiting from the undeniable convenience of smartphones and smart homes. However, amidst the relentless pursuit of progress, a crucial aspect often takes a backseat – our health and fitness. As

 “What will happen when you get older?” This is what we often get to hear in traditional homes as the youth is spending more time on gadgets- be it slouching on a sofa and chilling with Netflix or sitting in

By Dr. Damanpreet Jamarai, CMO, UnitedHealthcare February is Heart Health Awareness Month, a great time to start on the path to better heart health and well-being and to understand the risk factors that can contribute to heart problems. Late last year, the

Navigating the complexities of hypothyroidism can be an overwhelming journey, given the rising prevalence of this condition in the Indian population. Thyroid disorders, affecting nearly 42 million Indians, are among the most common endocrine disorders. Hypothyroidism arises when the thyroid

By Neeladri Misra MD, FACP, Internist, Roseville, CA India is now known as the heart disease capital of the world. With the turn of the century, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) have become the leading cause of mortality in India. CVD affects Indians at

With winter, our bodies experience a change that goes beyond just the chilly weather. During the cold weather, when people often feel lazy and slow, women who menstruate deal with an extra challenge – changes in their menstrual cycle. The

Keeping babies protected from the cold throughout the winter months is of utmost importance. Winter-Appropriate Clothes The baby won't stay warm or safe with more layers of clothing, but they will with the appropriate winter wardrobe. The ideal baby clothing is made

By Sybil Shidell Establishing relationship objectives can be an effective strategy for Indian couples negotiating the complexities of love, friendship, and partnership to deepen their bond. Goals are intended to encourage and direct couples towards developing happy relationships in the distinctive

In our modern, fast-paced world, screens have seamlessly integrated into our daily routines. Whether we are working on computers, scrolling through social media on smartphones, or indulging in our favorite shows on tablets, the time spent in front of screens

By Anand Nichani In 2024, prioritize self-care, embracing life's simpler, meaningful facets. Reflect, engage, and commit to self-love through the serene beauty of restful sleep. Hence, a promise to self transcends a mere resolution; it's a pledge to commit to eight

Photo: American Heart Association   By Dr. Archana Dubey, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare of California Millions of people worldwide are participating in the health movement of Dry January, simply choosing not to drink alcohol for the month. Because many Americans reported increasing their

By Rhonda L. Randall, D.O., Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare A recent study shows that in 2023, one of the highest reported New Year’s resolutions was to improve mental health (36%), reflecting a growing recognition of mental well-being as pivotal to our

Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward Facing Dog Pose) How to do: Begin on all fours, ensuring your knees are directly beneath your hips and your hands slightly forward of your shoulders. Spread your palms wide and tuck your toes under as you exhale, pushing

The various activities we engage in throughout the day, whether it's walking, running, sitting, dancing, or climbing stairs, place demands on our bones and joints. Winter can pose challenges to their health, especially for individuals dealing with conditions like arthritis. It

In the fast-paced world we inhabit, the pursuit of holistic well-being has gained profound significance. A harmonious fusion of physical and mental health is the key to achieving a balanced and fulfilling life. This synergy finds expression in the union

Now is a great time to take stock of our lives and consider how we may make positive adjustments in the New Year. Our general well-being can be greatly impacted by forming new habits. Everyday goal list It can be fun to

At the end of every year, we wrap up the past year indulging ourselves in various seasonal delicacies which start with the onset of Christmas and end with welcoming in the New Year. We end up overloading our systems with

By Dr. Mickey Mehta The battle of the bulge has been the biggest struggle, whether it is visceral fat, acidity, digestion, elimination of toxins, or absorption of food, guts have always played a major role. The gut becomes the collection and

In the wake of the recent pneumonia outbreak in China, the importance of a robust immune system cannot be overstated. While medical interventions are indispensable in treating pneumonia, the right dietary choices can significantly contribute to the management and recovery

Promoting heart health during the winter and festivities can be a bit challenging due to colder weather and holiday indulgences. However, there are still plenty of exercises and activities that can help maintain a healthy heart during this time of

With the flu season here the tendency is to pop pills. Antibiotics revolutionized the field of medicine, saving countless lives by combating bacterial infections. However, there is one thing that has emerged as a cause of major concern. Their misuse and

The holiday season is often synonymous with joy, lights, and celebrations. However, amidst the hustle and bustle, it can also be a time of stress and anxiety. This is where the magic of meditation comes into play, providing a sanctuary

A time of joy, celebration, and indulgence is the holiday season. It's a time of year when there are many family get-togethers, feasts, and parties, and it's simple to overindulge in the delicious treats and fatty foods that are everywhere.

By Ridhima Kansal Aromatherapy has a rich history spanning across countries and continents. It is a practice of using natural plant extracts to support both physical and mental well-being. People have used aromatic herbs for their therapeutic benefits from ancient civilizations

By Dr. Archana Dubey, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare of California LOS ANGELES, CA - More than 96 million Americans live with a potentially life-altering condition – yet many of them are unaware they even have it. That condition is prediabetes, which in