Health & Wellness

Mental Health (Isn’t There a Super-Creepy App for That?)

We here at medASTUTE are vocal in our support of proper mental healthcare and that includes a wide variety of resources.  From traditional types of care like counseling and therapy to medication and (especially) becoming a more informed patient/consumer, all these options, and more, should be available to all.  That includes new and evolving technology …

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The “Model Minority” Myth and Its Impact on AAPI Mental Health

During one of my recent morning walks, I was thinking about what to write about to wrap up the month of May.  I previously celebrated Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month and discussed the value and power of the human mind in commemoration of Mental Health Awareness Month. Then it occurred to me. …

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Global Employee Health and Fitness Month

“On this Global Employee Health and Fitness Month in May, make it a point to promote the importance of fitness and a healthy diet whether you are an employer or an employee. After all, healthy colleagues are bound to be more energetic and fun!” https://t.co/jz5bCUVVJ5 via @natltoday May is #GlobalEmployeeHealthandFitnessMonth! How do you promote the …

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National Minority Health Month

Stress awareness. Move more. Financial literacy. This will be my last awareness entry of the month…and a deeply personal one for me. National Minority Health Month (NMHM), observed every April, is a month dedicated to addressing the health needs of African Americans, Asians, Hispanics, Native Americans, and other minorities. I fit into one of those …

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Stress Awareness Month

“Stress can be debilitating, and it can cause and/or aggravate health problems. And since stress is a normal part of human existence — nobody is immune to it — it’s important to arm ourselves with knowledge so that we recognize when stress rears its ugly head. (Amazingly, we don’t always notice it’s happening to us.) …

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Caffeine consumption: A cautionary tale

via @NatlToday Did you know March is National Caffeine Awareness Month? No? Well…neither did we!😅 While caffeine does have its benefits, just remember that, as often happens in life, too much of a good thing can be bad. — medASTUTE Consulting (@MedASTUTE) March 18, 2022 What originally intended to be a light-hearted post about National …

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A personal story of the value of early screening

Here in the United States, March has been designated the month to raise awareness about a particular type of cancer, colorectal cancer, meaning cancer of the colon and rectum.  Currently, this is the FOURTH most common type of cancer in the US.  It’s not something most people talk about, except to make jokes or possibly …

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National Nutrition Month

“‘Let thy food be thy medicine,’ said Hippocrates (a long, long time ago), but the sentiment still rings true. National Nutrition Month, celebrated in March, stresses the importance of a balanced diet and exercise. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics promotes the transformative powers of healthy food choices. The Academy encourages using a registered dietitian …

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