How to Plan a Sensational Summer Staycation
Minnesota is pretty magical in the summer. From lakes and rivers to festivals and fairs, there is so much to see, do and experience. Whether you are saving your pennies for a rainy day, need to stay close to home to care for a new baby or aging family member, or simply enjoy summer without so much travel, a “staycation” (or stay-at-home vacation) can be a perfect antidote to a big summer trip. You can stay at – or close to – home while getting out of your everyday routine and enjoying some fresh sights and delights.
Ask Sofia: Do I need vaginal rejuvenation?
We have had a wealth of great discussions with many of you over the past month about vaginal health — what this means and how to achieve it. Ever since Clinic Sofia added the MonaLisa Touch® to our list of services, and with actress Jada Pinkett Smith sharing her story about her own vaginal rejuvenation, many of you may be wondering if this non-surgical treatment is a good option for you.
Taming your social media addiction
From texts to social media to the latest app, we are spending more times on our phones and less making eye contact. In fact, we are officially spending nearly five-and-a-half years of our lives on social media at the toll of two hours per day, according to MediaKix. Likewise, a full 210 million people have a bad case of internet addiction, according to Science Daily, and that figure is only growing.
Ask Sofia: When do I need a colonoscopy?
The American Cancer Society is now advising American men and women to undergo colonoscopy screening at 45, in response to increasing colorectal cancer rates in young people.
“Be Your Best Self” Event
Clinic Sofia is so proud to be working with TeamWomen, a Twin Cities-based leadership organization that brings women together for unique networking and educational events. We recently hosted the first of two “Be Your Best Self” events where Physician Assistant Allie Nowak, Dr. Amy Hammers and Dr. David Clay discussed “common concerns among young professionals.”
Allie’s Corner: The Calorie Myth
ou probably recognize that 200 calories worth of pasta isn’t exactly the same thing as 200 calories of salmon. Without even thinking about it, your body can probably feel the difference between an afternoon snack of an apple and almond butter versus a super-size candy bar. The ‘calorie myth’ acknowledges that a calorie isn’t just a calorie. In fact, calories from nutrient-dense whole foods impact our bodies and moods differently than those from nutrient-poor processed foods.