Entries by Julia Snyder

Safe Fun in the Sun

Summer is here and in full swing, which means the sun will be shining its brightest. While we may all love that extra bit of sunlight throughout the day and can be healthy in many ways, the direct sunlight of the summer months is also a source of ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure. Therefore, July is […]

Interesting Facts About Skin Cancer

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, with the goal to encourage and educate sun-safe habits while raising awareness for lifesaving programs. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. According to The Skin Cancer Foundation there are over five million new cases diagnosed each year, and although it is the most […]

Growing a Healthy Baby

We can positively influence the health of our children for years to come – even while in the womb. Making sure that we are getting the right nutrients, exercise, enough sleep, and surrounding ourselves with love, support, and laughter can influence epigenetics.  Think of epigenetics like a librarian. If the books in the library are […]

The Dangerous Effects of Stress

Recognized every April, stress awareness is again a focal point this month. With such profound effect on the body, healthcare professionals across the country hope to spread awareness and also share some ways to better manage stress and overall well-being. Everyone encounters stress from time to time, as it is a natural physical and mental […]

Healthy and Affordable Shopping

Grocery shopping can seem overwhelming especially as you are getting used to eating and preparing foods in a new way. It can be especially difficult on a budget. My belief is that investing in healthy food is investing in your health. I recently shared some tips with my patients at our R-Health Cherry Hill Healthy […]

Everyday Tips to Relieve Constipation

There comes a point where almost everyone goes through it – constipation. A period of infrequent bowel movements or hard stools.   Constipation can be a very uncomfortable state, especially the longer it lasts. Though not severe, if not taken care of, constipation can cause damage to the veins and skin in your anus, in addition […]

Why do we react to foods?

Why do we react to foods? The most immediately serious reason is true food allergy.  A food allergy is mediated by the fast-responding antibody IgE. It might result in an immediate and intense reaction, such as anaphylaxis.  The most common symptoms include: tingling or itching in the mouth; hives; itching; and swelling of lips, face, […]

Well, What?

What is a well woman visit and why it is important?   It is a designated time for you and your health care provider to discuss your reproductive health. It may also include an exam, screening tests, like a pap smear or blood work, and immunizations. If you have breasts, a uterus, and/or a vulva […]

Time to Stick With It

Like clockwork, every year around this time there’s a lot to wrap up – holiday gifts, end of year vacations, or another popular one, New Year’s Resolutions. Thinking about setting your own New Year’s resolution?  Here are some tips to help you set and achieve yours!  What makes a goal more attainable is accountability and […]