Donna Hill Howes, RN

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  • San Francisco, CA

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  • Donna Hill Howes, RN - San Francisco, CA - Family Medicine
    Donna Hill Howes, RN found the following answer helpful:
    The nervous system is an important facet of an exercise plan. In the beginning of an exercise plan, early adaptations and strength gains come from the nervous system. Within two weeks of resistance training, you will become stronger. Each muscle is made up of numerous muscle fibers. Each...Read More
  • Donna Hill Howes, RN - San Francisco, CA - Family Medicine
    Donna Hill Howes, RN found the following answer helpful:
    Here are some ways to challenge your brain in order to improve its function:
    • learn a new language
    • take a class in anything that interests you
    • learn a new skill such as painting, crocheting, woodworking, or playing a musical instrument
    • brush your teeth with your other hand (if you normally brush with
    ...Read More
  • Donna Hill Howes, RN - San Francisco, CA - Family Medicine
    Donna Hill Howes, RN found the following answer helpful:
    Although some prescription drugs are prescribed to elevate serotonin levels by blocking degradation or inactivation of this neurotransmitter, natural methods-relaxation techniques and eating so-called happy foods, including turkey and chocolate-can achieve the same effect.

    Chocolate also releases...Read More
  • Donna Hill Howes, RN - San Francisco, CA - Family Medicine
    Donna Hill Howes, RN found the following answer helpful:
    One of the biggest dieting myths is that eating breakfast will make kids gain weight. No evidence supports this belief. In fact, the opposite is true. Eating the morning meal can actually help both kids and adults maintain a healthy weight. Kids who eat breakfast tend to be thinner and have lower body mass indexes...Read More
  • Donna Hill Howes, RN - San Francisco, CA - Family Medicine
    Donna Hill Howes, RN found the following answer helpful:

    No, eating breakfast does not cause kids to gain weight. In fact, eating breakfast for people of all ages is associated with a lower body weight. When a kid doesn’t eat breakfast his or her risk of being overweight increases. It’s because when a kids doesn’t eat breakfast his/her body goes into survival mode

    ...Read More
  • Donna Hill Howes, RN - San Francisco, CA - Family Medicine
    Donna Hill Howes, RN found the following answer helpful:
    Children learn more from what we DO than what we SAY. The best way to teach healthy eating habits in our children is to be a good example. The sooner we start adapting our own healthy choices, our children will follow. Start by taking a good look in your refrigerator and pantry -- cleaning out the junk food and...Read More
  • Donna Hill Howes, RN - San Francisco, CA - Family Medicine
    Donna Hill Howes, RN found the following answer helpful:
    As we all know children are a creature of habit and love to mimic people. As the saying goes "Lead by Example". Teach your kids how to eat healthy by eating healthy yourselfs. Teaching your kids how to eat healthy by eating the right amounts of fruits, vegtables, lean meats and dairy are very important. So...Read More
  • Donna Hill Howes, RN - San Francisco, CA - Family Medicine
    Donna Hill Howes, RN found the following answer helpful:
    Packing healthy yet appetizing lunches for your children can be challenging at times. Try these tips next time you head to the supermarket:
    • Ask your child what he or she wants for lunch
    • Compromise a smidgen as long as the majority of it is healthy
    • On Fridays, all moms should take the day
    ...Read More
  • Donna Hill Howes, RN - San Francisco, CA - Family Medicine
    Donna Hill Howes, RN found the following answer helpful:
    Children like variety, but the quality of the food you pack for your child is important. Choose one ingredient from the following groups to create different combinations of healthy, tasty lunches and snacks. If your child is under 12, a half portion may be appropriate.

    Bread: Whole-grain wrap, who...Read More
  • Donna Hill Howes, RN - San Francisco, CA - Family Medicine
    Donna Hill Howes, RN found the following answer helpful:
    To make sure your child doesn't become overweight, practice healthy eating habits, and be physically active! Being physically active can help everyone manage their weight. Youth (6-17 years old) need to be active for at least 60 minutes a day, or 12,000 steps. Adults (18 and older) need to be active...Read More
  • Donna Hill Howes, RN - San Francisco, CA - Family Medicine
  • Donna Hill Howes, RN - San Francisco, CA - Family Medicine
    Donna Hill Howes, RN found the following video helpful:
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    Pelvic exams and an ultrasound can help diagnose endometriosis, but doctors must use a laparoscopy to confirm the diagnosis. In this video, Kevin Windom,... View Video
  • Donna Hill Howes, RN - San Francisco, CA - Family Medicine
    Donna Hill Howes, RN found the following video helpful:
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    There are several theories to explain endometriosis. One common cause is called retrograde menstruation where endometrial cells go back up the fallopian... View Video
  • Donna Hill Howes, RN - San Francisco, CA - Family Medicine
    Donna Hill Howes, RN found the following video helpful:
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    The most common pain associated with endometriosis is cyclical and often before a menstrual cycle. In advanced cases, says Kevin Windom, MD, a gyne... View Video
  • Donna Hill Howes, RN - San Francisco, CA - Family Medicine
    Donna Hill Howes, RN found the following video helpful:
    https://videos.sharecare.com/PD/1569565975001/201409/1569565975001_3763693635001_abdominal-painLG.jpg?pubId=1569565975001
    Endometrial lining cells grow inside the abdominal walls, causing inflammation, bloating and pain. In this video, Kevin Windom, MD, a gynecologist... View Video