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  • 5 simple ways parents can make the world gentle for baby

    5 simple ways parents can make the world gentle for baby

    The big day has finally arrived and your newborn is here. Your baby is as perfect as you imagined and you’re filled with a love you never knew existed. Even before she or he arrived, you started making more careful choices and looked for gentle alternatives with natural-based ingredients for your...

  • When that nagging cough is actually something more

    Working mom Betsy had a fulfilling career and a loving family. The only thing standing in the way of her ability to fully enjoy her life was a persistent cough that just wouldn’t stop. Eventually, instead of doing the things she enjoyed, like spending time with her twin boys or going to dinner...

  • Access to mental health care may be just a virtual visit away

    Access to mental health care may be just a virtual visit away

    Mental health disorders impact thousands of people every day, including many of our friends, neighbors and co-workers. Everyone reading this likely knows someone struggling with mental illness and is aware of the toll it can take on individuals, families and communities. Mental health challenges...

  • The eyes have it: 4 things your eyes may communicate without you knowing it

    The eyes have it: 4 things your eyes may communicate without you knowing it

    Your eyes: you stare with them, wink with them and roll them. You use your eyes to communicate your thoughts and feelings every single day. Whether you’re aware of it or not, your eyes can speak volumes about who you are and what you feel. But could your eyes be sending the wrong message? New findings...

  • The eyes have it: 5 things you can do to reduce your child's exposure to harmful blue light

    The eyes have it: 5 things you can do to reduce your child's exposure to harmful blue light

    A generation ago, limiting a child’s screen time meant putting restrictions on how much television they could watch in a single day. "No more than two hours a day and don’t sit too close to the screen." Those were the rules, and while enforcing them was a challenge, it was easy to remember. Times...

  • Help children avoid asthma attacks by improving home indoor air quality

    Help children avoid asthma attacks by improving home indoor air quality

    More than 6 million American children — nearly 9 percent of all kids in the U.S. — have asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each year, asthma attacks send more than a million people to emergency rooms, including approximately 24,000 children younger than 15, the...

  • Simple ways to add physical fitness to your daily routine

    Simple ways to add physical fitness to your daily routine

    Being resourceful with your daily routine can deliver big payoffs when it comes to increasing your activity level. Incorporating physical fitness into your everyday activities can save you time and also burn calories, and it doesn't have to take much time or effort. “For many people, the biggest...

  • The NFL concussion settlement gives former NFL players a chance for a better life

    The NFL concussion settlement gives former NFL players a chance for a better life

    After years of waiting, the NFL concussion settlement affecting thousands of retired NFL players is now open for registration, which means former players, their family and their representatives can begin to take advantage of the benefits the settlement provides. To be eligible, all retired players...

  • Water-minded facts and figures (Infographic)

    The average American family uses more than 300 gallons of water per day. But how often do you think about what’s in that water? Water makes a long journey to our faucets and becomes the centerpiece of so much of what we do in our homes — from our morning coffee cup to our baby’s bottle. Luckily,...

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  • 4 things you can do to protect your drinking water

    4 things you can do to protect your drinking water

    Water is something many of us tend to devote little time thinking about, not because it is unimportant but because we take our clean, safe drinking water for granted. That is, until something occurs that shifts our focus and shows us how potentially fragile our water infrastructure really is. News...

  • Healthier kids, healthier communities: 4 ways to get involved

    Healthier kids, healthier communities: 4 ways to get involved

    It’s no secret that experiences in early and middle childhood are extremely important for a child’s healthy development and lifelong learning. Yet schools — the places where kids spend the majority of their time outside of the home during the week — often lack the resources and support needed to...

  • Top 10 cities most welcoming of whiskers

    Top 10 cities most welcoming of whiskers

    If you’re a guy with scruff, you may be interested to know some cities are more welcoming of your whiskers than others. The annual list of "Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities in America" from men’s grooming leader Wahl is here, and this year a southern city is the hottest haven for the hairy. 1. Dallas...

  • Hepatitis C: Why baby boomers should be tested immediately

    Hepatitis C: Why baby boomers should be tested immediately

    If you were born between 1945 and 1965, you could be one of more than 3 million baby boomers living with hepatitis C in the U.S. and not even know it. Despite only making up 27 percent of the U.S. population, baby boomers account for more than 75 percent of hepatitis C cases in the U.S. What is...

  • Need care today? Here are 4 choices to try before the emergency room

    Need care today? Here are 4 choices to try before the emergency room

    A health concern rarely strikes when it's convenient for you, and in most cases it occurs at the worst possible time. When you need care and don’t have time to schedule an appointment, what do you do? You head to the emergency room, of course. You wait in the long ER lines and pay the hefty bill...

  • What is eosinophilic asthma? (Infographic)

    In honor of World Asthma Day on May 2, 2017, Teva Respiratory is encouraging people who feel their symptoms are uncontrolled, despite standard of care, to speak with a healthcare professional to find out more information about a condition called eosinophilic asthma. Save Save Save Save

  • 5 facts about strokes that could save your life

    5 facts about strokes that could save your life

    Chances are you know someone who has had a stroke. An estimated 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Despite how common strokes are, there are a lot of widely believed misconceptions. Unfortunately, not knowing...

  • Transportation safety: How seniors can maintain independence outside the home

    Transportation safety: How seniors can maintain independence outside the home

    It can be hard to admit your vision isn't what it used to be, especially when it comes to driving. Maybe you've noticed some difficulties reading traffic signals, or you've found it challenging to drive at night. If you're a family member noticing these warning signs in a loved one, pointing out...

  • Too many with epilepsy are unaware of this uncommon but fatal threat

    Too many with epilepsy are unaware of this uncommon but fatal threat

    For people with epilepsy—and for those who care for them—the side effects of the condition are well known. They know all about the seizures and they also know how best to care for themselves or their loved ones should a seizure occur. While the persistent possibility of a seizure is well known,...

  • Take the next step: Tips to help you reach your diabetes management goals

    Nearly 30 million people in the United States are living with diabetes, and 90-95 percent have type 2 diabetes. America’s Diabetes Challenge, a program from Merck and the American Diabetes Association, urges those with type 2 diabetes to work with their doctor to set and reach their A1C goal (average...

  • Thinking about a career in health care? Consider this

    Medical professionals are in greater demand than ever before, and that’s not likely to change anytime soon. According to the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), by the year 2025, the United States could need as many as 90,000 more physicians than it actually has, and the demand for...

  • 5 mom-tested tricks for coping with colds

    Every mother knows colds can make life miserable for everyone in the house. When a coughing child can't sleep, parents don't either. Lack of sleep makes it harder to fight the cold, and leaves Mom and Dad more likely to get sick too. The risks don't stop with warm weather either; few things are...

  • Think you're eating well? Misconceptions lead to nutrient deficiencies for many

    The good news? Americans think they are eating well; in fact, 60 percent say they eat a very healthy diet. The not-so-good news? Perception and reality may not be aligned. Only 6 percent of Americans report eating five or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day, reveals recent research from...

  • The important role vaccines may play in helping keep children and adults healthy

    Every one of the nearly 12,000 babies born in the United States each day may be susceptible to infectious diseases. The good news is that vaccines can help protect children from some of these diseases. As National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) approaches, it is timely to remember the role that...

  • What's your scent persona? (Infographic)

    The Naked Truth: 1,000 women dish on their shower preferences, surprising shower habits and favorite shower scents in a new Olay survey. Save Save

  • Experts say alarming rise in STDs among young adults requires urgent action

    Lauren, a young woman from North Carolina, started noticing symptoms of a sexually transmitted disease (STD) after being with a new partner. As someone who typically took great care of her health, she knew it was important to get her symptoms checked out. She was surprised to learn that she had...

  • Unique ideas to be gutsier in life

    Being human takes guts, but a sense of bold confidence doesn’t come easily for everyone; and often requires you to start from the inside. You may need to overcome mental roadblocks and bulldoze through personal physical barriers that have held you back. Now is the perfect time to break free of those...

  • Tips to reduce your health care expenses

    Health care costs are in the news all the time. You hear about them at work and when you’re with friends and family. The comments are always the same. Health care is getting more and more expensive and it seems to be outpacing the money you make. Fortunately you’re not helpless when it comes to...

  • 5 simple steps to be your best at any age

    They say you’re only as young as you feel, and if you're an older American, the ability to feel young a little while longer is always appealing. Having a youthful state of mind goes a long way toward accomplishing this goal, but you can’t ignore the importance of solid physical health. To improve...

  • The rising burden of Alzheimer's disease on health costs, caregiver health and 65+ population

    Kristen Beatty's 78-year-old father, Ray, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's about 10 years ago. Since then, he has developed a sense of paranoia, insomnia and the delusion that people are stealing from him. Though Beatty and her brother constantly reassure their father to allay his fears, the daily...

  • Living with an autoimmune disease? Recognize that your voice matters

    If you are living with an autoimmune disease, you have most likely spent several years working with your doctor to find the right medication to manage your symptoms. Now that you've found a biologic treatment that works for you, what if at your next appointment, your doctor asks you to switch to...

  • World-renowned athlete scores big against Crohn's disease

    For world-renowned soccer player Brandi Chastain, having a game plan in place to achieve goals was second nature. Chastain is a former member of the United States women's national soccer team and a retired professional soccer player who was recently elected to the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame. When...

  • Cover your nutrition bases with this popular vegetable

    Whether you're on or off the field, it's important to fuel up wisely. Leading sports nutritionists across the country recommend potatoes as the go-to choice for fueling your body before or after a workout. "To perform at your best, put potatoes on your plate," says Dawn Jackson Blatner, RDN, CSSD,...

  • New rotator cuff procedure helps tendons heal

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. The rotator cuff is one of the most important parts of the shoulder, as it consists of muscles and tendons that hold the shoulder in place and allow the body to lift the arm and reach for items. Unfortunately, rotator cuff injuries are the...

  • An empowered patient is a healthy patient: 4 tips to make health care work for you

    While the future of health care is still undetermined, one thing is certain: It's important for consumers to take steps to educate themselves about their health and well-being and become active participants in their plan of care. However, it can feel overwhelming to a patient to make complicated...

  • Physicians are born to care (Infographic)

    The American Medical Association (AMA) announced new survey findings that explore the experiences, perceptions, and challenges facing physicians in the rapidly changing health care environment. Save Save Save Save Save Save

  • 5 tips to support your eye health

    Health is a hot topic for many Americans these days, as evident by the named diets, wearable fitness trackers and apps for every possible health measurable. Yet as people show an increased focus on their weight, their cholesterol level or their muscle tone, they often forget that two of their most...

  • Are you more than tired? 5 symptoms you shouldn't ignore

    Do you fight to stay awake during the day? Is exhaustion part of your everyday life? If the urge to sleep is overwhelming and irresistible, it may be a sleep disorder called narcolepsy, a condition affecting approximately one in 2,000 people in the U.S. Narcolepsy is one of the most frequently...

  • 5 health 'facts' that are actually myths

    Get eight hours of sleep at night, eat your vegetables, and an apple a day keeps the doctor away – these are all common health sayings you’ve heard and probably believe to be true. While commonly told health myths may have some truth to them, there are some that don’t hold up to further examination....

  • Fiber: What it is and why you need more of it in your diet

    Eat more fiber. If your doctor didn't give you this advice at your last checkup, she probably should have: 97 percent of Americans don't get the recommended daily amount of dietary fiber they need to stay healthy. But what is fiber, and why is it good for you? Dietary fiber, sometimes called "roughage,"...

  • Cooking essentials: A peek inside a professional chef's kitchen

    From spices and oils to gadgets and gizmos, it seems like there are always new, trendy items that you should add to your kitchen. Trying to separate the handy from the hype, however, can be a time-consuming and expensive process. Professional chefs know not everything is worthy of space in their...

  • Feel good about satisfying your sweet tooth

    With growing concerns about diabetes, obesity and dental health issues, many Americans are trying to limit their sugar intake and are turning to other types of sweeteners. But with so many alternatives out there, how do you know the choices you make to replace sugar are actually healthier options?...

  • Is seaweed the next superfood?

    There's a new superfood in town. And it's not kale. Seaweed may be a hot new food trend in the United States, but this leafy green from the sea has been used in Asian cuisine for thousands of years. Not only is seaweed low in calories and fat, it's also packed with essential nutrients like vitamins...

  • Decoding food labels: Scary additives or gifts from nature?

    Food-ingredient labels are getting shorter. Why? Because the people have spoken: We want fewer, better ingredients in our foods. We asked, and the companies that make our food responded by replacing artificial colors and flavors, removing what's unessential, and using naturally derived ingredients....

  • Breathing Matters: The Importance of Understanding COPD

    Breathe in. Breathe out. Just take a moment to inhale and exhale. We too often take breathing for granted, but what if taking a breath was a challenge? If you’re someone living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), the third leading cause of death in the United States (US), or know...

  • 7 reasons why millennials love gardening (and you should, too)

    The stereotype: Millennials spend more time interacting with the digital world than the natural world around them. The reality: Five million of the 6 million people who took up gardening in 2015 were millennials, according to the 2016 National Gardening Survey. More millennials (people between the...

  • Is hidden salt hurting your health? Five tips for taking control

    A typical soup and sandwich lunch can seem like a healthy meal. However, the bread, cold cuts and soup can be packed with something that can have a negative impact on your overall wellness: salt. "Even meals that seem healthy, like a turkey sandwich with a side of cottage cheese, can have high levels...

  • 3 steps to reach 100 feeling youthful and healthy

    What will your life be like when you turn 100? A century ago the question seemed almost flippant, a needless consideration for most people, but today it's very real. The percentage of people living to 100 has grown almost 66 percent in the last 30 years, according to U.S. News and World Report....

  • Pittsburgh woman builds strong support network to help with challenges of multiple sclerosis

    When Judy Metzler was first diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 54, she was in shock – she felt too young to have a chronic disease. Judy wanted to learn more about it, but didn’t know where to turn. That’s where her husband, Jeff, stepped in. "Without Jeff, I wouldn’t have made it through...

  • Reorganize your kitchen to encourage healthy eating habits, nutritionist says

    More than half of Americans say they can judge how healthy a family’s lifestyle is by the contents of their refrigerator, and more than a quarter admit that they would eat healthier if they were better organized, according to a new national survey. They’re right to associate the state of their...

  • How stories from the community help shed light on an incurable cancer

    Imagine sitting in a doctor's office and being told you have an incurable form of blood cancer that you've never even heard of. A disease that sometimes has no symptoms and no known cause. A type of cancer that leads patients to go through ongoing cycles of relapse and remission before succumbing...

  • For Patient Safety Awareness Week, know if you're at risk for respiratory compromise

    For 15 years, the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) has led Patient Safety Awareness Week. NPSF is a nonprofit organization whose vision is to create a world where patients and those who care for them are free from harm. Held annually in March, Patient Safety Awareness Week is a time dedicated...

  • Why skip breakfast? 5 warm comfort foods that cook in 3 minutes

    In spite of the well-documented drawbacks of not eating breakfast, approximately 30 percent of Americans are still failing to fuel themselves in the morning, according to WebMD. And many of those moving through their days with empty stomachs blame a lack of convenience. Earlier this year, the Washington...

  • Obstructive sleep apnea and respiratory compromise: Know your risk

    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) — a potentially serious sleep disorder that can stop a person's breathing during sleep — affects 25 million adults in the U.S. Individuals living with OSA may know they are at risk for high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, diabetes or headaches. What they may...

  • Know the facts about colorectal cancer (Infographic)

    Nearly 135,000 people were expected to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer (CRC) in the United States in 2016, resulting in nearly 50,000 deaths. This makes CRC the third most common cancer in both men and women and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the country. If you are diagnosed,...

  • Smart food swaps mean more nutrition and less 'giving up'

    Does it ever seem like a lot of healthy-eating advice is about "less," "giving up" and "taking away?" Reducing fat and sodium intake, avoiding high-calorie foods and trimming portion size are commonly heard pieces of advice when you're trying to lose weight or improve your diet. But health experts...

  • 10 tips to keep 'achoos' from interrupting your 'I do's'

    You want your wedding day to be memorable for all the right reasons. While selecting the color scheme and writing your vows, don't forget another important consideration: allergies. The last thing you want is a series of "achoos" to interrupt your "I do's," or worse, send someone to the hospital....

  • Innovative Treatment Quashes Hunger, Helps Weight Loss

    More than one in three Americans — roughly 100 million people — are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Like so many of these individuals, Cheryl Denby struggled for years with countless diets that left her hungry, frustrated, and deeply discouraged when they failed....

  • 5 Tips For Maintaining Fresh Breath All Day

    We all know the feeling. Starting off the day with fresh breath from a minty brush gives you the confidence to tackle your day. But that feeling starts to dissipate after our first meal, and the fresh feeling from brushing is slowly replaced with the fear of bad breath. So, how can you maintain...

  • Tips to get the most out of your HSA dollars

    Millions of Americans with high-deductible health insurance plans rely on health savings accounts to help them manage the costs of health care. If you're among them, you know how important it is to maximize the value you get out of every HSA dollar. If you don't yet have an HSA, you may qualify...

  • A life with hemophilia and a challenge to all

    Val Bias' entire life changed when he heard the loud noise come from the bathroom. The year was 1988, but Bias remembers the moment like it was yesterday. He ran to the bathroom and found the door blocked. He pushed and finally forced the door open. Inside he found Katie, his wife, lying on the...

  • Are you at risk for kidney disease?

    Edward Beans could be described as a man with great purpose who makes the most out of all life has to offer. He is a husband, father, business owner and a basketball coach. And, as of five years ago, he is a dialysis patient. Beans found out he had kidney disease while at a routine doctor visit....

  • IBD Unmasked - Revelations (Infographic)

  • People with kidney disease at higher risk for heart disease: Take charge and reduce risks through good nutrition and self-care

    Heart disease is a big problem in the United States, especially for the more than 20 million Americans living with kidney disease. That's because kidney disease causes a variety of health problems that make it harder for the heart to pump blood effectively. But if you've got kidney disease, take...

  • Reinvent your morning routine (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Who says your morning routine has to be boring? Actress and singer Ashley Tisdale is reinventing her morning routine with DUO, the latest shower innovation from Olay and Daybreaker, an early morning dance experience. DUO unites bar soap and...

  • Make a striking focal point the foundation of your spa-like bathroom

    American homeowners’ desire for spa-like bathrooms shows no signs of waning, says the latest Design Trends report by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). From freestanding bath tubs and floating vanities to LED lighting and soothing color schemes, some of the most-requested bathroom...

  • So you have heart failure, now what? 7 tips for management

    The common misconception about having heart failure is that your heart immediately stops beating. The reality is that heart failure can be a slow process that happens over time. Being diagnosed with the disease can be overwhelming, but you are not alone. At least one person is diagnosed with heart...

  • Taking charge of your AFib: Getting the facts and knowing your options

    Being diagnosed with a chronic medical condition can be overwhelming. Patients and their doctors face a delicate balancing act to weigh the risks of a disease against the potential side effects and inconveniences of treatment. This is certainly true for patients with atrial fibrillation, better...

  • 4 reasons to make today the first day of your smoke-free life

    In 1964, when the Surgeon General first warned the public about the dangers of smoking cigarettes, 42 percent of adults in the United States smoked, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Today, about 15 percent of adults smoke cigarettes. The progress made in the last 50...

  • 5 things you must know about this groundbreaking treatment for servicemen and women

    When the nation's servicemen and women serve a tour of duty overseas, many don't return home the same. Nearly 60 percent of servicemen and 50 percent of servicewomen experience at least one traumatic event during their service, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. These events have the...

  • 5 things you need to know about vaccines

    No one wakes up in the morning hoping to be sick. Yet despite the angst people have about becoming ill, many forgo one of the easiest, most effective ways to protect themselves and their loved ones from common and even severe illnesses — they choose not to get vaccinated. There are many reasons...

  • 5 easy tips to prepare your family for the daylight saving time change

    Daylight saving time brings brighter evenings and a reminder that spring and warmer weather are within reach. However, it comes with the potential to wreak havoc on a family's sleep routine. Time changes can make morning schedules just a little bit harder for parents everywhere. "A time change shifts...

  • 4 things you can do today to support your heart health

    On the path to good health, it pays to follow your heart — literally. A healthy heart is essential to supporting good overall health, yet many people ignore the warning signs that their heart is not as healthy as it could be. A 2016 survey from the American Academy of Family Physicians, conducted...

  • 15 years of healthy smiles for every child (Infographic)

    Tooth decay is a silent epidemic in this country, and many children in need don't have access to preventative care. See what one organization is doing to help bring dental services to underserved kids. For advice on how to keep your child's smile healthy, visit www.MouthHealthy.org. Save Save

  • Volunteers bring healthier smiles to kids in need

    Did you know half of all children in this country enter kindergarten with tooth decay? Tooth decay is the number one chronic infectious disease among children in the U.S., affecting 42 percent of children aged 2 to 11 years old, according to the National Institutes of Health. In addition, nearly...

  • 5 simple steps to boost your immune system now

    Whether it's battling the rampant germs of cold and flu season or maintaining wellness throughout the year, the immune system is your main line of defense. In order to feel good as often as possible — and recover quickly when you don't — it's important to keep your immune system strong. "The immune...

  • What Parents of Adolescents and Young Adults Need to Know About Meningococcal Disease (Infographic)

    When high school and college students are home for spring break, there's more to remember than just vacation plans – including scheduling appointments to speak with their healthcare provider and ensuring they are caught up on all vaccinations, including the recommended vaccine series to help protect...

  • It's closed-window season: 6 steps to improve indoor air quality

    Spring and summer have a reputation for being allergy seasons, but actually two-thirds of allergy sufferers experience symptoms year-round, according to a study conducted by Isobar. Airborne allergens don't disappear when the weather cools, windows close and everyone heads indoors. Actually, throughout...

  • Win with water (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Whether it's to quench your thirst or to help keep your energy up, drinking water is always the best choice. Watch this video to learn why.

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