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  • 4 Techy Tips For The Ultimate Fall Camping Experience

    4 Techy Tips For The Ultimate Fall Camping Experience

    Camping is a getaway, a break from the chaos and a chance to be in nature for that fresh fall air. For some, camping means getting back to the basics to recharge. But camping doesn’t always mean you need to sacrifice technology. In fact, your smartphone can be one of your biggest assets. To help...

  • 5 ways to make a difference for kids with childhood cancer

       Parents dream of a childhood for their children filled with joy and exploration. But for far too many kids, cancer robs them of a traditional childhood. "The National Cancer Institute states cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children younger than 19 in the U.S., yet only 4 percent...

  • Second Annual Open Talk About Open Enrollment (Infographic)

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  • Get a garden program growing at your school with these tips

    Get a garden program growing at your school with these tips

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. As a parent, you probably spend a lot of time trying to keep your kids clean and healthy, but sometimes a little dirt is just what the doctor ordered. Research shows a direct link between children's current and future health and their participation...

  • The uplifting truth about end-of-life care

    The uplifting truth about end-of-life care

    When a loved one is critically ill, hearing that it’s time for hospice care can be devastating news. On top of the emotional upheaval of coping with a terminal illness, you may be unsure what hospice care really is — and believe it’s just an indication your loved one will likely pass away. Yet the...

  • Changes in your household? Tips for updating your insurance

    Changes in your household? Tips for updating your insurance

    The American household is changing. The typical single-family home has evolved in the 21st century. Today, it’s not uncommon for older parents to move in with their grown children, and with the combined rise in housing costs and debt from college loans, more college graduates are moving home with...

  • World Contraception Day: What Birth Control is Right for You? (Infographic)

    - World Contraception Day on September 26 has a mission to improve awareness of contraception and to enable young people to make informed choices on their sexual and reproductive health. It's an ideal time for women to evaluate their birth control options, especially considering the high rate in...

  • Veterans find hope and healing through creative art

    Veterans find hope and healing through creative art

    Where words fail, the creative arts have the ability to speak. Art therapy is an empowering technique that allows for self-discovery and has the power to produce insight and expression in a non-threatening way. That is why the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) encourages creative...

  • Known and unknown causes of stroke (Infographic)

    Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. In most cases, a stroke is caused by a blood clot that blocks the flow of blood to the brain. Unfortunately, for about one in three of these types of strokes, what led to the clot is uncertain, or "cryptogenic,"...

  • How everyday consumers can bring clear vision to those in need

    How everyday consumers can bring clear vision to those in need

    Many people who wear glasses share a similar experience. They told their parents the chalkboard at school looked blurry, their parents took them to see an eye doctor and in less than a week, they were wearing glasses. It's easy to take for granted how simple it is to correct blurred vision. It's...

  • Critical illnesses are expensive - are you prepared?

    Critical illnesses are expensive - are you prepared?

    The cost of a critical illness — a heart attack, cancer or stroke — can hit thousands of dollars. It can push families to the financial brink, as more than half say they have little or no savings. The problem has become so acute that more employers are making critical illness insurance available...

  • Is your teen ignoring you or is it hearing loss?

    Is your teen ignoring you or is it hearing loss?

    We were all teenagers once. We let health warnings from parents and others wash over us like waves, noticed but forgotten almost as soon as they'd passed, because we figured we'd deal with them when we were older. Unfortunately, the mistakes of youth can lead to long-term or permanent hearing damage...

  • How to save money on health care

    One in two Americans has a chronic condition and 86 percent of health care spending is on chronic care, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When it comes to saving money, health care is probably the last place you might look, but there are many ways to build better health...

  • How to use color psychology when painting your home

    How to use color psychology when painting your home

    Do you ever wonder why you feel immediately relaxed when you enter a spa, yet when you enter a gym, you feel alert and energized? The answer can be found in the colors selected to decorate the space. "Interior designers use color psychology to evoke an emotional response," says Sue Wadden, director...

  • 5 reasons to make a career in fitness

    5 reasons to make a career in fitness

    Imagine waking up early on a Monday morning with a smile on your face. You’re excited to get the week started because you love what you do. Or how about taking a Tuesday afternoon all to yourself, without having to ask permission and use your precious vacation time? It might sound like a dream,...

  • The evolution of sutures: Meet the suture of the future (infographic)

    Archaeologists discovered primitive needles of bone and later metal that were thought to be used for surgical suturing thousands of years ago. Luckily for surgeons and patients, sutures and wound closure products have evolved since then. Surgeons today are performing more sophisticated, high-tech...

  • Expanding access to coordinated care for dialysis patients

    More than 660,000 people in the U.S. suffer from kidney failure, also known as end-stage renal disease (ESRD). These patients often cope with multiple chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and depression. They are also more likely to be socioeconomically disadvantaged, which limits...

  • Staying active with arthritis (infographic)

  • Top 3 ways to save money on health care

    One in two Americans has a chronic condition and 86 percent of health care spending is on chronic care, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When it comes to saving money, health care is probably the last place you might look, but there are many ways to build better health...

  • How technology is simplifying relief of chronic pain

    How technology is simplifying relief of chronic pain

    Doctors hate seeing patients suffering from chronic pain, and not just because their instinct is immediately to want to help their patients to feel better. One of the primary challenges doctors confront is that even though chronic pain is common, it can be extremely difficult to diagnose and treat....

  • Your child's school is nut-fee. Now what?

    The notice arrives: Your child’s school does not allow any tree nuts on the premises. Or perhaps you've just learned this year's classroom is a designated peanut free zone. This can be frustrating for all parents, especially with all those confusing food labels and dealing with finicky eaters of...

  • Diagnosed with lymphoma? What's next (Infographic)

    In 2016, an estimated 81,080 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with a type of lymphoma1,2, the most common form of blood cancer.3 While this diagnosis can be overwhelming, there are resources available so that people with lymphoma do not have to experience it alone. For Blood Cancer Awareness...

  • Top tips for healthy hydration: You're probably missing this key ingredient

    This summer, most of the United States experienced a heat wave that kept many people indoors or in the shade. Very high temperatures, especially for a prolonged period of time, can be extremely dangerous — and not just for the elderly or other vulnerable individuals. Participating in any outdoor...

  • Focusing on Family Health: August is National Immunization Awareness Month

    National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), held each year in August, is a great time to review your family's vaccination records. NIAM was established to encourage people of all ages to make sure they are up to date on the vaccines recommended for them and their family members. Vaccination is...

  • Stay pool-cool without chlorine: There's a healthy alternative

    As summer temperatures rise, backyard and neighborhood pools become more attractive for old and young alike. The one thing most folks don’t like, however, is the smell of the chlorine or how it burns your eyes or feels on your skin once you get out of the water. The chlorine is there to help keep...

  • Seniors: 5 simple secrets for overcoming gym intimidation

    No one really relishes the idea of growing older and experiencing the health issues that can accompany aging. If there was one thing you could do to significantly improve your chances of staying mentally sharp, physically healthy and independent throughout your golden years, wouldn’t you do it? ...

  • 7 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Kiwifruit

    When it comes to fruit, kiwis are often overlooked. But that's a shame, because these tiny orbs pack big nutritional, culinary and palate-pleasing surprises. Here are seven little-known facts about kiwifruit: 1. There's no need to peel kiwifruit. Kiwifruit is the perfect portable snack because it...

  • Parent snack hacks to fight after-school hunger

    "How was your day," you ask your child after school. Rather than hearing a funny recess anecdote or story about a tough test, she murmurs back, "I'm hungry." School days are long, and if your child participates in after-school activities, they're even longer. Busy kids need plenty of fuel to keep...

  • The laundry IQ report (Infographic)

    Laundry can be confusing, that's why the Whirlpool Top Load Cabrio Washer and Dryer has intuitive "what" and "how" controls, to easily create customized cycles depending on the load type, size and drying times. The dryer's Advanced Moisture Sensing, which ends the cycle when clothes are perfectly...

  • A look into Duchenne muscular dystrophy

    Hearing a health provider say "It's a boy!" during an ultrasound can be one of the most exciting moments on the pregnancy journey for expecting parents, eagerly anticipating the birth of a healthy child. It's a journey that will be filled with many exhilarating milestones, but for some expectant...

  • In baseball, overuse injuries plaguing more young athletes

    While concussions have garnered much of the spotlight when it comes to health concerns among young athletes, there is another rising issue among children who play sports that has health professionals just as concerned. Injuries in young athletes are on the rise, and elbow and shoulder injuries in...

  • Steps to keep your feet looking and feeling their youngest

    You exercise regularly, eat well, maintain an active lifestyle and take your medications as prescribed every day. You're doing everything you can to age gracefully and beautifully, but are you overlooking an aspect of self-care that's fundamental to overall good health ... your feet? By the time...

  • Adults with Heart Disease: Vaccinations are an Important Part of Protecting Your Health

    Having a chronic health condition doesn’t mean you have to lose control over your health. Every day you take steps, like taking your medicine, monitoring your blood pressure, and watching your cholesterol, to manage your heart disease and ensure the healthiest possible future. What if there was...

  • Skin care tips: How to get beautiful skin (Infographic)

    No matter what your skin type or age, our Skin Care 101 guide provides you with six easy tips for beautiful and healthy skin.

  • 3 simple ways men can improve their health

    Men don’t have the best track record when it comes to taking care of themselves. It’s safe to say we all know someone who is just plain stubborn about going to the doctor. Even if they exhibit clear symptoms that should be checked out, say wheezing, chronic fatigue or worse, it can be a challenge...

  • 5 beauty tips to take you from summer to fall

    As the sunny days and sizzling heat of summer come to an end, it's time to transition into a new hair and beauty routine. The shifting seasons can be the perfect time to try a new trend and there are plenty of style tricks that will help you gradually change your look along with the leaves. Our...

  • 5 mosquito facts you should know

    You could be inviting mosquitoes into your home and enticing them to bite, without even knowing it. Your body chemistry, what you wear, and seemingly harmless objects around your house can all make you more vulnerable to mosquito bites. The experts at the SC Johnson Entomology Research Center (ERC)...

  • 7 ways to simplify your summer routine

    By now, you’ve probably settled into an easy, breezy summer routine filled with beach days, poolside chilling, festivals and living life outside whenever you can — but don’t stop there. Simplify your life and get the most out of your summer with these shortcuts to make your daily routine even easier!...

  • 5 risky myths about meningococcal disease and available vaccines

    Meningococcal disease, often referred to as meningitis, is an uncommon, but serious disease that can attack without warning. While the incidence of meningococcal disease peaks in infants, there is a second peak in 16 to 23 year-olds. A recent survey revealed that parents of these teens and young...

  • Survey uncovers meningococcal disease knowledge gap among parents of teens, young adults (Infographic)

    The National Meningococcal Disease Awareness Survey, conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of Pfizer and The Kimberly Coffey Foundation, found that many parents of teens and young adults ages 16 to 23 are lacking key information about the different types of meningococcal...

  • To Have or Not to Have: How Women Feel About Having their Periods (Infographic)

    Did you know 2 out 3 women actually prefer getting their period rather than skipping or stopping it? Good news—there are birth control options without hormones that allow women to keep their menstrual cycle while also being protected from an unplanned pregnancy. To discover how women really feel...

  • Leading biopharmaceutical company's smartphone app gives patients the power to help ensure medication serial numbers are authentic

    Smartphones can do just about anything these days — from tracking your sleep, to controlling your electricity and streaming television. Now, thanks to an app developed by EMD Serono, Inc., the North America biopharmaceutical business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, smartphones can also give...

  • 6 weird, wacky facts about hearing

    The way our ears are put together and how they function is pretty amazing. They take vibrations and turn them into understandable words and recognizable sound patterns. But they have their oddities, as well, especially where hearing loss and tinnitus (phantom ringing in the ears) are concerned....

  • Healthy hacks for sneaking whole grains, veggies into kids' meals

    Does every day feel like a war to get your child to eat vegetables and whole grains? As a parent, you understand the importance of nutritious eating. Your children, however, can be surprisingly stubborn. Getting your child to eat better doesn't have to result in a battle of wills. Smart parents...

  • 5 Ways to Keep Skin Healthy and Beautiful this Summer

    It’s time to embrace the pleasures of summer: long vacations, poolside lounging, and al fresco dining with great views. While soaking up the sun can be fun, it can also pose significant risk for your skin. According to research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, the...

  • 5 common headache types, what causes them, and how to treat them

    We’re all familiar with headaches, but for many of us it may be difficult to identify different headache types and the best way to treat them. Here are five common headache types and recommended ways to help make the pain a distant memory. 1. Tension type headache Tension headaches are the most common...

  • Perspectives in diabetes care (Infographic)

    - A survey conducted by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), with support from Sanofi US, found differences in perception between adults living with type 2 diabetes as well as physicians and other medical professionals when it comes to patients’ willingness to take action...

  • Keep your family protected from pesky mosquitoes this summer

    Summer is here, which means you can count on two things: warm weather and mosquitoes. From backyard barbecues and neighborhood get-togethers, to baseball games and trips to the beach, families all over the country are spending more time outdoors enjoying the weather. As concerns about the spread...

  • Behind the shower curtain: 11 consumer bathing habits revealed (Infographic)

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  • WFH Twinning Program (Infographic)

    - The WFH Twinning Program creates short-term collaborative partnerships between medical professionals, as well as between patient leaders, in developing and developed countries to share information and provide comprehensive care and support for those living with or managing a bleeding disorder....

  • As more millennials undergo plastic surgery, safety concerns rise

    More Americans are turning to cosmetic surgery to look better, not just younger. But some may be jeopardizing their health by engaging in potentially dangerous behaviors like self-treatment, going abroad for discounted cosmetic surgery, or purchasing injectables off the internet. In 2015, 64 percent...

  • 8 rousing reasons to put a hearing test at the top of your 'done' list

    Of all the life hacks for better living, taking care of your hearing is among the smartest — and it yields an incredible ROI. In short, getting a hearing test is worth it. No matter what your age, untreated hearing loss can take its toll. The catch is, hearing loss is stealthy. It's usually hard...

  • The Deadliest Catch? Pneumonia (Infographic)

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  • New Study Reveals America's Laundry Habits

    Whether you learned it from your mom or through trial and error during your first year in college, everyone has developed laundry habits that they'd be hard-pressed to break. But how are Americans doing laundry, and are the habits aligned with what cleaning experts recommends. To find out, Maytag...

  • Sarcoma: The forgotten cancer (Infographic)

    This year, an estimated 12,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed and nearly 5,000 will die from soft tissue sarcoma (STS). STS is a relatively rare type of cancer that usually develops in the connective tissues of the body, and it is in desperate need for new treatment options. Due...

  • From UV rays to allergies: 5 ways to protect your eyes this summer

    When the sky is blue and the sun is shining, you're not one to stay indoors. Instead, you plan on fully enjoying the beautiful weather by planning backyard barbecues, hitting the beach and simply relaxing out on the patio. As you apply sunscreen to prepare for a few hours outdoors, remember your...

  • How we practice pharmacy smarter (Video)

    At Express Scripts, we practice pharmacy differently, and as a result, step in to fill a widening gap of care within the health care system. Our philosophy is simple: If you had cancer, you'd want an oncologist. Pharmacy is no different: Patients with chronic and complex conditions require specialization...

  • What is a specialty pharmacy? (Video)

    Accredo specialty pharmacy provides exceptional care and service to our patients, above and beyond what is offered at a regular walk-in pharmacy. At Accredo, we specialize in helping people diagnosed with a serious or complex illness. Just as physicians have specialized areas of expertise, our...

  • Your beauty routine's dirty little secrets and what small steps you can do to improve your regimen

    Whether you are heading to a backyard barbeque or a summer soiree, a healthy, glowing complexion is the best accessory this summer. Everyone knows the drill about proper skin cleansing and moisturizing regimens, however, many women are interfering with their skin health by not taking the same care...

  • Say 'I Do' To Smoother Skin

    Planning a wedding is pretty stressful for everyone — brides, grooms, parents, and sometimes the entire bridal party. Looking your best on the big day — one that will be forever immortalized in photos and videos — can contribute to your stress level. After you say yes to the dress, it may be time...

  • 10 simple ideas for maximizing family time throughout the summer

    Today's modern family juggles a multitude of obligations that keep schedules incredibly busy during the summertime. Parents balance work, errands and housework with sports practices, day camps and music lessons. Fortunately, creating quality time for family doesn't require a lavish vacation or...

  • Back-to-school 101 for kids with allergies and asthma

    There are lots of things kids get excited about when they go back to school. From brand new lunch boxes loaded with pudding cups, to shiny 64-packs of crayons and catching up with friends they haven't seen for awhile, anticipation is in the air. But if you're a parent of one of the 28 million children...

  • 4 ways to boost your family's health

    Summertime and outdoor fun go hand-in-hand. But even with blue skies and sunshine, most of us spend about 90 percent of our time indoors, even during the summer, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). With school out, families are spending more time with each other. This is the...

  • A New Way To Lift Sagging Cheeks Without Invasive Surgery

    Looking for a non-invasive treatment to make your face look a little younger, but don't want to go under the knife? Today, there are several effective, non-invasive options that can make you look years younger without visible scars or long recovery time. In fact, some of these procedures can even...

  • Debunking seasonal allergy myths (Infographic)

  • Millennial women take the #StressTest

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  • Tips for a bug-free backyard barbecue

    What fun would a backyard barbecue be without special people to share it with? Your guests are as important to the fun as great food and good weather. However, there's one type of "guest" everyone can do without this summer — bugs. Stinging and biting insects can wreck even the best backyard gathering,...

  • The 'silent' liver disease: A new public health concern for the 21st Century

    By the time you finish reading this article, 14 American adults will have been newly diagnosed with diabetes. Thirty-three percent of Americans are obese, and by 2030, this rate is expected to rise to 50 percent. Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is a growing epidemic associated with diabetes...

  • How smart parents keep kids healthy despite summer temptations

       Parties, barbecues and the ice cream— summer is full of treat temptations. While enjoying favorite foods is an essential part of the season, too often kids fall into unhealthy eating habits during warm weather months. At best, it can make them feel lethargic. At worst, it can make them feel ill....

  • Finding the right supplement (infographic)

    There are more adults taking supplements in the United States than ever before. At the same time, food allergies, sensitivities and intolerances, as well as chemical sensitivities are all on the rise. Quality hypoallergenic supplements are a great choice for consumers who want to ensure they receive...

  • New tool promises to bridge communication gap for overactive bladder

    Sixty is a milestone for Carolyn Hampton and she's not shy about sharing her age because it's a tribute to how she's lived. She's more active than ever; she loves to dance and has even taken up tennis and running. None of this would have been possible a few years back because of her constant worry...

  • Understanding coronary artery disease and the latest treatment technologies

    In December of 2015, Marian Kearney began to have a heavy feeling in her chest and was constantly tired, but couldn't put her finger on any specific cause. The persistent physical exhaustion was getting in the way of living her life. As a retired neurology research coordinator and cancer survivor,...

  • For Alzheimer's caregivers, knowledge is power

    Michael Snowden was just 12 and his sister 16 when their mother began to exhibit symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Although they didn't receive a definitive diagnosis until seven years later, the need to assume caregiving roles while still in their teens profoundly affected their lives. "Not many...

  • Study reveals unsung hero of women's beauty routine

    It's no secret women value their beauty products. From scouring online reviews to scanning video how-tos, millions of women are on the hunt for the latest finds to look and feel their best. Intrigued by the relationship women have with their beauty products, Dove fielded a national survey to unveil...

  • Sci-fi or silver bullet? How immunotherapy is revolutionizing cancer treatment

    Could the kind of cancer treatment credited with saving former President Jimmy Carter soon work for everyone? News coverage of Carter’s recovery and in-depth coverage by media giants like TIME Magazine and 60 Minutes could lead you to believe that immunotherapy will be the silver bullet that ends...

  • Living with tummy troubles? Here's how nutrition can help

    Everyone suffers from common digestive and gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms from time-to-time — gas, bloating, stomach pain, and frequent diarrhea to name a few. But did you know that nearly 60-70 million Americans have some form of digestive disease? Building good nutrition habits is a key component...

  • Mom and baby's social (germ!) networks

    As a baby’s social network grows with every crawl, scoot and step, so does the number of germs that he or she is exposed to. In fact, sometimes the size of a baby’s germ network rivals that of the mom’s! Educate yourself on germ hot spots and kick out uninvited germs with regular disinfection.

  • Summer sound check: Simple solutions to stop the hearing loss epidemic (Infographic)

    Summer is in full swing. That means the sounds of celebrations, festivals and concerts fill the air. But those same sounds can put you at risk for hearing damage. One out of five adolescents has hearing loss. By the time they reach age 65, that number increases to one out of three people. But there...

  • The truth about Alzheimer's: early detection makes a difference

    It's the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, affects more than 5 million Americans and one out of every three seniors will die from it. Yet misconceptions surround Alzheimer's disease. Contrary to what many people think about Alzheimer's, it's not a normal part of growing older. And...

  • Test, plan, treat: How planning can help guide treatment for lung cancer patients (Infographic)

    Did you know that an estimated 224,390 new cases of lung cancer are expected to be diagnosed in 2016, approximately 85 percent of which will be non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)? Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer related deaths in both men and women in the U.S. Currently, there are several...

  • Top 5 most distracted behaviors and how to change them

    With the average attention span only lasting eight seconds, and the need to multitask to keep up with an on-the-go lifestyle, it's no wonder so many of us are easily sidetracked during routine tasks. Mace, a globally recognized leader in personal safety and security, offers valuable tips to combat...

  • Guidance and hope for people living with the most-common age-related vision problem

    Silver screen icon Bette Davis once famously pronounced "getting old ain't for sissies." Caring for yourself or a loved one with age-related health issues is no picnic, either. Of all the health issues you may face as you age, vision problems can be particularly devastating. Yet, a new study reveals...

  • Blurry about cataracts? Here's what you need to know to have a clear understanding

    Growing older means inevitable changes in your body, and you often have a clear vision of how to deal with those changes. You work out to reduce heart disease risks, eat foods that meet your changing nutritional needs, and rely on corrective lenses to help mitigate age-related vision changes. But...

  • How our own bodies may be the key to fighting cancer

    In August 2015, former President Jimmy Carter shared some very sad news with the world when he revealed he had been diagnosed with melanoma, and that the disease had already spread to other parts of his body. But then, something incredible happened. Just months after his announcement, Carter declared...

  • Take control of your type 2 diabetes treatment plan with these 6 rules

    Today, nearly 28 million Americans have type 2 diabetes and another 86 million are at risk for developing it, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many people who have been newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes will make dietary and lifestyle changes, but they may...

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