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  • Supplements 101: 4 essentials you should consider taking daily

    When it comes to healthy living, many can agree that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Eating clean, exercising often and practicing self-care are just a few essential tactics necessary to achieve optimal wellness. But when it comes to food, the nourishment we get from our daily diet...

  • 5 self-care tips that take 10 minutes or less

    Sponsored by Vicks® Whether you're a young professional building a career, a busy parent maintaining a family schedule or a C-suite executive travelling the world, modern life can be extremely busy. With so many to-do's, priorities can shift, and oftentimes self-care suffers. To feel your best...

  • Taking control: The fight for my health

    Taking control: The fight for my health

    My path to diagnosis In my late twenties, I was leading a relatively “normal” life. I had graduated from college, landed a full-time job and was living on my own. I had my own insurance, which was a huge thing to me, because behind the scenes, I was dealing with symptoms of a chronic illness. ...

  • 6 things I wish I knew about my fertility in my 20s

    Although it’s no secret a woman’s fertility decreases with age, how much do you actually know about what’s going on in your own body when it comes to fertility? With 1 in 2 millennials choosing to delay starting a family, it’s easy to overlook your fertility in your 20s. In fact, when researchers...

  • The real bottom line: Maximize the value of your Medicare dollar

    The real bottom line: Maximize the value of your Medicare dollar

    In a recent survey, 43 percent of newly retired people said they were spending more on health care than they planned. One of the primary reasons? An unintentionally misguided approach to choosing their Medicare coverage. To make the process of comparing their plan options easier, too often people...

  • Health care costs in retirement: Can you separate fact from fiction?

    Health care costs in retirement: Can you separate fact from fiction?

    As their 65th birthday looms, many people eagerly anticipate the affordable access to health care that Medicare will provide. After all, Medicare covers everything, right? Not exactly. Because of this common misconception, many people are caught off guard when they realize that each one of the...

  • Advice for adult children of aging parents who need help at home

    Advice for adult children of aging parents who need help at home

    Helping a parent stay active and healthy at home can be achieved with careful planning. The rewards of personally caring for, or managing the care of, a loved one who needs help are innumerable. It’s an opportunity to give back and to offer a return on the loving investment they once made in us....

  • The Road to Finding a Treatment Option for My RA

    The Road to Finding a Treatment Option for My RA

    By: Carla Kienast My RA Diagnosis Most of my life, I was consumed by my career, which I’m sure many of you can relate to. When I wasn’t working, I loved traveling, going to the movies, reading, scuba diving, hiking, snowmobiling and camping. Oh, and I wrote a paperback novel with no socially redeeming...

  • Your prescription drug coverage and medication questions answered

    Your prescription drug coverage and medication questions answered

    Prescription drug coverage and medications can be complex territory. Enter UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement’s Chief Pharmacy Officer Mike Anderson, PharmD, who has spent his career navigating the ins and outs of the Rx world. Below, Anderson answers some questions people frequently ask about...

  • 10 things you don't know about meningitis

    10 things you don't know about meningitis

    By Jamie Schanbaum, GSK spokesperson, U.S. Para-athlete and meningitis survivor Before I contracted bacterial meningitis in 2008, I had never heard of it. I didn’t know how it was transmitted, what the symptoms were or how to help prevent it. After spending seven months in the hospital and losing...

  • Problem Gambling: Know When to Stop Before You Start

    Problem Gambling: Know When to Stop Before You Start

    The bright lights. The energy and laughter that fills the room. Casinos are fun and exciting to the vast majority of people but for some, they can be problematic. Casinos are a form of entertainment, so how do you ensure what’s meant to be a fun and leisurely activity continues to be a positive...

  • Don't suffer in silence if you have these symptoms

    Don't suffer in silence if you have these symptoms

    "As a doctor, I want patients to have open conversations with me about any symptoms they may experience without feeling uncomfortable," said Dr. Howard Franklin, MBA, vice president of medical affairs and strategy at Salix Pharmaceuticals. "But, I understand that patients may sometimes choose not...

  • Are Your Symptoms Caused By Coronary Artery Disease?

    A Simple Blood Test Can Help Doctors Determine Your Current Likelihood of Having a Blockage in Your Heart Arteries Obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD), also known as a blockage in the heart arteries, has many telltale signs. Chest discomfort. Heartburn. Tightness or pressure in the throat,...

  • 5 deep-cleaning jobs that are oddly satisfying

    5 deep-cleaning jobs that are oddly satisfying

    Whether it’s scrubbing through grime to reveal a sparkling surface, cleaning dust bunnies from under appliances or organizing your pantry, there’s something oddly satisfying about a deep clean. According to a recent survey conducted on behalf of Clorox, lots of people get the good vibes flowing...

  • Mike Golic Shares Tips for Tackling His Type 2 Diabetes During a Busy Day

    Mike Golic Shares Tips for Tackling His Type 2 Diabetes During a Busy Day

    As a former professional football player and national sports talk show host, Mike Golic is constantly on the go. Living with type 2 diabetes means that Mike needs to take a few extra steps to manage his diabetes throughout the day. Here are a few tips that Mike uses to stay on track and find fun...

  • The Search for Extraordinary Women of Worth During National Volunteer Month

    The Search for Extraordinary Women of Worth During National Volunteer Month

    Throughout the month of April — National Volunteer Month — L’Oréal Paris is calling on men and women throughout the country to nominate extraordinary women who find beauty and strength in giving back to their communities. Women like Shandra Woworuntu, a survivor of human trafficking, who founded...

  • A new way to restore women's confidence and comfort in 15 minutes

    A new way to restore women's confidence and comfort in 15 minutes

    Major life events like childbirth, aging and menopause can cause unwanted changes to a woman’s body. These tend to include a woman’s overall vaginal health that can impact her daily life in terms of work, travel, sports and also, her sex life. Fortunately, there is an innovative, non-surgical treatment...

  • 5 Weight-Loss Strategies When You're Pressed for Time

    It’s not just you. Losing weight is a tough thing to pull off! Forty-one percent of us are currently trying to do it, yet only approximately three in 10 are confident we’ll succeed, according to a new national online survey, “The Truth About Weight Loss”, conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf...

  • New Study: Changed Lifestyles Are Hampering Our Weight-Loss Efforts

    New Study: Changed Lifestyles Are Hampering Our Weight-Loss Efforts

    If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you probably know it can seem like an overwhelming task. In fact, a recent survey conducted by The Harris Poll indicates losing weight is harder than ever before, and that today’s busy modern lifestyle is a key reason why. But, don’t lose hope. Results also...

  • Creative approaches to combat common menopausal symptoms

    Creative approaches to combat common menopausal symptoms

    Many women and their doctors are still confused about the safety of estrogen. When introduced, estrogen was believed to be good for you. But, following the Women's Health Initiative study 15 years ago, women were told that hormone therapy could, in fact, lead to an increased risk of cancer, blood...

  • Use these sleep tips to stay safe and productive at work

    Use these sleep tips to stay safe and productive at work

    It’s time for America’s workforce to wake up. If you are one of the tens of millions of adults sleeping fewer than seven hours each night — the amount recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) — you are likely jeopardizing performance, increasing accident risks and putting everyone...

  • Science fiction or fact? New treatments for diseases like cancer

    Science fiction or fact? New treatments for diseases like cancer

    If bioelectronic medicine sounds futuristic, it’s because many of its applications operate like something out of a science fiction movie. But at its core, bioelectronic medicine is simply the use of technology to treat disease and injury. Some applications include tools that you’re probably already...

  • Confronting a Health Crisis: The Disease of Opioid Addiction

    Approximately 2 million Americans are battling a disease that many people may not understand or feel ashamed to admit being impacted by: opioid addiction.[1] Like many other diseases, opioid addiction can be a continued struggle for afflicted individuals and for their families and caregivers.[2...

  • Dairy-free nutrition tips for the 65 percent of people who are lactose intolerant

    Dairy-free nutrition tips for the 65 percent of people who are lactose intolerant

    Do you love dairy, but usually regret eating it shortly after it’s gone? That sour stomach after drinking milk, munching on cheese or eating ice cream is sometimes called a dairy hangover. The culprit: lactose. Lactose is a milk sugar. Infants have special enzymes that break down lactose. As people...

  • How does diabetes affect kidney health?

    How does diabetes affect kidney health?

    The kidneys play an important role in maintaining our overall health. While these bean-shaped organs perform multiple functions, a primary role is filtration, critical to clearing waste such as urea and to keeping the body’s fluids and electrolytes in balance. Good kidney health is essential for...

  • Embarking on a new adventure: Life with a rare lung disease

    Carolyn Rios and her husband Rick have adventured far and wide together. From their post-college move to the Alaskan wilderness to 20 years of humanitarian work in Russia, this couple of more than 50 years has shared experiences that have far exceeded their imaginations. Decades of adventure together...

  • Ease the pressure of managing your glaucoma

    Did you know that according to the Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF), nearly 3 million people in the U.S. have glaucoma, and about half of them don’t even realize they have it? Glaucoma is often called the “silent thief of sight” because it is asymptomatic and painless, and can go undetected until...

  • A Community Effort: Discovering a Brighter Future for People with Multiple Myeloma

    When someone says blood cancer, the average person may typically think of lymphoma or leukemia. However, for an estimated 229,468 worldwide, blood cancer means multiple myeloma.[I] In fact, multiple myeloma is the second most common blood cancer.[ii] An estimated 30,280 new cases of multiple myeloma...

  • Taking Charge in the Fight Against Multiple Myeloma

    This article is sponsored advertising content from Amgen, Inc. Those who have faced a cancer diagnosis know the experience can be overwhelming. It can present several challenges and prompt countless questions from both patients and their loved ones. But for many patients diagnosed with one incurable...

  • My experience with plaque psoriasis: How I took control of my symptoms

    Robert was in his early twenties when he began noticing patches of dry, red, and scaly skin. As a working chef living in California who enjoyed hiking, biking, and spending time at the beach, he tried to keep living his life as normally as possible, until the noticeable stares and reactions from...

  • Tips to get you in the baby-making mood

    "For many women, getting pregnant can be a frustrating and anxiety-filled experience. It certainly was for me, which is why I was inspired to write 'The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant,'" said Jean M. Twenge, Ph.D, whose book offers tips for women trying to conceive (TTC) so they are...

  • These boots are made for working: 5 epic stories from tradespeople

    They say you can’t know someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes. Red Wing Shoe Company is taking this to a new level by sharing stories from the tradespeople who quietly build the world around us. After collecting hundreds of stories, the most ‘epic’ are enshrined on a special Wall of...

  • Understanding the Importance of Bone Health During Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month

    This article is sponsored advertising content from Amgen, Inc. Patients living with multiple myeloma and physicians who treat them are realizing the importance of not only treating the underlying disease, but also treating or preventing disease complications. One important area that sometimes gets...

  • 7 plant-based tips for a healthy weight

    Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian or omnivore, it’s important to eat a diet that includes a symphony of minimally processed plant foods, according to Sharon Palmer, an award-winning registered dietitian nutritionist, plant-based food and nutrition expert, author and blogger. This includes whole...

  • 6 skills of happiness help teens live a more positive life

    How would you describe happiness? You may have trouble putting it into words, but you know you want it for yourself and your loved ones. One thing that's harder than describing it for many people is knowing how to achieve it. Researchers studying social emotional well-being define happiness as...

  • 5 simple ways to jump-start fitness goals

    Fitness is central to your well-being and ability to enjoy life to the fullest, however it's easy to get stuck in a rut. How do you find new interest and motivation so you're ready to maximize the warm weather months? Dan Gaz, physical activity and assessment program manager at the Mayo Clinic...

  • Mindful eating: 5 ways millennials are driving healthier diets

    As millennials become more conscious of how their diets affect their daily well-being, they’re driving demand across all generations for greater transparency in the food supply chain. They want to know how their foods were raised, sourced, processed and prepared. “Sometimes, food is more than food,”...

  • A breakdown of what you breathe (Infographic)

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  • Healthy and at home: 5 ways to prevent a life-changing fall

    Most of us who are aging hope to live comfortably and self-sufficiently at home well into our golden years. And, of course, we wish the same for our parents. The good news is advancements in healthcare and other technology are increasingly allowing aging Americans to live longer at home. The bad...

  • Raising beef to higher standards

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Beef. It's what's for dinner! One of the most memorable ad campaigns in recent history turns 25 this year, but the beef industry is a whole different rodeo than it was when the ads first turned our thoughts to grilling. Cattle ranching, cowboys,...

  • Chronic anemia: It's more than meets the eye

    One in every four people is affected by anemia, a condition that occurs when the body lacks enough healthy red blood cells.1,2 Red blood cells carry hemoglobin, a protein that transports oxygen throughout the body, ensuring the body has energy and can function properly.3 Symptoms may vary in severity...

  • Couple Inspires Others with Progressive Forms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

    More than 20 years ago, as Jennifer Digmann focused on completing her coursework and graduating from college, she began experiencing numbness in her hands and feet and eventually double vision. After several visits to her primary care doctor, an ophthalmologist and finally a neurologist, she received...

  • Kidney disease is more common than you think

    Suffering from high blood pressure and diabetes, Gloria Stephens became extremely bloated and could barely walk, so she knew something else was wrong. She soon learned that her kidneys were failing, and she joined the ranks of the 1 in 7 people with kidney disease. Often called a “silent killer,”...

  • Living a Rare Life: Could Your Family History Unlock the Mystery of a Rare, Life-Threatening Condition?

    Imagine your family carried the gene for a rare, life-threatening condition, but didn’t know it? For generations, members of Angel’s family experienced fatigue, nerve pain, numbness in limbs, dizziness, shortness of breath and chest pain, but were unable to determine the cause. The answer was hereditary...

  • There is an Extended-Release ADHD Treatment Option Available

    An estimated 4.4 percent of adults have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the U.S. — which means that when applied to the full U.S. adult population aged 18 and over, approximately 10.5 million adults are estimated to have ADHD. Medication is not appropriate for all individuals...

  • 7 reasons not to wait to treat your hearing loss

    Hearing loss is often referred to as a silent disease. It doesn’t hurt and it often occurs so gradually over time that you barely notice the insidious damage it does. As a result, hard-of-hearing people often delay seeking treatment for their hearing loss. Here are seven reasons you shouldn’t make...

  • 6 tips to reduce confusion in older patients after surgery

    The longer you live the more likely you will develop a medical condition that requires surgery or a procedure. In fact, half of all people 65 and older will have at least one surgical procedure in their lifetime. And along with common potential side effects from anesthesia during surgery such as...

  • A Century of Progress: Ground-shaking, glass-breaking moments in women's reproductive healthcare history (Infographic)

    The Pill is the most popular form of contraception. There are over 35 varieties available to the more than 10 million women who have been prescribed the Pill in the U.S. These statistics would not be possible without thought leaders rallying together for progress in women’s reproductive healthcare....

  • Spring into Action: Dispose of Your Old, Unused Prescription Drugs (Infographic)

    As you spring your clocks forward and jump into spring cleaning, take the time to clean out your medicine cabinet. Old and unused prescription medications commonly sit in medicine cabinets, sometimes for years, and can easily fall into the wrong hands. Over 11.5 million Americans misused prescription...

  • Healthy skin starts with a good night's sleep (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Nothing helps you look and feel your best like a good night's rest. But for many people, the time change can disrupt sleep patterns and throw off bedtime routines. In this video, Dr. Michael Breus, the Sleep Doctor, offers tips to help you...

  • With matters of the heart, don't wait to take action

    The majority of Americans wouldn’t think that walking to their car after work is a difficult task, but that wasn’t the case for Michele Norris. Before her heart failure diagnosis and treatment, Michele found herself leaning on a co-worker while walking to her vehicle, taking frequent breaks along...

  • Childhood vaccine rates increase but more parents also are refusing

    Childhood and adolescent vaccination is considered by many to be one of the greatest public health accomplishments of the 20th century, but based on the results of a new study by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), there is still more work to do to ensure children and teens are protected...

  • Advanced hearing technology stands up to wintry conditions

    Who wants to change a dead battery in the middle of winter? The idea leaves most people with the chills. Now imagine that battery the size of one that fits into a hearing aid. Winter is the season of cold weather, the hustle and bustle of the holidays, and other conditions that pose a threat to...

  • Hidden truths about heart disease (Infographic)

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  • Tips for overcoming obstacles to be your best self

    Everyone faces their own journey in life. This journey will likely have hurdles of many kinds. These hurdles can knock you down, but with the right mindset and attitude, they can never keep you down. In fact, they can actually make you stronger. Chelsee Nabritt has been overcoming hurdles since...

  • 5 ways to care for and comfort your sick child

    If you’re a parent, a big part of your job is making sure your children feel well. No matter how many times you wash their hands, sterilize their toys or keep a sparkling clean house, inevitably the germs will win. All parents know that taking care of a sick child can be a stressful experience...

  • Coughing is one thing - coughing over and over is another

    When Fern started coughing over and over again, she was repeatedly diagnosed with bronchitis and recurring pneumonia. However, both Fern and her husband Philip knew that something wasn’t quite right. Fern and Philip’s persistence led to Fern’s diagnosis of nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung...

  • Understand What You Need to Do to Stay Healthy Over 65

    Today’s Boomer generation feels young at heart. They’re living an active lifestyle, they have no intention of slowing down, they’re booming. Many Boomers feel that because they are healthy and taking care of themselves, they are not at risk for potentially serious infectious diseases, such as pneumococcal...

  • 5 simple things you can do to promote literacy at home and beyond

    What was your favorite childhood book? Chances are, you can come up with a title right away. That’s because books create powerful memories of stories and characters that inspire kids’ imaginations and will be treasured for a lifetime. Unfortunately, some children grow up with limited access to...

  • Forward-thinking programs get kids to eat better

    They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But for millions of low-income children across the country, the low-cost or free lunch they get at school is the most nutritious, most filling meal they will eat. In 2016, over 30 million kids across the U.S. received low-cost or free...

  • Technology can help people manage Type 2 diabetes in real time

    There is no disputing that digital health technology and connected devices can produce massive amounts of data. But that data, on its own, is not always particularly useful. The real value comes from translating that data into personalized and actionable information and putting it into the hands...

  • Revealing the hidden impact of a rare blood cancer

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Barbara didn’t realize that she had the power to inspire so many people across the rare disease community and beyond with her story. As the focal point of a newly released documentary film, “Beyond Blue,” Barbara’s experience shines a light...

  • 7 ways to stay committed to your fitness goals

    In January, when many people make New Year’s resolutions to get fit, they’re full of energy and excitement to start and see results. But by the end of February, that intensity and interest start to slip. Gold's Gym has identified this as the Fitness Cliff, or the time that gym check-ins begin to...

  • New Treatment Option for People With Cystic Fibrosis

    For patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) 12 years and older with certain mutations At 17 years old, Taylor Brown is a straight-A student balancing a 10-hour work week and competitive dancing. She is also one of approximately 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis (CF), a progressive genetic...

  • 5 things your doctor may not have told you about heart disease

    Every day your heart beats an estimated 100,000 times to move 2,000 gallons of blood through your body. That equates to more than 2.5 billion beats in your lifetime! It's no surprise heart health is a priority for many people, especially considering that heart disease is so common. One in four...

  • Navigating Medicare: 5 allies who can help

    Enrolling in Medicare for the first time or starting coverage under a new plan? It might bring you back to that first day starting a new job. You knew some of the basics, but you also knew there was a lot more to learn. More than likely, you got help from colleagues who have been around for a while...

  • Five Ways You Can Support Your SweetHeart This Valentine's Day

    Like millions of Americans, your loved one may be living in a bad relationship this Valentine’s Day — the relationship between diabetes and their heart. People with type 2 diabetes are up to four times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than people without diabetes. Yet, over half of...

  • The secret to sticking to your resolutions just may lie in your Medicare benefits

    Despite our best intentions, 80 percent of us have given up on our New Year’s resolutions by mid-February. Determined to make this year different? If you’re enrolled in Medicare, you might be surprised to learn that your benefits could give you an edge in your quest to stay motivated and on track...

  • An underutilized retirement strategy

    Across the nation, thousands of seniors have used a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), commonly called a reverse mortgage loan, as a savvy way to access the equity in their homes as part of their retirement strategy. Those who are interested in a reverse mortgage loan should know that there...

  • 5 ways to support your child and address issues at school

    Children and teens experience some of the most important moments of their lives at school. It’s where they spend two-thirds of their waking hours. Of course, school can be stressful, too — and not just because of pop quizzes and science projects. “Stress isn’t the same for all children, and it impacts...

  • Add fire safety to your family's routine

    Think of all the items you replace regularly — your cellphone, lightbulbs and even your toothbrush. But when was the last time you replaced your smoke alarm batteries, or even the alarms themselves? It’s easy to overlook, but the time to think about fire safety is now — before an emergency strikes....

  • Everyone contributes to a community's strength (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Communities are made up of all kinds of people, including people with disabilities and older adults. A healthy community supports each person’s choices about how and where they live and values the inclusion of all its members. By investing...

  • What Your Doctor Wants You to Ask About Metastatic Breast Cancer

    This promotional content is brought to you by Eisai Inc. Dr. Shayma Master Kazmi has been compensated for her time developing this article with Eisai. When you’re diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, your life can feel like it’s been turned upside down. One of the best ways that you can take...

  • 7 things you didn't know about adult vaccination in the U.S.

    Even though vaccines are one of the greatest health innovations of the last century, a new survey shows that among some adults in America there is a lack of awareness about the immunizations they need as adults. According to an online survey of 1,000 American adults aged 18 years and older, there...

  • Fight for your sight: 5 tips to fight Age-related Macular Degeneration

    The ability to see is one of our most precious gifts. Like most things in life, our vision may be impacted as we age. That’s why it’s important to learn about Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Prevalent among older Americans, it affects one in five adults age 65 and older, and is the leading...

  • Bipolar I Disorder - It's More Common Than You Think

    Bipolar I disorder is a condition that equally affects men and women, regardless of age, race, or ethnicity.1 Approximately 1.5 million adults in America are living with this disease, yet it’s a condition that’s still chronically misunderstood and often misdiagnosed.2 In fact, people with bipolar...

  • New Study Confirms Value of a Simple Blood Test to Help Doctors Quickly Diagnose Blockages in Patients' Heart Arteries

    Chest discomfort. Heartburn. Tightness or pressure in the throat, jaw, shoulder, abdomen, back or arm. These are all symptoms of a common heart disease called obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD), also known as a blockage in the heart arteries. And it can be deadly. In fact, it often is. Given...

  • Why online eye apps may do more harm than good

    Online vision apps can be a great resource for health-related information, but if you rely on them to preserve your eye health and detect potential problems, you could be doing more harm than good, the American Optometric Association warns. “Eye health is critical to overall good health,” says Dr....

  • Why probiotics should be part of your routine in 2018

    At the turn of the calendar, many people begin taking action on what they plan to accomplish in the new year. Some have resolved to take up a new hobby, to save more money, to travel and, of course, to improve their health. New eating plans and gym memberships are common steps people take toward...

  • Newly Launched Cancer.com Provides Much Needed Personalized Support for People Impacted By Cancer

    Whether you’ve helped a family member through treatment or are facing a diagnosis yourself, hearing the word “cancer” can make people feel powerless and overwhelmed. For many, the best way to regain control is to be as educated as possible. This desire to be informed can lead to an endless and...

  • Celebrate American Heart Month by taking control of your cholesterol

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. February is American Heart Month, the perfect time to improve heart health and take control of your well-being. The first step is understanding a serious health condition that affects more than 100 million Americans: high cholesterol. High...

  • American Heart Month: The ideal time to take smart steps to control cholesterol

    February is American Heart Month, the perfect time to take a serious look at your heart health. One important aspect of managing your heart health is keeping your cholesterol levels within a healthy range. With a few smart steps, you can help support your heart health today and well into the future....

  • Oh, baby! 5 unexpected (but common) symptoms experienced during pregnancy

    Pregnancy is an exciting time in a woman’s life, filled with countless physical, emotional and lifestyle changes. Pregnant women often do research, read books or consult friends and family to determine what to expect during those nine months and how to best combat the symptoms that may arise. While...

  • Diabetes and you: Budgeting tips you can take to the bank

    Managing finances can seem like a daunting task, and many have a hard time deciphering between necessities and luxuries, such as vacations. People might even take some of these necessities for granted and not consider healthcare costs as part of that. However, a chronic health condition like diabetes...

  • 5 Ways Your Neighborhood Impacts Your Health

    Did you know that your zip code has a bigger impact on your health than your genetic code? It's because of factors known as social determinants of health. Things like air quality, employment, education, the people you socialize with and the safety of your neighborhood all have an impact. In fact,...

  • Legendary street artist Ben Eine takes on unconventional canvas with latest creation (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Internationally renowned street artist Ben Eine has partnered with iconic American brand Zippo to create a larger-than-life mural — the most challenging endeavor he’s ever taken on — measuring 188,368 square feet and requiring 753 gallons...

  • The Changing Landscape of Lung Cancer Treatment

    At age 64, Bob Carlson was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer, and he felt the diagnosis was like “an expiration date being stamped on his life, like a milk carton,” and the time he had left “wasn’t nearly enough.” Bob, his wife, Julia, and doctors chose chemotherapy to combat his illness—but...

  • Do you know all of your psoriasis treatment options?

    Dru Riddle of Fort Worth, Texas, is one of the estimated 7.5 million people afflicted with psoriasis across the United States. A nurse anesthetist and university professor, Riddle understands first-hand the importance of receiving the proper treatment as quickly as possible and treating the condition...

  • Surprising facts about knee & hip joint pain and women (Infographic)

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  • Protecting grandparents from flu

    Grandparents today play an active, important role in families' lives, serving as caregivers, playmates and educators for their grandchildren. It's important to protect yourself with an annual flu vaccine so you can continue doing the things you love with your families! -

  • What you should know to prepare for a blood test

    A new survey reveals Americans are not aware of what to report prior to a blood test. Only half (52 percent) believe it is very important to report use of supplements to their healthcare provider before getting a blood test. With recent interest in the use of supplements like biotin as beauty treatments,...

  • Consider alternatives to opioids to manage pain after surgery

    If you’re having surgery, you can expect to be sore and uncomfortable for a few days, whether you’re recovering at home or in the hospital. But it’s best to limit opioids or avoid them altogether, opting for alternatives to manage pain and discomfort, recommends the American Society of Anesthesiologists...

  • 6 tips that may help manage your eczema

    Your eczema (atopic dermatitis) may be a part of you, but it doesn’t have to define you. Living with eczema might take some effort, like changing your lifestyle and working with your physician to develop a treatment plan that’s right for you. 1. Avoid dry skin. Sometimes this is easier said than...

  • Living with Ulcerative Colitis: Shedding Light on Unspoken Challenges (Infographic)

    A 2017 U.S. survey of 301 adults living with ulcerative colitis (UC) and 149 gastroenterologists (GIs) suggests that some patients may be suffering from symptoms that may impact their life choices. Here are some preliminary findings from the survey (see survey methodology below) that show how the...

  • 6 ways to help a grieving friend or family member

    When someone you know loses a friend or family member, it’s not easy deciding when and how best to respond. You may find yourself unsure of what to say or do. Sometimes a simple phrase such as, “I’m sorry for your loss,” can be extraordinarily meaningful. Here are six helpful tips from 1-800-Flowers.com’s...

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