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Word Count: 579 4 reasons to make the move to a medical home Find out what it takes to make a home a medical home....
Word Count: 916 US Government Closes Investigation Into Landmark PLATO Study Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca announced that the United States Department of Justice is closing its investigation into a clinical trial with BRILINTA....
Word Count: 592 Tips to get the recommended amount of fruit in your daily diet No one questions that fruit is an essential part of the diet. But did you know that more than 70 percent of Americans do not eat the recommended amount of fruit?...
Word Count: 545 Nomophobia: When a modern smartphone affliction leads to addiction For people who are extremely connected to their mobile devices, going without them, even for only a few minutes, can be an anxiety-filled experience. Nomophobia, or the pathological fear of remaining out of touch with...
Word Count: 556 Can the power of positive thinking change your life? Positive people find success, good health, happiness, wealth and rewarding relationships throughout their lives. This is not because they are already successful, or because they are more confident, it is simply the attitude....
Word Count: 540 Indulging in a bite of pie and taking a nap could keep you healthy this holiday season The holiday season is full of celebrations. From office parties to family events, everyone gathers to spread a little extra cheer. While people may be wary of what all of the holiday treats will mean...
Word Count: 502 Enjoy healthier comfort foods while keeping the comfort Comfort foods remind us of home, warmth and family; they are often the creamy, rich and heavy everyday foods we had as children. Things like macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, and fried chicken may be...
Word Count: 560 The bedroom: the key to a restful night's sleep From noise reduction to lighting, there are a few easy ways you can turn your bedroom into a tranquil oasis....
Word Count: 557 Expert tips to curb food cravings during times of stress Tips to curb your craving to overeat during times of stress....
Word Count: 597 Have food allergies? Top tips for dining out and cooking at home Does your holiday menu allow for food allergies?...
Word Count: 678 How to handle grief during the holidays Grieving during the holidays? Expert tips for coping....
Word Count: 452 Why it's critical to make eye exams part of your back-to-school routine Find out how an eye exam can tell you if your child's vision is ready for the upcoming school year....
Word Count: 407 Drive safely with your newborn by following these tips Babies change everything. Their arrival means that new parents need to become educated - quickly - on cribs, strollers and most importantly, child-safety seats and all their rules....
Word Count: 604 Award winning actress, S. Epatha Merkerson, urges people with type 2 diabetes to accept America's Diabetes Challenge S. Epatha Merkerson is teaming up with Merck on America’s Diabetes Challenge: Get to Your Goals, encouraging people living with type 2 diabetes to join her in pledging to know their A1C....
Word Count: 671 Beyond the backpack: Back-to-school shoe-shopping tips to keep kids healthy and parents happy Shoes are one of the most important back-to-school purchases parents will make. Follow these tips to keep kids healthy and parents happy....
Word Count: 457 Simple steps that help people with diabetes keep their feet healthy Seeing a podiatrist can help people with diabetes avoid one of the most severe risks of the disease....
Word Count: 773 5 allergy myths and the facts that refute them Forget what you think you know about allergies. Here is the truth behind five commony allergy myths....
Word Count: 483 5 dietary habits of healthy kids With so much information available about kids’ nutrition – what to eat, how to supplement and more – it’s hard to get a firm grasp on what it takes to raise a healthy child. Here's...
Word Count: 550 Is vision loss inevitable with age? The answer may surprise you Vision loss doesn't have to be an inevitable part of aging....
Word Count: 0 Beyond sound: The link between hearing loss and cognitive health Hearing loss in older people isn't just a quality of life issue; hearing loss may also be bad for the brain....
Word Count: 644 Address hearing loss with compassion before the holidays Holiday gatherings can be problematic for people with untreated hearing loss, as many loud voices, background music and other noise can make it difficult to follow, participate in and feel a part of the celebration....
Word Count: 482 How chiropractic care can help runners Preventive chiropractic care can help runners avoid injury and maintain optimal health and fitness....
Word Count: 651 Healthy lunch and snack ideas for back to school If schools and parents received report cards on the lunches they’re serving kids, most wouldn’t receive a passing score. Here are some tips to keep your child eating healthy foods....
Word Count: 632 Learn how to exercise smarter, not harder Teaching your body how to use fats and carbohydrates at the right times during exercise helps get the most out of your exercise program, thus working smarter rather than harder....
Word Count: 588 Improve your entire day with these easy breakfast ideas A better breakfast may be the simple secret to shedding weight and keeping it off. Here are quick breakfast ideas that can help....
Word Count: 633 10 healthy strategies to survive the holidays If you’re trying to manage your weight, holiday activities can come with a cost if you give in to the treats of the season....
Word Count: 597 Beating Type 2 diabetes Evidence has shown Type 2 diabetes (or insulin resistance) can often be controlled – or even reversed – by proper eating and exercise....
Word Count: 743 6 tips for finding more affordable, better coverage during Medicare Annual Enrollment Questions and factors Medicare recipients should consider during the annual enrollment period....
Word Count: 543 Boost your pet's health with these preventive measures Learn how to keep your pet healthy with these preventive measures....
Word Count: 724 How to protect your pet from the obesity epidemic While the obesity is well-recognized among the public, many don’t realize there is a second obesity epidemic occurring simultaneously - a pet obesity epidemic, which is even more severe....
Word Count: 580 Often-overlooked back-to-school danger: Tips to pack safer lunches Parents can pack safer school lunches by following these food-handling and packing tips....
Word Count: 753 Simple ways to bust winter blues Shorter days, colder weather, icy roads, and less sunshine – winter can be a serious downer. Try busting winter blues with activities that exercise and soothe all five senses....
Word Count: 892 Understanding the Treatment Options for Thyroid Cancer The good news is that with treatment, survival rates range from 71-93%, even for patients with the more severe forms of thyroid cancer. The bad news is that treatment can be challenging for many patients,...
Word Count: 538 Make peace with fall: Get over your love-hate relationship with autumn allergies People who suffer from fall allergies no doubt love the fall colors and the festive time of year, while hating the sneezing, sniffling, wheezing and itching....
Word Count: 554 Are you sneezing your way through 'the most wonderful time of the year?' Every year at the holidays you wonder why your “seasonal” allergies are still bothering you. Why are you sneezing, wheezing and coughing while everyone else is caroling, sleighing and making snowmen?...
Word Count: 590 Planning, communication and cooperation help reduce back-to-school worry for parents of students with diabetes Parents of children with diabetes can take steps to ease back-to-school worries....
Word Count: 731 Simple steps people with diabetes can take to improve their quality of life One of the ways people with diabetes can help manage their disease is balancing food with physical activity. Here are five tips to help you get started....
Word Count: 563 Help prevent and manage diabetes with an active and healthy lifestyle There’s nothing better than sitting before a steaming plate of delicious-smelling food and taking that first, delectable bite. Now imagine joining your family every night and sharing that delicious meal you prepared yourself. Home-cooked meals are...
Word Count: 912 Gasp-worthy perils of bad indoor air - and what you can do about them Poor indoor air quality is nothing to sneeze at. Here's what you can do about some of the unexpected side effects of bad air....
Word Count: 634 What are your breast cancer risk factors? The answers could surprise you Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, aside from skin cancers. About one in eight women in the U.S. develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime....
Word Count: 414 You don't always get what you pay for when buying eyeglasses online Learn why buying eyeglasses online isn't the best idea....
Word Count: 42 What to look for when buying this year's sunglasses [Infographic] Sunglasses are too important to make an impulse purchase. Learn what to look for when selecting your next specs....
Word Count: 70 Browsing for eyeglasses online: think before you buy [Infographic] Learn why buying eyeglasses online may cost you more in the long run....
Word Count: 41 Habits contact lens wearers must avoid [Infographic] How are bad habits jeopardizing your vision?...
Word Count: 652 Back-to-school nutrition primer: Give kids a healthy head start on academic success One of the most important components of academic success is often overlooked: nutrition. Here are some super foods and ideas for picky eaters so your child is eating healthy and excelling academically....
Word Count: 730 5 foods for better moods, and 5 more that only bring you down Nutrition can affect your mood, for better or for worse. Here are foods to boost your mood, and those to avoid....
Word Count: 660 10 expert strategies for enjoying holiday foods without the weight gain Hectic schedules, holiday stress, and tasty indulgences at every turn can lead to a few extra pounds by the year’s end. Here's how to avoid weight gain....
Word Count: 557 Four simple home remedies for joint pain There are a number of proactive steps that incorporate all-natural solutions to help improve joint health and overall wellness....
Word Count: 671 Outsmart illness: 5 simple steps to boost your immune system naturally The best defense against illness is a healthy immune system, and by doing a few simple things at home, you can make sure yours is in tip-top shape....
Word Count: 506 Worse than itching: Bug bites, stings can cause disease and allergies Outdoor pests can cause more problems than pain and itching. Some can transmit serious diseases or trigger life-threatening allergic reactions. Tips for avoiding bug-borne problems....
Word Count: 375 Don't let pantry pests tarnish holiday traditions Learn more about the pests that could threaten your holidays....
Word Count: 510 Visual processing speeds: The key to peak performance? What do you and your favorite professional athlete have in common? You both use your eye sight each day to live life to the fullest....
Word Count: 631 Don't surrender to your dry eye; how proper nutrition can help If your eyes feel as dry as the desert, you might have a condition called dry eye....
Word Count: 739 Help your kids make the grade with healthy back-to-school snacks It’s easy to forget nutrition in all the hustle and bustle of getting ready for school each day. Make a pact to embrace healthful eating, whether breakfast on the run, packed lunches or after-school snacks....
Word Count: 691 Grape idea! One simple ingredient boosts nutrition and reinvents meals Incorporating grapes into dishes is a great way to add flavor and nutrients....
Word Count: 60 Keep your family safe from this silent killer [Infographic] What kills more people than tornadoes, hurricanes or earthquakes? Find out....
Word Count: 682 Forever young: 5 ways treating hearing loss can revitalize your life Listen up, boomers: Do you want to stay active? Vibrant? Socially engaged? Professionally successful? Most of us do. So maybe it’s time to do something about your hearing. Chances are, if you’re like many baby boomers, you’ve...
Word Count: 587 Natural stress relievers for families busy with school Back-to-school season can be stressful. Take these natural steps to relieve stress....
Word Count: 565 Don't make these common mistakes when something hurts Learn more about managing pain and when you should see a pain medicine specialist....
Word Count: 562 Managing the holidays with a loved one who suffers memory loss It's possible to make the holidays special and enjoyable for a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia. Here are some tips to help....
Word Count: 489 6 timely tips to keep kids safe this holiday season Learn six ways to keep kids safe and healthy this season....
Word Count: 112 Physical and emotional: Living with metastatic breast cancer [Infographic] Even when facing unique challenges, many women with metastatic breast cancer draw strength from sharing their stories and connecting with others who are living with the disease....
Word Count: 537 Simple tech tools to help reduce holiday stress Technology offers a few tools that can help simplify the chaos of the holiday season, allowing you to stress less, and focus on enjoying the festivities even more....
Word Count: 501 Prostate cancer and bladder leakage: Tips to live a fulfilling lifestyle In recent years, male health issues like prostate cancer have received greater attention thanks to more men vocalizing how to live life to the fullest through diagnosis, treatment and recovery....
Word Count: 429 Ick factor - Why you may be struggling to get rid of those pesky head lice Head lice are a reality of back-to-school season. Here are some tips for parents dealing with the pests....
Word Count: 1286 The Truth about Epilepsy Epilepsy is a neurological condition, and as many as one-third of people living with epilepsy are unable to sufficiently control their seizures....
Word Count: 773 Hispanics learn 'the recipe' to manage type 2 diabetes and reach their A1C goal Hispanics are at elevated risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Here's what you should know about managing the disease....
Word Count: 603 Achieving blood sugar control is important for people with type 2 diabetes Do you know how to control your blood sugar? Achieving blood sugar control is a crucial part of diabetes management....
Word Count: 748 African Americans with type 2 diabetes take America's Diabetes Challenge and pledge to get to their goals Learn more about the unique challenges facing African Americans with diabetes. ...
Word Count: 56 Type 2 diabetes? Pledge to know your A1C goal [Infographic] America’s Diabetes Challenge is an educational program urging people with type 2 diabetes to pledge to know their A1C and to talk to their doctor about setting and attaining a personal A1C goal....
Word Count: 602 Kids choose at one of country's largest restaurants: the school cafeteria Children are taught math, science, English and history at school. And every day at lunch they learn another important lesson: how to make independent nutrition choices....
Word Count: 751 Allergy and asthma preparation: an important item on the back-to-school checklist Don't let your child's allergies or asthma stand in the way of a great school year....
Word Count: 636 The surprising holiday allergy triggers in your home Fall and winter present unique risks for people with allergies and asthma....
Word Count: 1222 A Fresh Look: Consider These Ways to Help Manage Major Depressive Disorder Major depressive disorder (MDD), also known as clinical depression, affects a large number of people. In fact, in the United States, it’s been estimated that more than 30 million people have suffered from MDD over...
Word Count: 670 Hospice camp gives kids a place to process their grief their way Grieving for a lost loved one is difficult for anyone but it is especially tough for children. Learn how hospice helps children cope....
Word Count: 527 Hospice team helps people get the most out of life's final moments Many people agree that it’s the people they encounter throughout their lives that really make it worth living. But can the people you meet in your final months truly have that much of an impact?...
Word Count: 127 Finding expert guidance through grief [Infographic] Hospice provides grief and bereavement counseling that addresses the individual ways in which people grieve and reminds everyone that they are not alone....
Word Count: 88 Helping individuals coping with serious illness choose their paths [Infographic] When diagnosed with a serious illness, you’ll have plenty of decisions to make regarding your care. Help is available for processing those decisions....
Word Count: 2 What is one of the best foods to donate to food banks? [Infographic] When it comes to protein, essential vitamins and nutrients, and flavor, peanuts and peanut butter are a valuable donation to help feed the hungry....
Word Count: 76 Common food allergy myths, debunked [Infographic] Don’t be fooled by the most common food allergy myths. Learn the facts about food allergies....
Word Count: 892 Acne 101 for moms: How to outsmart your teen's pimples for the first day of school Relieve teens' stress over acne as they head back to school....
Word Count: 485 Therapy 'test drive' could lead to relief from common bladder and bowel control problems People with overactive bladder and bowel incontinence now have the option to test drive a long-term treatment....
Word Count: 689 Clearing up the facts about cataracts Cataract is one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S. Do you know the facts?...
Word Count: 515 Tips for becoming your own best health care advocate Being an advocate for your health can help keep you well, and could save you money on your Medicare coverage, too....
Word Count: 558 Choosing a Medicare plan? Ask yourself these questions What you should know if you're shopping for a Medicare plan as open enrollment time approaches....
Word Count: 430 Natural, non-hormonal therapy provides big relief for menopause-related hot flashes Today in the United States, an estimated 50 million women have reached menopause, and most will spend at least one-third of their lives beyond their final period, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center....
Word Count: 106 What caregivers of people with AMD need to know [Infographic] How do you care for someone with Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)? Understand how AMD progresses and available treatments for the more than 15 million Americans diagnosed with some form of AMD....
Word Count: 0 Eating clean: Today's top food trend takes a simpler approach to nutrition Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate? Azodicarbonamide? Sodium Benzoate? Most people will agree that you shouldn’t need a chemistry degree to read and understand what goes into your favorite foods. A simple glance at the average ingredient label, however,...
Word Count: 438 FDA meeting on female sexual dysfunction promising Sometimes the stress of the day isn't the cause for a woman's lack of sexual desire. Sometimes it's something else....
Word Count: 1188 Concerned about stroke? A two-year study finds that vitamin E from Malaysian palm oil helps to protect brain's white matter While you may know about your brain’s gray matter, did you also know that about 50 percent of your brain is made of white matter? The health of your brain’s white matter affects how well...
Word Count: 409 Preparing for back-to-school: backpacks, new jeans and vaccines Preparing for the upcoming school year? Don't forget to make sure your kids' vaccinations are up to date. ...
Word Count: 381 Health coverage is available that fits the family budget: Enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP is year-round Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide free or low-cost health coverage for children and teens in families with low and moderate incomes. Parents and other adults may qualify for Medicaid as well....
Word Count: 563 Why salt is essential to human life Learn why salt not only helps your food taste great but is also an important ingredient for your good health....
Word Count: 581 Expectant moms need iodine for healthy children One very easy and vitally important thing to do for a healthy baby is to make sure pregnant and nursing women get enough iodine....
Word Count: 752 See how a fitness expert stays fit and healthy with a daily dose of fun Find out how one New York trainer combines fitness and fun into his daily routine....
Word Count: 0 Consumers know more about snack cakes than smoke alarms [Infographic] Did you know that more people know the shelf life of snack cakes than the operating life of smoke alarms?...
Word Count: 649 The future of cancer treatment may lie in an experimental 'immunotherapy' vaccine Diane Altenburg has been cancer free for years undergoing this treatment....
Word Count: 426 The ABCs of a good balanced diet Learn more about hidden hunger and who's at risk....
Word Count: 571 Plateau-busting tips for avoiding common workout pitfalls Plateaus can derail your workout and weight loss. Here's how to avoid them....
Word Count: 333 Fight childhood hunger to keep kids healthy this summer Many children who rely on free or reduced cost meals during the school year are at risk of going hungry during the summer months....
Word Count: 567 Fall foot health made easy Simple steps you take today can help keep feet healthy and comfortable so you don’t miss a beat this fall....
Word Count: 81 Youth sports: the entire family is on the team [Infographic] Learn how youth sports affect more than just the athletes themselves....
Word Count: 480 Home safety tips that put families at ease Learn what you can do to keep your home and your family safe this summer....
Word Count: 69 Beach potty problems - the salty truth [Infographic] Find out what other contaminants may be joining you at the beach this year....
Word Count: 685 The growing burden of diabetes If this growing health problem of Type 2 diabetes isn’t addressed, the CDC estimates it will affect one in every three Americans by 2050....
Word Count: 56 Bridging the gap in diabetes care [Infographic] Learn more about bridging the gaps diabetes care in the United States for those most affected. ...
Word Count: 54 Multiple myeloma by the numbers [Infographic] Learn more about multiple myeloma, which is an incurable and rare cancer that starts in plasma cells in the bone marrow....
Word Count: 456 Keeping your teens healthy this back to school Most people know little about meningococcal meningitis or how a simple vaccination can protect kids from this deadly disease....
Word Count: 461 5 tips for relieving dry skin Dry skin can be more than just a minor irritant. These five steps will help battle dry skin problems....
Word Count: 534 Easy methods to give your home a summer spruce up Summer provides a great opportunity to go deep and tackle the DIY-oriented tasks around the home. Check out these tips to give your home a summer spruce-up, without breaking the bank....
Word Count: 536 Learn why workplace benefits help provide financial security While many view open enrollment as a chance to merely review and update health care coverage, such as medical, dental and vision, it is actually about much more than that....
Word Count: 79 Reproductive health is a life-long consideration [Infographic] There are many diseases or conditions that affect women differently, or to a greater extent than men. One such area: reproductive health....
Word Count: 90 Many women don't consider themselves at risk for cardiovascular disease [Infographic] Even with new information available, many women don’t consider themselves at risk for cardiovascular disease. This misconception in part can lead to an imbalance in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of CVD in women....
Word Count: 75 Breast cancer: early detection is key [Infographic] Despite the increased awareness of breast cancer and emphasis on early detection, the disease continues to be a major global health issue in need of improved forms of testing and treatment....
Word Count: 637 Career changers find fulfillment, job security in nursing For those considering a new career, nursing provides diverse, flexible career advancement opportunities. ...
Word Count: 709 Tempting and healthy holiday treats The holiday season is a fun and festive time. It’s also a time when many people take a timeout from their daily routine to enjoy those tempting treats at family gatherings and office parties....
Word Count: 389 Common new mom question: Are all formulas created equal? Moms looking to save some money can be confident that store-brand formulas are as safe and nourshing as the big brands....
Word Count: 683 Flu fighters: Busting six sickening flu myths Here is the truth behind six sickening myths about the flu....
Word Count: 537 Do-it-this-weekend ways to improve your home's indoor air quality and energy efficiency Improve your home's indoor air quality and energy efficiency with a few simple projects that can be accomplished in a weekend....
Word Count: 585 Preparing to survive: considerations for life after cancer As cancer survivorship improves, people everywhere are learning new ways to enjoy life after cancer....
Word Count: 35 Can you ID the symptoms of EPI? [Infographic] Are GI symptoms keeping you in the stall? Unroll the facts about exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, or EPI....
Word Count: 899 Boost kids' nutrition with tips on creating a balanced plate Parents looking to improve kids' nutrition can achieve better balance with some meal makeover tips....
Word Count: 764 Grown up snack substitutions to satisfy your inner child's taste buds Step back into your childhood with these delicious, healthy taste substitutions....
Word Count: 468 Keeping pre-teens safe as they grow older As children grow up, it can be difficult for parents to know how to stay connected and keep them safe....
Word Count: 1149 Are you a weekend warrior? Don't let joint pain slow you down If you’re thinking about discussing joint pain and possible replacement surgery with your doctor, but find yourself procrastinating, you’re not alone. Delaying treatment may prolong pain and deprive you from doing the things you love....
Word Count: 740 10 incredibly simple ways to ease back-to-school stress Helping your child ease into the school year sets them up to succeed both academically and socially. Consider these tips for a seamlessly transition from summer to back-to-school season....
Word Count: 506 Savvy parents share back-to-school lunchbox and snack tricks Tips and tricks for parents who want to get an A+ from their kids for lunch and snack-time tastiness....
Word Count: 590 Using music to find inner strength in living with relapsing MS MS is an unpredictable, chronic disease of the central nervous system that affects about 400,000 Americans and can lead to disability....
Word Count: 598 Turn over a new leaf with your diet this fall to achieve healthy, glowing skin A healthy diet, rich in leafy greens, and a holistic approach to skincare can have complexion-beautifying benefits....
Word Count: 383 More support for managing COPD Many new challenges await people living with COPD, from dealing with a diagnosis to learning how to do things differently. Having access to education and support can help....
Word Count: 473 New national health initiative focuses on Parkinson's patient engagement Each year, 60,000 people in the US are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD), a chronic, degenerative neurologic disorder that each person experiences differently....
Word Count: 71 Breakup with breakouts [Infographic] Get the inside scoop on what causes acne and how you can help your skin see clearer skies no matter your age....
Word Count: 1036 Prostate Cancer That Has Spread to the Bones: Speaking Up About Symptoms of Advanced Disease William "Rick" Richter was diagnosed with prostate cancer 10 years ago. Now, the avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and outdoors-enthusiast is sharing his story in recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month this September....
Word Count: 622 Combat signs of aging with simple beauty-routine updates Some simple and small changes in your beauty routine can help you achieve healthier, more youthful skin....
Word Count: 529 Don't let germs hitch a ride home from school By simply touching their desks and lunch tables and swapping school supplies with classmates, kids are likely to bring home germs from school, and then spread them to family members....
Word Count: 414 3 reasons now is the time to get vaccinated Vaccines protect you from serious and sometimes deadly diseases. Yet most adults in the United States are not fully vaccinated. Here is what the experts recommend....
Word Count: 890 2014 may be one of the worst allergy seasons in years When it comes to fall allergies, waiting until symptoms develop to find a solution isn’t the best approach. ...
Word Count: 518 5 health tips to empower men to man up and take charge of their health Men have the "if it ain’t broke don’t fix it" mentality, but a few simple steps today can improve well-being in the short-term and help men stay healthy in the long-term....
Word Count: 647 Making health a family affair Life is busy. And sometimes - in all of its craziness - it’s easy to lose track of what’s really important: health and family....
Word Count: 1064 Get to Know Your Permanent Birth Control Options As a woman, there comes a time when you’re faced with an important question: “Am I done having children?”...
Word Count: 1548 What's the Curve? Is It Peyronie's Disease? Peyronie’s disease is a wound-healing disorder affecting the connective tissue within the penis....
Word Count: 1467 Putting Your Finger on a Challenging Hand Condition Dupuytren’s disease can lead to contracture of the fingers2 and may affect how much a person can move or straighten his or her fingers.2 This is known as Dupuytren’s contracture, and approximately 3-6% of Americans...
Word Count: 1330 Tips for Women to Talk to Their Men about Sexual Health As men age, they may develop a number of health conditions that some might consider too embarrassing, sensitive or difficult to discuss with others. Some conditions they might not even talk about with their partner,...
Word Count: 768 New Drug Manages Osteoarthritis Pain, Provides Effective Pain Relief at a Low Dose Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the U.S. The most common type is osteoarthritis (OA), which affects approximately 27 million adults nationwide....
Word Count: 776 How to make the start of the school year healthy and happy Families get busier when kids go back to school and it can be difficult to make healthy choices. Here are some ways to keep things healthy during this busy season....
Word Count: 96 Are you getting the most from your protein? [Infographic] Research shows protein is a key part of building and maintaining lean muscle, but are you eating the right type of protein? Learn more now....
Word Count: 558 Do you know the signs if your child has a concussion? Concussions are generating a lot of attention these days as an increasing amount of research highlights the difficulties in treating them....
Word Count: 51 The state of osteoarthritis [Infographic] Osteoarthritis affects about 27 million adults in the United States....
Word Count: 566 Is teen hearing loss on the rise? The results of a recent study paint a troubling picture of today’s hearing-impaired person - and it might just be the portrait of a teen....
Word Count: 127 What exactly is tinnitus? [Infographic] Learn more about tinnitus, how it relates to hearing loss and how you can protect yourself from it....
Word Count: 594 5 sanity-saving secrets to balance school and fun this holiday season Keep the school year going strong with these easy tips....
Word Count: 429 New research finds 40 percent of teens say they've been hit or nearly hit while walking New research examines how handheld devices are causing teens to be more easily distracted, leading to greater risk on the roads, particularly when walking....
Word Count: 486 How a tape measure and scale can save your child's life Learn why abandoning the booster seat too soon is dangerous....
Word Count: 465 Can we change the culture of youth sports? Injuries sideline too many young atheletes. Here three steps to change the culture of youth sports....
Word Count: 114 How to get to your blood sugar goals [Infographic] Learn more about what you can do to reach your personal A1C goal with this helpful infographic....
Word Count: 700 Serve and return: learn how early childhood interactions are crucial to learning How adult interaction with infants and young children helps develop their brains....
Word Count: 665 Breastfeeding? Take advantage of FSA dollars Nursing moms can use flexible spending account dollars to pay for breastfeeding pumps and supplies....
Word Count: 587 5 great skincare tips for cooler temperatures As temperatures drop, your skin needs increased care. ...
Word Count: 999 Leg pain that can be much more: peripheral artery disease After experiencing a long period of pain and cramping in his legs, a 61-year-old man working as a machine operator in a factory outside of Tulsa, Okla., was diagnosed with peripheral artery disease, or PAD,...
Word Count: 567 Personalize your health and wellness to help meet your goals Experts say the more you customize your wellness plan for your personal needs and style, the more likely you'll support your fitness and health goals....
Word Count: 334 Taking control for healthier aging As adults age, they often face different health challenges than those experienced during their youth; however, there are several key steps that can be taken to improve their chances of maintaining good health....
Word Count: 710 Continuing to Create Change for Hemophilia When parents first learn of a child’s hemophilia diagnosis, they often feel scared and frustrated. However, by becoming more educated on the rare bleeding disorder, they often realize how fortunate they are to have access...
Word Count: 636 Swapping ingredients and habits for healthier living When it comes to cooking, you’re always on the lookout for new recipes, easy shortcuts and ways to make familiar recipes healthier without sacrificing the great taste....
Word Count: 716 New coaching program helps people living with multiple sclerosis improve financial wellness MS affects nearly 2.5 million people worldwide, including more than 400,000 people in the U.S. People living with the disease can face many challenges due to unpredictable symptoms that disrupt their life and career....
Word Count: 530 Dry bottoms and rockin' tunes: The recipe for happy babies, survey says Find out what helps baby to wake up happy....
Word Count: 111 The impact that sensitive bladders are taking on women's quality of life [Infographic] Results from a survey conducted by Always Discreet reveal the hidden impact that bladder leaks are taking on women’s quality of life globally....
Word Count: 641 Simple tips for feeling and looking your best - inside and out When you learn to live a healthier lifestyle, you can begin to reap the benefits of more energy, improved vitality and elevated spirits. Follow these simple and realistic steps to feel your best and increase...
Word Count: 377 Find relief from occasional allergy symptoms this fall Allergy-proof your fall fun with these tips for managing triggers and symptoms....
Word Count: 670 Healthy tips and advice for lowering your risk of heart disease A number of conditions can lead to heart disease, such as diabetes and high cholesterol. What’s more – heart disease does not discriminate by race or gender....
Word Count: 677 Not your mother's menopause: new ways to manage symptoms With an estimated 50+ million women projected to experience menopause this year, the health care topics of perimenopause and menopause are highly relevant - to the women experiencing symptoms, as well as their loved ones....
Word Count: 399 New online portal connects women living with metastatic breast cancer to peer-support and educational resources Kimberly Jewett was shocked and scared when, after nearly four years cancer free, she learned her breast cancer had returned as metastatic breast cancer (MBC), meaning it had spread outside of the breast tissue. Facing...
Word Count: 526 Driving tire safety for teens: Road safety begins with the only part of the car that touches the road Teen drivers don't have the tire knowledge they need to be safe on the road, a new study shows. Take these tips for talking to teens about tire safety....
Word Count: 534 Make this football season a smarter one Football season is here, and it's vital for parents, coaches and players to take steps to ensure player safety....
Word Count: 523 Celebrating those who make a difference in the lives of people affected by rare blood cancers, myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) Dealing with any serious health problem can be an isolating experience. But it can be especially difficult for those living with a rare disease because information, resources and treatment options may be hard to find....
Word Count: 96 Do you have your shift together? [Infographic] About 15 million Americans work outside a traditional 9-to-5 schedule, putting them at risk for several health issues, including shift work disorder (SWD)....
Word Count: 68 Baby, big kid and beyond: Bath safety is for everyone [Infographic] Infant and child safety must be a priority in the bathroom. With simple expert tips, you can keep the whole family safe with stylish upgrades....
Word Count: 1586 Taking Care in Sunny Weather: Answers To Important Questions About Metastatic Melanoma With sunshine and warm weather upon many of us, it’s a particularly important time to familiarize yourself with metastatic melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions...
Word Count: 83 The state of NSAIDs [Infographic] Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are used to treat a variety of acute and chronic pain conditions. The FDA advises using NSAIDs at the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration of time....
Word Count: 81 Hispanics and Type 2 diabetes: Do you know your A1C? [Infographics] Desafiando La Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas is an educational program urging Hispanics with Type 2 diabetes to pledge to know their A1C and set and attain blood sugar goals....
Word Count: 691 How one sailing boat is empowering those living with multiple sclerosis despite any challenges from Mother Nature, the crew of Oceans of Hope will not let anything get in their way, even multiple sclerosis - a condition that attacks the central nervous system and in some...
Word Count: 580 Don't let the flu be a factor in your fall festivities Flu season is officially here, and it may not be long before you or someone you know starts experiencing muscle aches, chills, fever and other flu-like symptoms. ...
Word Count: 561 The key to pursuing dreams for people with diabetes Athletes with diabetes work together to inspire others to pursue their dreams....
Word Count: 53 Advice for finding the strength to live with MS [Infographic] Learn how to empower yourself to take charge of multiple sclerosis with these tips and advice from music artist David Osmond....
Word Count: 540 How to stop pet stains from straining your family events While there is no doubt that pet owners love their furry friends, it’s fair to say that dogs and cats can easily take over the home....
Word Count: 35 Help prevent the flu with a flu shot! [Infographic] When you go to the pharmacist or doctor to get your flu shot this season, you may have options on what vaccination you receive....
Word Count: 862 How simple stomach pains can take you to hell and back Learn how one woman's stomach pains became much, much more. ...
Word Count: 752 Fall life hacks to keep you organized while on the go As the weather cools down, flu and cold season begins to take off and we start planning for a busy holiday season. Could you use a life hack or two?...
Word Count: 43 What do you know about allergic rhinitis? [Infographic] Millions of Americans are impacted by allergic rhinitis or nasal allergies, both seasonally and year-round. The best way to combat the condition is to be proactive by understanding and avoiding common triggers. It’s also important...
Word Count: 1110 School-Year 'Checkpoints' and ADHD: What You Need to Know With each school year, children and parents alike must adapt to new teachers, new classes and new activities. For children who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (or ADHD), the condition can add increased complexity to...
Word Count: 1262 An Irregular Heartbeat Could be Sign of Something More: Atrial Fibrillation For an estimated five million Americans, an irregular heartbeat is a sign of a potentially life-threatening health condition called atrial fibrillation, or AFib....
Word Count: 668 Have a sweet tooth? Smart ways to indulge and still maintain your diet If you have a sweet tooth, rest assured that reducing sugar does not have to mean giving up your affinity for sweetness. Here are some simple tips to help....
Word Count: 422 Restless legs syndrome: 'no laughing matter' RLS is a neurologic disorder that causes these symptoms and it is no laughing matter. It can impact day-to-day activities and a person's sleep....
Word Count: 446 Baby safety checklist: Steps to eliminate hidden dangers in the laundry room Babies are curious and even at very young ages, they tend to get into things they shouldn’t. That’s why there’s no better time than today to take steps toward securing your home, and the laundry...
Word Count: 695 The Fragile X factor: What parents should know about this mysterious disease Learn more about Fragile X Syndrome and who's at risk. ...
Word Count: 477 7 things you didn't know about pneumonia Many people believe pneumonia only affects vulnerable elderly people and occurs in colder climates – but the truth is pneumonia is a serious lung infection that can hit anyone, at any time or any place....
Word Count: 460 Important tax information for everyone with marketplace health insurance If you have health insurance through a federal or state-sponsored marketplace, here's how it will impact your income tax return....
Word Count: 635 Uncontrollable laughing and crying: A stroke survivor's unexpected diagnosis At 33, Delanie Wilson had a stroke and life never was the same again. Delanie’s road to recovery was challenging and involved months of rehab. With time, Delanie saw improvements in her speech and movement,...
Word Count: 125 A well-prepared emergency kit is essential for diabetes patients [Infographic] Provided by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), My Diabetes Emergency Plan is a comprehensive resource for patients with diabetes to prepare for a crisis situation....
Word Count: 99 New survey results shed light on unmet needs in epilepsy community [Infographic] Results of Eisai Inc. and Epilepsy Foundation national survey shed light on unmet needs in epilepsy community....
Word Count: 498 Keep your skin glowing by staying active as temperatures start to drop Learn how to protect your skin during winter's harshest days. ...
Word Count: 752 Debunking the top 5 myths of hearing loss Some 36 million Americans suffer from a silent issue: hearing loss. For many struggling with hearing loss, this misinformation prevents them from living the lives they could be....
Word Count: 371 Top 10 oral hygiene tips for patients diagnosed with cancer When undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy, cancer patients often suffer side effects that manifest in the mouth. It’s important for patients to get any dental work done in advance of cancer treatments and pay special...
Word Count: 104 U.S. cardiologist perspectives on management of non-valvular atrial fibrillation [Infographic] Daiichi Sankyo and the Heart Rhythm Society conducted a global survey of 1,100 cardiologists, including 160 from the U.S., to help shed light on diversity in the patient population with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF)....
Word Count: 867 New Pill Approved by the FDA Offers Different Treatment Option for Patients with Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis Participating in outdoor activities, getting your hair cut, wearing a bathing suit – all of these may seem like ordinary activities but, for people with moderate to severe psoriasis, these activities can be a source...
Word Count: 118 The burdens of psoriasis [Infographic] Learn more about the burdens of psoriasis....
Word Count: 411 Hollywood tips to keep your eyes star-worthy No matter the season, beautiful and healthy eyes are always in style. How can you make your eyes shine like your favorite stars?...
Word Count: 85 Chronic pain: The impact on daily life [Infographic] A recent survey of chronic pain patients revealed the many challenges they face in living with the condition....
Word Count: 808 Why the next talk you have with your daughter should be about breast health Have you talked to your daughter about her breast health?...
Word Count: 1 Why the cheapest 'retirement investment' is also critical to your health You maxed out your 401(k) every year you worked, invested wisely and planned carefully in preparation for retirement. Perhaps you even researched your Medicare options and you know exactly what health and drug plans you’ll...
Word Count: 35 See why the original beverage is still the best [Infographic] Learn more about why you should put the sugary soda down and reach for the tap next time you’re thirsty. ...
Word Count: 99 The ear, your body's most underrated sensory organ [Infographic] Have you heard the latest about your body’s most important sensory organ?...
Word Count: 97 Teens getting the truth out about smoking [Infographic] Today only 9 percent of teens smoke in the U.S. and this generation is joining together to end smoking. For good....
Word Count: 440 Chronic kidney disease is on the rise in America. Are you at risk? How much thought have you given your kidneys lately? Actually, have you ever thought about your kidneys? Your kidneys clean your blood by removing waste and excess fluid, maintain the balance of salt and minerals in...
Word Count: 353 Tips for traveling with chronic kidney disease Although dialysis doesn’t take vacations, dialysis patients sure can – they just need to plan ahead when they travel....
Word Count: 40 What did you say? How teens are putting their hearing at risk [Infographic] What daily activities are jeopardizing your teen’s hearing?...
Word Count: 46 Advanced breast cancer: Then and now [Infographic] Thirty years ago, breast cancer was considered one disease and treatment options were limited....
Word Count: 547 Separate the fruit from the cake: How to manage your weight and still enjoy the holidays What's your holiday weight-management plan?...
Word Count: 515 Meal-planning hacks to help you dine fast and healthy A few simple meal hacks can help you dine quickly and keep meals healthy....
Word Count: 692 Personalizing your Medicare options: What's right for you? Finding the right Medicare plan can be a little confusing – there are so many plans and coverage options to choose from....
Word Count: 103 National survey results reveal additional consumer education, awareness and action needed for liquid laundry packets [Infographic] Liquid laundry packets are not treated with the same safety considerations like other cleaning products according to a survey. Pledge to keep your children safe in the laundry room....
Word Count: 80 Are your children protected from laundry packets? [Infographic] Learn more about how proper laundry safety packet habits can help keep your family safe....
Word Count: 107 A digestible guide to lactose intolerance [Infographic] No ice cream, milk or cheese – it’s reality for 40 million Americans who suffer from lactose intolerance. Here are some tips and treatments to consider....
Word Count: 0 Fight holiday temptation and prepare to prove you have health insurance Tax forms will prove you have health insuranceIf you have health insurance through the federal or a state-sponsored marketplace, it means a couple of important yet simple changes on your next income tax return. Read the...
Word Count: 466 5 tips to keep your child's school days from becoming sick days Find out what you can do to boost your child's immune system and keep them healthy this school year. ...
Word Count: 98 Tips for a food allergy-friendly Halloween [Infographic] To be aware of those managing potentially life-threatening (severe) allergies, there are several things to keep in mind this Halloween season....
Word Count: 47 Get to know gluten-free [Infographic] Need a roadmap to plan your gluten-free lifestyle? One’s here waiting for you....
Word Count: 18 From like to love [Infographic] Starting a new relationship can be an exciting and confusing time. Merck surveyed 452 American women aged 18 – 44 to uncover what they think about the early stages of their relationships....
Word Count: 579 Want to be a Heimlich hero? All ages can learn how to save a life Choking is the fifth leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Over the years, the Heimlich maneuver has saved an estimated 50,000 U.S. lives....
Word Count: 564 Life-threatening (severe) allergies and bullying: resources available to educate and raise awareness Bullying has received increased national attention and can include behaviors such as name-calling, actual or threatened acts of physical harm, rumor spreading and social exclusion. Having health issues may also lead to bullying....
Word Count: 14 Do you know the facts about Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)? [Infographic] How much do you know about RSV?...
Word Count: 17 Learn more about severe RSV disease and how parents can protect their high-risk children [Infographic] Learn how to protect premature babies from RSV, a common but potentially lethal childhood virus....
Word Count: 678 FDA's message to moms: Eat more seafood The nutrients in seafood are vital to the brain development of young children, even during pregnancy....
Word Count: 408 Discover how bladder leaks can feel like no big deal More than 40 million American women over the age of 40 are affected by sensitive bladder in their daily lives. Learn how to manage leakage now....
Word Count: 353 Healthy, radiant skin starts below the surface Not only does healthy skin help you look younger, but properly maintaining your skin also gives you a healthier overall appearance so you feel more confident....
Word Count: 422 Worried about Ebola? You should be more concerned about these deadly diseases Deadly superbugs are prevalent in hospitals, health care and daycare settings across the country – as well as many communities....
Word Count: 89 Losing as little as 5 percent of your body weight can improve overall health [Infographic] Research shows that losing as little as 5 percent of your body weight can improve cholesterol levels, and can reduce blood pressure levels....
Word Count: 412 Restless legs syndrome: It's 'no laughing matter' RLS is a neurologic disorder that causes these symptoms and it is no laughing matter. It can impact day-to-day activities and a person's sleep....
Word Count: 483 Reverse the onset of diabetes with simple lifestyle changes and healthy living programs Some simple lifestyle changes can help those with prediabetes avoid some of the worst complications of diabetes....
Word Count: 44 Do you have prediabetes and not know it? [Infographic] You may have prediabetes and not know it – learn more about this condition and how you can reverse it today....
Word Count: 761 Gift ideas to warm people's hearts and feed their passions Find the right gift for your loved one this year. ...
Word Count: 79 Parents, listen up! Kids' hearing loss is on the rise [Infographic] Did you know kids’ hearing loss is on the rise? Learn more....
Word Count: 54 Are you at risk? [Infographic] If you’re age 50 or older, you may be at increased risk for pneumococcal pneumonia....
Word Count: 735 Why you should know about pancreatic cancer What do you know about pancreatic cancer? Here's why you should learn more....
Word Count: 572 Simple tips to help pancreatic cancer patients eat well For people with pancreatic cancer, daily meal-planning comes with particular challenges, such as ensuring they get enough nutrition....
Word Count: 437 Dermatologist shares skin care tips for the changing seasons Simple, healthful ways to adjust your skin care routine for cold weather....
Word Count: 90 The simple solution to digital eye strain [Infographic] Did you know 70 percent of the population experiences digital eye strain? Learn what it is and how to relieve the symptoms....
Word Count: 39 What is your body trying to tell you this winter? [Infographic] You may start to feel lousy during the colder months, but do you know the real cause?...
Word Count: 72 The power of plant-based proteins [Infographic] Learn more about the health benefits of plant-based proteins from sources like brown rice, pea, hemp and soy....
Word Count: 559 Not ready for a hearing aid? Alternatives break tradition Hearing difficulty is a reality for 98 million Americans, but many ignore simple solutions. Now there are alternatives to hearing aids that are gaining popularity....
Word Count: 689 How health care will affect your taxes: 6 tips you need to know The Affordable Care Act has changed the health care insurance landscape since last year, and for the first time, health care and your taxes are now directly related....
Word Count: 53 Caregivers make up 1 in 3 U.S. adults [Infographic] Caregivers play a vital role in a patient’s health, and nearly one in three adults in America is a caregiver....
Word Count: 65 Optimal lung cancer care requires a team [Infographic] If you have lung cancer, talk to your doctor about engaging a multidisciplinary team in order to receive the best care possible....

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