Health And Wellness

Health And Wellness

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5 surprising facts about baby boomers - including one that could save your life Hepatitis C is a silent epidemic among baby boomers. Here's what boomers should know about detecting and treating this potentially deadly disease....
When disaster strikes, will your pets be safe? Preparedness tips for pet parents Provisions to take care of pets should be part of every family's disaster preparedness plans. Take these steps to ensure your pets are cared for in the event of an emergency....
Family turns grief into action; offers advice for raising awareness for a cause Learn how one family is turning a tragedy into an opportunity to raise awareness for a rare genetic disease....
Kid-friendly foods that are also healthy appearing in restaurants across the country In an effort to meet the growing demand among consumers for more healthful menu options, a number of restaurants are offering more nutritious and great-tasting menu options for kids....
4 reasons to make the move to a medical home Find out what it takes to make a home a medical home....
How to be a sun-savvy super hero for your family Protecting skin from sun damage is important throughout life. Parents can help kids establish sun-safe habits with these fun summer activities....
Lighten up summer with delicious salads and fun activities It’s easy to get outside for activities the entire family will enjoy and to revamp your eating routine to help the family shape up for the summer....
The key to managing stress: identify causes and find simple solutions If there is one aspect of life in the modern world that affects all of us, it’s stress. In fact, it’s so prevalent and can have such a serious effect on our health, that April...
Former all-star short stop and professional baseball coach Larry Bowa discusses his painful case of shingles What disease is so intense it can cause a former professional athlete to experience the worst pain he has ever felt? Learn more about the shingles and who's at risk....
National Infant Immunization Week 2014 Immunizations are considered to be one of the 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Over time, successful vaccination campaigns have contributed...
Health care teams demand nurses with doctorate degrees Health care leaders are facing the challenge of providing quality care while meeting the needs of an aging population. Nurses are responding to meet this demand and leading the care team through continued education....
Intersection of technology and health care improves patient care The health care industry is shifting its focus from volume to value, rewarding health care providers who offer higher quality, more efficient care. Many health systems are adopting new technology to enable this evolution....
Struggling for breath: Why people with COPD may be putting themselves at unnecessary risk Imagine experiencing shortness of breath, wheezing, and a cough so severe it requires you to visit the emergency room. This is a frightening potential reality for an estimated 24 million Americans with COPD....
Health care industry experiencing new demands for nurses Nursing careers are going to continue experiencing high growth through 2022. Many careers are very patient involved, but other nursing careers may be managerial instead....
Tips and tricks for healthy and tasty food substitutions from culinary experts To be inspired and jazz up any meal time, take cues from culinary experts about clever substitutions for commonly used foods....
The tween years: How to survive as a parent The tween years are tough for everyone. Some expert advice can help parents cope with the trials of tweenhood....
Bridging the disability insurance gap Underestimating the risk of becoming disabled can throw a person into financial difficulty. Disability insurance can help, but is not always taken advantage of....
Great-looking, flavorful veggies are also good for your eyes Summer's best-looking, best-tasting vegetables also deliver abundant nutrients that are good for your eyes....
Kick-start kids' summer with shoe-shopping tips for parents When it comes to the health of your children, you do everything you can to help them grow up strong. Are you aware of the important role foot health plays in a child’s overall development?...
Well-heeled: Tips for picking high heels that are better for your feet Love how your high heels make your legs look but hate how they make your feet feel? Try these expert tips for choosing heels that are better for your feet....
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....
Pump it up: Ways to grow the personal trainer profession Americans are using personal trainers in a proactive approach to their personal health and well-being. There are opportunities in the fitness industry to ensure personal trainers concentrate on health and well-being for their clients....
How chiropractic care can help runners Preventive chiropractic care can help runners avoid injury and maintain optimal health and fitness....
Baby boomers: Three crucial times to review your Medicare options for retirement Baby boomers facing the big decision of when to take Social Security retirement shouldn’t overlook the importance of signing up for Medicare at age 65. Find out the three crucial times for baby boomers to...
Learn how to help college students take control of their health College may provide the first opportunity for many young adults to make important health decisions for themselves. Learn how to help college students take control of their health....
Food safety tips for the summer cookout Cooking outdoors may provide a sense of relaxation and calm, but the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reminds those cooking outdoors to focus on the necessary steps to ensure food safety....
Wholesome snacks for back to school The new school year shouldn't stop you from offering your children healthy snacks. Try these easy creations....
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,...
Facing brain surgery? Know all your options Fear is a normal reaction when you’ve just been told your headaches and blurry vision are symptoms of a brain tumor which is serious enough that you will need treatment. Whether you’re facing the prospect...
Ask the Pharmacist: Managing the aches and pains of arthritis Making the right lifestyle and medication decisions can be the difference between living a healthy, full life and living with a serious disability caused by arthritis....
Is your child eating kid-friendly foods that support overall health and wellness? Smart ways parents can get kids to eat healthier foods....
Can your home weather the swarm? Find out how to protect your home from pests as warmer temperatures arrive....
Public awareness needed to prevent bed bugs Learn precautions you can take to stop the spread of bed bugs....
Computer screens, smartphones and TVs - blue light from electronic devices raising concerns for eye health Dramatic shifts in digital tool usage and media consumption are exposing eyes to blue light from electronic devices which can be very damaging....
Children's health concern: Every minute poison control answers a call about young kids getting into medicine Children's health concern: Did you know every minute poison control answers a call about kids getting into medicine? Here's what you need to know about this growing problem and how to prevent it....
Good habits to keep teens safe on the road Learn some simple tips to help teens stay safe while riding in cars....
Parents, prevent heatstroke by never leaving a child alone in a car One child dies every 10 days from heatstroke. Learn how to keep your child safe....
Laboring under misconceptions: Epidural myths may keep women from reliable pain management It’s one of the most effective, safest and widely used forms of pain management for women in labor, yet there are misconceptions about epidurals....
Not getting through? How to talk to your guy about your health concerns If your guy has trouble listening when you talk about your health concerns, a fundamental difference in communication styles and lack of information (not empathy) may be to blame. Here's how to communicate better....
7 health myths that might surprise you Discover these seven health myths and find out how you can start living a healthier life....
Exercise those ears: Simple ways to keep your hearing in shape There are actions people can take that can help maintain the ability to process and understand speech when communicating with others. The following list of healthy hearing practices may help prevent or reduce hearing loss...
Try tasty simple swaps to lighten up your menu When it comes to diet and health, small changes can lead to big rewards. The trick is to identify ingredients that make for easy trades, like milk, yogurt and cheese....
Safety tips to prevent summer fun from becoming a summer scare No family wants to have summer fun turn into a summer scare. Consider these safety tips to avoid the extra dangers during this active season....
How one woman's cancer journey was transformed into art A cancer diagnosis can be one of the scariest moments in a person’s life, but now, more than ever, that diagnosis doesn’t have to be a death sentence....
Feed body and soul by giving your next Italian meal a nutritious twist It is said that Italian food nourishes the body and soul by celebrating fresh ingredients prepared with love. Using care when selecting ingredients for your next Italian meal can be the difference between heavier fare...
Eye-opening facts about aging eyes and vision problems Most Americans know that vision problems begin to increase as they age. What they may not realize is that reduced vision is also linked to a higher frequency of falls, injuries and depression. Here are...
6 steps to control your blood pressure The results of a simple blood pressure test may identify a condition that, when managed, could help reduce your chances for stroke or heart attack....
Gluten-free recipes guaranteed to please a crowd Baking with naturally gluten-free ingredients can enhance the flavor and appeal of gluten-free recipes....
The big cover-up: sun-smart tips for skin Summer is a time for playing and relaxing in the great outdoors, but activities like volleyball, enjoying a picnic lunch or even driving to work with the sunroof open can lead to unexpected sun exposure....
Healthy housekeeping tips offer a fresh approach to seasonal cleaning Seasonal cleaning can be problematic for asthma sufferers. Learn what you can do to protect yourself during this season....
What would Harvey Cushing say about Cushing's disease today? Cushing's disease has made significant progress since the 1930s, however, there is still much that needs to be done regarding diagnosis....
Through the art of makeup, people with rare pituitary disorders now have unique resources to help address common physical and emotional changes Makeup tips can help people with Cushing's disease and Acromegaly address facial feature challenges caused by these pituitary disorders....
Heartburn-busting tips to keep summer feasting fun From sweet barbecue and frozen treats, to spicy and rich foods, spring and summer are full of risks for people prone to frequent heartburn. This year, try to beat the burn with some quick tips...
Dueling with dry skin? Why honey is the bee's knees, head to toe While winter gets the rap for being hard on skin, the truth is dry, itchy, flaky skin can occur in any season, and all over your body. When you’re looking for an effective, time-trusted treatment...
Learn what hospice care really means to patients and their families Hospice care supports living all the moments of one’s life to the fullest with dignity regardless of how much time remains....
Living each moment of life with hospice Hospice care is not about the end of life, but about living every remaining moment to its fullest. Here's help for choosing a hospice provider....
Hospice care: separating fact from fiction Many people think that being on hospice means lying in a bed, barely conscious. This is just one myth about hospice care. Read on to learn other facts....
Tossing and turning at night? Stop counting sheep and start collecting zzz's Too many distractions are keeping American's awake way later into the night. These tips help a person to relax in time for a good night of slumber....
Osteoarthritis knee pain? 4 pain-busting tips as the weather warms up Knee pain doesn't have to put a damper on your enjoyment of warm weather activities. Here are tips to beat osteoarthritis knee pain....
The 5 nutritional supplements that should be on everyone's shopping list Hardly anyone gets all the nutrients they need from diet alone. Here are five essential supplements to help meet nutritional needs....
Diagnosed with kidney disease? Diet can help delay, prevent kidney failure Chronic kidney disease affects one in 10 Americans age 20 or older, according to the CDC Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Managing the disease through diet and other lifestyle changes can help people delay...
Sometimes red is wrong - especially when it's on your face Many women over 30 don’t know they are also the prime candidates to be affected by the common, yet often unknown, skin condition rosacea....
Summer do's and don'ts for hearing aid wearers Whether you plan to spend your days basking in the sun by the beach or pool, or visiting exotic destinations, you should prepare to keep your hearing aids safe. Consider these tips....
A healthier home makes for happier families If you’ve ever made a decision not to eat a certain food because it was bad for you, then you’re like most Americans who are increasingly more health-conscious. As you consider what not to put...
Prepping your meals for more nutrients Want to obtain the most nutrition out of your meals? Incorporate fresh ingredients and pay attention to how they are prepped. A variety of cooking techniques can make certain foods are more flavorful while maintaining...
Clearing up the facts about cataracts Cataract is one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S. Do you know the facts?...
Be your own health advocate to live well and save money with Medicare Being an advocate for your health can help keep you well, and could save you money on your Medicare coverage, too....
Centenarians reveal their secrets to a long, happy life How can you live to be 100? Centenarians offer some advice on how to achieve a long, healthy and happy life....
Dermatologist approved skin care trends for a naturally glowing look Looking to achieve naturally glowing skin, but have no clue where to begin? You are not alone. With today’s deluge of complex beauty treatments and seemingly endless beauty aisles, it’s time to simplify. Dr. Ellen...
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....
Eyes get sunburned too: Doctor tips for being sun-wise with your eyes There’s a sun-sensitive organ that too often gets ignored: the eyes. Protect your peepers with these expert tips for spring and summer....
Is macular degeneration limiting your ability to make new memories? Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss and legal blindness, but there is a treatment giving seniors the ability to see again....
Stepping out for spring? People with diabetes should check their feet first For those with diabetes, regular exercise helps increase circulation and is a critical part of staying healthy. But, before lacing up your sneakers, remember these important steps to ensure your feet are in shape....
10 tips to help your kid speed to good dental health with NASCAR's Greg Biffle Getting children to brush their teeth can be challenging. No parent wants to struggle with their child every morning and night to ensure they develop good dental habits and a healthy smile. Consider these tips....
Seniors willing to discuss driving abilities, yet conversations rarely happen Nervous about having a conversation with your senior loved ones about their driving? They may be more ready to talk than you think....
Getting Effective Delivery from Your Asthma Inhaler: What Parents of Asthmatics Should Know Did you know that Asthma affects approximately 26 million Americans, including 7.1 million children? May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness month....
Stay on top of your rheumatoid arthritis with these helpful tips Learn more about rheumatoid arthritis and how you can improve your condition....
Find the right tools to invest in a healthy smile Looking to improve the health of your smile? There are plenty of things you can do right at home....
Groundbreaking new technology helps those with hearing loss who aren't satisfied with hearing aids If you’ve been living with hearing loss for a long time, it can be hard to believe there is anything new out there that can help - even if you’ve tried the most advanced hearing...
Guilt-free desserts to please the whole family Dinner is over and your family is craving something sweet to end the meal. There are plenty of delicious options to satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth while keeping your family’s diet balanced....
Update your workout gear to whip your fitness routine into shape To maximize the effectiveness of your fitness routine, you’ll need some summer fitness gear to kick off your workout and keep going strong....
Putting herself first: Easy tips to help women to focus on their own health This is the perfect time of year for women to focus on their own health, especially as schedules slow down for the summer months....
True beauty radiates from within: bone up on bone health Bone health is the foundation of true beauty. Here's how to take care of yours....
Suffering from low libido? It may be a sign of a bigger medical issue Sometimes the stress of the day isn't the cause for a woman's lack of sexual desire. Sometimes it's something else....
Life on the cutting edge: Groundbreaking stem cell research into Lou Gehrig's disease Learn how cutting edge technology is leading to the development of new treatments in the fight against ALS....
Is your handbag prepared to help save your life? Women should carry aspirin in their handbags at all times to be prepared for a sudden heart attack. Here's why....
'Tune-In' to Glioblastoma during Brain Cancer Awareness Month In recognition of Brain Cancer Awareness Month this May, Twitter users everywhere can support glioblastoma (GBM) patients....
Refreshing salads for warm days Summer is salad season. Here are tips for making your salads crowd-pleasers this summer....
3 serious medical conditions associated with hearing loss Hard of hearing? More than your hearing might be at risk. Hearing loss is associated with three very serious health conditions: cardiovascular disease, dementia and diabetes....
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...
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....
The benefits of enjoying the healthy Mediterranean diet Why does the Mediterranean diet work so well for so many people? Great taste is one big reason....
Did you know salt reduces stress? Stress can kill you and the longer you experience stress the worse your health can become. One common household ingredient can help: salt....
Why kids and nutritionists reject new school lunches Find out how new school lunch restrictions may be denying your child important nutrients....
Have a 'PEP Talk' to help prevent life-threatening pregnancy complications Discussing three of the most common, severe pregnancy complications and a simple way to raise awareness....
Create a more natural summer with safe, effective household cleaning tips Give your family a healthier, fresher summer with these tips for natural household cleaning....
The future of cancer treatment may lie in an experimental 'immunotherapy' vaccine Diane Altenburg has been cancer free for years undergoing this treatment....
Honor veterans' sacrifice by supporting critical health and assistance programs Sometimes challenges after military service is complete are just as difficult as those on the battlefield. Honor veterans by supporting services that address health concerns in the areas of suicide prevention, PTS, traumatic brain injury...
Try these ideas for light and simple cookout fare If you’re planning a backyard barbecue, fresh produce makes delicious and healthy choices a breeze no matter if you’re the host or a guest....
What You Need to Know About Weight-loss Surgery and Which Procedure May Be Best for Someone Like You A growing body of medical evidence shows that bariatric surgery can be an effective option for the treatment of obesity and related diseases such as type 2 diabetes....
Follow these expert rules for gorgeous, resilient hair Learn the rules to maintain the hair of your dreams....
Summer-ready: Feeling good about your GI symptoms For those who are living with gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, summer may present some challenges beyond how to keep cool, like feeling anxious about where the closest bathrooms are located. Consider these expert tips....
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....
Kickoff summer on the right foot There are several ways to care for your feet and help get them ready for their debut in the sun. If your tootsies are in need of a little TLC, try these tips....
Home safety tips that put families at ease Learn what you can do to keep your home and your family safe this summer....
3 myths about microwave foods Finding out what's true and what's not about your favorite snacks....
Budget-friendly tricks for serving meals your family will love Take the stress out of mealtime with budget-friendly planning tips....
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....
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....
Teenagers believe legalization of marijuana encourages experimentation and may lead to further drug use With legalization of marijuana occurring in states across the country, it's more important than ever for parents to talk to teenagers about the realities of substance abuse....
Does your bladder control your life? What you should know about your options If you have overactive bladder, treatment can help. Here are your options....
Why nutrition is just as important for mom as it is for baby after birth After baby arrives, all of the attention goes to him, especially when it comes to eating, but many moms may not realize how important it is for them to eat well during this critical time...
5 tips to keep your family healthy and your house clean this school year Keep your kids healthy so they get the most out of this school year....
This Independence Day, help start a national conversation about an often-neglected issue in women's health: sex after menopause Some women say sex after menopause is fabulous. For millions of others, it’s something to avoid. Yet many suffer in silence finding it too awkward and uncomfortable to bring up....

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