Health And Wellness

Health And Wellness

Brandpoint’s free health/wellness articles cover everything from tips on living a healthy life to information on medications and health care and much, much more. See for yourself the kind of health news your readers will love.

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Word Count: 619 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....
Word Count: 448 Tips for making real, pure ingredients a part of everyday life Look for these opportunities to incorporate plant-based, nutrient-rich foods into your daily diet....
Word Count: 482 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....
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: 538 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....
Word Count: 571 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....
Word Count: 612 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....
Word Count: 577 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....
Word Count: 593 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....
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: 645 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....
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: 344 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....
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: 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: 509 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....
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: 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: 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: 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: 543 Boost your pet's health with these preventive measures Learn how to keep your pet healthy with these preventive measures....
Word Count: 589 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....
Word Count: 669 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....
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: 673 Wholesome snacks for back to school The new school year shouldn't stop you from offering your children healthy snacks. Try these easy creations....
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: 698 Getting to the truth behind common diet myths Separate fact from fiction with these common diet notions....
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: 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: 530 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....
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: 126 Kids, digital devices and eye strain. They don't all have to go together. [Infographic] How long do your kids use digital devices each day? The results will shock you....
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: 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: 561 Look what the cat dragged in: Pests your pets bring home Learn how you can avoid bringing fleas, ticks and other pests into your home....
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: 616 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....
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: 626 Taking responsibility for your health: Ask for yourself. Do it for your family A simple conversation could help encourage your loved ones to take responsibility for their health....
Word Count: 447 Novo Nordisk DAWN2(tm) Study Sheds Light on Emotional and Social Effects of Diabetes DAWN2 is the largest global study to explore the unmet needs of people with diabetes, and represents the voices of more than 15,000 people living with or caring for persons with the disease....
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: 592 Tame that ringing in your ears and rock on, boomers Tinnitus, commonly called “ringing in the ears,” is the perception of a sound in a person’s ears or head that has no external source. Here's what boomers need to know about hearing health....
Word Count: 92 What are you doing to help improve your indoor air quality? [Infographic] While people may be conscious of outdoor air pollution and health hazards, many don't realize that there may also be pollutants inside the home....
Word Count: 528 Good habits to keep teens safe on the road Learn some simple tips to help teens stay safe while riding in cars....
Word Count: 406 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....
Word Count: 56 Do you feel tired all the time? [Infographic] It's normal to feel tired sometimes, but people with narcolepsy struggle to stay awake and alert more often than not....
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: 611 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....
Word Count: 575 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: 765 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....
Word Count: 454 7 health myths that might surprise you Discover these seven health myths and find out how you can start living a healthier life....
Word Count: 515 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....
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: 85 Hey mom! What's your head lice experience? [Infographic] Although head lice are a common problem in families with school-aged children, a new national survey reveals that despite 60% of moms – including 85% of those who have experienced head lice in their household...
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: 142 Blood sugar basics for type 2 diabetes patients [Infographic] Blood Sugar Basics: Get to Your Goals is an educational program aimed at helping people living with type 2 diabetes work with their doctor to achieve their A1C goal....
Word Count: 66 How pistachios fit into today's popular diets [Infographic] Simple tips for fitting nutritious and delicious pistachios into today’s most popular diets....
Word Count: 679 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....
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: 543 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....
Word Count: 678 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....
Word Count: 670 Hospice reminds grieving children they are not alone 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: 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: 441 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....
Word Count: 681 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....
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: 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: 49 Sometimes, red is just wrong [Infographic] Facial redness is one of the most common symptoms of the skin condition rosacea, a condition that often flies under the radar, but can be managed and treated....
Word Count: 765 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....
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 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....
Word Count: 529 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....
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: 682 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....
Word Count: 697 Surgical treatment offers new hope for seniors with end-stage macular degeneration 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....
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: 571 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....
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: 1983 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....
Word Count: 524 Stay on top of your rheumatoid arthritis with these helpful tips Learn more about rheumatoid arthritis and how you can improve your condition....
Word Count: 94 Tips for daily sun safety this summer [Infographic] Your skin is exposed to the sun daily, which can increase your odds of developing skin cancer....
Word Count: 479 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....
Word Count: 533 Woman with hearing loss says hybrid hearing device is 'miraculous' and 'life changing' 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...
Word Count: 68 Breathe easy with healthy tips for Asthma Awareness Month [Infographic] Across the country, 25 million adults and children are living with asthma. Having an asthma action plan in place is critical to staying healthy....
Word Count: 131 Immunize your children to protect them from serious diseases [Infographic] The best way to help protect children from a serious infection or disease is through vaccination. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a recommended vaccine schedule to help protect children....
Word Count: 479 Self-esteem: A top tool for empowering kids to stay smoke-free Helping children build self-esteem and the conviction that they deserve the better health that come from smoke-free living can go a long way toward ensuring kids never begin smoking....
Word Count: 688 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....
Word Count: 423 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....
Word Count: 685 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....
Word Count: 426 Reignite those romantic urges 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: 140 Tips and tricks to help make living gluten-free easier [Infographic] One in every 100 people has been diagnosed with celiac disease and an estimated 2.5 million Americans are undiagnosed. A few tips and tricks can make living gluten free a little easier. ...
Word Count: 863 First Prescription Medicine Certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union Available for Treatment of Rare Disease The word “kosher” is typically associated with food products, however Pfizer Inc. has taken the next step to include prescription medicine by certifying their product, ELELYSO™ (taliglucerase alfa) for injection, an enzyme replacement therapy for...
Word Count: 615 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....
Word Count: 592 Spit up: Parents often confused about an occurrence considered normal in most babies When feeding babies, they often spit up. Is this normal?...
Word Count: 282 '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....
Word Count: 92 Celebrate the power of hearing during Better Hearing and Speech Month [Infographic] May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, a time to reflect on the benefits and experiences we gain because of healthy hearing....
Word Count: 630 Refreshing salads for warm days Summer is salad season. Here are tips for making your salads crowd-pleasers this summer....
Word Count: 606 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....
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: 115 The silent threat to productivity: untreated hearing loss impacts more than 1 in 4 [Infographic] Hearing loss in the workplace is more common than you may think. Learn how common here. ...
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: 617 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....
Word Count: 556 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....
Word Count: 540 Why kids and nutritionists reject new school lunches Find out how new school lunch restrictions may be denying your child important nutrients....
Word Count: 571 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: 119 Heads up, sunshine. Those rays are aging you, fast [Infographic] Get the scoop on common tanning myths and what you can do to prevent UV damage....
Word Count: 31 Cardiologists outline their primary treatment goals [Infographic] Learn the results of the recent cardiologist survey and what treatment goals top the list for these health care professionals....
Word Count: 423 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....
Word Count: 539 Natural, effective and affordable home cleaning Give your family a healthier, fresher home with these tips for natural household cleaning....
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: 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: 655 Critical program helps veterans find health care and other benefits 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...
Word Count: 740 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....
Word Count: 1138 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....
Word Count: 380 Follow these expert rules for gorgeous, resilient hair Learn the rules to maintain the hair of your dreams....
Word Count: 73 Five steps to a safer pool and spa this summer [Infographic] Learn the facts about pool and spa safety so you can protect your kids....
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: 685 Vacation-ready: Feeling good about your gut For those who are living with gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, vacation may present some challenges. Consider these expert tips....
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: 207 Epidural myths, hospice care, a cancer vaccine and preventing running injuries Hospice helps patients die peacefully at homeHospice includes expert medical care, pain management and emotional support for patients and their families. Read the full story Vaccine could be the future of cancer treatmentThe vaccine triggers the body's...
Word Count: 588 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....
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: 701 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: 295 3 myths about microwave foods Finding out what's true and what's not about your favorite snacks....
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: 603 Budget-friendly tricks for serving meals your family will love Take the stress out of mealtime with budget-friendly planning tips....
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: 123 What's the right family size for you? [Infographic] Seventy-two percent of women with complete families are interested in permanent birth control options. See what else women with complete families want when it comes to birth control....
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: 100 A world of whoops: The nation's most accident-prone cities [Infographic] Accidents are just more common in some areas. Discover the nation’s 10 most accident-prone cities....
Word Count: 408 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....
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: 585 DIY tips to beat summer's biggest threat to health and home: mosquitoes Mosquitoes are a bigger health risk of summer and kill more people each year than sharks. Here's how to keep these pests away from your home....
Word Count: 578 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....
Word Count: 69 Can't sleep? Your personality may be the problem [Infographic] Your sleep (or lack thereof) could be affected by your bedtime routine. And that bedtime routine – for better or worse – might very well be a product of your personality....
Word Count: 443 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...
Word Count: 124 Loud cheers lead to victory in Brazil [Infographic] It’s the fans who matter when it comes to football and the world match-up in Brazil. One opinion is that the fans who cheer the loudest will see the most success....
Word Count: 646 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....
Word Count: 683 Flu fighters: Busting six sickening flu myths Here is the truth behind six sickening myths about the flu....
Word Count: 97 Redefining what it means to do things 'like a girl' [Infographic] Girls should feel proud and confident. The phase, “like a girl” now means something that’s downright amazing....
Word Count: 83 National survey calls for putting 'personal' back into personalized cancer care [Infographic] New data from The Cancer Experience: A National Study of Patients and Caregivers finds that nearly one in four cancer patients and caregivers remain dissatisfied with their care experience (independent of treatment outcome)....
Word Count: 116 Seniors: healthy eyes equal happy lives [Infographic] Keeping eyes healthy while aging can help reduce the risk of vision loss. Here’s how....
Word Count: 120 Survey shows that most affected by obesity are not taking steps to lose weight [Infographic] A 2012 National Health and Wellness Survey of 23,000 people with obesity shows most of those affected by obesity are not taking steps to lose weight....
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: 124 Why employers and payers should care about the rising cost of obesity [Infographic] Employers can play an important role in reversing the obesity trend by educating employees and members, and providing tools to improve conversations in the exam room....
Word Count: 356 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....
Word Count: 109 Over-the-counter medicines help Americans to get well, stay well, and feel well [Infographic] Nine out of 10 Americans use over-the-counter medications to treat common, everyday ailments, saving the health care system $102 billon each year....
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: 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: 95 Why the FDA wants pregnant women to eat more fish [Infographic] Think fish is off the menu during pregnancy? Think again. The FDA now encourages moms-to-be to eat more seafood for the health of their baby....
Word Count: 99 Encouraging millennial women to develop life goals [Infographic] Join the community of millennial women to define your dreams and pursue your life goals....
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: 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: 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: 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: 562 Sports concussions generate attention with start of school year 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: 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: 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: 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 Although menopause is a milestone event for an estimated 50 million-plus women each year, there is an increased focus on the topic during September, which is National Menopause Awareness Month....
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: 95 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: 93 Los hispanos y la diabetes tipo 2 diabetes: ¿Conoces tu A1C? [Infographic] Desafiando La Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas es un programa educacional de Merck donde se les pide a los hispanos que padecen diabetes tipo 2 un compromiso para conocer su A1C, y establecer y lograr objetivos...
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,...

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