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.

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...
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....
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....
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....
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...
Public awareness needed to prevent bed bugs Learn precautions you can take to stop the spread of bed bugs....
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...
Is your child eating kid-friendly foods that support overall health and wellness? Smart ways parents can get kids to eat healthier foods....
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....
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....
What will we do for great food? The answers may surprise you [Infographic] Learn what people are willing to do in the name of a great meal. Read their answers and see if you agree....
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....
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?...
Healthy housekeeping tips offer a fresh approach to spring cleaning Spring cleaning can be problematic for asthma sufferers. Learn what you can do to protect yourself during this season....
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....
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...
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....
Beyond sound: Hearing loss linked to other health issues (Infographic) Recognizing and treating hearing loss is an important aspect of overall health and wellness....
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....
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....
Exciting news for migraine sufferers, and an important health-care warning for seniors   Dramatic new treatment option for migrainesA new non-prescription, homeopathic nasal spray promises to relieve migraine pain in as little as a few minutes. Read the full story Are you vaccinated against this deadly disease?Pneumococcal...
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....
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...
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....
Take the 'what' out of conversations with hearing loss present [Infographic] As people age, hearing loss becomes more prevalent. Yet no one wants to live their life in silence, and new hearing implants are helping....
Major depressive disorder: A common and complex disorder with a constellation of symptoms The many symptoms associated with major depressive disorder makes difficult for quick and easy diagnosis. This infographic shows why identification of symptoms is essential....
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....
Creating connections with children who have Autism At its heart, autism is a disorder that affects human interactions. Families and caregivers are finding new ways to connect with children who have autism....
Dentist Dr. Debra Glassman on the Acid Truth Dentist Dr. Debra Glassman answers a question about teeth sensitivity related to a diet filled with fruits....
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....
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...
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....
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....
Taking a graceful approach to aging in place [Infographic] Elder care is rapidly evolving, both in assisted living communities and for people choosing to age in place. This infographic looks at the cost and behavioral factors of living at home as well as new...
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...
Hearing loss affects all generations [Infographic] Untreated hearing loss can lead to health and employment issues. Learn more about how it affects more than one in every six Americans....
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...
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...
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...
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) - more than just joint pain [Infographic] Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease and although symptoms can come and go, each person with RA is affected differently. Pain, swelling, and stiffness in joints are some of the many concerns for those...
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...
Pancreatic Cancer Survey: Learning Through Experiences [Infographic] The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in collaboration with Celgene issued results from the "Pancreatic Cancer Survey: Learning Through Experiences", the first national survey of nearly 400 people with any stage pancreatic cancer and caregivers. The...
Why's vibration therapy creating such a buzz? Find out. [Infographic] These days vibration therapy is generating a lot of excitement. Emerging research suggests low amplitude vibration therapy may have more benefits than previously known. You can learn more about vibration therapy through the infographic below. ...
Adults need vaccines too [Infographic] Vaccine-preventable diseases can cause long term illness, hospitalization and death. In fact, nearly 50,000 adults die from vaccine-preventable diseases each year in the U.S. and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates the...
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....
Migraine and headache management: Sufferers still need new treatment options One of the most prevalent and disabling conditions worldwide, the impact of headaches and migraine is undeniable. More than 36 million Americans routinely put their lives on hold and miss precious moments with their loved...
Psoriatic arthritis: a distinct complex disease [Infographic] Psoriatic arthritis is a painful, chronic inflammatory disease characterized by pain, stiffness, swelling and tenderness of the joints, inflammation of specific ligaments and tendons, and decrease in physical functioning. It is estimated that nearly 38...
Sodium truths: Americans are eating the right amount of salt Contrary to popular belief, the average American eats just the right amount of salt. In fact every single population throughout the world, regardless of location, state of development, culture and cuisine, all ingest a similar...
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...
Shedding for the wedding Summer is often synonymous with wedding season. For most of us, wedding season means looking forward to drinking, dancing and cake. But for the bride (and groom), it means tightening, toning and trimming to get...
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...
Call 811 before every digging project, large or small Keep safety in mind before you start to dig for your landscaping project this spring and summer. Use these tips to be sure you know where all utilities are located prior to digging....
Spring has sprung: tips for getting outside to play After being cooped up during one of the most brutal winters in recent memory, families are eager for warmer weather so they can get outside and play. Research shows that play is an important part...
Gluten free 101: What you need to know You’ve probably been hearing a lot about gluten. Maybe a friend has gone gluten-free or a family member has been diagnosed with celiac disease or been advised to avoid gluten. So, what exactly is gluten?...
Inspect home fencing to ensure your home's safety and security Fences are important for keeping children and pets safe. Take the time this spring to inspect your fences, gates and gate hardware for signs of rust or other damage....
Ask the Pharmacist: Expert advice for managing ADHD medications Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is no longer just a condition impacting school-aged boys. In fact, ADHD diagnosis rates are exploding among the adult population – climbing 53 percent overall and an alarming 84 percent...
New moms guide to going back to work Going back to work for new moms can be challenging. Learning to balance work and family while facing many new stressors can be overwhelming. Here are tips and tricks on how new moms can acclimate...
Mental health beats out bikini bodies for reasons to get fit Springtime is synonymous with beach body aspirations, or so one would think. A nationwide survey,conducted online among more than 1,000 U.S. women (ages 18+) by Harris Poll on behalf of The Dailey Method, reveals key...
Health alert: Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes and don't know it? Diabetes is a serious disease that strikes nearly 26 million children and adults in the U.S., and 7 million do not even know they have it. An additional 79 million, or one in three American...
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...
Teens need annual checkups, too During cold, flu, and allergy seasons, sick teens and their parents are more likely to make time to see the doctor. However, these visits tend to focus on a specific illness rather than the teen’s...
Spring cleaning your medicine cabinet? Simple steps to cut cabinet clutter As temperatures warm and flowers blossom, Mother Nature’s renewal often inspires us to refresh our own surroundings. It’s officially time for spring cleaning, but as you focus on scrubbing floors, refreshing draperies and dusting every...
Boomers who take action now may enjoy better brain health, research shows Baby boomers often think of 50 as the new 40. This is especially true in 2014 as the last members of the think-young generation reach the half-century mark. Yet with an unprecedented life expectancy –...
How American singles feel about love, dating and cigarettes [Infographic] Match.com and Pfizer Inc teamed up to conduct a survey asking Match.com members what they think about dating, smoking and their preferences in a potential partner. The survey provided insights for a new program, “We...
Stay active as you age Getting older can be a challenge. Staying on top of your health and fitness goals often becomes more difficult as you try to find enough time in the day to balance the schedules of work...
Five things you should know about spring allergies April’s showers bring May flowers but they also bring on sneezing, runny noses and watery eyes for some of the 50 million Americans with allergies. The spring allergy season begins in some regions of the...
Achieving personal harmony and balance during Colon Cancer Awareness Month What if after surviving your first cancer diagnosis at the age of 51, you were re-diagnosed just 18 months later? Metastatic colorectal cancer patient Dave Johnson experienced that first-hand, and was initially reluctant and scared...
Add your health to your spring cleaning to-do list Spring is a season for dusting, washing and polishing the home, cleaning up the yard of any winter debris and even cleaning the storage on the computer or laptop. Spring also should be a time...
Boomers: 5 daily tactics to defy aging in 10 minutes or less Determined, vivacious, passionate – a lot of words describe America’s estimated 78 million baby boomers. This spirited group is redefining their golden years, staying active by working, traveling and enjoying the great outdoors. They know...
Medical Reserve: Expand your healing heart and your professional potential For many, medicine isn’t just a job, it’s a mission. As a health care professional, you know how rewarding caring for others can be. In the world of Navy Health Care, you can continue your...
Spring into health with these tasty snack recipes Healthy food that also tastes good is always in vogue and now it’s getting a spring makeover....
Spotlighting a rare and often silent form of kidney cancer Twice as common in men as it is in women, kidney cancer is often a silent threat since many people do not experience symptoms in the early stages of the disease. Early detection can greatly...
Learn how speaking to your doctor may have a positive effect on your rheumatoid arthritis For the 1.3 million people across the United States who have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), pain is often a part of life. If you have been diagnosed with RA, there is help out there. Having a...
Shape up for surgery: Tips to improve your health, safety and outcome More than 50 million surgeries occur every year and patient safety is always the top priority for surgeons or physician anesthesiologists involved in medical care. If you’re scheduled for surgery and have weeks or even...
Is it really possible for kids to like whole grains? We know. Whole grains are good for us, offering fiber, vitamins and other nutrients. But can they really be tasty enough for our kids to enjoy? And how do we add them to more of...
High fashion shines a spotlight on colon cancer Blue is the new black. It is also the national color for colorectal cancer education. Who better to talk about the cancer than Carmen Marc Valvo. He is one of the nation’s top designers. And...
Rare Disease Day 2014: Recognizing rare diseases and empowering patients to become self-advocates For the past six years, international Rare Disease Day has served as a day on which hundreds of patient advocacy organizations, patients and their loved ones across the globe join together to highlight the importance...
Avoid sickness by using a four-step process to eliminate germs All across the country this winter Americans have braced themselves for one polar vortex after another and many regions are experiencing their coldest temperatures in more than 20 years. This undesirable weather is driving adults...
Take heart - these heart healthy foods are great for your ticker [Infographic] It isn’t always easy meeting the daily recommendation for fruits and vegetables – which provide essential nutrients to help keep your heart healthy. That’s why nearly every bottle of Naked Juice is packed with a...
First-of-its-kind survey offers rare glimpse of those living with and caring for pancreatic cancer “You have pancreatic cancer” might be one of the most frightening statements a person can hear from their doctor. Unlike other forms of cancer, pancreatic cancer is rarely caught before it is in an advanced...
Know more about COPD [Infographic] Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) affects more than 24 million in the U.S., but more than half don’t even know they have it. COPD is a chronic, but preventable lung disease characterized by persistent airflow...
The eyes have it - set your sights on healthy vision this year [Infographic] Vision plays an important role in daily life – every waking minute, the eyes are working hard to see the world around us. In fact, many Americans worry more about losing their eyesight over their...
Small tumor, major consequences: an acromegaly patient's journey Paula Van Nostrand, a fit, health-conscious 34-year-old woman was training for her first triathlon when her life was placed on a trajectory no one saw coming. She began experiencing unexplainable symptoms but ultimately attributed them...
Sleep better together - how to slumber as a couple Tossing, turning, snoring, thrashing, blanket yanking - it’s amazing anybody who shares a bed ever gets any sleep. If your loved one is keeping you up, you’re definitely not alone....
Ask the Pharmacist: Should women worry about osteoporosis? The “silent thief,” more commonly known as osteoporosis, impacts 10 million Americans, with millions more suffering from low bone density. Osteoporosis is a progressive, degenerative disease that occurs when bone loss outpaces the growth of...
Traveling? Check out these tips on how to stay healthy As vital as vacations are for our mental well-being, many of us find ourselves compromising on nutrition when we travel. Being away from our routines - and our own kitchens - can throw our weight...
Seasons change, so do asthma triggers Across the country, 25 million Americans are living with asthma. As the winter months come to an end and the spring makes its arrival, the change in seasons can be problematic for adults and children...
Cool season skin care: Leading dermatologist shares easy-to-implement skin care tips rooted in moisturization Women across the country, whether based in the snow belt or Sunshine State, notice and feel the effects of cold weather and climate shifts on skin. Plus, 2014 is turning out to be one of...
Wake up to why you might be tired all the time With busy schedules, it’s inevitable to feel sleepy once in a while. But habitually falling asleep during the day while watching TV, reading a book, or in the middle of having a conversation could be...
There's a 1 in 10 chance you know someone living with a rare disease [Infographic] Across the United States, nearly 30 million people suffer from rare diseases that are often misdiagnosed and have limited treatment options. This infographic will help you learn more about rare diseases and how many people...
Five tips for a lifetime of healthy vision Vision plays an important role in daily life – every waking minute, the eyes are working hard to see the world around us. Are you taking important steps to ensure the health of your eyes...
Rare moms join together to bring attention to rare diseases Every parent knows that caring for young children can wear you down to the bone. But imagine what that would be like if your child’s life was at risk every waking minute. That’s just a...
Pneumococcal pneumonia: A threat to adults [Infographic] Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that is usually caused by viruses or bacteria, and is a leading cause of death worldwide. This infographic highlights additional information on pneumonia. If you are 50 years of...
Joining together to face rare diseases Living with or caring for someone with a rare disease can be challenging as symptoms of these diseases are often misunderstood, misleading or misinterpreted, and as a result, people affected by uncommon illnesses are sometimes...
Women's style: Expert advice for dressing and feeling more confident A variety of factors play into a confident appearance, but many women are unaware of simple ways they can come across as more poised and self-assured every day. Bobbie Thomas, national style expert and author...
There are many things we want to pass on to our loved ones, illness is not one of them You want to pass on family traditions, a grandmother’s quilt, or dad’s love of books – but no one wants to pass on a serious illness. Take charge of your health and help protect those...
Hosting a bridal, baby or graduation party? Clever food shortcuts big on taste, low on stress It’s that time of year - bridal showers, baby showers and graduation parties are likely dotting your calendar. If you’re the lucky host of one of these milestone events, you might feel excitement paired with...
Five surprising solutions to help you stop snoring Snoring not only keeps you and your bed partner up at night – it can be dangerous to your health. Typically, as you sleep, air passes through the nose and past the back of the...
Benefits of cochlear implants in older adults go beyond restored hearing As a private pilot and frequent commercial passenger, John Walkup’s hearing worsened over a number of years. But during one memorable airline flight, he suddenly lost most of his hearing, leading to enormous life changes....
Road salt supplies crucial to winter safety Each winter drivers from Maine to Texas are reminded just how dependent we are on our cars and what happens when snow and ice get in the way. More than 116,000 Americans are injured and...
How patients can impact the future of cancer care and actively participate in their cancer journey More than 1.6 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2014, according to the American Cancer Society, with more than half a million Americans expected to die from it. While we have...
Ten ways to live a healthy and active gluten free lifestyle   More and more people are adopting a gluten free way of life for a variety of reasons. For some, gluten free living is due to celiac disease and gluten sensitivities. For others, the gluten free...
Make TV safety part of your childproofing plan: Don't overlook TV tip-over risks Have a new flat panel TV? Where will you put your older cathode ray tube (CRT) TV? For many families, when a new TV comes into the home, the old bulky TV often moves to...
Misconceptions exposed - multivitamins and nutritional supplements How often do you eat a cup of sauteed spinach? How about three servings of fatty fish, like salmon, per week? Probably not very often, but those are examples of foods and portions that are...
Is it better to look good or feel good? Both, when you're pondering pedicures Whether you’re getting ready for a romantic evening out, or looking ahead to when sandal days are back again, treating your feet to a pedicure can help you look and feel your best – as...
Enjoy the taste of eating right with healthy, tasty snacks While health is a main concern for many Americans, the majority are still choosing food based on taste rather than nutrition. This Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) is hoping to change perceptions and shed...
Jump on your bike to help Stop Diabetes Whether you do it to boost your health and fitness, balance your lifestyle or as an environmental choice, taking up cycling has many benefits. Some ride down rocky trails or up burly hills, some ride...
Save a life: learn the signs, symptoms of lung cancer A worrisome cough that just won’t go away might send you to the doctor, and rightly so. A cough that keeps getting worse could be a sign of lung cancer, or several other serious health...
Cholesterol control: Know all your treatment options If you’ve been diagnosed with high LDL or “bad” cholesterol, know that you are not alone. It is estimated that 71 million Americans have high LDL or “bad” cholesterol, putting them at greater risk of...
Learn how to be healthy, active and live well with diabetes Navigating the world of diabetes care can be overwhelming, whether you are at risk for, have been recently diagnosed or are living with diabetes. Where do you turn for help?...
Control del colesterol: Conozca sus opciones de tratamiento Si le han diagnosticado altos niveles de LDL o colesterol “malo”, sepa que no está solo. Se estima que 71 millones de estadounidense tienen altos índices de LDL o colesterol “malo”, lo cual implica un...
Treating your type 2 diabetes? Don't overlook cholesterol management For the millions of Americans living with type 2 diabetes, a combination of diet, exercise and medication can help them control the condition and lead better lives. But even those who are doing everything right...
¿Está bajo tratamiento su diabetes tipo 2? No pase por alto el control del colesterol Para los millones de estadounidenses que padecen diabetes tipo 2, una combinación de dieta, ejercicios y medicamentos puede ayudarlos a controlar la enfermedad. Pero incluso quienes se esfuerzan al máximo para controlar su diabetes pueden...
Caring for spring and summer skin Dry skin can be a challenge at any time of year, even as spring and summer increase the humidity in the air. As the largest organ of the body, the skin should be well cared...
Take Time to Reflect This New Year: Tips for Postmenopausal Women The beginning of a New Year is often a time to reflect on what’s happened over the past year and look ahead to your wishes and expectations for the future. With all of the competing...
Learn how to achieve your weight loss goals this year The average American who wants to lose weight will make four attempts this year and only one in six of them will see long-term success. Statistics also show it takes 21 days to create a...
Boomers embrace technology to facilitate more graceful aging Generation X and Millennials get credit for being the most tech-savvy generations, but a growing group of baby boomers are demonstrating that the generation gap has nothing to do with digital know-how. Folks 50 and...
Top men's grooming experts offer tips for surviving the harsh winter weather Most guys spend very little time paying attention to personal grooming and, as the winter months roll in, this can have a direct impact not just on how they look, but how they feel. To...
Rice is nice: Five fun things you didn't know about this great grain You’ve had it fried, boiled and “puddinged.” You’ve savored it in many varieties, including long-grain brown and white. So you think you know rice? Think again – when it comes to a versatile, nutritionally valuable...
Fire deaths exposed [Infographic] Three thousand Americans die in home fires each year, but many of these are preventable. Find out why below.   ...
Take a fresh approach to better eating habits The first step to improving your eating habits is simple: When it comes to meals, always include fresh ingredients. Fresh foods make meals taste better, and they can provide more of the nutrients that fuel...
Cancer and Your Bones: Important Facts Everyone Should Know Worldwide there are an estimated 1.5 million advanced cancer patients who experience the disease spreading to their bones.1 If you are a patient with cancer, or care for someone who is, here are a few...
Flip-flops and snow don't mix: Winter foot-health advice The holidays are over, but most regions of the country face a few more months of winter. Whether you’re slogging through deep snow and sub-zero temperatures in the north, or contending with dampness, chill and...
Protect your eyes year-round from UV exposure Eye protection may not be a top priority for people when they are going about their daily lives, but it should be. Protecting your sense of sight is extremely important and often overlooked. All individuals...
Medicare Advantage at risk for seniors and disabled Nearly 15 million seniors and people with disabilities are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan in this country. That number adds up to almost one third of the total Medicare population....
Could depression be affecting your job? Did you know that one in 10 people struggle with depression? Depression can consist of a range of symptoms and it can also impact every aspect of a person’s life including social, family, personal and...
Fusion teas to super seaweed: top food trends to watch in 2014 Culinary creativity doesn’t require you to be a highly trained chef, and you don’t have to be a dedicated “foodie” to spice things up in the kitchen. It’s easy to find inspiration in the hottest...
The remarkable truth about multivitamins [Infographic] National nutrition surveys spanning decades of research have repeatedly found that many Americans do not meet the basic needs for certain vitamins and/or minerals. The USDA’s Healthy Eating Index, a tool to assess Americans’ eating...
How to shop for dental insurance Dental health is essential to overall health, affecting everything from our hearts to our mental well-being. Yet despite ample research that underscores the importance of taking care of our teeth, millions of Americans never go...
Ditch the New Year's resolution and make 2014 a delicious, well-balanced eating revolution The New Year’s resolution is an annual tradition for many Americans. But year after year, Americans throw themselves into a harsh new routine of extreme weight loss and diet, which leaves little room for success....
What you don't know about pain can hurt you You may not like it, but when you feel pain, your body is trying to tell you something. In most cases, it’s to stop what you’re doing. (“Ouch, that stove is hot!”) That’s why some...
Un gran número de farmacias fraudulentas en Internet puede implicar un riesgo de falsificación de medicamentos para la disfunción eréctil La Internet ha simplificado la compra de una amplia gama de productos desde la comodidad del hogar, desde ropa y zapatos a electrodomésticos y alimentos. Pero en lo referente a las medicinas con receta adquiridas...
Boomers: Are you living with a silent killer inside you? Eating well, exercise, sleep – these are all things we can control when it comes to our health. But unfortunately, some health-related things are out of sight, and therefore, often out of mind. Hidden health...
Why Wait? It's Time to Talk About a Symptom of Menopause That's Hard to Talk About Menopause is a life stage all women experience as they get older. Some navigate this transition with few or no symptoms; many have symptoms including one that hurts: moderate to severe painful sex, a symptom...
Heart attack proof: How to give yourself a cardiac makeover It’s not cancer, accidents or even old age – the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States is cardiovascular disease, which includes heart attack and stroke. The good news...
The cancer you've never heard of Facing a diagnosis of thyroid cancer can be terrifying for anyone. And that fear can be compounded when the diagnosis is aMTC – a rare form of advanced thyroid cancer that has spread beyond the...
Pamper your feet, now, in preparation for sandal season Right now the last thing you probably have on your mind is the condition of your feet. But time passes quickly. Before you know it, the temps will be rising, and you’ll be digging in...
Three health issues women shouldn't (and don't have to) put up with Women often endure health issues in silence, especially if the problem is embarrassing, affects only them and doesn’t pose a serious health risk. Yet issues that appear minor and personal can have a major impact...
Snack like a pro on game day Ted Harper, the team sports dietitian for the New England Patriots, and Bryan Snyder, the team nutrition manager for the Denver Broncos, may be rivals on the field, but when it comes to nutrition, they...
NASCAR Champion Brian Vickers Kicks His Health into High Gear NASCAR driver Brian Vickers has earned many accolades throughout his career, including becoming the youngest champion of any of NASCAR’s three top-tier series at age 20. However, one milestone in his life that he was...
Small changes can help you live a healthier lifestyle A new year often brings with it the desire to make improvements in your life, and kick old habits to the curb in the pursuit of healthiness. But for most Americans, resolutions fail within the...
Home-field advantage for the big-game party? Don't forget to have a food safety game plan in place You’ve seen it time and time again. Your favorite football team is trailing late in the game with the ball not far inside the opponent’s territory. It’s what’s commonly referred to as “four-down territory.” Attempting...
The nutrient gap [Infographic] An ideal diet ensures we’re getting the appropriate amounts of essential nutrients from the foods we eat on a daily basis, but unfortunately the ideal is not the reality for most. According to a recent...
Melanoma facts you should know [Infographic] Melanoma is the most serious and deadly form of skin cancer and metastatic melanoma is when the disease has spread to other parts of the body. The National Cancer Institute estimated in 2013 there were...
A fitness revolution for your New Year's resolution It is the time of year when resolutions are made, but that does not have to mean the beginning of broken promises. It should not be a surprise that fitness goals are among the top...
Working with the immune system in the fight against metastatic melanoma We depend on our immune systems to ward off colds and viruses and to keep us healthy. But did you know that your immune system can also play a role in fighting cancer? Stimulating the...
A smart guide to keeping your New Year's resolutions in 2014 [Infographic] Take a look at this smart guide to keeping your New Year’s resolutions in 2014.   ...
Focus on Making Your Health a Priority Millions of adults in North America suffer from chronic constipation. It may be a hard topic to discuss with your doctor. Everyone's body is different. One type of chronic constipation is chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC)....
Boomers: Are you asking your doctor these critical heart health questions? America’s baby boomers are a vibrant group of people who embrace the idea of aging well. A healthy heart is key to ensuring you can live life to the fullest no matter what your age....
Overcoming all odds: Young Special Olympics athlete with rare disease takes home the gold At this year’s Greater Fort Worth Area Special Olympics games in Texas, Steven Striegel overcame all odds when he took home a gold medal in the bowling competition. For the 20-year-old from Little Elm, Texas,...
Time to talk about HPV Four out of five women are likely to be infected with human papillomavirus, or HPV, at some point in their lives, although most will never know it. Using a condom won't always prevent it. And...
Four simple tips to achieve your New Year's resolutions The new year is here and it’s time to tackle your resolutions! You’ve set your goal, and now is the time to take action. Following a few simple tips can help you kick start your...
Know hepatitis B [Infographic] Did you know one in 12 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) has hepatitis B, yet two in three don’t know they’re infected? Hepatitis B is a serious liver disease that can cause severe liver...
Obesity: Let's start a healthy conversation [Infographic] Did you know that there’s a communications disconnect when it comes to weight loss discussions among physicians and patients? According to a new survey conducted by Eisai Inc., in partnership with the Obesity Action Coalition...
Looking for a sign it's time to quit? [Infographic] Each January, people pledge to make healthy lifestyle choices in the New Year, and for many, it means making a commitment to quit smoking. While many smokers choose to quit with the goal of becoming...
The no-fail solution for keeping healthy-eating resolutions New Year’s resolutions are good things – unless you set yourself up for failure with grand, ultimately unachievable goals. Rather than frustrate yourself with overwhelming changes, try making smaller ones that will positively impact your...
Three tools to make your active New Year's resolution stick Each year, getting fit is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions that people make and break, according to Time Magazine. Although people start out with good intentions, finding the will power to stick...
New year, new holistic skincare routine The new year is an ideal time to set goals surrounding personal health, fitness and wellness. As many goal-setters know, setting realistic resolutions that one can keep is a challenge, but taking a holistic approach...
Accomplish your weight management goals this year The new year gives everyone the perfect opportunity to start fresh. For some, it may be a time to explore a new hobby or take on a new professional challenge. For others, starting fresh means...
How Well Do You Know the Flu? About half of US adults incorrectly believe that antibiotics or flu vaccines will treat the flu, according to a new survey from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID). The good news is that two-thirds...
Using your Health Insurance Marketplace coverage on Jan. 1, 2014 With the start of the new year, millions of Americans will have access to health coverage for the first time or have improved coverage because of the health care law. There are steps you can...
The trouble with trapped air [Infographic] Did you know lingering, musty smells are an indicator of poor ventilation in your home? Smart ventilation from Aprilaire is the most energy efficient way to exchange stale, contaminated indoor air for fresh, outdoor air....
Dear Nurse: Thanks for Listening Nurses wear many hats when it comes to talking to patients – providing education, advice and emotional support about even the most personal issues. For the 400,000 people in the U.S. who are living with...
Living with breast cancer when there's no cure Metastatic breast cancer - also referred to as stage IV breast cancer - occurs when breast cancer has spread to other parts of the body. Approximately 159,000 women in the U.S. are living with MBC,...

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