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Career changers find fulfillment, job security in nursing
For those considering a new career, nursing provides diverse, flexible career advancement opportunities.
 
Want to be a Heimlich hero? All ages can learn how to save a life
Choking is the fifth leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Over the years, the Heimlich maneuver has saved an estimated 50,000 U.S. lives.
 
Why the cheapest 'retirement investment' is also critical to your health
 
From like to love [Infographic]
Starting a new relationship can be an exciting and confusing time. Merck surveyed 452 American women aged 18 - 44 to uncover what they think about the early stages of their relationships.
 
Advice for finding the strength to live with MS [Infographic]
Learn how to empower yourself to take charge of multiple sclerosis with these tips and advice from music artist David Osmond.
 
Tempting and healthy holiday treats
The holiday season is a fun and festive time. It's also a time when many people take a timeout from their daily routine to enjoy those tempting treats at family gatherings and office parties.
 
Using music to find inner strength in living with relapsing MS
MS is an unpredictable, chronic disease of the central nervous system that affects about 400,000 Americans and can lead to disability.
 
Fall life hacks to keep you organized while on the go
As the weather cools down, flu and cold season begins to take off and we start planning for a busy holiday season. Could you use a life hack or two?
 
Why the next talk you have with your daughter should be about breast health
Have you talked to your daughter about her breast health?
 
Habits contact lens wearers must avoid [Infographic]
How are bad habits jeopardizing your vision?
 
The bedroom: the key to a restful night's sleep
From noise reduction to lighting, there are a few easy ways you can turn your bedroom into a tranquil oasis.
 
Breast cancer: early detection is key [Infographic]
Despite the increased awareness of breast cancer and emphasis on early detection, the disease continues to be a major global health issue in need of improved forms of testing and treatment.
 
Hospice teams make more moments of life possible
Many people agree that it's the people they encounter throughout their lives that really make it worth living. But can the people you meet in your final months truly have that much of an impact?
 
Have a sweet tooth? Smart ways to indulge and still maintain your diet
If you have a sweet tooth, rest assured that reducing sugar does not have to mean giving up your affinity for sweetness. Here are some simple tips to help.
 
Teens getting the truth out about smoking [Infographic]
Today only 9 percent of teens smoke in the U.S. and this generation is joining together to end smoking. For good.
 
Fall foot health made easy
Simple steps you take today can help keep feet healthy and comfortable so you don't miss a beat this fall.
 
Keep your skin glowing by staying active as temperatures start to drop
Learn how to protect your skin during winter's harshest days.
 
Can we change the culture of youth sports?
Injuries sideline too many young atheletes. Here three steps to change the culture of youth sports.
 
How to protect your pet from the obesity epidemic
While the obesity is well-recognized among the public, many don't realize there is a second obesity epidemic occurring simultaneously - a pet obesity epidemic, which is even more severe.
 
New online portal connects women living with metastatic breast cancer to peer-support and educational resources
 
Therapy 'test drive' could lead to relief from common bladder and bowel control problems
People with overactive bladder and bowel incontinence now have the option to test drive a long-term treatment.
 
Is teen hearing loss on the rise?
The results of a recent study paint a troubling picture of today's hearing-impaired person - and it might just be the portrait of a teen.
 
Is vision loss inevitable with age? The answer may surprise you
Vision loss doesn't have to be an inevitable part of aging.
 
Consumers know more about snack cakes than smoke alarms [Infographic]
Did you know that more people know the shelf life of snack cakes than the operating life of smoke alarms?
 
Enjoy healthier comfort foods while keeping the comfort
 
10 expert strategies for enjoying holiday foods without the weight gain
Hectic schedules, holiday stress, and tasty indulgences at every turn can lead to a few extra pounds by the year's end. Here's how to avoid weight gain.
 
Education, screening critical to early detection - and possible prevention - of kidney disease
 
Don't let the flu be a factor in your fall festivities
Flu season is officially here, and it may not be long before you or someone you know starts experiencing muscle aches, chills, fever and other flu-like symptoms.
 
Keep the holidays joyful by addressing hearing loss before the big celebration
Holiday gatherings can be problematic for people with untreated hearing loss, as many loud voices, background music and other noise can make it difficult to follow, participate in and feel a part of the celebration.
 
The ear, your body's most underrated sensory organ [Infographic]
Have you heard the latest about your body's most important sensory organ?
 
Advanced breast cancer: Then and now [Infographic]
Thirty years ago, breast cancer was considered one disease and treatment options were limited.
 
How to stop pet stains from straining your family events
While there is no doubt that pet owners love their furry friends, it's fair to say that dogs and cats can easily take over the home.
 
Kids choose at one of country's largest restaurants: the school cafeteria
Children are taught math, science, English and history at school. And every day at lunch they learn another important lesson: how to make independent nutrition choices.
 
The Fragile X factor: What parents should know about this mysterious disease
Learn more about Fragile X Syndrome and who's at risk.
 
5 great skincare tips for cooler temperatures
As temperatures drop, your skin needs increased care.
 
5 totally bogus things you only think you know about allergies
Forget what you think you know about allergies. Here is the truth behind five commony allergy myths.
 
Forever young: 5 ways treating hearing loss can revitalize your life
 
New survey results shed light on unmet needs in epilepsy community [Infographic]
Results of Eisai Inc. and Epilepsy Foundation national survey shed light on unmet needs in epilepsy community.
 
Four simple home remedies for joint pain
There are a number of proactive steps that incorporate all-natural solutions to help improve joint health and overall wellness.
 
5 signs it's time to call hospice
Contacting hospice is a choice that can lead to fewer worries and more meaningful moments during a serious illness or near the end of life.
 
What are your breast cancer risk factors? The answers could surprise you
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, aside from skin cancers. About one in eight women in the U.S. develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.
 
Combat signs of aging with simple beauty-routine updates
Some simple and small changes in your beauty routine can help you achieve healthier, more youthful skin.
 
Can the power of positive thinking change your life?
Positive people find success, good health, happiness, wealth and rewarding relationships throughout their lives. This is not because they are already successful, or because they are more confident, it is simply the attitude.
 
Chronic pain: The impact on daily life [Infographic]
A recent survey of chronic pain patients revealed the many challenges they face in living with the condition.
 
Grape idea! One simple ingredient boosts nutrition and reinvents meals
Incorporating grapes into dishes is a great way to add flavor and nutrients.
 
You don't always get what you pay for when buying eyeglasses online
Learn why buying eyeglasses online isn't the best idea.
 
Baby safety checklist: Steps to eliminate hidden dangers in the laundry room
Babies are curious and even at very young ages, they tend to get into things they shouldn't. That's why there's no better time than today to take steps toward securing your home, and the laundry room is a great place to start.
 
Restless legs syndrome: 'no laughing matter'
RLS is a neurologic disorder that causes these symptoms and it is no laughing matter. It can impact day-to-day activities and a person's sleep.
 
The burdens of psoriasis [Infographic]
Learn more about the burdens of psoriasis.
 
How one sailing boat is empowering those living with multiple sclerosis
despite any challenges from Mother Nature, the crew of Oceans of Hope will not let anything get in their way, even multiple sclerosis - a condition that attacks the central nervous system and in some cases can be debilitating.
 
How a tape measure and scale can save your child's life
Learn why abandoning the booster seat too soon is dangerous.
 
Many women don't consider themselves at risk for cardiovascular disease [Infographic]
Even with new information available, many women don't consider themselves at risk for cardiovascular disease. This misconception in part can lead to an imbalance in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of CVD in women.
 
6 tips for finding more affordable, better coverage during Medicare Annual Enrollment
Questions and factors Medicare recipients should consider during the annual enrollment period.
 
A well-prepared emergency kit is essential for diabetes patients [Infographic]
Provided by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), My Diabetes Emergency Plan is a comprehensive resource for patients with diabetes to prepare for a crisis situation.
 
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, but began experiencing uncontrollable bouts of crying and laughing
 
Flu fighters: Busting six sickening flu myths
Here is the truth behind six sickening myths about the flu.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Dry bottoms and rockin' tunes: The recipe for happy babies, survey says
Find out what helps baby to wake up happy.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Top potentially life-threatening (severe) allergy triggers: What you should know as your kids head back to school
 
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.
 
Find relief from occasional allergy symptoms this fall
Allergy-proof your fall fun with these tips for managing triggers and symptoms.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Serve and return: learn how early childhood interactions are crucial to learning
How adult interaction with infants and young children helps develop their brains.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 some important expert insight.
 
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.
 
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).
 
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?
 
The state of osteoarthritis [Infographic]
Osteoarthritis affects about 27 million adults in the United States.
 
What exactly is tinnitus? [Infographic]
Learn more about tinnitus, how it relates to hearing loss and how you can protect yourself from it.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Boost your pet's health with these preventive measures
Learn how to keep your pet healthy with these preventive measures.
 
Do you know the signs if your child has a concussion?
Concussions are generating a lot of attention these days as an increasing amount of research highlights the difficulties in treating them.
 
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.
 
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.
 
7 things you should know about vaccinating your child
Vaccines are an effective way to protect your child from serious illness and disability. Here are seven important things you should know about vaccinating your child.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 your overall well-being.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Not your mother's menopause: new ways to manage symptoms
With an estimated 50+ million women projected to experience menopause this year, the health care topics of perimenopause and menopause are highly relevant - to the women experiencing symptoms, as well as their loved ones.
 
Don't make these common mistakes when something hurts
Learn more about managing pain and when you should see a pain medicine specialist.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Youth sports: the entire family is on the team [Infographic]
Learn how youth sports affect more than just the athletes themselves.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
15 common food allergy myths, debunked
Did you know that people perceive peanut allergies to be 40 times more prevalent than research says they are? This is just one example of the misinformation lurking in popular culture about food allergies.
 
Grown up snack substitutions to satisfy your inner child's taste buds
Step back into your childhood with these delicious, healthy taste substitutions.
 
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.
 
Get smart about asthma before getting back to school
Before returning to the classroom, it's important that children with asthma are prepared for the school year ahead.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Preparing to survive: considerations for life after cancer
As cancer survivorship improves, people everywhere are learning new ways to enjoy life after cancer.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
The ABCs of a good balanced diet
Learn more about hidden hunger and who's at risk.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Natural stress relievers for families busy with school
Back-to-school season can be stressful. Take these natural steps to relieve stress.
 
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 technology, is a relatively modern affliction.
 
Plateau-busting tips for avoiding common workout pitfalls
Plateaus can derail your workout and weight loss. Here's how to avoid them.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
What you need to know about hepatitis C testing [Infographic]
Those who have tested positive for chronic hepatitis C should ask which specific strain they have. Here's why.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Encouraging millennial women to develop life goals [Infographic]
Join the community of millennial women to define your dreams and pursue your life goals.
 
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.
 
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 - especially if they are breastfeeding.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Stay on top of your rheumatoid arthritis with these helpful tips
Learn more about rheumatoid arthritis and how you can improve your condition.
 
Wholesome snacks for back to school
The new school year shouldn't stop you from offering your children healthy snacks. Try these easy creations.
 
5 things parents should be aware of when it comes to kids and digital devices
Kids are exposed to blue light from digital devices nonstop, and eye doctors are reporting a 50 percent increase in digital eye strain because of it.
 
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.
 
Seniors: healthy eyes equal happy lives [Infographic]
Keeping eyes healthy while aging can help reduce the risk of vision loss. Here's how.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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).
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
How chiropractic care can help runners
Preventive chiropractic care can help runners avoid injury and maintain optimal health and fitness.
 
5 ways hospice can help you or your loved ones
The hospice philosophy is about making sure that a patient's death experience reflects their wishes. Here are five ways that hospice helps to deliver this.
 
The future of cancer treatment may lie in an experimental 'immunotherapy' vaccine
Diane Altenburg has been cancer free for years undergoing this treatment.
 
4 reasons to make the move to a medical home
Find out what it takes to make a home a medical home.
 
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.
 
Beach potty problems - the salty truth [Infographic]
Find out what other contaminants may be joining you at the beach this year.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Clearing up the facts about cataracts
Cataract is one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S. Do you know the facts?
 
Home safety tips that put families at ease
Learn what you can do to keep your home and your family safe this summer.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Eating clean: Today's top food trend takes a simpler approach to nutrition
 
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.
 
Tips for becoming your own best health care advocate
Being an advocate for your health can help keep you well, and could save you money on your Medicare coverage, too.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Concerned about stroke? A two-year study finds that vitamin E from Malaysian palm oil helps to protect brain's white matter
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Critical program helps veterans find health care and other benefits
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