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  • How well do you know your heart? (Infographic)

    - This Sept. 29 is World Heart Day and to honor their commitment to heart health, Culturelle Probiotic, maker of the new Pro-Well 3-in-1 Complete Formula with Omega-3s to support heart health, has created an infographic to help you learn more about the muscle that keeps you going strong. Get started...

  • World Contraception Day: What Birth Control is Right for You? (Infographic)

    - World Contraception Day on September 26 has a mission to improve awareness of contraception and to enable young people to make informed choices on their sexual and reproductive health. It's an ideal time for women to evaluate their birth control options, especially considering the high rate in...

  • Known and unknown causes of stroke (Infographic)

    Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. In most cases, a stroke is caused by a blood clot that blocks the flow of blood to the brain. Unfortunately, for about one in three of these types of strokes, what led to the clot is uncertain, or "cryptogenic,"...

  • Are you at risk for an OTC pain medicine overdose?

    Are you at risk for an OTC pain medicine overdose?

    If you are one of the millions of Americans suffering from pain and turn to over-the-counter (OTC) pain medicines to get relief, you may be at risk of overdose. Taking too much OTC pain medicine can lead to serious side effects, such as stomach bleeding, ulcers, liver damage and even death. The...

  • Managing depression with the help of your iPhone: Advancements that are making waves

    Managing depression with the help of your iPhone: Advancements that are making waves

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Chances are, if you haven't been personally affected by depression, you know someone who has. Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States, affecting millions of people every year. In fact, an estimated one in...

  • Nutrient-rich ingredients, simple prep are keys to easy, healthy family meal times

    Nutrient-rich ingredients, simple prep are keys to easy, healthy family meal times

    With summer in the rearview mirror, many Americans will now be pressed for time: Fall (when kids go back to school) and winter (dominated by the holidays) are jam-packed seasons. It may be difficult to find time for everything you need to do, including eating regular meals together as a family....

  • It's Open Enrollment Time: 5 Tips for Selecting the Right Health Benefits

    It's Open Enrollment Time: 5 Tips for Selecting the Right Health Benefits

    Fall signals the start of many annual traditions and favorite pastimes — the start of a new school year, football season and holidays. Fall is also the season for another important annual tradition: open enrollment, when many people have an opportunity to select or change their health benefits...

  • 5 things this country music artist wants you to know about a serious lung disease

    Country music artist Joe Nichols is best known as a regular on the top of the music charts, but what most fans don't know is that he lost his father to a rare lung disease called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or "IPF." To honor his father, Joe is partnering with Boehringer Ingelheim on the campaign...

  • Critical illnesses are expensive - are you prepared?

    Critical illnesses are expensive - are you prepared?

    The cost of a critical illness — a heart attack, cancer or stroke — can hit thousands of dollars. It can push families to the financial brink, as more than half say they have little or no savings. The problem has become so acute that more employers are making critical illness insurance available...

  • A four-point plan for joint health

    A four-point plan for joint health

    Whether it's a brand-new Bentley or a classic 1970 Mustang, most people have a car they dream about. If they're lucky enough to own it someday, you better believe they're going to take care of it. Regular maintenance is an essential part of keeping a vehicle in tip-top shape. The same is true of...

  • How to save money on health care

    One in two Americans has a chronic condition and 86 percent of health care spending is on chronic care, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When it comes to saving money, health care is probably the last place you might look, but there are many ways to build better health...

  • How to use color psychology when painting your home

    How to use color psychology when painting your home

    Do you ever wonder why you feel immediately relaxed when you enter a spa, yet when you enter a gym, you feel alert and energized? The answer can be found in the colors selected to decorate the space. "Interior designers use color psychology to evoke an emotional response," says Sue Wadden, director...

  • 5 reasons to make a career in fitness

    5 reasons to make a career in fitness

    Imagine waking up early on a Monday morning with a smile on your face. You’re excited to get the week started because you love what you do. Or how about taking a Tuesday afternoon all to yourself, without having to ask permission and use your precious vacation time? It might sound like a dream,...

  • The evolution of sutures: Meet the suture of the future (infographic)

    Archaeologists discovered primitive needles of bone and later metal that were thought to be used for surgical suturing thousands of years ago. Luckily for surgeons and patients, sutures and wound closure products have evolved since then. Surgeons today are performing more sophisticated, high-tech...

  • Expanding access to coordinated care for dialysis patients

    More than 660,000 people in the U.S. suffer from kidney failure, also known as end-stage renal disease (ESRD). These patients often cope with multiple chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and depression. They are also more likely to be socioeconomically disadvantaged, which limits...

  • Top 3 ways to save money on health care

    One in two Americans has a chronic condition and 86 percent of health care spending is on chronic care, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When it comes to saving money, health care is probably the last place you might look, but there are many ways to build better health...

  • Staying active with arthritis (infographic)

  • How technology is simplifying relief of chronic pain

    How technology is simplifying relief of chronic pain

    Doctors hate seeing patients suffering from chronic pain, and not just because their instinct is immediately to want to help their patients to feel better. One of the primary challenges doctors confront is that even though chronic pain is common, it can be extremely difficult to diagnose and treat....

  • Focusing on Family Health: August is National Immunization Awareness Month

    National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), held each year in August, is a great time to review your family's vaccination records. NIAM was established to encourage people of all ages to make sure they are up to date on the vaccines recommended for them and their family members. Vaccination is...

  • Diagnosed with lymphoma? What's next (Infographic)

    In 2016, an estimated 81,080 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with a type of lymphoma1,2, the most common form of blood cancer.3 While this diagnosis can be overwhelming, there are resources available so that people with lymphoma do not have to experience it alone. For Blood Cancer Awareness...

  • Top tips for healthy hydration: You're probably missing this key ingredient

    This summer, most of the United States experienced a heat wave that kept many people indoors or in the shade. Very high temperatures, especially for a prolonged period of time, can be extremely dangerous — and not just for the elderly or other vulnerable individuals. Participating in any outdoor...

  • Stay pool-cool without chlorine: There's a healthy alternative

    As summer temperatures rise, backyard and neighborhood pools become more attractive for old and young alike. The one thing most folks don’t like, however, is the smell of the chlorine or how it burns your eyes or feels on your skin once you get out of the water. The chlorine is there to help keep...

  • Your child's school is nut-fee. Now what?

    The notice arrives: Your child’s school does not allow any tree nuts on the premises. Or perhaps you've just learned this year's classroom is a designated peanut free zone. This can be frustrating for all parents, especially with all those confusing food labels and dealing with finicky eaters of...

  • Seniors: 5 simple secrets for overcoming gym intimidation

    No one really relishes the idea of growing older and experiencing the health issues that can accompany aging. If there was one thing you could do to significantly improve your chances of staying mentally sharp, physically healthy and independent throughout your golden years, wouldn’t you do it? ...

  • The laundry IQ report (Infographic)

    Laundry can be confusing, that's why the Whirlpool Top Load Cabrio Washer and Dryer has intuitive "what" and "how" controls, to easily create customized cycles depending on the load type, size and drying times. The dryer's Advanced Moisture Sensing, which ends the cycle when clothes are perfectly...

  • A look into Duchenne muscular dystrophy

    Hearing a health provider say "It's a boy!" during an ultrasound can be one of the most exciting moments on the pregnancy journey for expecting parents, eagerly anticipating the birth of a healthy child. It's a journey that will be filled with many exhilarating milestones, but for some expectant...

  • In baseball, overuse injuries plaguing more young athletes

    While concussions have garnered much of the spotlight when it comes to health concerns among young athletes, there is another rising issue among children who play sports that has health professionals just as concerned. Injuries in young athletes are on the rise, and elbow and shoulder injuries in...

  • Steps to keep your feet looking and feeling their youngest

    You exercise regularly, eat well, maintain an active lifestyle and take your medications as prescribed every day. You're doing everything you can to age gracefully and beautifully, but are you overlooking an aspect of self-care that's fundamental to overall good health ... your feet? By the time...

  • Adults with Heart Disease: Vaccinations are an Important Part of Protecting Your Health

    Having a chronic health condition doesn’t mean you have to lose control over your health. Every day you take steps, like taking your medicine, monitoring your blood pressure, and watching your cholesterol, to manage your heart disease and ensure the healthiest possible future. What if there was...

  • Skin care tips: How to get beautiful skin (Infographic)

    No matter what your skin type or age, our Skin Care 101 guide provides you with six easy tips for beautiful and healthy skin.

  • 3 simple ways men can improve their health

    Men don’t have the best track record when it comes to taking care of themselves. It’s safe to say we all know someone who is just plain stubborn about going to the doctor. Even if they exhibit clear symptoms that should be checked out, say wheezing, chronic fatigue or worse, it can be a challenge...

  • 5 beauty tips to take you from summer to fall

    As the sunny days and sizzling heat of summer come to an end, it's time to transition into a new hair and beauty routine. The shifting seasons can be the perfect time to try a new trend and there are plenty of style tricks that will help you gradually change your look along with the leaves. Our...

  • Back to school with diabetes: 5 steps to keep your child safe at school

    For parents of children living with diabetes, back to school season includes more than the usual shopping trips for supplies and clothes. Diabetes management is a 24-hour job. During the school year, your child is spending a large portion of their day in class or participating in extracurricular...

  • 5 mosquito facts you should know

    You could be inviting mosquitoes into your home and enticing them to bite, without even knowing it. Your body chemistry, what you wear, and seemingly harmless objects around your house can all make you more vulnerable to mosquito bites. The experts at the SC Johnson Entomology Research Center (ERC)...

  • Wondering why you're so awake? These 5 tips might help

    Do you find yourself feeling restless as you head to bed each night? If so, you're not alone. There are many people who lie awake at night wondering how they'll ever get the sleep they need. Healthy sleep habits are important for everyone. Understanding more about the science of sleep and wake can...

  • 7 ways to simplify your summer routine

    By now, you’ve probably settled into an easy, breezy summer routine filled with beach days, poolside chilling, festivals and living life outside whenever you can — but don’t stop there. Simplify your life and get the most out of your summer with these shortcuts to make your daily routine even easier!...

  • 5 risky myths about meningococcal disease and available vaccines

    Meningococcal disease, often referred to as meningitis, is an uncommon, but serious disease that can attack without warning. While the incidence of meningococcal disease peaks in infants, there is a second peak in 16 to 23 year-olds. A recent survey revealed that parents of these teens and young...

  • Leading biopharmaceutical company's smartphone app gives patients the power to help ensure medication serial numbers are authentic

    Smartphones can do just about anything these days — from tracking your sleep, to controlling your electricity and streaming television. Now, thanks to an app developed by EMD Serono, Inc., the North America biopharmaceutical business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, smartphones can also give...

  • Brain foods: Eating for academic success

    What do the foods your children eat have to do with the grades they bring home? Surprisingly, more than many people think. Research shows that certain vitamins and nutrients support brain health and development. That means the snacks, meals and supplements your child consumes can give them an academic...

  • Healthy hacks for sneaking whole grains, veggies into kids' meals

    Does every day feel like a war to get your child to eat vegetables and whole grains? As a parent, you understand the importance of nutritious eating. Your children, however, can be surprisingly stubborn. Getting your child to eat better doesn't have to result in a battle of wills. Smart parents...

  • 5 Ways to Keep Skin Healthy and Beautiful this Summer

    It’s time to embrace the pleasures of summer: long vacations, poolside lounging, and al fresco dining with great views. While soaking up the sun can be fun, it can also pose significant risk for your skin. According to research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, the...

  • 5 common headache types, what causes them, and how to treat them

    We’re all familiar with headaches, but for many of us it may be difficult to identify different headache types and the best way to treat them. Here are five common headache types and recommended ways to help make the pain a distant memory. 1. Tension type headache Tension headaches are the most common...

  • As more millennials undergo plastic surgery, safety concerns rise

    More Americans are turning to cosmetic surgery to look better, not just younger. But some may be jeopardizing their health by engaging in potentially dangerous behaviors like self-treatment, going abroad for discounted cosmetic surgery, or purchasing injectables off the internet. In 2015, 64 percent...

  • Perspectives in diabetes care (Infographic)

    - A survey conducted by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), with support from Sanofi US, found differences in perception between adults living with type 2 diabetes as well as physicians and other medical professionals when it comes to patients’ willingness to take action...

  • Flunking fitness: Common health, fitness misconceptions persist on both sides of the Atlantic (Infographic)

    While the global discussion around making healthier choices continues to gain steam, it's clear that Americans and Europeans struggle to grasp basic health and fitness concepts. In a survey from Nautilus, Inc., both Americans and Europeans earned a failing grade — scoring 42 percent and 39 percent,...

  • 5 tips for protecting kids with food allergies at school

    If it seems like life-threatening food allergies are more common than they were when you were a kid, you're not imagining it. The number of children with food allergies increased by nearly 50 percent between 1997 and 2011, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

  • Behind the shower curtain: 11 consumer bathing habits revealed (Infographic)

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  • Keep your family protected from pesky mosquitoes this summer

    Summer is here, which means you can count on two things: warm weather and mosquitoes. From backyard barbecues and neighborhood get-togethers, to baseball games and trips to the beach, families all over the country are spending more time outdoors enjoying the weather. As concerns about the spread...

  • WFH Twinning Program (Infographic)

    - The WFH Twinning Program creates short-term collaborative partnerships between medical professionals, as well as between patient leaders, in developing and developed countries to share information and provide comprehensive care and support for those living with or managing a bleeding disorder....

  • How diabetes can make or break relationships (Infographic)

    A new report, polling 500 U.S. adults with diabetes, revealed that having a chronic medical condition, such as diabetes, can make or break intimate relationships in the earliest stages, and also have an impact in the long run. Luckily, when it comes to diabetes, smartphone apps are getting even...

  • New Study Reveals America's Laundry Habits

    Whether you learned it from your mom or through trial and error during your first year in college, everyone has developed laundry habits that they'd be hard-pressed to break. But how are Americans doing laundry, and are the habits aligned with what cleaning experts recommends. To find out, Maytag...

  • From UV rays to allergies: 5 ways to protect your eyes this summer

    When the sky is blue and the sun is shining, you're not one to stay indoors. Instead, you plan on fully enjoying the beautiful weather by planning backyard barbecues, hitting the beach and simply relaxing out on the patio. As you apply sunscreen to prepare for a few hours outdoors, remember your...

  • How we practice pharmacy smarter (Video)

    At Express Scripts, we practice pharmacy differently, and as a result, step in to fill a widening gap of care within the health care system. Our philosophy is simple: If you had cancer, you'd want an oncologist. Pharmacy is no different: Patients with chronic and complex conditions require specialization...

  • What is a specialty pharmacy? (Video)

    Accredo specialty pharmacy provides exceptional care and service to our patients, above and beyond what is offered at a regular walk-in pharmacy. At Accredo, we specialize in helping people diagnosed with a serious or complex illness. Just as physicians have specialized areas of expertise, our...

  • Your beauty routine's dirty little secrets and what small steps you can do to improve your regimen

    Whether you are heading to a backyard barbeque or a summer soiree, a healthy, glowing complexion is the best accessory this summer. Everyone knows the drill about proper skin cleansing and moisturizing regimens, however, many women are interfering with their skin health by not taking the same care...

  • Say 'I Do' To Smoother Skin

    Planning a wedding is pretty stressful for everyone — brides, grooms, parents, and sometimes the entire bridal party. Looking your best on the big day — one that will be forever immortalized in photos and videos — can contribute to your stress level. After you say yes to the dress, it may be time...

  • A New Way To Lift Sagging Cheeks Without Invasive Surgery

    Looking for a non-invasive treatment to make your face look a little younger, but don't want to go under the knife? Today, there are several effective, non-invasive options that can make you look years younger without visible scars or long recovery time. In fact, some of these procedures can even...

  • 10 simple ideas for maximizing family time throughout the summer

    Today's modern family juggles a multitude of obligations that keep schedules incredibly busy during the summertime. Parents balance work, errands and housework with sports practices, day camps and music lessons. Fortunately, creating quality time for family doesn't require a lavish vacation or...

  • Back-to-school 101 for kids with allergies and asthma

    There are lots of things kids get excited about when they go back to school. From brand new lunch boxes loaded with pudding cups, to shiny 64-packs of crayons and catching up with friends they haven't seen for awhile, anticipation is in the air. But if you're a parent of one of the 28 million children...

  • 4 ways to boost your family's health

    Summertime and outdoor fun go hand-in-hand. But even with blue skies and sunshine, most of us spend about 90 percent of our time indoors, even during the summer, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). With school out, families are spending more time with each other. This is the...

  • Finding the right supplement (infographic)

    There are more adults taking supplements in the United States than ever before. At the same time, food allergies, sensitivities and intolerances, as well as chemical sensitivities are all on the rise. Quality hypoallergenic supplements are a great choice for consumers who want to ensure they receive...

  • 10 early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's (Infographic)

    - Alzheimer's is not normal aging – it's a fatal disease. Although many associate Alzheimer's with memory loss, the disease may appear through a variety of signs and symptoms that usually develop slowly and worsen over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. Every 66 seconds...

  • Oral Health Month: Share More Time, Share More Smiles (Infographic)

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  • Emerging trends in nursing instruction signal shifts across education

    When patients are treated as individuals, they become engaged, active partners in their care plan and their health outcomes improve. This shift in providing customized care to patients is also being adopted by nurse educators, who are applying a similar approach that sets up nursing students for...

  • Smart jewelry: The fashion-forward way to stay connected

    Jewelry has signified the bonds between people since the ancient Egyptians created the wedding band. But the digital revolution is quickly converting jewelry from a symbol of connection to wireless ways to stay connected.    Rings, watches, pendants — even cufflinks — have been transformed into...

  • The hairy truths of women's bikini grooming (Infographic)

  • New tool promises to bridge communication gap for overactive bladder

    Sixty is a milestone for Carolyn Hampton and she's not shy about sharing her age because it's a tribute to how she's lived. She's more active than ever; she loves to dance and has even taken up tennis and running. None of this would have been possible a few years back because of her constant worry...

  • For Alzheimer's caregivers, knowledge is power

    Michael Snowden was just 12 and his sister 16 when their mother began to exhibit symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Although they didn't receive a definitive diagnosis until seven years later, the need to assume caregiving roles while still in their teens profoundly affected their lives. "Not many...

  • Understanding coronary artery disease and the latest treatment technologies

    In December of 2015, Marian Kearney began to have a heavy feeling in her chest and was constantly tired, but couldn't put her finger on any specific cause. The persistent physical exhaustion was getting in the way of living her life. As a retired neurology research coordinator and cancer survivor,...

  • Study reveals unsung hero of women's beauty routine

    It's no secret women value their beauty products. From scouring online reviews to scanning video how-tos, millions of women are on the hunt for the latest finds to look and feel their best. Intrigued by the relationship women have with their beauty products, Dove fielded a national survey to unveil...

  • Living with tummy troubles? Here's how nutrition can help

    Everyone suffers from common digestive and gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms from time-to-time — gas, bloating, stomach pain, and frequent diarrhea to name a few. But did you know that nearly 60-70 million Americans have some form of digestive disease? Building good nutrition habits is a key component...

  • Mom and baby's social (germ!) networks

    As a baby’s social network grows with every crawl, scoot and step, so does the number of germs that he or she is exposed to. In fact, sometimes the size of a baby’s germ network rivals that of the mom’s! Educate yourself on germ hot spots and kick out uninvited germs with regular disinfection.

  • Sci-fi or silver bullet? How immunotherapy is revolutionizing cancer treatment

    Could the kind of cancer treatment credited with saving former President Jimmy Carter soon work for everyone? News coverage of Carter’s recovery and in-depth coverage by media giants like TIME Magazine and 60 Minutes could lead you to believe that immunotherapy will be the silver bullet that ends...

  • Summer sound check: Simple solutions to stop the hearing loss epidemic (Infographic)

    Summer is in full swing. That means the sounds of celebrations, festivals and concerts fill the air. But those same sounds can put you at risk for hearing damage. One out of five adolescents has hearing loss. By the time they reach age 65, that number increases to one out of three people. But there...

  • The truth about Alzheimer's: early detection makes a difference

    It's the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, affects more than 5 million Americans and one out of every three seniors will die from it. Yet misconceptions surround Alzheimer's disease. Contrary to what many people think about Alzheimer's, it's not a normal part of growing older. And...

  • Top 5 most distracted behaviors and how to change them

    With the average attention span only lasting eight seconds, and the need to multitask to keep up with an on-the-go lifestyle, it's no wonder so many of us are easily sidetracked during routine tasks. Mace, a globally recognized leader in personal safety and security, offers valuable tips to combat...

  • Test, plan, treat: How planning can help guide treatment for lung cancer patients (Infographic)

    Did you know that an estimated 224,390 new cases of lung cancer are expected to be diagnosed in 2016, approximately 85 percent of which will be non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)? Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer related deaths in both men and women in the U.S. Currently, there are several...

  • Guidance and hope for people living with the most-common age-related vision problem

    Silver screen icon Bette Davis once famously pronounced "getting old ain't for sissies." Caring for yourself or a loved one with age-related health issues is no picnic, either. Of all the health issues you may face as you age, vision problems can be particularly devastating. Yet, a new study reveals...

  • Blurry about cataracts? Here's what you need to know to have a clear understanding

    Growing older means inevitable changes in your body, and you often have a clear vision of how to deal with those changes. You work out to reduce heart disease risks, eat foods that meet your changing nutritional needs, and rely on corrective lenses to help mitigate age-related vision changes. But...

  • How our own bodies may be the key to fighting cancer

    In August 2015, former President Jimmy Carter shared some very sad news with the world when he revealed he had been diagnosed with melanoma, and that the disease had already spread to other parts of his body. But then, something incredible happened. Just months after his announcement, Carter declared...

  • Is the gout diet over-prioritized? (Infographic)

    A new survey reveals many with gout place too much emphasis on diet when it comes to managing gout and controlling flares. While gout sufferers should follow a healthy, balanced diet, even rigid diet restrictions will only help lower uric acid levels slightly — not enough to control gout and reduce...

  • Take control of your type 2 diabetes treatment plan with these 6 rules

    Today, nearly 28 million Americans have type 2 diabetes and another 86 million are at risk for developing it, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many people who have been newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes will make dietary and lifestyle changes, but they may...

  • What makes you feel fulfilled? Uncovering the secret to living your best life

    It's not money. It's also not how many vacations you take, or whether or not you have pets, or if you own a big house. So what, then, is the secret to living a fulfilled life? The highly debated answer to this question might surprise you. Nearly 2 million people around the world have spoken through...

  • Tips for caretakers to help their loved one get better nutrition

    When a patient is battling cancer, good nutrition is essential to maintain physical strength and help ensure a better response to treatment. Foods high in protein are an important part of your loved one's balanced diet, and helping them eat well is a critical investment in their health and well-being....

  • Trouble hearing? Why you need to do more than just turn up the volume

    Approximately 20 percent of Americans live with hearing loss, according to the Hearing Loss Association of America. If you're among them, you may think all you need to do in order to hear better is to turn up the volume. But many factors make up hearing, including sound quality, clarity, the ability...

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