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  • Feeling fatigued? 3 ways women can boost iron intake

    If you're a woman who feels like you're constantly fighting fatigue, there could be a physical reason for that sluggishness. In the US, 1 in 10 women, between 12 and 49 years old, are dealing with the results of low iron, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and that can easily lead to...

  • STIs and Relationships: What a Diagnosis Really Means

    Please see IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ABOUT VEREGEN® (sinecatechins) Ointment, 15% below. Embarrassment. Panic. Regret. These are just some of the reactions the phrase “sexually transmitted infection” (STI) can conjure. If you’re diagnosed with an STI while in a relationship, you may also wonder...

  • Tips to make sure your fire extinguisher is at the ready

    Tips to make sure your fire extinguisher is at the ready

    You check your alarms regularly and practice your family escape plan — but are you overlooking an essential component of home safety? Having fire extinguishers and knowing how to use them is an important part of maintaining a safe home for you and your family. “In America, a fire starts in a residential...

  • Picking a health insurance plan? Prepare for the unexpected

    Picking a health insurance plan? Prepare for the unexpected

    As many Americans know, fall is the season when we must select our health benefits for the upcoming year. Choosing a health plan can be a daunting task, but selecting the right coverage protects you and your family's general health needs and can prepare you for an unexpected medical crisis. While...

  • Upping your laundry room's wow factor

    Upping your laundry room's wow factor

    Doing the laundry is no longer relegated to dark, musty basements where no one cares to go. Thanks to modern technology, great design and access to innovative ideas online, laundry rooms have moved upstairs and come into their own. In fact, laundry rooms today are right up there with dream kitchens...

  • Every single person needs this essential nutrient. Are you getting enough?

    We've all heard the saying "knowledge is power." When it comes to good health, most people recognize the important role nutrition plays in a healthy lifestyle. However, according to a recent study by the Global Nutrition and Health Alliance (GNHA), despite efforts to eat a balanced diet, 98 percent...

  • Organic is always non-GMO, but is non-GMO organic?

    Organic is always non-GMO, but is non-GMO organic?

    If you’re a parent, you’ve probably come across ongoing debates regarding the term “organic” and what should go into your child’s body. But, what about organic versus non-GMO? A recent study from Perrigo Nutritionals revealed that more than half of moms didn’t know that organic is inherently non-GMO....

  • Stopping at Nothing: A 69-Year-Old BMX Racer Overcomes Her Joint Pain

    Stopping at Nothing: A 69-Year-Old BMX Racer Overcomes Her Joint Pain

    Ever since her 20s, Kittie Weston-Knauer had experienced osteoarthritis (OA) pain in her hips and knees, but it never stopped her from staying active. In her 40s, she even picked up a new, exciting hobby: BMX, or bicycle motocross racing. Gradually though, despite her active lifestyle, the joint...

  • Running with Purpose: Athlete Hits Her Stride, Despite a Surprising Asthma Diagnosis

    Running with Purpose: Athlete Hits Her Stride, Despite a Surprising Asthma Diagnosis

    With temperatures becoming more comfortable, there’s a good chance Brooke Curran is logging miles on a run through her hometown of Alexandria, Virginia. Though her training often requires her to run dozens of miles each time she laces up, Curran wasn’t always a serious runner. In her mid-twenties,...

  • Find Medicare Confusing? Start Here

    Find Medicare Confusing? Start Here

    Navigating Medicare can be challenging. In fact, according to a 2017 UnitedHealthcare survey, nearly 40 percent of Medicare beneficiaries find the program confusing. Learning the basics can help you cut through the confusion and make an informed decision about which coverage option may be the right...

  • Better asthma outcomes at lower costs (Infographic)

    Find out more about how allergists better manage asthma care in the infographic, "Scope and Impact of the Asthma Epidemic," from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. -

  • Understanding how medications interact with vitamins

    Understanding how medications interact with vitamins

    Technology, science and research are offering a personalization powerhouse at our fingertips, including products made specifically for us delivered to our doorsteps. We wear personal fitness trackers to track our steps, sleep and heart rates. Personal trainers design fitness routines made just...

  • Metastatic breast cancer patients tell their stories through art and photography

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. This post is brought to you by Eisai Inc. When most people think of breast cancer, they think of the pink movement, and often times, “beating” the cancer. A diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer (MBC), a late stage of the disease in which the...

  • Hair-raising facts about BPA (Infographic)

    Now that fall is underway and you're already growing tired of all the pumpkin-flavored treats, Halloween must not be too far away. That means it's time to head to the store to pick up the trendiest Halloween decor to guarantee a shocked response from trick-or-treaters. But before you do, have you...

  • Don't let the flu bug you this year

    Don't let the flu bug you this year

    Flu season is upon us, and many healthcare facilities are urging you to start preparing now with vaccines. Ironically, one of the places where you need to be careful is at the doctor's office or healthcare clinic. The number of people in and out of clinics this time of year increases the chance...

  • Sharing the road: Safety gear makes cycling safer, but can promote a false sense of security

    Sharing the road: Safety gear makes cycling safer, but can promote a false sense of security

    As more people are taking to two wheels for commuting and overall fitness, cycling accidents and injuries are on the rise. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that in 2015, 818 cyclists were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the U.S., an increase from 729...

  • The simple plan that can keep your cholesterol in check

    The simple plan that can keep your cholesterol in check

    For legendary TV personality and Emmy-award winner Regis Philbin, everything changed on a seemingly ordinary day back in 1992. While in Miami shooting a television commercial, the popular host — who usually plowed forward with his various commitments as though nothing could stop him — experienced...

  • Open talk about open enrollment

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Where does open enrollment — the yearly act of enrolling in employer-provided insurance benefits — fall among other annual must-dos? And how do people feel about the process overall? The third annual "Open Talk about Open Enrollment" poll took...

  • Breathe easier with smart tips for an allergy-free home

    Stuffy and runny nose, sneezing, itchy nose and eyes — having fall allergies can be miserable. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), more than 60 million Americans suffer from asthma and allergies, and nearly 70 percent of U.S. households are affected by indoor allergens....

  • 5 tips to help prepare for open enrollment and save on health care costs

    5 tips to help prepare for open enrollment and save on health care costs

    Millions of Americans will soon select or switch their health benefits plan during open enrollment, so now is the time to prepare for that important decision that usually happens once a year. More than 70 percent of Americans say they are prepared for open enrollment, yet most people struggle to...

  • People with reduced kidney function miss this important warning sign

    Anyone with a chronic disease knows the importance of monitoring personal health data to keep on top of one’s disease. If you suffer from heart disease, for example, you watch your cholesterol and blood pressure closely, and if you are diabetic, you monitor your blood sugar. People suffering from...

  • Survey: Millennials manage pain with healthy lifestyle choices

    Spending their days hunched over phones, tablets or computers and their free time at spin class or playing sports, millennials are the next generation poised to experience chronic pain. Millennials say acute and chronic pain are already interfering with their quality of life.But while older generations...

  • 4 ways to take back control from breast cancer

    It is no secret that dealing with breast cancer is hard. It can turn lives upside down, inspiring concerns on topics as wide-ranging as maintaining daily routines, paying for treatment and life expectancy. Underlying it all is its emotional toll. According to a survey by Ford Warriors in Pink,...

  • Clinical trials and the vital role they play in furthering cancer research

    The world of health care is one of constant innovation and discovery. New drugs, treatments and ideas are needed to combat the various health problems Americans face every single day. It is an ever-evolving challenge, and as health concerns are conquered, one constant threat remains: Cancer. According...

  • You need more fruits and veggies: 5 easy ways to get there

    Most Americans understand the importance of including a variety of fruits and vegetables into their diets, but finding inspiration and fresh ideas for incorporating them into everyday meals can be challenging. Research shows that only 10 percent of Americans are meeting the MyPlate recommendations...

  • Winning routines for warding off winter weight gain

    With cold weather and short days, it’s easy to fall off healthy eating and exercise routines. Here are tips on how to eat right and stay motivated to exercise during the winter months from a leading nutritionist and a top celebrity trainer. EAT RIGHT Dr. Michael Roussell holds a degree in biochemistry...

  • The key ingredient to a successful school year

    Now that school is in session, you’ve likely returned to the routine of nightly homework and packing lunches in the morning. One thing that helps ensure a safe and successful school year is polycarbonate plastic made from bisphenol A (BPA). BPA is a building-block chemical used to make a plastic...

  • The top 5 things to know about opioids

    While a decade ago you may not have heard much about opioids, today they make headlines daily. The nationwide epidemic crosses generations and socioeconomic lines, and it's affecting your family, friends and neighbors. "Opioids have long been used clinically to treat pain, but prior to the 1990s...

  • Good health at any age: What women should watch out for

    Being healthy is a common goal for many people, but good health does not have a finite endpoint; it’s an ongoing process that unfolds over a lifetime. For women, aging can bring on surprising health changes as they move through the decades of their life. From good nutrition and proper exercise...

  • Dad bod: The new shape of sexy

    According to a recent Planet Fitness survey, women overwhelmingly prefer a man with a dad bod.

  • Prevent falls this fall with a home safety checklist

    After months of sticky heat and humidity, it’s time to put away the shorts and pull out the sweaters because the autumn season is finally here. But, late September brings us more than just cooler temperatures and a wardrobe change. If you or a loved one are over the age of 65, the change in seasons...

  • Emergency preparedness 101: Know how to protect your family against carbon monoxide poisoning

    Few areas of the country are immune to natural disasters or severe weather. Whether you live in a hurricane zone or face icy winters, it is important to prepare your home and family to weather the storm and know the potential health and safety risks that may arise in emergency situations. Beyond...

  • 5 tips to keep sniffles and sneezes out of your holiday plans

    With the holidays upon us, there’s a lot to look forward to: seeing old friends, eating too much, wearing ugly sweaters; the list goes on. Likewise, there are a lot of things that might make you sigh: awkward questions from your aunts, arguing about politics and of course, how you’re going to work...

  • Top 4 tips to help you get the sleep you need

    If you're reading this, there's a good chance you're not getting enough sleep. You could probably use a nap, and you're not alone. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that about 70 million U.S. adults report sleeping six hours or less on average. This is well below...

  • Try this science-backed way to learn in your sleep

    The brain never rests. If you've shared a room with a sleep-talker or woken from an intense dream, it’s pretty clear the brain is always active, even during sleep. If we better understand what is happening up there while we rest, perhaps we can direct that activity into something meaningful that...

  • A snapshot of the global smoking epidemic and why it cannot be ignored (Infographic)

    Tobacco use places a significant health and economic burden on individuals and societies around the world. Smoking is linked to serious illnesses including heart disease, stroke, lung disease and some cancers, and kills nearly six million people each year, making tobacco use the leading preventable...

  • Back to school basics with BPA (Infographic)

    Whether back-to-school season means returning to the routine of nightly homework or packing lunches in the morning, one thing that helps ensure the school year starts off safely and successfully is polycarbonate plastic made from bisphenol A (BPA). BPA is one of the most widely studied chemicals...

  • Tips for choosing the Medicare plan that's right for you

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Fall and winter don’t just bring cooler temperatures and the holidays — the final seasons of the year also mean open enrollment for Medicare. For most seniors in the United States, the period between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7 is the only time they...

  • Making sense of nutrition labels

    You can find them on the side of most every product at your local grocery store. They are plain and kind of boring but nutrition labels were designed to contain vitally important information for good health and wise food choices. These labels tell you the number of servings in a container, how...

  • Sports nutritionals 101: What you should know about supplementing your workout

    Whether you're an athlete looking for an extra competitive edge or would just like to increase the effectiveness of your daily workout, you have most likely considered adding nutritional supplements to your fitness routine. Diet, exercise and everyday lifestyle are all factors that can help determine...

  • Medicare Advantage: 20 years, 20 million people and 4 factors

    In 1997, the federal government created the Medicare + Choice program — later renamed Medicare Advantage — to enhance consumer choice and more efficiently deliver Medicare benefits to older Americans. You may have heard of Medicare Advantage, but maybe you don’t know exactly what it is, what it...

  • Shop for health care with these websites and apps

    As our nation seeks solutions to help improve the health care system, there is at least one goal we can all agree on: the importance of making health care quality and cost information more accessible. This is an important effort that has the potential to help improve health outcomes and make care...

  • Managing MS in the warmer weather

    Heat and humidity can make anyone feel uncomfortable, but for the 400,000 people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the United States, warmer weather can make life particularly difficult to manage. “When it’s warm and sunny, that’s when I want to spend the most time outdoors,” said Wendy Booker,...

  • Baseball legend steps up to the plate to raise awareness of fatal lung disease

    All-Star centerfielder Bernie Williams is taking on a new role as an advocate for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) awareness in honor of his dad Bernabé who lost his life to this rare and fatal lung disease. In this new role, he’s teamed up with Boehringer Ingelheim on Breathless(TM) (www.BreathlessIPF.com),...

  • Covering your bases when facing a rare lung disease: 5 tips from a baseball legend

    Yankees All-Star Bernie Williams is stepping up to the plate to raise awareness of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF, a rare lung disease that took his dad’s life in 2001. In an effort to turn his family’s devastating experience with IPF into an opportunity to help others, Bernie has teamed...

  • Back to school: College students need to study up on emergency contraception (Infographic)

    A survey sponsored by Teva Women’s Health, Inc. has revealed 62% of sexually active U.S. college students surveyed are using contraception inconsistently, yet don’t know some of the most basic facts about over-the-counter (OTC) emergency contraception (EC). OTC EC helps prevent unintended pregnancy...

  • Busted: 5 common myths about emergency contraception

    There are a lot of myths associated with emergency contraception. Whether you experience birth control failure or have unprotected sex, it’s important to be informed on your options, like Plan B One-Step. Plan B One-Step helps prevent pregnancy when used as directed within 72 hours (3 days) after...

  • Is your hearing loss a barrier to a happy life?

    Sheliadawn Fitch would wonder if it really was possible for her to hear again. But she would shove aside those thoughts, overcome by fear and uncertainty, telling herself she was doing okay. Not that you could blame her. The vivacious Texan had been through a lot, having lost much of her ability...

  • 5 things you should know about over-the-counter emergency contraception

    From forgetting your pill to a broken condom, when it comes to your birth control plan, sometimes things just don’t go as expected. For life’s “oops” moments, it’s important to be informed on your backup options, including Plan B One-Step emergency contraception. Plan B One-Step should be used as...

  • The connection between health and hearing loss (Infographic)

    A recent national survey found that nearly half of Americans know someone with hearing loss or difficulty hearing. The majority of respondents said that they would feel comfortable talking with someone they knew if they thought they may be experiencing hearing loss or difficulty hearing, signaling...

  • 5 signs it's time to talk about hearing loss

    Family and friends might be softly hinting that you need your hearing checked. But can you hear them? See if you’re experiencing one of the following 5 signs that it may be time to talk about hearing loss with a hearing health professional. 1.) You’ve been approached by a family member about your...

  • 5 tips to make family mealtimes more mindful

    The hectic workday is over. As you pull into your driveway, you feel relief because you’ve finally escaped the cranky co-workers, the deadlines and traffic jams. Now you can spend the next few hours relaxing at home with your family. What better way to enjoy this time than with a delicious meal...

  • Want to lose weight? Research proves a big breakfast is the first step

    If you want to lose weight, you're not alone. More than half of Americans desire to shed pounds, according to Gallup. This goal inspires people to take action in many ways, from increasing exercise to modifying meals. One thing many people do is skip breakfast in order to lower calorie intake. While...

  • It takes a village: Integrated care team gives hope back to dialysis patient

    Six years ago Francis Hogan was doing what he loved most: playing golf. After his usual game, his ankle was swollen and painful. When he visited the doctor, he discovered the swelling wasn’t because of an injury. Something was seriously wrong. Hogan’s kidneys were failing. He was diagnosed with...

  • Turning 65? Choosing the right Medicare Part D plan starts with 4 simple rules

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. If you’re turning 65 in 2017 or 2018, you’re one of 10,000 people who become Medicare-eligible each day. Choosing Medicare prescription drug coverage can be confusing, especially for the first time. You may have questions about which plan...

  • Advocate for your care: Recognizing and tracking symptoms of a rare blood cancer

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Living with a rare disease can present a unique set of challenges, as people may experience symptoms for years before receiving an accurate diagnosis. Once diagnosed, it may be challenging to locate a physician familiar with this rare disease,...

  • How to build healthy habits for the school year and beyond

    Bells are ringing across the country as kids settle into classrooms for a year full of fun, friendship and plenty of learning. While exciting, adjusting to new school schedules is a hectic time. Healthy habits are often forgotten as the focus shifts to studies, assignments and extracurriculars. "Parents...

  • A mother's loss sheds light on need for better asthma control

    For people living with asthma, managing the condition becomes part of their daily life. But some may not know that, in spite of their best efforts, their asthma may still be uncontrolled. Benjamin Buckley was one of those people. Ben, as he was known, was just 7 years old when he died from asthma-related...

  • 3 activities to help you move safely after knee surgery

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Most patients undergoing knee surgery want to know when they’ll be able to return to a pain-free, active lifestyle and do the things they once enjoyed before knee pain took over. For 58-year-old Kathleen Cohan, this meant a desire to return...

  • Are you safe from BPA? The answer may surprise you

    Based on how much you’ve heard about bisphenol A (BPA) in recent news articles, it would be perfectly understandable if you concluded that BPA is public enemy No. 1. It’s apparently everywhere at unsafe levels, and there is no way to escape. Or is there? There must be somewhere we can go to avoid...

  • Age ferociously with this eating game plan

    A healthy diet and lifestyle are our best weapons against age-related diseases, and for staying healthy and active throughout life. Becci Twombley is sports dietitian for USC Athletics and Angels Baseball, overseeing the nutrition of 650 collegiate athletes and the 200 MLB and minor league baseball...

  • Is your family expanding? Protect what matters most with these nursery safety checks

    You may have chosen the perfect color palette and all of your nursery furniture, but have you thought about some key safety checks? “The arrival of a baby means you have to take a look at your home in a whole new light,” said Tarsila Wey, marketing director for First Alert, the most trusted brand...

  • Enjoy the latest trend in swimming pools

    It was supposed to be a community swimming pool, but many people stayed away because they couldn't tolerate the biting, nose-curdling odor of chlorine. Others experienced breathing and skin problems. So the Evergreen Commons senior center in Holland, Michigan, converted its 65,000-gallon chlorine...

  • How to Tackle a Dust-Free Renovation

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Kristen Johnson* loved her home, her family and their active lifestyle. She’d never want to change a thing — except for her foyer and adjoining dining room. When she and her husband first moved into their home, they had intended to refinish...

  • 5 baby formula myths debunked

    The MythBusters on TV’s Discovery channel tackled hundreds — if not thousands — of myths in their 19 seasons on the air, but many questions still surround one topic never covered: infant feeding. Baby feeding has many pervasive myths, especially about infant formula. Here are five of those myths...

  • Top tips for making back to school a success

    Summer days are getting shorter. Summer fun is winding down for the season. Bedtimes are starting earlier. And parents seem to be oddly excited. Back to school is right around the corner. For most kids, the thought of going back to school can be a drag. But it doesn’t have to be. Marley Dias, 12-year-old...

  • 10 questions to ask your doctor about hearing loss

    As we age, we know to ask our doctors certain questions about our health, such as, “What should I know about preventing heart disease?” or “Are my cholesterol levels too high?” But another common condition that we need to start asking about is hearing loss. Here are some questions you should ask...

  • 5 things parents need to know about HPV

    Being a parent means looking out for your kids. When they were small it meant making sure they wore a helmet, crossed the street carefully and wore sunscreen. As they get older, the health challenges they face change. As they become adolescents, you can’t always be with them, so you warn against...

  • Fighting head lice can start with a conversation with your doctor

    "Your child has head lice" is news no mother wants to receive. Not only can this common condition affect the child at home and at school, but it can also throw a family’s life off balance for days or even weeks. Results of the new “Facts of Lice” online survey of 1,000 millennial moms (ages 18-35)...

  • Planning her life, pursuing her adventures (Infographic)

    Merck launches Her Life. Her Adventures. to encourage women to plan ahead and get educated about family planning, including birth control options, so they can prepare for life’s adventures. This campaign encourages women to talk to their doctor and learn about family planning and birth control options...

  • Looking for balance? Fighting fatigue? Your diet might be a place to start

    Adults today are constantly searching for balance in life. While balance can be broadly defined, in simple terms it is rooted in equal proportions. The human body demands an equilibrium in order to sustain proper mental, physical and spiritual health. But, achieving balance can be difficult when...

  • Is your child protected from preventable illnesses at school?

    Fall is an exciting time for kids — seeing old friends, getting to know new classmates, learning new skills and exploring classrooms. But with all this fun and interaction, it’s important to remember one of the best ways to keep your child safe and healthy is to make sure he or she is up to date...

  • Mandy Moore's Advice to Pursuing Life Goals

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. You hear a lot about dreams in our society these days. Companies tell you to “dream big” or “dream fearlessly.” Yet no one tells you to “dream prepared.” And when you get down to it, this last idea may be the most important because it’s the...

  • 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...

  • One man's struggle with PTSD, 40 years later

    Bobby Barrera’s career as a Marine ended abruptly at age 21. While in Vietnam, on his first mission, a land mine explosion took his right hand at the wrist and left arm at the shoulder, and left him with severe burns over 40 percent of his body and face. Coping with the physical challenges of his...

  • New FDA-approved method of lung cancer detection gives many hope

    Each year, more people die of lung cancer than any other form of cancer — more than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. The American Cancer Society estimates of the 224,000 new cases of lung cancer diagnosed each year, 155,000 will succumb to the disease. Many have heard the statistics...

  • Take precautions in the heat - lifesaving tips

    From tornadoes and floods to hail and lightning storms, the United States experiences a broad array of extreme weather. Fatalities do occur, but many people are surprised to learn that the weather event that causes the greatest number of deaths is heat. According to the National Weather Service,...

  • Ask your doctor about these important topics on life-threatening allergies

    The start of a new school year can be fraught with anxiety for children and parents alike. New school, new friends, new dynamics. And for children living with life-threatening allergies, that anxiety can be even more pointed as they — and their parents — consider and prepare for how to deal with...

  • Looking for a new doctor? Start with a D.O.

    Your yearly physical, a nagging injury that won’t go away, a sick child: There are plenty of reasons to go to the doctor, but when you do, do you know what type of doctor you’re seeing? The common answer most people offer is that they are going to see a medical doctor, an M.D., and in many cases...

  • How not to look your age

    Want to look a little younger but not quite ready for cosmetic surgery? Who doesn’t. There are more facial rejuvenation treatments to choose from today than ever before. Injectable fillers and neuromodulators like BOTOX can help soften wrinkles, peels can improve skin tone and reduce pigment, and...

  • Your summer and BPA (Infographic)

    Whether summer means days spent at the beach or pool, overnight camping trips, back-to-back sporting events or afternoons biking around the neighborhood, one thing that helps to make our summers both fun and safe is bisphenol-A (BPA). BPA is one of the most widely studied chemicals in use today,...

  • Breathe easier this summer: An expert shares advice on how to manage asthma during the hotter months

    Summer is here, and while many spend their summer vacation outdoors swimming, playing sports and enjoying the sunshine, for those who have asthma, it can be a worrisome season. While springtime is often the time people think about asthma triggers, summer weather can also cause issues for people...

  • This simple test can set you on the road to a lifetime of better health

    Here's a sobering statistic for you: 20 percent of all deaths in the United States can be attributed to poor lifestyle factors and behavioral choices. It's difficult to swallow, but fortunately new research also finds that those who take the time to establish a simple screening routine improve...

  • Allergens and indoor air quality: 4 steps to a healthier home

    When at home, you're probably relaxing, playing with the kids or tackling chores. What you aren't likely doing is thinking about the air you're breathing. Unfortunately, the reality is poor indoor air quality in residential spaces is a major problem. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission...

  • Beat the heat: Tips to stay healthy and hydrated

    Americans love summertime and with good reason. It is the best time for outdoor fun and travel with family. Many people enjoy outdoor activities such as bicycling, kayaking and hiking, and kids are more active with sports. One thing to keep in mind when out and about in the summer heat is to stay...

  • Clinical studies: Why you should get involved (Infographic)

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  • 7 ways to get healthier this summer

    Who came up with the idea of setting lofty health goals after the holidays? Try summer instead. With the season's fresh veggies and fabulous weather that inspires you to actually get out and get moving, there’s no better time to build new habits toward a healthier you. Try these research-backed...

  • Research shows California Raisins positively impact diabetic nutrition

    Research highlighted at the American Diabetes Association’s 77th Scientific Sessions suggests California Raisins — an all-natural, dried-by-the-sun, no-sugar-added fruit — can positively affect glucose levels and systolic blood pressure among people with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). “Raisins...

  • Shining a light on sarcoma

    After a summer of healthy eating and exercise, Janice Nicewanner was on the road to better health when she noticed a small lump in her lower left abdomen. She assumed it was scar tissue from a past surgery, but decided to see her doctor six months later after it had grown to the size of a baseball....

  • Shining a light on sarcoma (Infographic)

    Sarcoma is among the most rare and complex types of cancer, comprising approximately 1 percent of adult cancers diagnosed. Learn more about the signs and symptoms of this rare cancer and when to see your doctor.

  • Pancreatic cancer: Know your family, know your risk

    Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly cancers, with a mere 29 percent one-year survival rate. In 2016, pancreatic cancer became the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States, surpassing breast cancer. The time frame between diagnosis and death is often short. Only 7 percent...

  • Five Reasons to Sleep More (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. According to a sleep survey commissioned by ZzzQuil and conducted online by Harris Poll, nearly nine in 10 Americans (87 percent) report they have experienced trouble falling asleep. To help get the word out about sleeplessness in America...

  • Harnessing nitric oxide in a new way to combat superbugs

    They are called superbugs. As their name implies, they are difficult to treat — and deadly. Earlier this year, in fact, a Nevada woman was hospitalized following a trip to India and later died from a rare bacterial infection that didn’t respond to the 26 antibiotics approved for infectious diseases....

  • 5 eye health tips that are easy to visualize

    Writer Leigh Hunt once said, “The groundwork of all happiness is good health.” It’s a mantra you heed because nothing is more important than your health. That’s why you watch what you eat, you exercise at least three times a week and you avoid tobacco or excessive alcohol use. You’re working hard...

  • Why aren't people talking about I-O? (Infographic)

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