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  • 10 signs you may have a bleeding disorder

    10 signs you may have a bleeding disorder

    Harley Noffsinger was a typical kid who liked to play outside and stay active. When she was 7, everything changed. She got a nose bleed, but unlike most people's experiences, her bleeding wouldn't stop. It lasted 90 minutes. Noffsinger's parents brought her to the emergency room at the nearest hospital,...

  • Holiday survival guide (Infographic)

    Navigating the holiday season with your health intact. Save Save Save Save

  • Protecting your health: Survey shows diabetic patients often skip important eye examinations

    Protecting your health: Survey shows diabetic patients often skip important eye examinations

    The leading cause of blindness, diabetes, is steadily growing and is expected to affect one in 10 people worldwide by 2040, the International Diabetes Federation predicts. As prevalent as the condition is, 79 percent of Americans don’t know diabetic eye diseases have no visible symptoms and more...

  • Are you receiving the best care for your medical problem?

    Are you receiving the best care for your medical problem?

    As we age, maintaining our health becomes increasingly important. For Baby Boomers and adults caring for older parents, better health depends on wellness initiatives and receiving care from the proper professionals. Yet for those suffering from wound, ostomy or continence issues, many don't realize...

  • Maintaining heart health around the holidays

    Maintaining heart health around the holidays

    As we approach the holiday season, conversations about health, wellness and access to medicines may be an important and frequent topic addressed around the dinner table. It seems that access to new and innovative medicines is an increasingly common problem, and engaging in discussions with friends...

  • Important safety steps to keep kids' holidays bright, happy and burn-free

    Important safety steps to keep kids' holidays bright, happy and burn-free

    You bake their favorite treats, search stores for the toys they have begged for all year, stuff stockings and deck the halls to help ensure your children's holidays are full of warm, happy memories. However, it is also important to ensure the holiday season is safe for kids and the whole family....

  • Sick of being sick? 5 tips to getting better and kicking that cold to the curb

    Sick of being sick? 5 tips to getting better and kicking that cold to the curb

    From obligations at work to errands and chores and making time for family and friends — your plate is fuller than ever and, unfortunately, getting sick can throw a major wrench into your marathon of activities and greatly hamper your productivity. Despite how frustrating it can be, your busy life...

  • At-home first-aid tips to manage the stress of caregiving

    Nearly 10 million adults over the age of 50 are caring for their aging parents — a number that has tripled over the past 15 years. With careers, children and grandchildren added to the mix, many baby boomers are feeling the mounting stress of caring for young, old and themselves! One way to reduce...

  • 5 quick tips for everyday health

    With the kids in school and the holidays upon us, now is a good time to remember these everyday tips for promoting good health. Take a moment today to show your body a little TLC in five simple ways! 1. Take good care of your gut. Did you know up to 80 percent of your natural immune defenses live...

  • Caring for a loved one with cancer: Caregivers describe their experience (Infographic)

    Caregiving can have many facets. This infographic shares some of the findings from a new survey exploring the experiences of caregivers of people living with lung cancer in the U.S. for both Lung Cancer Awareness Month and National Caregivers Awareness Month. Visit NavigateLungCancer.org for more...

  • When it's not just the flu: Kids with Type 1 diabetes often misdiagnosed due to the rapid onset of common symptoms

    When it's not just the flu: Kids with Type 1 diabetes often misdiagnosed due to the rapid onset of common symptoms

    It is a common scenario: your child is nauseous, vomiting and very tired. It could be the flu, and that’s probably all it is. But it could also be Type 1 diabetes, a condition where the body does not produce a hormone, insulin, which it needs to get energy from food. Unfortunately, Type 1 diabetes...

  • 3 tips to prevent common holiday injuries

    3 tips to prevent common holiday injuries

    What does your holiday wishlist include this year? Spending time with friends and family? The latest tech or that best-selling book you've been meaning to read? Maybe it includes plans for a trip in 2017. Whatever is on your wishlist, chances are a holiday-related injury isn't one of them. No one...

  • Tips for finding unique health and wellness gifts for the holidays, no stress included

    Tips for finding unique health and wellness gifts for the holidays, no stress included

    Are you tired of giving the same old holiday gifts over and over? Does the thought of trying to find a novel gift idea for that special someone without breaking the bank stress you out? Or do those shopping lines that stretch a mile long make you want to scream in frustration? If the upcoming holiday...

  • Communication, not silence, is golden for men battling prostate cancer

    Communication, not silence, is golden for men battling prostate cancer

    For the nearly 3 million American men fighting prostate cancer, and the thousands more yet to be diagnosed, silence is not golden. Men who speak up about their disease — to their doctors, loved ones and community — can get the help they need, when they need it, and ensure their treatment plan is...

  • Your family's guide to cold and flu season

    Your family's guide to cold and flu season

    Every year in the U.S., there are more colds than people. Annually, nearly 320 million Americans catch 1 billion colds, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Seven in 10 people will turn to over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to help them feel better — and many of these medicines may...

  • 5 things to know about biosimilars (Infographic)

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  • Be ready: Simple preparations to ensure winter weather doesn't catch you by surprise

    Be ready: Simple preparations to ensure winter weather doesn't catch you by surprise

    When severe weather hits this winter, the difference between being safe and stranded can often come down to how prepared you are. A recent survey by AccuWeather found that the number one weather-related concern Americans have this winter is being caught by surprise by inclement weather. People...

  • Changing the end-of-life care conversation

    Changing the end-of-life care conversation

    November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, which provides a timely opportunity to better understand end-of-life care options and how to broach this sometimes difficult subject for you or a family member. Hospice and palliative care services help people with illnesses no longer responding...

  • Coughing? Bring a Healthy Dose of Sick-Etiquette to Work

    Coughing? Bring a Healthy Dose of Sick-Etiquette to Work

    Being considerate of others when you’re sick is one of the first steps to good sick etiquette. For example, you may think you’re going to score points for showing up at work despite feeling under the weather. However, if you were to run this by an etiquette expert like Diane Gottsman, she would...

  • Osteoporosis 101: What every woman needs to know (Infographic)

    Women make up more than 80 percent of the 200 million people who suffer from osteoporosis worldwide. This chronic bone disease, characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue, can lead to a heightened risk of fractures and can seriously impact quality of life. By understanding...

  • The breast cancer no one talks about: One woman's journey with metastatic disease

    The breast cancer no one talks about: One woman's journey with metastatic disease

    Beth Fairchild considered herself fairly well-educated about breast cancer. Like most people, she had followed discussion in the media, the pink merchandise and the many events in support of breast cancer awareness, as well as the accompanying information about prevention and early detection. But...

  • 4 simple steps toward better heart health

    4 simple steps toward better heart health

    A single choice doesn’t matter most of the time. Having dessert one night, taking a walk on another and deciding to skip an outing with friends aren't life changing choices. A daily choice is small, like a pebble. But like pebbles, when you keep reaching for the same choices, they can amass into...

  • Has your tattoo expired?

    Has your tattoo expired?

    According to a recent survey, nine out of 10 people with a tattoo have considered removing it at one time or another. While the reasons for removal vary, the increasing options available for tattoo removal are transforming the nature of tattoos from symbols of permanence to designs with a sell-by...

  • The key to good caregiving: A healthy caregiver

    The key to good caregiving: A healthy caregiver

    It is estimated that more than 15 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias. For the vast majority, the deeply personal responsibility of caring for a loved one with a devastating disease constitutes a "labor of love," but caregiving can take a severe...

  • World Diabetes Day 2016: Eyes on Diabetes (Infographic)

    World Diabetes Day 2016 takes place on Monday, November 14, and unites people around the world to show their support of individuals living with diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic and progressive disease that affects approximately 415 million adults worldwide and is considered one of the most challenging...

  • The best wearable tech devices to help you look and feel better

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Wearable health technology first started in hospitals as a way to help people with injuries heal faster. Now, the trend has gone mainstream and pro-active; one in five online adults uses a wearable device, and the majority of those devices...

  • 3 ways to revamp your winter skincare regimen

    Smart skincare is essential year-round to maintain healthy, youthful looking skin. During the colder months, it becomes especially critical as temperatures, humidity and air quality are in flux — not to mention your calendar, which is sure to be packed with seasonal festivities. By upgrading your...

  • Now hear this: 10 jobs that can damage your hearing

    How likely are you to experience hearing loss because of your job? You may think you’re safe if your job doesn’t involve operating noisy machinery, but hearing loss can occur whenever you’re regularly exposed to sounds of 85 decibels (dB) or louder. That means in addition to people in occupations...

  • Treating the whole person: How a small community of philanthropists made a big difference in health care

    In the late 90s, Minneapolis resident Penny George was diagnosed with breast cancer. After undergoing a mastectomy followed by chemotherapy, she thought her physicians were focused solely on the disease and the interventions being used — not on her as the person who was experiencing the disease...

  • When bad health hits, look to this financial tool

    Working hard may take a toll on your health. But what are your options when your work pays the price for your bad health? Chronic illness, an injury or a severe disability can create a financial crossroads for people. Often, people are torn between trying to keep working in ill health, losing important...

  • Stay One Step Ahead of Diabetes and Help Protect Against Vision Loss

    Managing diabetes can be overwhelming. Between remembering to take your medications every day and carefully watching your diet and blood sugar levels, it can be hard to feel like you’re in control of your disease and not the other way around. And even when you think you’re on top of it all, there...

  • Confidence-boosting tips for fitness class first-timers

    You've joined a health club and now you're curious about fitness classes. You're almost ready to sign up for an indoor cycle, yoga or strength-training class, but something stops you. You feel nervous and uncomfortable and decide to wait. Group fitness classes are a fantastic way to exercise because...

  • Addicted to heroin or opioids? Help is available

    How large is the opioid/heroin problem in the United States? It’s bigger than you think. Research shows 1.9 million people age 12 and older have a disorder involving prescription pain relievers, and an additional 586,000 have a disorder involving heroin. These statistics, from the American Society...

  • 6 people share their experience with insomnia and how they're managing the condition

    It's easy to feel frustrated, and even isolated, when you're struggling with insomnia, but you’re not alone. In the U.S., approximately 23.5 million Americans — nearly 10 percent of the adult population — experience symptoms consistent with the condition. Beyond Tired™, an educational program from...

  • Starting the conversation: Stomach cancer (Infographic)

    Did you know that November is designated by the U.S. Senate for Stomach Cancer Awareness? Stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer, is a devastating and difficult-to-treat disease that develops slowly and can go undetected. Symptoms often do not appear until the disease is advanced. In 2016,...

  • 5 fall fashion finds that blend comfort and style

    As Mother Nature exchanges her green attire for endless hues of yellow, orange and red, you too may be thinking it’s time to spruce up your wardrobe. This fall, the leading trends are blending fashion with comfort to create eye-catching styles that move with ease through all your autumn adventures....

  • Making the gig economy work for you: Must-have information and resources for the self-employed (Infographic)

    - Working for yourself doesn't mean going at it alone. From vision and health care, to shared workspaces and group buying power, the gig economy offers more benefits than you may think! Check this out to see what you might be missing out on. Save Save

  • Mom with diabetes shares the story of her miracle baby to spread awareness

    How much do you know about diabetes? Would it surprise you to know that one in 11 Americans has the disease, or that diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, resulting in more fatalities than AIDS and breast cancer combined? Every 23 seconds someone new is diagnosed with...

  • Tips to help millennials minimize digital eye strain symptoms

    Most Americans probably assume aging and eye problems go hand in hand, but did you know one of the most common types of optical disorders actually affects a greater number of young people? Seventy-three percent of adults younger than 30 experience digital eye strain — physical discomfort and visual...

  • Managing osteoarthritis: What you don't know is hurting you

    Twenty-seven million Americans suffer every day from chronic discomfort and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (OA), the most common form of arthritis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There have been limited advancements in osteoarthritis therapies, leaving patients...

  • Want a memory boost? Try a hearing test

    Intrigued by all the brain-training products out there to keep your mind sharp and spirits young? You may want to consider something else: A hearing test. That's right. Mounting evidence links untreated hearing loss to impaired memory and diminished cognitive function. What that means is, if you...

  • 7 easy beauty tips to transition to fall

    Fall is usually a fashion lover's paradise. Cooler temperatures mean chic layering of clothing staples and a new realm of styling possibilities. While refreshing your wardrobe, it's also important to transition your beauty routine for shorter days, longer nights and busy fall schedules. AJ Crimson,...

  • The truth behind 2 popular 'health' foods

    Did you dance in delight the first time you heard that dark chocolate is good for you? Did you think that your favorite indulgence just became an official "health food?" Popular culture often makes too much of health benefit claims, especially when it comes to food and drink that many people consider...

  • Open Talk About Open Enrollment: 5 Surprising Ways Americans React to the Annual Process

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. We all have annual to-do’s — from filing our taxes to celebrating our birthdays, these once-a-year rituals are in the fabric of our lives. Some tasks we enjoy more than others, but each holds significance. One of these important yearly tasks...

  • 6 small steps to improve your health in a big way

    You want to be healthier, right? But try as you might, it always seems like something's standing in your way. Time and money are two of the largest obstacles, and you may think it's impossible to improve your health without a significant time or financial investment. The good news is, however, that's...

  • Pulling back the curtain on shower secrets (infographic)

  • 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...

  • Taking parents back to school to learn about MenB

    For parents, sending teens and young adults back to school can be an extremely busy time. Amidst all the back to school season planning and shopping for new clothes and school supplies, health care can sometimes be overlooked. The back to school season is an opportune time for your teen or young...

  • Silent stroke is not so silent

    Silent strokes, ones that happen in your brain without you even knowing, can lead to full-blown strokes as well as cognitive impairment and dementia. The most common depiction of a stroke is a person unable to move on one side of their body with slurred speech, but studies show that many stroke...

  • Women: Are you listening to your body?

    Three women who don’t know each other and have very different backgrounds and life experiences have at least one powerful thing in common: They are survivors of a gynecologic cancer. Janet, Sharolyn, and Teresa each had different signs and symptoms. All three say that knowing their own bodies and...

  • Tips to help you weather winter with healthier eyes

    With summer sun fading into the dimmer days of fall and winter, you may assume it's safe to put away those sunglasses that were your constant companions during warm months. But winter comes with its own unique set of challenges to eye health, and it's important to not relax your guard. The need...

  • Top 8 myths about emergency contraception (Infographic)

    Emergency contraception is a safe way to decrease the likelihood of pregnancy for up to five days after unprotected sex or if a birth control method fails. Here are some of the most common myths about emergency contraception and – more importantly – the facts. To learn more about emergency contraceptives,...

  • Worried about BPA? 5 things you may not know about this common chemical

    Bisphenol A, also known as BPA, is primarily used to make polycarbonate plastic, which is a clear, highly shatter-resistant material used in consumer products you may use every day. It is also used to make epoxy resins, which are used in many tough protective coatings. You may have heard of it...

  • Fall into these 4 healthy habits

    With fall arriving and winter quickly approaching, we tend to jump back into busy schedules and our priorities can get lost in the shuffle. This autumn season, take some time for you and your family to fall back into these four healthy habits, brought to you by Emergen-C (R), a leading health and...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • What you still don't know about breast cancer

    The topic of breast cancer can feel familiar — from October walks to pink ribbons, Americans know breast cancer. That is, until you or a loved one is diagnosed.   Suddenly, breast cancer moves from a topic that feels championed to a topic that is entirely too new, too unknown and too fresh. Suddenly,...

  • Veterans find hope and healing through creative arts

    Where words fail, the creative arts have the ability to speak. Art therapy is an empowering technique that allows for self-discovery and has the power to produce insight and expression in a non-threatening way. That is why the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) encourages creative...

  • 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...

  • What you need to know about atrial fibrillation and stroke

    Each year, millions of people in the U.S. have an irregular heartbeat, also known as an arrhythmia, according to the American Heart Association.  Heart arrhythmias are common and can be harmless. However, certain arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation (AFib), may produce pooling and clotting...

  • Changes in your household? Tips for updating your insurance

    The American household is changing. The typical single-family home has evolved in the 21st century. Today, it’s not uncommon for older parents to move in with their grown children, and with the combined rise in housing costs and debt from college loans, more college graduates are moving home with...

  • 7 things you should look for when evaluating swim schools

    “Golden Growth.” That’s what USA Swimming has said of the recent surge across the sport. Athletes like Michael Phelps, Nathan Adrian, Simone Manuel and Katie Ledecky have paved the way for massive growth across the sport — USA Swimming claims more than 300,000 compete in nearly 2,800 teams stretching...

  • Dread cancer screenings? Here are tips on how to deal

    You go in for your annual visit and it goes something like this: You get weighed and measured and prodded. You see your doctor and talk about your health, maybe get a prescription refill, and most likely a referral for a screening or lab test. You walk out with the best of intentions, but you never...

  • An easy way to save on your healthcare in 2017

    If you're like most people, there are a few times a year when you sit down to review your expenses — your cable bill, entertainment expenses and grocery receipts, for example — and try to figure out where you and your family can save money. One item you should consider is your healthcare costs in...

  • Enjoy Nutrition on a Mission

    Next time you reach for a satisfying snack to curb your hunger, choose a treat that fills your stomach and your heart. Support causes that truly matter by choosing foods that make a difference for children around the world. One smart pick is This Bar Saves Lives, a non-GMO, gluten-free, and fair...

  • Despite strides against all cancers, liver cancer rates on the rise

    More people are surviving cancer, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). From 1991 to 2012, the rate of cancer deaths declined about 23 percent. Despite that progress, one type of cancer has actually become more common — liver cancer. New cases have tripled in the past 36 years and death...

  • Are you ready for flu season? Help protect you and your loved ones by getting vaccinated

    Fever, chills, fatigue, body aches, sore throat and headache — these are just a few of the common symptoms of seasonal influenza, also known as the flu. While you may think you can weather the storm, the flu can be a major health concern for you and your family, especially for children and the...

  • 6 truths behind multicultural Americans' smiles

    There are myths and misinformation among multicultural communities in America about optimal oral care habits. What really are the right things to do to maintain optimal oral health? In a nationwide Colgate survey conducted by Toluna of multicultural Americans and their oral care habits and beliefs,...

  • 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....

  • 6 fast and fun after-school snack ideas

    Reading, writing, arithmetic and so much more — school days are busy for kids. Lunch period provides a welcome break, but some schools schedule lunch as early as 10:30. By the end of the day, kids are famished. When your star students arrive home asking for a snack, you don't have to reach for junk...

  • Say yes to 'ho-ho-ho' and no to holiday allergies

    Shouldn't this be the season for walks in the snow, gift-shopping, family gatherings, ho-ho-ho and mistletoe? So why are you still sneezing? Granted, certain times of year are more allergen-filled than others, but the truth is, allergy symptoms can hit you in any season – even the holiday season!...

  • Farming program helps neighbors in rural America fight hunger

    Although the United States produces much of the world’s food, 48 million people in the country are food insecure, lacking access to enough food to sustain a healthy, active lifestyle. What's even more surprising is that many of the counties with the highest rates of food insecurity are located...

  • 5 clever hacks to simplify any family's morning routine

    Getting the family out the door on time every morning is no small feat. Seemingly simple tasks like getting dressed, packing backpacks and making breakfast can quickly turn into chaos. Before you know it, you're running late and the kids haven't even eaten as you dash to the car. Stop dreading the...

  • Too much gobble, gobble? 6 Steps to better digestion this holiday season

    Cheer and goodwill aren’t the only things Americans share during the holiday season. We also swap germs, overindulge in seasonal foods and spirits, and stew in stress — all of which can lead to digestive woes. You know you’ll have to work hard at self-control if you don’t want the numbers on the...

  • Shared experiences and support can help people manage type 2 diabetes

    Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes, and most (90-95 percent) have type 2 diabetes. Diabetes management isn’t always easy — some people may have difficulty visiting their doctor regularly, eating healthy foods and reaching their A1C goal. That’s why America’s Diabetes Challenge, a program...

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