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  • 6 ways to help a grieving friend or family member

    6 ways to help a grieving friend or family member

    When someone you know loses a friend or family member, it’s not easy deciding when and how best to respond. You may find yourself unsure of what to say or do. Sometimes a simple phrase such as, “I’m sorry for your loss,” can be extraordinarily meaningful. Here are six helpful tips from 1-800-Flowers.com’s...

  • Giving a Voice to Caregivers & Patients Fighting Liver Cancer

    Giving a Voice to Caregivers & Patients Fighting Liver Cancer

    Like many people, you are likely aware of the term "liver cancer" and may have some perceptions of this disease, but you may have less information than you think. Chances are, though, you have never heard of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), even though it’s the most common type of liver cancer and...

  • Baby on the way? Here are some tips

    Baby on the way? Here are some tips

    It’s only a matter of time now. Your little bundle of joy is on its way, and for the first time you are about to be a parent. Think you’re ready? Many people do and then the reality of parenthood strikes them. Remember your friends who said being a parent is nothing like they expected? They were...

  • Dermatologist debunks top 5 skincare misconceptions

    Dermatologist debunks top 5 skincare misconceptions

    Figuring out what's best for your skin can feel like solving a difficult mystery — everyone’s condition is unique, there are countless treatment options and people will do almost anything for a clear complexion. "When it comes to your skin, there are many elements to consider," says Dr. David Lortscher...

  • New year, new you. Be your best, most productive self in 2018

    New year, new you. Be your best, most productive self in 2018

    It's a new year, the time people traditionally take a look at what's working in their lives and what could be kicked up a notch. If you could use more productivity and efficiency in your life, you're not alone. Sometimes, it's all anyone can do to make it through the day unscathed, let alone slay...

  • 5 ways to achieve your New Year's resolution

    5 ways to achieve your New Year's resolution

    Whether you want to lose weight, get in shape, read more or start playing guitar, there are thousands of New Year’s resolutions to pick from. For most people, though, their resolutions have to do with losing weight, exercising more or getting healthier. In fact, 69 percent of resolutions are about...

  • 4 tips to organize your photos like a pro

    4 tips to organize your photos like a pro

    Are you one of those dedicated people who snap great photos at every meaningful moment of your life? And do most of those shots end up in virtual memory, filed away in a sea of unsorted images? If so, you’re far from alone. Analysts say a whopping 1.2 trillion photos will be taken across the world...

  • Want a beautiful smile? Protect yourself!

    They say you can tell a lot about a person from their smile. From braces to whitening treatments, regular dental visits and good brushing habits, Americans do a lot to make sure their teeth look great when they flash a smile. However, one of the most important parts of a great smile, and indeed...

  • Top ways to boost health in 2018 in under 5 minutes per day

    Top ways to boost health in 2018 in under 5 minutes per day

    A new year brings new opportunities to focus on health and fitness. The following are four easy ways to boost your health in less than five minutes per day. Drink water before each meal. Drinking enough water each day helps to boost hydration, improve energy and aid digestion. But drinking before...

  • National survey reveals the serious impact Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) has on women

    National survey reveals the serious impact Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) has on women

    Though many women are reluctant to discuss 'embarrassing' health issues — especially those pertaining to gynecologic health — many don’t understand the impact these same issues can have on a woman’s overall health and quality of life. Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most prevalent gynecologic infection,...

  • Resolve to improve your health with omega-3s

    Resolve to improve your health with omega-3s

    Now that the holidays are over, many health-conscious Americans do their best to make healthier choices in the new year. But according to new research, even those who do their best to eat a balanced diet aren’t getting enough omega-3s — essential nutrients that the body requires to function. Among...

  • Research-backed tips to help you get fit

    Research-backed tips to help you get fit

    A new year and a new you — that's the theme of this season, right? So how are you going to improve yourself in 2018? If you're like many people, weight loss is at the top of your list, and maybe you've already picked out your diet and your exercise plan. Now you need a strategy to help you stick...

  • The truth about what makes your skin dry and itchy in the winter

    The truth about what makes your skin dry and itchy in the winter

    We wait all year for activities that come along with winter, like sipping hot cocoa by the fire or staying in to snuggle up under cozy blankets while re-watching our favorite movies. The winter season also brings some less-than-desirable side effects, though. An all-too-common winter woe is dry,...

  • Going in for Surgery? Learn How Opioids May Increase Your Risk for Respiratory Compromise

    There is a serious epidemic of opioid-related drug addiction in the United States, accompanied by an alarming increase in opioid-related drug overdose deaths. In addition to the non-prescription use of opioids, administration of prescribed opioids in hospital settings, especially in combination...

  • Cancer and the Community roundtable and forum series (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. In 2017 Bristol-Myers Squibb, in partnership with Atlantic Media, underwrote the AtlanticLIVE series Cancer and the Community. Across the U.S., from Las Vegas to Washington, D.C., the series drove conversations that address national cancer...

  • Deeper than grassroots: Playing field surfacing decisions go beyond looks

    Deeper than grassroots: Playing field surfacing decisions go beyond looks

    Often an afterthought for spectators, the choice of playing surface – natural vs. artificial – is a major decision for sports teams and field managers that goes far beyond aesthetics. According to Don Follett, director of fields and grounds for the Baltimore Ravens, the decision to transition M&T...

  • Hearing aids making use of futuristic technology

    Hearing aids making use of futuristic technology

    The primary goal of hearing aids has always been to improve speech understanding. While this hasn’t changed, manufacturers are now building Bluetooth technology in to the most advanced hearing aid microchips. This lets consumers connect to virtually any wireless electronic device. Read on for three...

  • The Ultimate Holiday Gift: Asthma Relief

    It’s the last ten seconds before the famous New York City, New Year’s Eve ball drop and another year is about to pass. As those remaining moments dwindle, you begin to reflect on the past year and what’s to come in the year ahead. For many, New Year’s resolutions might include hitting your target...

  • 10 ways not all hearing aids are created equal

    While all hearing aids offer amplification to help you hear better, there are other features you should consider when choosing a pair. For example, some provide natural sound, easy connectivity to electronic devices and less battery drain. Others, not so much. The following are the top 10 features...

  • 5 physician-approved nutrition tips to look and feel your best

    5 physician-approved nutrition tips to look and feel your best

    Looking and feeling your best go hand in hand. When you take charge of your well-being, you'll feel healthier inside and out. Small efforts every day add up to a big impact. "By taking specific steps each day, you can optimize your beauty hormones," says Dr. Shelena Lalji, founder of Dr. Shel Wellness...

  • Heart Attack Survivor Bob Harper's Journey

    A heart attack can happen to anyone, and Bob Harper is living proof. As a celebrity trainer, Harper dedicated his life to helping others live a healthier lifestyle, but even his devotion to fitness couldn’t keep a heart attack from striking him. Harper suffered his heart attack in February 2017....

  • 2017 Sleep in Review (Infographic)

    More Americans than ever are prioritizing a good night's sleep in the new year, with the majority citing stress as the main reason they're not getting quality rest. While many factors affect how you sleep, the only way you can start sleeping better is by knowing how you’re sleeping in the first...

  • 4 ways to tackle the holidays with total confidence

    The holiday season is the most wonderful (and busy) time of year. While the season means plenty of quality time spent with loved ones, it can also bring chaos and stress when it comes to buying gifts, coordinating travel and planning family functions. Luckily, there are some simple ways to tackle...

  • Resolve to get more shut-eye? Here are 4 sleep hacks to help

    As the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, millions of people vow to eat better, work out more and lead a healthier life. But something is missing from this equation. While eating well and getting exercise are extremely important, too often people neglect the keystone of good health: sleep....

  • Considering disability benefits? Answer these questions first

    Age and chronic illness can take a toll. A June 2017 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that the costliest health conditions in the U.S. include: heart disease, cancer, arthritis, stroke and type 2 diabetes. An estimated 117 million people have one or more chronic health...

  • 7 tips to support Alzheimer's caregivers

    Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementias is exceptionally demanding, and especially challenging. A recent survey by the Alzheimer’s Association indicates many caregivers are not getting the help and support they need — 84 percent of caregivers say they would like more support in caring...

  • Wellness begins at home: 5 tips for a healthier, happier home

    From diets to exercise routines to standing at our desks while we work, we do a lot to stay healthy. Most of the time this involves focusing on what we eat and how we move. No doubt this is an essential component to good health, but increasingly, people are realizing their home environment can...

  • Three questions every bariatric surgery patient asks

    Today in the U.S., more than 78 million people are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control.[i] While research shows bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment for severe obesity, less than 1 percent of the 26 million surgically eligible patients have weight loss procedures each...

  • Recently Presented Long-Term Progression-Free Survival Data in Multiple Myeloma

    Sponsored content by Bristol-Myers Squibb Multiple myeloma is one of the most common types of blood cancer, with more than 30,000 Americans expected to be diagnosed this year.1 Formed by malignant plasma cells that are typically located within bone marrow, multiple myeloma often causes no symptoms...

  • When buying hearing aids: 6 essential things to know

    Being an informed health care consumer is hard work. There is information everywhere. But how do you sift through it and make sense of it all? And how do you know what is reliable and what isn’t? Sorting through the noise when buying hearing aids is no exception. In the past several months, there...

  • 4 tips to 'sleigh' the holidays from SIMPLE Mobile

    Between trips to the mall, cross-country travel and never-ending hosting duties, it can be easy to get caught up in the chaos of the holidays and forget to experience the joys the season bring. From capturing and sharing their favorite memories to booking flights and shopping for gifts, holiday...

  • 5 ways to feel good while getting fit

    Setting intentions is a powerful thing. Then when you have that shiny new gym membership in hand, you feel like nothing stands between you and your goals to get in shape once and for all. Trouble is, lack of motivation, unpreparedness and busy schedules have a way of interfering with our plans....

  • Ready. Raise. Rise. Ambassador Tia Mowry on Caring for Loved Ones with Cancer During the Holidays (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. The holidays are here! While often joyful, this time of year can be hard for many families touched by cancer. Tia Mowry, ambassador for Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Ready. Raise. Rise. campaign, understands the need for support during this season....

  • 3 ways to save money on diabetes medications

    Controlling the “ABCs of diabetes” — A1C, blood pressure and cholesterol levels — is difficult enough, but when you add that second C — costly medications — it’s easy to see how one’s levels can spiral out of control quickly. According to the American Diabetes Association, for the 30 million people...

  • Useful tips to help caregivers navigate the cost of care

    When a patient receives bad medical news, it can be a paralyzing moment. It’s easy to see how any serious diagnosis can shatter someone’s life into a million pieces, but we often overlook what’s happening to the caregiver who’s devoting their time and energy to provide care. On top of the physical...

  • Science-based suggestions for self-confidence

    A recent study shows your perception of your own image has a profound effect on how you present yourself to the rest of the world. Those findings could be empowering since even small changes to your self-care routine can significantly boost your self-confidence. The study by researchers at the Stanford...

  • How does Prostate Cancer Affect Your Bones?

    This article is sponsored advertising content from Amgen, Inc. Throughout November men everywhere were challenged to grow a moustache to raise awareness of men’s health issues in an annual campaign known as “Movember.” One of the health issues spotlighted during Movember was prostate cancer, which...

  • The 6 carry-on items you never knew you needed

    While there’s no place like home for the holidays, a long, crowded flight is one of those unpleasant things many of us need to endure to get there. With long lines at security, bustling terminals and stressed passengers, it’s no wonder that 92 percent of survey respondents agreed the experience...

  • Living with osteoarthritis of the knee: Tips for managing function and leading an active life

    Ken Meritt, 71, knew he had a serious problem with his right knee when the pain made it difficult for him to engage in even moderate activity. There was a constant, nagging ache when he walked, climbed stairs, got up from a sitting position or even rose from bed at night. A jogger, Meritt worried...

  • The most wonderful (and stressful) time of year. Could you be suffering from seasonal anxiety? Find out how to cope.

    Hot cocoa by a crackling fire. The sounds of family and friends’ laughter heard throughout the house. Your favorite holiday movies on the television. This is the idyllic holiday scene. But what’s the reality? Statistics show us that the holiday season, portrayed as the most wonderful time of year,...

  • Winter storm power outages on the rise - 3 ways to prepare

    Winter storms can wreak havoc on roads, homes and personal lives. However, facing hours of cleaning up fallen tree limbs, shoveling snow or being cooped up inside with antsy kids might be the least of your worries. Experts predict more frequent and severe storms could lead to lengthy power outages...

  • Senior guest? How to prepare your home for older visitors

    Whether it's for a special occasion or just because, hosting an older adult in your home can be a wonderful experience with lots of memory-making potential. However, for a safe and successful visit, you may want to make a few adjustments to your home before they arrive to make it more senior-friendly....

  • Weed 101: How and why patients use medical marijuana (Infographic)

    Medical marijuana has numerous mental and physical effects, but what are they, and what types of patients choose weed as a medicinal therapy? Read on to learn more.

  • If I could create my own cough medicine today... (Infographic)

    As a mom’s first line of defense for a cough due to cold, Vicks(R) VapoRub(TM) provides cough relief for children, ages two years and up, so they can get the sleep they need to feel better again.

  • Overcoming Self-doubt while Living with a Chronic Illness

    Many people impacted by rheumatoid arthritis experience feelings of self-doubt – but a head-on approach can lead to self-love. The mind is directly interconnected with your physical body, and while this stands true for everybody, it is something people living with a chronic illness are reminded...

  • 5 Must-know Investing and Retirement Tips

    Parents and grandparents typically pass down many things to the next generation — jewelry, furniture and other family heirlooms. But what if the best thing that the preceding generation passed along was their financial wisdom? Through years of investing and saving for retirement, Baby Boomers have...

  • Do you have the power to help save a life? (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. With nearly 1 in 5 teens admitting to abusing prescription medicine in order to get high, it's clear we're facing an epidemic — but you can help. Grab your camera and some friends, and create a 30- to 60-second PSA about opioid misuse on OperationPrevention.com....

  • Brain drained? These habits can help maintain a healthy brain

    Everyone has those days. You’re operating in a fog, or perhaps you spaced out on a family member’s name in the middle of dinner, or maybe you just find it hard to concentrate on work or hobbies. When these unwanted situations begin to come up more often, you may start to worry. Aging has long been...

  • 7 ways to tackle brain fog (Infographic)

  • 8 tips to prep your home for extreme winter weather

    As winter approaches, many cities in the U.S. have already started to experience the winter chill with temperatures below freezing and snow fall. But cold weather isn’t exclusively a northern phenomenon as the majority of the country experiences extreme temperatures at some point during the winter...

  • Humans' intimacy with technology: Are we all becoming cyborgs?

    Do you think you could live without your mobile phone? What about the navigation and backup camera in your car? Could you drive as well without them? Could you get by without your smartwatch reminding you how often to get up from your desk to keep healthy or weather conditions for the day so you...

  • Dodging your annual eye exam? These 5 facts could ease your mind

    If you’ve been procrastinating in setting up an eye exam, you’re far from alone. Even though good eyesight is essential to our health and well-being, some 87 percent of Americans dealing with vision issues still put off such appointments, says a 2016 study. And that’s true even if their symptoms...

  • Advanced hearing technology stands up to wintry conditions

    Who wants to change a dead battery in the middle of winter? The idea leaves most people with the chills. Now imagine that battery the size of one that fits into a hearing aid. Winter is the season of cold weather, the hustle and bustle of the holidays, and other conditions that pose a threat to...

  • Infuse life into the bath for a spa-like oasis

    Today, more than ever, homeowners gravitate toward design elements that transform the bath into a spa-like oasis. Designers look to incorporate pieces inspired by the natural world to bring renewed energy into the room and create a soothing environment. From fixtures inspired by booming waterfalls,...

  • From cancer nurse to cancer patient: One woman's story

    Throughout her career, Lindsay Norris had a close connection with cancer, helping others battle the disease. Then one day, it became even more personal. The 33­-year-­old oncology nurse still remembers the moment she heard the news of her own diagnosis — Stage 3 colorectal cancer. “I’ve been in...

  • Chronic Migraine: More than just a headache (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Learn about the impact of Chronic Migraine and available treatment for Chronic Migraine to prevent headaches and migraines before they even start. BOTOX® (onabotulinumtoxinA) prevents on average 8 to 9 headache days and migraine/probable migraine...

  • Understanding Spasticity After Stroke

    In the United States, someone has a stroke every 40 seconds.[i] Though stroke death rates have declined in recent decades, it is a leading cause of serious long-term disability,[ii] taking a toll on both survivors and their caregivers. It’s important to understand the many ways strokes can impact...

  • Navigating incurable breast cancer at 28 years old

    A few weeks after graduating with her master’s degree, Kaye felt a lump near her armpit. When it didn’t go away after a few weeks, she went to her doctor. A biopsy confirmed it was cancer. Kaye, a 31-year-old woman living in Orange County, California, was 28 years old when she was diagnosed with...

  • You're Not Alone if You Experience Bladder Leakage (Infographic)

    This time of year represents the start of the holiday season, and it’s also a time to reflect on all the work and attention that goes into providing care for yourself and others. The busyness of the holiday season can have a physical impact on your health. Many Americans don’t realize bladder leakage...

  • Busting Acid Reflux Myths

    Gastroesophageal reflux is a condition that can cause heartburn symptoms. Heartburn is described as a burning sensation felt in the center of the chest, and occurs when acid from the stomach is forced back up into the esophagus. Symptoms of heartburn can last for several hours and often become...

  • A culture of care helps health care professionals thrive

    Is your workplace a nurturing professional environment, or does competition and rank often override camaraderie and support? In order for nurses and other health care staff to do their jobs as best as possible, a culture of care can make a big difference. This means creating a workplace that fosters...

  • You should be tested for HIV at least once in your lifetime

    World AIDS Day, observed annually on Dec. 1, is a day for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. AIDS, or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, can occur in the later stages...

  • 5 simple ways to survive the holiday season

    For most of us, the holidays are the busiest time of year. From finding the best deals to stuffing stockings, it’s easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle and forget the spirit of the season. Instead of enjoying valuable time with family and friends, the holidays are often defined by a never-ending...

  • 5 tips for staying healthy this holiday season

    As the holiday season approaches, it is as important as ever to stay healthy. With holiday parties and family gatherings, illnesses like the flu can spread easily — and you don’t want to miss out on the festivities. As the largest provider of influenza vaccine to the U.S., Sanofi Pasteur encourages...

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  • 4 tips for keeping the "happy" in your holidays

    The holidays are upon us, and this time of year can feel like a whirlwind. While the extra time with friends and family and the seemingly endless festivities are often fun and exciting, they also come with their fair share of stress. Taking a few simple steps to manage your stress will help you...

  • 5 wise ways to avoid holiday burnout

    Baking, shopping, decorating and a packed social calendar should make the holidays feel merry and bright — so why are you feeling more overwhelmed than ever? With the extra hustle and bustle of the holiday season, you're probably dealing with higher levels of stress. While juggling so many to-dos,...

  • Being human takes guts: Make sure yours are up for it at every stage of life (Infographic)

    Being human means juggling a hectic life at every age — and that takes guts. Beyond digestive support, research shows a healthy gut can positively impact one’s overall health and well-being. Here are ways a daily probiotic like Renew Life can support a healthy gut and help power the potential at...

  • Life After Lung Cancer: How One Survivor is Fighting for Others

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. More people die of lung cancer each year than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. Yet there is still a widely held belief that it is a self-inflicted disease. The truth is that regardless of age, gender, athleticism, or overall health,...

  • This Holiday Season Talk to Your Doctor about Meningitis Vaccination

    Jamie Schanbaum was in her first semester at the University of Texas when one night in early November 2008, she started not feeling well. She was cold, vomiting and tired. She thought she had the flu. She didn't. “I was in a lot of pain, shivering down to my bones, and my hands and feet hurt to touch...

  • Championing Prostate Cancer Awareness for Our Country's Bravest

    The men and women of our armed forces are some of the world's greatest warriors. They are the best equipped to overcome any obstacle. Yet one disease continues to strike American male veterans at an alarming rate, many of whom are in their later years and risk facing a new enemy. That enemy is...

  • America's stocking stuffer traditions: Revealed (Infographic)

    Even when it comes down to last-minute shopping, the yearly trip to purchase stocking stuffers is not achieved without strategy. A recent survey by Arm & Hammer Spinbrush uncovers Americans’ habits when it comes to this holiday tradition.

  • Buying life insurance can be complicated. But it doesn't need to be

    Getting insurance can be famously complex and time-consuming. Whether it’s life, health, automobile or home, it takes time to understand what coverage you need and how to get it. As a result, it’s easy to put off items that don’t feel truly urgent until it’s too late. Buying life insurance and helping...

  • 6 hot spots in your house where critters and creepy-crawlies would love to spend the winter

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. When temperatures cool, critters that were perfectly happy outdoors begin looking for somewhere warm to spend the winter. They may decide your house is the perfect location — unless you take steps to keep them out. You can prepare by learning...

  • Is It a cold or the flu? When to seek care

    Your nose is running. You are coughing and tired. Are you sure it’s just a cold? You could have influenza, commonly referred to as “the flu.” Although common, the flu can be serious and even lead to hospitalization or death. Knowing the difference between a cold and the flu is very important so...

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