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  • 6 reasons to add hydrotherapy to your self-care routine

    6 reasons to add hydrotherapy to your self-care routine

    Unwind, relax and rejuvenate — these are the words associated with enjoying a warm bath. Bathing is an indulgence that has remained popular for centuries and is especially important today as you work to find balance in a fast-paced lifestyle. Hydrotherapy provides the perfect solution with innumerable...

  • Will your family have to guess your health care wishes?

    Will your family have to guess your health care wishes?

    Imagine you are in an accident or a sudden illness leaves you unable to speak for yourself. Your loved one or caregiver may be faced with a difficult decision about whether to continue life-saving measures. How does that person know what to do? Discuss, decide and document. These are three important...

  • There’s no such thing as too much information before surgery

    There’s no such thing as too much information before surgery

    There is no such thing as TMI (too much information) when it comes to communicating facts about your health with your physician anesthesiologist before surgery or a medical procedure. You might not think taking ginkgo biloba for memory, using medical marijuana for pain, smoking or snoring are relevant,...

  • Addressing the needs of caregivers helping our military, veteran heroes

    Addressing the needs of caregivers helping our military, veteran heroes

    “You’re sitting at home one night and get a phone call that your husband is being medevaced and he’s coming home. They said it was for spinal injuries,” recalled Mandy Spooneybarger, 36, caregiver to her husband, Charles, an Army veteran. “You have to live in your new normal. It’s stressful. It’s...

  • Can you eat your way to thicker, fuller hair?

    Can you eat your way to thicker, fuller hair?

    Did you know that what you eat affects your hair? That's news to most people, especially those who are dealing with hair loss. While there are many possible causes for hair loss — stress, the environment, health problems — achieving thick, full and healthy hair ultimately starts with your diet....

  • True story: The importance of hard hats in saving lives

    True story: The importance of hard hats in saving lives

    Every day, thousands of workers across the country put on a hard hat as part of their work attire. And, while it may not be their favorite thing to wear, it's an important piece of safety equipment that helps protect from head injuries and even save lives. Gary Govanus is proof of this. He didn't...

  • How to Pinpoint a Rare Disease That Can Often be Misdiagnosed for up to 15 Years

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Can you imagine waking up every day in excruciating pain and not knowing why? A new documentary-short explores the real-life experiences and stories of people like Sharon, who led a healthy, social, and active lifestyle until she started to...

  • Managing post-surgical pain without opioids

    Managing post-surgical pain without opioids

    As the opioid epidemic raged on in 2018, dialogues swirled around who to blame for the crisis and how to cut opioids from the treatment narrative. While opioids have long been considered a standard in preoperative and postoperative pain management, many patients are beginning to wonder how the...

  • 6 ways to stay safe around the water this summer

    6 ways to stay safe around the water this summer

    Summer is fast approaching, which means that more children will be in and around water areas such as pools, lakes and oceans. Like many parents, you worry about your children’s safety around water, no matter how old they are. According to the CDC, drowning is the leading cause of injury death among...

  • Immunotherapy helps man battle advanced skin cancer when surgery was no longer an option

    Immunotherapy helps man battle advanced skin cancer when surgery was no longer an option

    Often it’s impossible to know the cause of a cancer. That wasn’t the case for Dale Biggs. When he thinks back to the origins of his cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC), Biggs knows his battle with one of the most common types of skin cancer was a direct product of the years he spent working...

  • IBD and family planning: Answers to 6 common questions

    IBD and family planning: Answers to 6 common questions

    Having a baby is a wonderful experience, but for many women, health issues can cause them to second-guess their ability to become a mom. Women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may feel as though pregnancy is out of the question. This isn't necessarily true. In the U.S., 1.6 million people...

  • 7 ways to be proactive about your health and health care costs

    7 ways to be proactive about your health and health care costs

    These days, health care can seem more complicated than ever. With rising premiums and different levels of coverage, it can be confusing to know what you can afford when it comes to wellness visits, urgent care and prescriptions. Here are some simple ideas that could help you save on health care....

  • How one mother took control of her asthma - recognize the signs

    How one mother took control of her asthma - recognize the signs

    Donna Matlach struggled with asthma for years, but it wasn’t until she noticed how much it was interfering with simple, everyday tasks that she realized she needed to do something about it. That’s why the mother of four became a patient advocate for people with severe asthma. “I noticed that I...

  • 4 tips to help achieve a healthy pregnancy

    4 tips to help achieve a healthy pregnancy

    Oftentimes the joy and excitement of pregnancy is matched with feelings of uncertainty and doubt, especially when it comes to managing health issues during pregnancy. Between their own mothers, their friends and, at times, obtrusive strangers, women are frequently bombarded with conflicting advice,...

  • Test your knowledge about generic prescriptions

    Test your knowledge about generic prescriptions

    For the past quarter-century, Jonnie, 57, has kept a booth at the Antique Depot in Skiatook, Oklahoma. The job allows her a flexible enough schedule to take care of her elderly mother, who lives next door. Holding estate sales and dealing in used merchandise has also made her an expert on spotting...

  • Why sitting is not the new smoking

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. “Sitting is the new smoking.” You’ve heard it a million times. It's a great sound bite and guaranteed to scare anyone who spends most of their day in a chair. But that doesn’t make it accurate. Cathryn Jakobson Ramin, author of Crooked: Outwitting...

  • Three Things to Know About Endometriosis: One of The Most Common Women’s Health Issues We Should Talk More About

    Painful periods, pelvic pain in between periods and pain with sex — what has typically been dismissed as just part of being a woman could actually be caused by a chronic and painful disease called endometriosis. Endometriosis occurs when tissue that acts like the lining of your uterus starts growing...

  • Getting kids thinking about life after graduation

    Getting kids thinking about life after graduation

    Experiences and learning outside of the classroom can really shape a child’s perspective, particularly when it comes to making decisions about what sort of work they might want to pursue. As important as formal education is, kids also learn from the school of life. While it seems like kids need...

  • 5 top supplements to add to your diet

    5 top supplements to add to your diet

    Are supplements part of your daily routine? If they are, you're not alone. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than half of all Americans take one or more supplements in their quest for better health. That's because even if you have an ultra-healthy diet (and many people don't),...

  • Spring Has Arrived But Sub-Zero Temperature Is Here To Stay When It Comes To Treating Cancer

    Spring Has Arrived But Sub-Zero Temperature Is Here To Stay When It Comes To Treating Cancer

    Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month, observed in April, is a time to increase awareness of esophageal cancer (EC) and its risk factors, and encourage advocacy on behalf of those suffering from one of the deadliest, yet least discussed forms of cancer. In fact, 17,650 new cases of EC are estimated...

  • 4 easy ways to go boating this summer

    4 easy ways to go boating this summer

    Starting to plan a summer getaway? Skip the plane ride or long road trip — go boating to enjoy the fun and relaxation of vacation at your convenience. Whether you prefer an action-packed weekend of watersports with the family, a relaxing after-work cruise with your friends or a serene morning of...

  • A doctor shares 5 things consumers must know about supplements

    A doctor shares 5 things consumers must know about supplements

    You can’t deny it, supplements are everywhere. One trip down the vitamin aisle at your supermarket can leave even the biggest wellness junkie bewildered. There are so many products on the market — many offering contradicting information or claims — that it’s easy to understand why consumers are...

  • Common symptoms and risk factors of pulmonary fibrosis

    Common symptoms and risk factors of pulmonary fibrosis

    Persistent dry cough. Fatigue. Shortness of breath. These symptoms are sometimes associated with a passing virus, especially during the peak of cold and flu season. Coughs can last an average of 18 days; however, if your dry cough is still lingering after two months, another condition, such as...

  • Mom survey shows taxes a source of anxiety

    Mom survey shows taxes a source of anxiety

    Considering all the tasks a mom does, it may not be surprising that more than 40 percent of mothers feel overwhelmed during tax season, according to a new survey of 1,000 moms commissioned by H&R Block. Their largest source of anxiety when it comes to the process of filing their taxes is potentially...

  • CBD-related products are changing the beauty industry

    CBD-related products are changing the beauty industry

    Short for cannabidiol, CBD is grabbing headlines every day. Long known to be a beneficial ingredient for health and wellness, now it’s coming to the beauty industry. Why is it grabbing headlines? Because of its anti-inflammatory, soothing and anti-aging properties, which make the oil an ideal solution...

  • Tips that may help manage life with a chronic illness

    Content sponsored and provided by Pfizer. Janet H., a wife and mother from Alabama, had many things to celebrate in her life – two beautiful children, a wonderful husband, her dog Falco, and a rewarding career. She was proud that even with all of this, she was able to achieve her personal goal...

  • You're not alone: How to recognize and support kids with anxiety and ADHD

    Does your child seem anxious about school? Is it something beyond typical stress? A big challenge for parents is figuring out where to turn for support and information when their kids are struggling. Parents often wonder whether it’s anxiety or some other issue making school difficult. For instance,...

  • How genetic testing may help to identify your risk for a rare disease, Hereditary ATTR Amyloidosis

    There is no doubt that interest in genetics has exploded in recent years. In fact, genealogy has grown dramatically to become the second most popular hobby in the United States and the second-most popular internet surfing topic. At the same time, advances in our understanding of genetics are broadening...

  • 5 Reasons Why Americans Privately Share Their Photos

    Remember when we used to share everything on social media? We’d let our friends know where we were with a quick check in, accidentally post that awkward photo of our friend making a face, and casually ask for recommendations on how our outfit looked. But now, we are seeking ways to share what matters...

  • Get the Red Out for Good with Cutera’s excel V+ Laser

    If you are one of the millions of people who live with flushing and the redness of rosacea on your cheeks or spider veins on your legs, you know these skin conditions can affect more than just your appearance. As many as 90 percent of people with rosacea report that this condition makes them feel...

  • Patient finds treatment and hope after pulmonary fibrosis diagnosis

    Most people have never heard of pulmonary fibrosis (PF), a progressive, debilitating lung disease affecting more than 200,000 people in the United States. Because it is relatively unknown, patients can go months or even years without the correct diagnosis. Gary Cunningham was diagnosed with idiopathic...

  • 4 tips for a happier gut and a healthier you

    Who could have guessed the popular term, “trust your gut” would become one of the ultimate, trending wellness tips for 2019? With 80 percent of our immune system residing there, the state of our gut helps determine how we feel, physically and mentally, most days. In fact, the relationship between...

  • How being proactive helped one man keep his heart failure from stopping him

    To Nathaniel, father of 10 and grandfather of 10, family is everything. He and his family have been through a lot over the years. Nathaniel lost his mother, grandmother, two brothers and a nephew to heart failure, a chronic, progressive condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood around...

  • This Brain Awareness Week – It’s time to 'brain better'!

    From diet and exercise to making time for self-care and relaxation, you might be taking steps to make your health a priority. But when it comes to overall wellness, don’t forget about your brain! Simple lifestyle choices can have a profound impact on brain health. This Brain Awareness Week consider...

  • Know the Facts About Kidney Disease (Infographic)

    Our kidneys play many important roles including removing waste and balancing fluids, releasing hormones that regulate blood pressure and helping maintain the right levels of potassium in your body. When the kidneys are not functioning properly, they are unable to filter blood the way they should,...

  • Falls and fractures: Facts and tips that may limit falls

    As we age, we begin to learn — sometimes firsthand — how devastating a fall can be. It isn’t quite as easy as it once was to hop back up and continue on our way. Each year, more than one in four Americans aged 65 and over experience a fall, which contributes to roughly 3 million emergency room...

  • 4 important self-care tips for cancer survivors that are often overlooked

    Most of us have so many things on our to-do list that we often neglect our own personal needs. Self-care is necessary for everyone, but this is especially true for those affected by a life-altering disease like cancer. Whether you’re a patient or caregiver, self-care is essential to find some relief...

  • 4 tips to stay healthy and help prevent falls as you age

    As you age, your risk of falling increases. According to the CDC, one out of four people over the age of 65 falls each year and falling once doubles your chances of falling again. While many conditions can put you at risk for a fall, there are simple steps you can take to boost your overall health...

  • A natural way to get a better night's sleep (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Thirty-five percent of U.S. adults aren’t getting the recommended seven hours of sleep, which affects mental focus, energy levels and even skin health. Natural aromatherapy is a great way to keep one’s internal body clock on track. This Works...

  • Fashionista Shares Her Inside Perspective on Plaque Psoriasis

    Never judge a book by its cover: for TV host and fashion journalist Louise Roe and the millions of people living with psoriasis in the United States, it is more important than ever to understand this chronic condition. Roe has teamed up with Celgene for Inside Perspective, a campaign that aims...

  • 8 things to tell your physician anesthesiologist before surgery

    There is no such thing as TMI (too much information) when it comes to communicating facts about your health with your physician anesthesiologist before surgery or a medical procedure. You might not think taking ginkgo biloba for memory, using medical marijuana for pain, smoking or snoring are relevant,...

  • Tech tools that can help you cut your healthcare costs

    If you find it challenging to understand the convoluted and sometimes conflicting information regarding your healthcare, you’re not alone. Because the U.S. healthcare system is so complex, it can be a struggle for patients and even doctors to have clear, transparent information about the costs...

  • How You Can Make a Difference in Your Own Life and in the Life of Someone Living with a Rare Disease

    1. What is plasma, and how does it help people? Plasma is the liquid portion of your blood that carries blood components throughout the body. Not only can it be easily replaced by the body, but it serves as a key component in creating life-changing therapies for those living with rare diseases....

  • Survey: Parents have misconceptions about opioids and kids’ pain relief

    News of opioid abuse, overdoses and reports that 90 percent of addictions start in the teen years could make any parent worry. Yet parents remain conflicted about opioids: While more than half express concern their child may be at risk for opioid addiction, nearly two-thirds believe opioids are...

  • A surprising reason you or your kids may be tired all the time

    Do you struggle to stay awake during the day? Is your child falling asleep in school? Does your teenager seem to be napping more than normal? If so, it may be due to excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS). EDS means that you get overcome by an irresistible need to sleep during the day, and you can...

  • 5 free online marketing tools to grow your influence

    Do you want to grow your business online and get more traffic? Check out the following top 5 free online marketing tools and how to use them to grow your business online. 1) Increase your SEO with the HOTH keyword research tool The HOTH has a substantial number of free tools for SEO (Search Engine...

  • Get in touch with your senses for a better night’s sleep

    In a world where everyone is constantly on-the-go, getting a good night’s sleep can be a daunting challenge. If you’re having trouble sleeping, remedy the situation by using your own senses right in your bedroom! Here are three easy and effective tips for using your senses to help contribute to...

  • Family planning and IBD: Expert answers to common questions

    Having a baby is a wonderful experience, but for many women, health issues can cause them to second-guess their ability to become a mom. Women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may feel as though pregnancy is out of the question. This isn't necessarily true. In the U.S., 1.6 million people...

  • Resolution Roadblocks: Finding Your Hassle-Free Solution (Infographic)

    Setting New Year’s resolutions is a great way to make positive changes in life, but sticking with them all year can be tough. In fact, more than half (54%) of people say they drop their New Year’s resolutions after 3-4 months. And, often times people are left with expensive commitments – like a...

  • An expert ninja explains how to train for an obstacle-style event

    With popular obstacle- and ninja-style shows taking over TV, you might be curious what it takes to become a part of the competition. A desire is the first step, and one expert ninja says this can springboard you quickly to the next level. "'I want to try it.' This is the first thing I said before...

  • Rural Population GI Health: The General Surgeon’s Role

    Having access to adequate healthcare services is a critical factor in maintaining one’s health, but for the more than 60 million Americans living in rural areas of the country, medical resources are often limited. This means that general doctors, most often surgeons, are required to wear many hats...

  • Facts about NTM lung disease (Infographic)

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  • What Is a Rare Disease? A Closer Look (Infographic)

    In the United States, a rare disease is defined as a condition that affects fewer than 200,000 people. Whether the underlying condition has a name or is some as-yet-unnamed genetic syndrome resulting in a life-threatening condition, the disease is far from “rare” for families who are affected....

  • The challenge of change: A young man’s unexpected journey with kidney disease

    At age 20, Tommy Shafer’s kidneys failed, and he was diagnosed with end stage renal disease (ESRD). He needed dialysis immediately to sustain life. The news shook him to his core. His thoughts immediately traveled back in time to the moment when he first learned kidney disease might change his...

  • Comedian and TV host shares 5 easy tips for a healthier lifestyle

    Falling off the healthy lifestyle bandwagon can be tough to overcome, but taking a small step with one healthy habit can lead to long-term routines. Comedian and co-host of "The Talk" Sheryl Underwood doesn’t have time to feel sluggish and weighed down, so she is sharing five easy ways to live...

  • Your Medicare Annual Wellness Visit: Preventive care, health planning at no extra cost

    Once you become eligible for Medicare, you’ll likely start hearing about something called an Annual Wellness Visit. Many people think an Annual Wellness Visit and a physical are one and the same. But they’re not. Unlike a standard head-to-toe physical, an Annual Wellness Visit is primarily focused...

  • 6 tips for making the most of your Medicare plan

    If you consider yourself a savvy consumer who likes to make sure you’re getting the most value for your money, have you stopped to consider whether you’re applying those same prudent practices to your Medicare benefits? Maximizing those benefits can help with more than just saving money. It could...

  • 5 tips for the healthiest hair

    The changing seasons, environmental factors, overuse of harmful products and ingrained grooming habits can actually be damaging the health of your hair. Getting the strong, shiny hair you want is as easy as following a few simple tips for the health of your hair and scalp. 1. Wash in lukewarm water....

  • The Future of HIV Treatment: Long-Awaited Innovation for Patients

    In the late 1980s, Dr. Kimberly Smith was studying medicine at the University of Michigan. It was early in the AIDS epidemic but increasing numbers of cases were coming in. “There was confusion, fear and chaos — we were just beginning to learn about the disease, we had no form of treatment, and...

  • Undergoing Surgery? What You Should Know About Tissue Sterilization

    Having surgery can be overwhelming, and one of the most important things people can do to prepare is talk with their surgeon to learn more about available options. For instance, people undergoing certain types of procedures, including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, meniscus transplantation...

  • New blood test for heart attacks helps to shorten ER wait times

    Waiting in an emergency room frustrates patients across the country. Billboards are even popping up on local highways advertising the wait time and a promise for faster care. Chest pain is estimated to cause more than eight million visits annually to overcrowded emergency departments, but a small...

  • 5 steps to ensure your beard gets its due

    Men with worship-worthy whiskers know the best beards aren’t born — they’re made. It takes patience and care to get that nod of respect as you pass other bearded brethren on the street. If this isn’t happening, however, don’t chalk it up to your genetics. With a little knowledge, the right tools...

  • Glow On: Banish Brown Spots and Achieve Complexion Perfection with This New Multi-Wavelength Laser Treatment

    Sun spots, age spots, liver spots ... whatever it is you call them, these flat brown and black marks can mar an otherwise ageless complexion. Sun damage often leaves its mark in the form of these spots and unwanted freckles, which can result in lackluster, uneven skin tone. Also called lentigines...

  • The workplace is changing. Is your office keeping up with the newest trends?

    A product or service can undoubtedly define a brand and drive its popularity with consumers. However, most successful employers would acknowledge that their employees are the most important asset and a critical element — the backbone — that shapes and gives a company purpose. Given the role that...

  • 5 Reasons to Keep the Brain Top of Mind in Multiple Sclerosis

    More than half of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) will experience changes in cognition — basic brain functions like remembering, focusing and speaking — that can significantly impact their daily lives.[1] And while physical symptoms of MS such as vision loss or difficulty walking continue...

  • 4 steps for a healthier you

    When focusing on personal transformation, many hit the gym or focus on eating right and losing weight. Instead of taking on large, difficult-to-maintain goals, there are smaller, simpler steps and habits that can be embraced, resulting in lasting change and a healthier you. 1. Self-care isn’t selfish...

  • 4 things you might not know about boat shows

    Boat shows are taking place across the country, offering opportunities to plan now for warmer days ahead. Special pricing and incentives on new boat models and marine accessories are a major draw for the 142 million Americans who take to the water each year, according to the National Marine Manufacturers...

  • 7 ways your community can help your heart health

    February is Heart Month — and we don’t mean the romantic kind that we celebrate on Valentine’s Day! Heart Month is time to take stock of your cardiovascular health to combat chronic diseases, like heart disease, which is the number one killer of both men and women in the U.S. The good news is many...

  • What you need to know about Age-related Macular Degeneration.

    The ability to see the people, places and things in front of you is one of life’s most precious gifts. Imagine a life without the ability to see these things clearly — what steps would you then take to protect your vision? Life with Age-related Macular Degeneration, or AMD, can potentially lead...

  • There’s Only One: Accept No Substitutes (Infographic)

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  • Home delivery of medications could save you money: What you should know

    In recent years, technology has changed every aspect of our daily life. We interact with friends and family on social media, use the GPS to guide us to our desired destination, and products we buy online are delivered right to our home. One big change transforming how we receive health care services...

  • Heroes helping heroes: Shining a light on military caregivers

    “You’re sitting at home one night and get a phone call that your husband is being medevaced and he’s coming home. They said it was for spinal injuries,” recalled Mandy Spooneybarger, 36, caregiver to her husband, Charles, an Army veteran. “You have to live in your new normal. It’s stressful. It’s...

  • American Heart Month: Do you know how cholesterol affects your heart?

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. We’re in month two of the new year and you’ve (mostly!) stuck to your healthy resolutions — you’re eating nutritious foods, getting plenty of exercise, and feeling pretty good. But have you thought about your heart? February is American Heart...

  • Six budget-friendly tips for shopping on Amazon

    With the new year in full swing, many have made a resolution to be smarter about their spending. For those struggling financially, shopping online can be especially useful in achieving this goal — all it takes is a strategic bargain-hunter’s mindset, according to Eva Macias, financial expert and...

  • 7 tips to eat your way to thicker, fuller hair

    Did you know that what you eat affects your hair? That's news to most people, especially those who are dealing with hair loss. While there are many possible causes for hair loss — stress, the environment, health problems — achieving thick, full and healthy hair ultimately starts with your diet....

  • Getting to Know Aflac: 3 Reasons Aflac Isn’t What You Think It Is

    The beginning of a new year can mark the start of resolutions and the setting of personal goals, from eating healthier to learning how to play a new musical instrument. It’s also an ideal time to get in tune with your personal finances by making sure unexpected health costs can be paid on time....

  • A Young Mother's Journey with Major Depressive Disorder

    “I didn’t realize that depression was more than just sadness.” Like most people, Ali, a single mother of two children, had this common misperception about major depressive disorder (MDD), also known as depression. Depression is a complex mental health illness that affects approximately 16 million...

  • Resolutions, meet reality: Ways to stay healthy throughout the year

    How are this year's resolutions doing? Chances are, you may have fallen off the resolution wagon, especially if you were overly ambitious. Fear not — it’s never too late to make small, sustainable changes in your lifestyle that result in big health improvements. Review your hardest-to-keep resolutions...

  • You can't 'mess up' with this Valentine’s Day gift for your bearded beloved

    Maybe it’s the follicular pheromones, or the fuzzy feel, but one thing is certain — women love men with beards. In fact, research has revealed the majority of U.S. women prefer a man with facial hair over a clean-shaven face. Something women don’t love, however, is the mess a neatly groomed beard...

  • Cancer in the year ahead and beyond: CTCA oncology leaders offer predictions

    While the American Cancer Society recently reported a 27 percent decline in the rate of cancer deaths between 1991 and 2016, over 1.7 million new cancer cases were diagnosed in the U.S. last year alone, according to the National Cancer Institute. Although cancer will not be eradicated any time...

  • Acclaimed figure skater Adam Rippon's tips for beating a cold

    Getting sick is not fun at any time of year, and feeling under the weather can definitely cramp your style. Acclaimed American figure skater Adam Rippon knows that when you’re trying to win a skating or dance competition, for example, there’s no time for being sick. Rippon shares five of his top...

  • 3 Facts About Heart Disease That Might Save Your Life

    Heart disease is the leading killer of men and women in the U.S. And while we’re frequently reminded about the importance of making healthy choices for prevention, there’s much less attention given to the risk that exists after heart disease diagnosis, including the risk of sudden cardiac death...

  • Could you have a heart attack? Reduce your odds through these tips

    Many Americans consider themselves well-informed and attentive when it comes to their health. That’s why it's so puzzling that many remain unfazed by the threat of heart disease. That was among the findings of the MDVIP Heart Attack IQ Survey, a national study showing Americans are more concerned...

  • In 2019, make sure your child is in the right car seat or seat belt (Infographic)

    Parents and caregivers want to keep their children safe in the car — but many move their child to the next restraint type too soon. This year, make sure your child always uses the car seat, booster seat or seat belt that is appropriate for their age, height and weight. And remember, children under...

  • 4 things you might not know about picking lights for your desk

    Look at your desk. Chances are you have at least two screens in front of you. From smartphones to multiple monitors and even tablets, backlit screens constantly demand attention during the workday, but that quality of light could have a negative impact on health, comfort and productivity. For a...

  • With critical illness insurance you can focus on what matters most if you get sick (Infographic)

    Sadly, Americans experience a heart attack or stroke every 40 seconds, and even with health insurance, medical care is expensive, especially for critical illnesses. Many who experience a serious health condition may not have the funds available to keep up with regular bills and out-of-pocket costs....

  • Getting the care you need: Find your health care 'quarterback'

    Are you 65 or older? While your primary care doctor may be an internist or general practitioner, have you thought about adding a geriatrician to your health care team? A geriatrician can act as your health care “quarterback,” helping to ensure you get the specific care you need, as well as coordinating...

  • Parents worried about risks, still think opioids are best for kids’ pain relief

    Headlines filled with news of opioid abuse, overdoses and reports that 90 percent of addictions start in the teen years could make any parent worry. Yet parents remain conflicted about opioids: While more than half express concern their child may be at risk for opioid addiction, nearly two-thirds...

  • 4 Tips to Find Total Confidence through Music

    The power of music extends beyond just a good beat to listen to. It can be a source of inspiration for new ideas or serve as an instant confidence booster at times when you need a little push. Whatever the reason may be for pressing play, music can inspire you to get out of your comfort zone and...

  • 6 tips for reducing your out-of-pocket medication costs

    When you’re sick, the last thing that you want to worry about is how you’re going to pay for your critical medical treatment. Even if you have health insurance, you may find that the prescription drugs you need the most are out of reach due to high out-of-pocket costs — the deductibles, copays...

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