Nearly everyone knows someone touched by breast cancer. It’s a scary disease. But there is good news. Treatments are improving, and we are learning more than ever about ways to prevent breast cancer. Some risk factors, such as family history, can't be changed. However, there are lifestyle changes you can make to lower your risk.
You don't have to exercise to be healthy - you just gotta move! Alternative exercise is simply engaging in a physical activity that falls outside the parameters of what we think of as “normal” exercise. And physical activity helps combat a plethora of health conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol - the list goes on.
Did you know that on average, 78 Americans die every day from opioid overdose? Opioid addiction is more common than you think.
Feeling lost about weight loss? Here's the big secret - weight loss occurs when you burn more calories than you eat. To manage your weight, you need to develop an action plan that incorporates physical activity, healthy eating and behavioral changes.
Being poked and prodded may not be fun, but it could save your life. Ask your doctor if you are due for a recommended cancer screening.
Whether sitting, standing or sleeping, your back is there for you. Return the favor with correct posture, careful lifting, and good nutrition and exercise. Your back will thank you!
Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you or a loved one is struggling with a behavioral health disorder. The road to recovery is not a solo trip. There is help out there … just ask.
Your allergies, asthma or COPD can make breathing the hardest thing you do. Know your triggers, see your doctor, take your medications as prescribed and breathe easier.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in his or her lifetime. This statistic can change if we understand personal risk factors and follow guidelines for early detection.
Children are full of energy. Watching TV, surfing the Internet or playing a video game can’t replace physical activity or human interaction. For children to be as healthy as possible, families need to unplug and reconnect.
If you haven't had your blood pressure checked recently, you need to do it soon. High blood pressure makes your heart work even harder than it already does.
Ask your heart how it's doing - you might be surprised by what it has to say! Get started by checking your blood pressure and learning ways to control it.
Understanding diabetes is the first step to learning how to manage it. Here you can find information on the different types of diabetes, symptoms and prevention tips.
March is Colon Cancer Awareness month - so put your bottom at the top of your list! With regular screening, this disease can be detected at an early, more treatable stage or prevented altogether.
Easy and healthy recipes for delicious meals and snacks
We all face stress in our lives. Learning to recognize and manage it can keep us on the path to happier, healthier lives.
Be careful what you touch. Infectious germs are lurking everywhere.
Panic attacks are no laughing matter. They can be both terrifying and debilitating. If you or someone you love has experienced panic attacks, discuss it with your health care professional.
Healthy eating is one of the most important things you can do for your body. Making smart food choices can help reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. The good news is, eating right doesn’t have to be hard or require a special diet.
Human beings need sleep to survive. And while there is no record of a human dying from sleep deprivation, animal research strongly suggests it could happen.