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Health/Wellness

The power of plant-based proteins [Infographic]
Learn more about the health benefits of plant-based proteins from sources like brown rice, pea, hemp and soy.
 
The simple solution to digital eye strain [Infographic]
Did you know 70 percent of the population experiences digital eye strain? Learn what it is and how to relieve the symptoms.
 
What is your body trying to tell you this winter? [Infographic]
You may start to feel lousy during the colder months, but do you know the real cause?
 
Are your children protected from laundry packets? [Infographic]
Learn more about how proper laundry safety packet habits can help keep your family safe.
 
Reverse the onset of diabetes with simple lifestyle changes and healthy living programs
Some simple lifestyle changes can help those with prediabetes avoid some of the worst complications of diabetes.
 
Simple tech tools to help reduce holiday stress
Technology offers a few tools that can help simplify the chaos of the holiday season, allowing you to stress less, and focus on enjoying the festivities even more.
 
No sneeze reprieve: Surprising cool-weather allergy triggers
Fall and winter present unique risks for people with allergies and asthma.
 
7 things you didn't know about pneumonia
 
Dermatologist shares skin care tips for the changing seasons
Simple, healthful ways to adjust your skin care routine for cold weather.
 
Discover how bladder leaks can feel like no big deal
More than 40 million American women over the age of 40 are affected by sensitive bladder in their daily lives. Learn how to manage leakage now.
 
Managing the holidays with a loved one who suffers memory loss
It's possible to make the holidays special and enjoyable for a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia. Here are some tips to help.
 
Why you should know about pancreatic cancer
What do you know about pancreatic cancer? Here's why you should learn more.
 
Don't surrender to your dry eye; how proper nutrition can help
If your eyes feel as dry as the desert, you might have a condition called dry eye.
 
See why the original beverage is still the best [Infographic]
Learn more about why you should put the sugary soda down and reach for the tap next time you're thirsty.
 
Drive safely with your newborn by following these tips
Babies change everything. Their arrival means that new parents need to become educated - quickly - on cribs, strollers and most importantly, child-safety seats and all their rules.
 
Tips for traveling with chronic kidney disease
Although dialysis doesn't take vacations, dialysis patients sure can - they just need to plan ahead when they travel.
 
A digestible guide to lactose intolerance [Infographic]
No ice cream, milk or cheese - it's reality for 40 million Americans who suffer from lactose intolerance. Here are some tips and treatments to consider.
 
Life-threatening (severe) allergies and bullying: resources available to educate and raise awareness
Bullying has received increased national attention and can include behaviors such as name-calling, actual or threatened acts of physical harm, rumor spreading and social exclusion. Having health issues may also lead to bullying.
 
Are you sneezing your way through 'the most wonderful time of the year?'
Every year at the holidays you wonder why your "seasonal" allergies are still bothering you. Why are you sneezing, wheezing and coughing while everyone else is caroling, sleighing and making snowmen?
 
Parents, listen up! Kids' hearing loss is on the rise [Infographic]
Did you know kids' hearing loss is on the rise? Learn more.
 
Are you at risk? [Infographic]
If you're age 50 or older, you may be at increased risk for pneumococcal pneumonia.
 
Can you ID the symptoms of EPI? [Infographic]
Are GI symptoms keeping you in the stall? Unroll the facts about exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, or EPI.
 
Meal-planning hacks to help you dine fast and healthy
A few simple meal hacks can help you dine quickly and keep meals healthy.
 
Separate the fruit from the cake: How to manage your weight and still enjoy the holidays
What's your holiday weight-management plan?
 
Simple steps that help people with diabetes keep their feet healthy
Seeing a podiatrist can help people with diabetes avoid one of the most severe risks of the disease.
 
5 tips to keep your child's school days from becoming sick days
Find out what you can do to boost your child's immune system and keep them healthy this school year.
 
Beating Type 2 diabetes
Evidence has shown Type 2 diabetes (or insulin resistance) can often be controlled - or even reversed - by proper eating and exercise.
 
Help prevent the flu with a flu shot! [Infographic]
When you go to the pharmacist or doctor to get your flu shot this season, you may have options on what vaccination you receive.
 
What did you say? How teens are putting their hearing at risk [Infographic]
What daily activities are jeopardizing your teen's hearing?
 
Expert tips to curb food cravings during times of stress
Tips to curb your craving to overeat during times of stress.
 
Outsmart illness: 5 simple steps to boost your immune system naturally
The best defense against illness is a healthy immune system, and by doing a few simple things at home, you can make sure yours is in tip-top shape.
 
Hollywood tips to keep your eyes star-worthy
No matter the season, beautiful and healthy eyes are always in style. How can you make your eyes shine like your favorite stars?
 
Bridging the gap in diabetes care [Infographic]
Learn more about bridging the gaps diabetes care in the United States for those most affected.
 
Common food allergy myths, debunked [Infographic]
Don't be fooled by the most common food allergy myths. Learn the facts about food allergies.
 
Gift ideas to warm people's hearts and feed their passions
Find the right gift for your loved one this year.
 
Have food allergies? Top tips for dining out and cooking at home
Does your holiday menu allow for food allergies?
 
Top 10 oral hygiene tips for patients diagnosed with cancer
 
Helping individuals coping with serious illness choose their paths [Infographic]
When diagnosed with a serious illness, you'll have plenty of decisions to make regarding your care. Help is available for processing those decisions.
 
National survey results reveal additional consumer education, awareness and action needed for liquid laundry packets [Infographic]
Liquid laundry packets are not treated with the same safety considerations like other cleaning products according to a survey. Pledge to keep your children safe in the laundry room.
 
Losing as little as 5 percent of your body weight can improve overall health [Infographic]
Research shows that losing as little as 5 percent of your body weight can improve cholesterol levels, and can reduce blood pressure levels.
 
Don't let pantry pests tarnish holiday traditions
Learn more about the pests that could threaten your holidays.
 
Indulging in a bite of pie and taking a nap could keep you healthy this holiday season
 
What do you know about allergic rhinitis? [Infographic]
 
Learn more about severe RSV disease and how parents can protect their high-risk children [Infographic]
Learn how to protect premature babies from RSV, a common but potentially lethal childhood virus.
 
African Americans with type 2 diabetes take America's Diabetes Challenge and pledge to get to their goals
Learn more about the unique challenges facing African Americans with diabetes.
 
New research finds 40 percent of teens say they've been hit or nearly hit while walking
New research examines how handheld devices are causing teens to be more easily distracted, leading to greater risk on the roads, particularly when walking.
 
Type 2 diabetes? Pledge to know your A1C goal [Infographic]
America's Diabetes Challenge is an educational program urging people with type 2 diabetes to pledge to know their A1C and to talk to their doctor about setting and attaining a personal A1C goal.
 
Restless legs syndrome: It's 'no laughing matter'
RLS is a neurologic disorder that causes these symptoms and it is no laughing matter. It can impact day-to-day activities and a person's sleep.
 
The key to pursuing dreams for people with diabetes
Athletes with diabetes work together to inspire others to pursue their dreams.
 
Get to know gluten-free [Infographic]
Need a roadmap to plan your gluten-free lifestyle? One's here waiting for you.
 
10 healthy strategies to survive the holidays
If you're trying to manage your weight, holiday activities can come with a cost if you give in to the treats of the season.
 
FDA's message to moms: Eat more seafood
The nutrients in seafood are vital to the brain development of young children, even during pregnancy.
 
How simple stomach pains can take you to hell and back
Learn how one woman's stomach pains became much, much more.
 
Achieving blood sugar control is important for people with type 2 diabetes
Do you know how to control your blood sugar? Achieving blood sugar control is a crucial part of diabetes management.
 
Worried about Ebola? You should be more concerned about these deadly diseases
Deadly superbugs are prevalent in hospitals, health care and daycare settings across the country - as well as many communities.
 
Help prevent and manage diabetes with an active and healthy lifestyle
 
Expectant moms need iodine for healthy children
One very easy and vitally important thing to do for a healthy baby is to make sure pregnant and nursing women get enough iodine.
 
Important tax information for everyone with marketplace health insurance
If you have health insurance through a federal or state-sponsored marketplace, here's how it will impact your income tax return.
 
Tips for a food allergy-friendly Halloween [Infographic]
To be aware of those managing potentially life-threatening (severe) allergies, there are several things to keep in mind this Halloween season.
 
Common new mom question: Are all formulas created equal?
Moms looking to save some money can be confident that store-brand formulas are as safe and nourshing as the big brands.
 
U.S. cardiologist perspectives on management of non-valvular atrial fibrillation [Infographic]
Daiichi Sankyo and the Heart Rhythm Society conducted a global survey of 1,100 cardiologists, including 160 from the U.S., to help shed light on diversity in the patient population with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF).
 
Simple ways to bust winter blues
Shorter days, colder weather, icy roads, and less sunshine - winter can be a serious downer. Try busting winter blues with activities that exercise and soothe all five senses.
 
Do you know the facts about Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)? [Infographic]
How much do you know about RSV?
 
Personalizing your Medicare options: What's right for you?
Finding the right Medicare plan can be a little confusing - there are so many plans and coverage options to choose from.
 
Visual processing speeds: The key to peak performance?
What do you and your favorite professional athlete have in common? You both use your eye sight each day to live life to the fullest.
 
Career changers find fulfillment, job security in nursing
For those considering a new career, nursing provides diverse, flexible career advancement opportunities.
 
Want to be a Heimlich hero? All ages can learn how to save a life
Choking is the fifth leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Over the years, the Heimlich maneuver has saved an estimated 50,000 U.S. lives.
 
Why the cheapest 'retirement investment' is also critical to your health
 
From like to love [Infographic]
Starting a new relationship can be an exciting and confusing time. Merck surveyed 452 American women aged 18 - 44 to uncover what they think about the early stages of their relationships.
 
Advice for finding the strength to live with MS [Infographic]
Learn how to empower yourself to take charge of multiple sclerosis with these tips and advice from music artist David Osmond.
 
Tempting and healthy holiday treats
The holiday season is a fun and festive time. It's also a time when many people take a timeout from their daily routine to enjoy those tempting treats at family gatherings and office parties.
 
Using music to find inner strength in living with relapsing MS
MS is an unpredictable, chronic disease of the central nervous system that affects about 400,000 Americans and can lead to disability.
 
Why the next talk you have with your daughter should be about breast health
Have you talked to your daughter about her breast health?
 
Fall life hacks to keep you organized while on the go
As the weather cools down, flu and cold season begins to take off and we start planning for a busy holiday season. Could you use a life hack or two?
 
Habits contact lens wearers must avoid [Infographic]
How are bad habits jeopardizing your vision?
 
The bedroom: the key to a restful night's sleep
From noise reduction to lighting, there are a few easy ways you can turn your bedroom into a tranquil oasis.
 
Breast cancer: early detection is key [Infographic]
Despite the increased awareness of breast cancer and emphasis on early detection, the disease continues to be a major global health issue in need of improved forms of testing and treatment.
 
Have a sweet tooth? Smart ways to indulge and still maintain your diet
If you have a sweet tooth, rest assured that reducing sugar does not have to mean giving up your affinity for sweetness. Here are some simple tips to help.
 
Hospice team helps people get the most out of life's final moments
Many people agree that it's the people they encounter throughout their lives that really make it worth living. But can the people you meet in your final months truly have that much of an impact?
 
How to protect your pet from the obesity epidemic
While the obesity is well-recognized among the public, many don't realize there is a second obesity epidemic occurring simultaneously - a pet obesity epidemic, which is even more severe.
 
Can we change the culture of youth sports?
Injuries sideline too many young atheletes. Here three steps to change the culture of youth sports.
 
Fall foot health made easy
Simple steps you take today can help keep feet healthy and comfortable so you don't miss a beat this fall.
 
Teens getting the truth out about smoking [Infographic]
Today only 9 percent of teens smoke in the U.S. and this generation is joining together to end smoking. For good.
 
Therapy 'test drive' could lead to relief from common bladder and bowel control problems
People with overactive bladder and bowel incontinence now have the option to test drive a long-term treatment.
 
New online portal connects women living with metastatic breast cancer to peer-support and educational resources
 
Keep your skin glowing by staying active as temperatures start to drop
Learn how to protect your skin during winter's harshest days.
 
Is vision loss inevitable with age? The answer may surprise you
Vision loss doesn't have to be an inevitable part of aging.
 
Is teen hearing loss on the rise?
The results of a recent study paint a troubling picture of today's hearing-impaired person - and it might just be the portrait of a teen.
 
Consumers know more about snack cakes than smoke alarms [Infographic]
Did you know that more people know the shelf life of snack cakes than the operating life of smoke alarms?
 
Enjoy healthier comfort foods while keeping the comfort
 
10 expert strategies for enjoying holiday foods without the weight gain
Hectic schedules, holiday stress, and tasty indulgences at every turn can lead to a few extra pounds by the year's end. Here's how to avoid weight gain.
 
Keep the holidays joyful by addressing hearing loss before the big celebration
Holiday gatherings can be problematic for people with untreated hearing loss, as many loud voices, background music and other noise can make it difficult to follow, participate in and feel a part of the celebration.
 
Don't let the flu be a factor in your fall festivities
Flu season is officially here, and it may not be long before you or someone you know starts experiencing muscle aches, chills, fever and other flu-like symptoms.
 
Advanced breast cancer: Then and now [Infographic]
Thirty years ago, breast cancer was considered one disease and treatment options were limited.
 
Education, screening critical to early detection - and possible prevention - of kidney disease
 
The ear, your body's most underrated sensory organ [Infographic]
Have you heard the latest about your body's most important sensory organ?
 
How to stop pet stains from straining your family events
While there is no doubt that pet owners love their furry friends, it's fair to say that dogs and cats can easily take over the home.
 
Kids choose at one of country's largest restaurants: the school cafeteria
Children are taught math, science, English and history at school. And every day at lunch they learn another important lesson: how to make independent nutrition choices.
 
Forever young: 5 ways treating hearing loss can revitalize your life
 
5 totally bogus things you only think you know about allergies
Forget what you think you know about allergies. Here is the truth behind five commony allergy myths.
 
The Fragile X factor: What parents should know about this mysterious disease
Learn more about Fragile X Syndrome and who's at risk.
 
5 great skincare tips for cooler temperatures
As temperatures drop, your skin needs increased care.
 
What are your breast cancer risk factors? The answers could surprise you
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, aside from skin cancers. About one in eight women in the U.S. develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.
 
New survey results shed light on unmet needs in epilepsy community [Infographic]
Results of Eisai Inc. and Epilepsy Foundation national survey shed light on unmet needs in epilepsy community.
 
Combat signs of aging with simple beauty-routine updates
Some simple and small changes in your beauty routine can help you achieve healthier, more youthful skin.
 
Four simple home remedies for joint pain
There are a number of proactive steps that incorporate all-natural solutions to help improve joint health and overall wellness.
 
5 signs it's time to call hospice
Contacting hospice is a choice that can lead to fewer worries and more meaningful moments during a serious illness or near the end of life.
 
Chronic pain: The impact on daily life [Infographic]
A recent survey of chronic pain patients revealed the many challenges they face in living with the condition.
 
Can the power of positive thinking change your life?
Positive people find success, good health, happiness, wealth and rewarding relationships throughout their lives. This is not because they are already successful, or because they are more confident, it is simply the attitude.
 
You don't always get what you pay for when buying eyeglasses online
Learn why buying eyeglasses online isn't the best idea.
 
Grape idea! One simple ingredient boosts nutrition and reinvents meals
Incorporating grapes into dishes is a great way to add flavor and nutrients.
 
Baby safety checklist: Steps to eliminate hidden dangers in the laundry room
Babies are curious and even at very young ages, they tend to get into things they shouldn't. That's why there's no better time than today to take steps toward securing your home, and the laundry room is a great place to start.
 
Restless legs syndrome: 'no laughing matter'
RLS is a neurologic disorder that causes these symptoms and it is no laughing matter. It can impact day-to-day activities and a person's sleep.
 
How one sailing boat is empowering those living with multiple sclerosis
despite any challenges from Mother Nature, the crew of Oceans of Hope will not let anything get in their way, even multiple sclerosis - a condition that attacks the central nervous system and in some cases can be debilitating.
 
The burdens of psoriasis [Infographic]
Learn more about the burdens of psoriasis.
 
How a tape measure and scale can save your child's life
Learn why abandoning the booster seat too soon is dangerous.
 
Many women don't consider themselves at risk for cardiovascular disease [Infographic]
Even with new information available, many women don't consider themselves at risk for cardiovascular disease. This misconception in part can lead to an imbalance in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of CVD in women.
 
A well-prepared emergency kit is essential for diabetes patients [Infographic]
Provided by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), My Diabetes Emergency Plan is a comprehensive resource for patients with diabetes to prepare for a crisis situation.
 
6 tips for finding more affordable, better coverage during Medicare Annual Enrollment
Questions and factors Medicare recipients should consider during the annual enrollment period.
 
Flu fighters: Busting six sickening flu myths
Here is the truth behind six sickening myths about the flu.
 
Uncontrollable laughing and crying: A stroke survivor's unexpected diagnosis
At 33, Delanie Wilson had a stroke and life never was the same again. Delanie's road to recovery was challenging and involved months of rehab. With time, Delanie saw improvements in her speech and movement, but began experiencing uncontrollable bouts of crying and laughing
 
Hispanics learn 'the recipe' to manage type 2 diabetes and reach their A1C goal
Hispanics are at elevated risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Here's what you should know about managing the disease.
 
Hispanics and Type 2 diabetes: Do you know your A1C? [Infographics]
Desafiando La Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas is an educational program urging Hispanics with Type 2 diabetes to pledge to know their A1C and set and attain blood sugar goals.
 
Dry bottoms and rockin' tunes: The recipe for happy babies, survey says
Find out what helps baby to wake up happy.
 
Don't let germs hitch a ride home from school
By simply touching their desks and lunch tables and swapping school supplies with classmates, kids are likely to bring home germs from school, and then spread them to family members.
 
Improve your entire day with these easy breakfast ideas
A better breakfast may be the simple secret to shedding weight and keeping it off. Here are quick breakfast ideas that can help.
 
Find relief from occasional allergy symptoms this fall
Allergy-proof your fall fun with these tips for managing triggers and symptoms.
 
Celebrating those who make a difference in the lives of people affected by rare blood cancers, myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs)
Dealing with any serious health problem can be an isolating experience. But it can be especially difficult for those living with a rare disease because information, resources and treatment options may be hard to find.
 
Top potentially life-threatening (severe) allergy triggers: What you should know as your kids head back to school
 
Baby, big kid and beyond: Bath safety is for everyone [Infographic]
Infant and child safety must be a priority in the bathroom. With simple expert tips, you can keep the whole family safe with stylish upgrades.
 
The state of NSAIDs [Infographic]
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are used to treat a variety of acute and chronic pain conditions. The FDA advises using NSAIDs at the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration of time.
 
Boost kids' nutrition with tips on creating a balanced plate
Parents looking to improve kids' nutrition can achieve better balance with some meal makeover tips.
 
Driving tire safety for teens: Road safety begins with the only part of the car that touches the road
Teen drivers don't have the tire knowledge they need to be safe on the road, a new study shows. Take these tips for talking to teens about tire safety.
 
Swapping ingredients and habits for healthier living
When it comes to cooking, you're always on the lookout for new recipes, easy shortcuts and ways to make familiar recipes healthier without sacrificing the great taste.
 
Often-overlooked back-to-school danger: Tips to pack safer lunches
Parents can pack safer school lunches by following these food-handling and packing tips.
 
Healthy tips and advice for lowering your risk of heart disease
A number of conditions can lead to heart disease, such as diabetes and high cholesterol. What's more - heart disease does not discriminate by race or gender.
 
Taking control for healthier aging
As adults age, they often face different health challenges than those experienced during their youth; however, there are several key steps that can be taken to improve their chances of maintaining good health.
 
Serve and return: learn how early childhood interactions are crucial to learning
How adult interaction with infants and young children helps develop their brains.
 
5 dietary habits of healthy kids
With so much information available about kids' nutrition - what to eat, how to supplement and more - it's hard to get a firm grasp on what it takes to raise a healthy child. Here's some important expert insight.
 
Prostate cancer and bladder leakage: Tips to live a fulfilling lifestyle
In recent years, male health issues like prostate cancer have received greater attention thanks to more men vocalizing how to live life to the fullest through diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
 
Do you have your shift together? [Infographic]
About 15 million Americans work outside a traditional 9-to-5 schedule, putting them at risk for several health issues, including shift work disorder (SWD).
 
The growing burden of diabetes
If this growing health problem of Type 2 diabetes isn't addressed, the CDC estimates it will affect one in every three Americans by 2050.
 
Tips to get the recommended amount of fruit in your daily diet
No one questions that fruit is an essential part of the diet. But did you know that more than 70 percent of Americans do not eat the recommended amount of fruit?
 
5 sanity-saving secrets to balance school and fun this holiday season
Keep the school year going strong with these easy tips.
 
The state of osteoarthritis [Infographic]
Osteoarthritis affects about 27 million adults in the United States.
 
What exactly is tinnitus? [Infographic]
Learn more about tinnitus, how it relates to hearing loss and how you can protect yourself from it.
 
Make this football season a smarter one
Football season is here, and it's vital for parents, coaches and players to take steps to ensure player safety.
 
5 foods for better moods, and 5 more that only bring you down
Nutrition can affect your mood, for better or for worse. Here are foods to boost your mood, and those to avoid.
 
7 things you should know about vaccinating your child
Vaccines are an effective way to protect your child from serious illness and disability. Here are seven important things you should know about vaccinating your child.
 
Preparing for back-to-school: backpacks, new jeans and vaccines
Preparing for the upcoming school year? Don't forget to make sure your kids' vaccinations are up to date.
 
Boost your pet's health with these preventive measures
Learn how to keep your pet healthy with these preventive measures.
 
Simple steps people with diabetes can take to improve their quality of life
One of the ways people with diabetes can help manage their disease is balancing food with physical activity. Here are five tips to help you get started.
 
New coaching program helps people living with multiple sclerosis improve financial wellness
MS affects nearly 2.5 million people worldwide, including more than 400,000 people in the U.S. People living with the disease can face many challenges due to unpredictable symptoms that disrupt their life and career.
 
Do you know the signs if your child has a concussion?
Concussions are generating a lot of attention these days as an increasing amount of research highlights the difficulties in treating them.
 
Award winning actress, S. Epatha Merkerson, urges people with type 2 diabetes to accept America's Diabetes Challenge
S. Epatha Merkerson is teaming up with Merck on America's Diabetes Challenge: Get to Your Goals, encouraging people living with type 2 diabetes to join her in pledging to know their A1C.
 
Turn over a new leaf with your diet this fall to achieve healthy, glowing skin
A healthy diet, rich in leafy greens, and a holistic approach to skincare can have complexion-beautifying benefits.
 
Gasp-worthy perils of bad indoor air - and what you can do about them
Poor indoor air quality is nothing to sneeze at. Here's what you can do about some of the unexpected side effects of bad air.
 
Don't make these common mistakes when something hurts
Learn more about managing pain and when you should see a pain medicine specialist.
 
Hospice camp gives kids a place to process their grief their way
Grieving for a lost loved one is difficult for anyone but it is especially tough for children. Learn how hospice helps children cope.
 
Personalize your health and wellness to help meet your goals
Experts say the more you customize your wellness plan for your personal needs and style, the more likely you'll support your fitness and health goals.
 
Simple tips for feeling and looking your best - inside and out
When you learn to live a healthier lifestyle, you can begin to reap the benefits of more energy, improved vitality and elevated spirits. Follow these simple and realistic steps to feel your best and increase your overall well-being.
 
Not your mother's menopause: new ways to manage symptoms
With an estimated 50+ million women projected to experience menopause this year, the health care topics of perimenopause and menopause are highly relevant - to the women experiencing symptoms, as well as their loved ones.
 
Learn how to exercise smarter, not harder
Teaching your body how to use fats and carbohydrates at the right times during exercise helps get the most out of your exercise program, thus working smarter rather than harder.
 
Keeping pre-teens safe as they grow older
As children grow up, it can be difficult for parents to know how to stay connected and keep them safe.
 
Youth sports: the entire family is on the team [Infographic]
Learn how youth sports affect more than just the athletes themselves.
 
What caregivers of people with AMD need to know [Infographic]
How do you care for someone with Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)? Understand how AMD progresses and available treatments for the more than 15 million Americans diagnosed with some form of AMD.
 
Make peace with fall: Get over your love-hate relationship with autumn allergies
People who suffer from fall allergies no doubt love the fall colors and the festive time of year, while hating the sneezing, sniffling, wheezing and itching.
 
The impact that sensitive bladders are taking on women's quality of life [Infographic]
Results from a survey conducted by Always Discreet reveal the hidden impact that bladder leaks are taking on women's quality of life globally.
 
Making health a family affair
Life is busy. And sometimes - in all of its craziness - it's easy to lose track of what's really important: health and family.
 
How to get to your blood sugar goals [Infographic]
Learn more about what you can do to reach your personal A1C goal with this helpful infographic.
 
Allergy and asthma preparation: an important item on the back-to-school checklist
Don't let your child's allergies or asthma stand in the way of a great school year.
 
Are you getting the most from your protein? [Infographic]
Research shows protein is a key part of building and maintaining lean muscle, but are you eating the right type of protein? Learn more now.
 
New national health initiative focuses on Parkinson's patient engagement
Each year, 60,000 people in the US are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease (PD), a chronic, degenerative neurologic disorder that each person experiences differently.
 
3 reasons now is the time to get vaccinated
Vaccines protect you from serious and sometimes deadly diseases. Yet most adults in the United States are not fully vaccinated. Here is what the experts recommend.
 
Grown up snack substitutions to satisfy your inner child's taste buds
Step back into your childhood with these delicious, healthy taste substitutions.
 
15 common food allergy myths, debunked
Did you know that people perceive peanut allergies to be 40 times more prevalent than research says they are? This is just one example of the misinformation lurking in popular culture about food allergies.
 
Beyond the backpack: Back-to-school shoe-shopping tips to keep kids healthy and parents happy
Shoes are one of the most important back-to-school purchases parents will make. Follow these tips to keep kids healthy and parents happy.
 
Get smart about asthma before getting back to school
Before returning to the classroom, it's important that children with asthma are prepared for the school year ahead.
 
Why salt is essential to human life
Learn why salt not only helps your food taste great but is also an important ingredient for your good health.
 
Do-it-this-weekend ways to improve your home's indoor air quality and energy efficiency
Improve your home's indoor air quality and energy efficiency with a few simple projects that can be accomplished in a weekend.
 
Keeping your teens healthy this back to school
Most people know little about meningococcal meningitis or how a simple vaccination can protect kids from this deadly disease.
 
Preparing to survive: considerations for life after cancer
As cancer survivorship improves, people everywhere are learning new ways to enjoy life after cancer.
 
What is one of the best foods to donate to food banks? [Infographic]
When it comes to protein, essential vitamins and nutrients, and flavor, peanuts and peanut butter are a valuable donation to help feed the hungry.
 
Reproductive health is a life-long consideration [Infographic]
There are many diseases or conditions that affect women differently, or to a greater extent than men. One such area: reproductive health.
 
More support for managing COPD
Many new challenges await people living with COPD, from dealing with a diagnosis to learning how to do things differently. Having access to education and support can help.
 
5 health tips to empower men to man up and take charge of their health
Men have the "if it ain't broke don't fix it" mentality, but a few simple steps today can improve well-being in the short-term and help men stay healthy in the long-term.
 
Ick factor - Why you may be struggling to get rid of those pesky head lice
Head lice are a reality of back-to-school season. Here are some tips for parents dealing with the pests.
 
How to make the start of the school year healthy and happy
Families get busier when kids go back to school and it can be difficult to make healthy choices. Here are some ways to keep things healthy during this busy season.
 
Savvy parents share back-to-school lunchbox and snack tricks
Tips and tricks for parents who want to get an A+ from their kids for lunch and snack-time tastiness.
 
The ABCs of a good balanced diet
Learn more about hidden hunger and who's at risk.
 
Choosing a Medicare plan? Ask yourself these questions
What you should know if you're shopping for a Medicare plan as open enrollment time approaches.
 
Planning, communication and cooperation help reduce back-to-school worry for parents of students with diabetes
Parents of children with diabetes can take steps to ease back-to-school worries.
 
See how a fitness expert stays fit and healthy with a daily dose of fun
Find out how one New York trainer combines fitness and fun into his daily routine.
 
Why it's critical to make eye exams part of your back-to-school routine
Find out how an eye exam can tell you if your child's vision is ready for the upcoming school year.
 
Help your kids make the grade with healthy back-to-school snacks
It's easy to forget nutrition in all the hustle and bustle of getting ready for school each day. Make a pact to embrace healthful eating, whether breakfast on the run, packed lunches or after-school snacks.
 
Healthy lunch and snack ideas for back to school
If schools and parents received report cards on the lunches they're serving kids, most wouldn't receive a passing score. Here are some tips to keep your child eating healthy foods.
 
Breakup with breakouts [Infographic]
Get the inside scoop on what causes acne and how you can help your skin see clearer skies no matter your age.
 
Nomophobia: When a modern smartphone affliction leads to addiction
For people who are extremely connected to their mobile devices, going without them, even for only a few minutes, can be an anxiety-filled experience. Nomophobia, or the pathological fear of remaining out of touch with technology, is a relatively modern affliction.
 
10 incredibly simple ways to ease back-to-school stress
Helping your child ease into the school year sets them up to succeed both academically and socially. Consider these tips for a seamlessly transition from summer to back-to-school season.
 
Natural stress relievers for families busy with school
Back-to-school season can be stressful. Take these natural steps to relieve stress.
 
Plateau-busting tips for avoiding common workout pitfalls
Plateaus can derail your workout and weight loss. Here's how to avoid them.
 
Back-to-school nutrition primer: Give kids a healthy head start on academic success
One of the most important components of academic success is often overlooked: nutrition. Here are some super foods and ideas for picky eaters so your child is eating healthy and excelling academically.
 
What you need to know about hepatitis C testing [Infographic]
Those who have tested positive for chronic hepatitis C should ask which specific strain they have. Here's why.
 
Over-the-counter medicines help Americans to get well, stay well, and feel well [Infographic]
Nine out of 10 Americans use over-the-counter medications to treat common, everyday ailments, saving the health care system $102 billon each year.
 
Tame that ringing in your ears and rock on, boomers
Tinnitus, commonly called "ringing in the ears," is the perception of a sound in a person's ears or head that has no external source. Here's what boomers need to know about hearing health.
 
Taking responsibility for your health: Ask for yourself. Do it for your family
A simple conversation could help encourage your loved ones to take responsibility for their health.
 
Why the FDA wants pregnant women to eat more fish [Infographic]
Think fish is off the menu during pregnancy? Think again. The FDA now encourages moms-to-be to eat more seafood for the health of their baby.
 
Tips for making real, pure ingredients a part of everyday life
Look for these opportunities to incorporate plant-based, nutrient-rich foods into your daily diet.
 
Encouraging millennial women to develop life goals [Infographic]
Join the community of millennial women to define your dreams and pursue your life goals.
 
Why employers and payers should care about the rising cost of obesity [Infographic]
Employers can play an important role in reversing the obesity trend by educating employees and members, and providing tools to improve conversations in the exam room.
 
5 tips to keep your family healthy and your house clean this school year
Keep your kids healthy so they get the most out of this school year.
 
Learn how to help college students take control of their health
College may provide the first opportunity for many young adults to make important health decisions for themselves. Learn how to help college students take control of their health.
 
Why nutrition is just as important for mom as it is for baby after birth
After baby arrives, all of the attention goes to him, especially when it comes to eating, but many moms may not realize how important it is for them to eat well during this critical time - especially if they are breastfeeding.
 
How chiropractic care can help runners
Preventive chiropractic care can help runners avoid injury and maintain optimal health and fitness.
 
Easy methods to give your home a summer spruce up
Summer provides a great opportunity to go deep and tackle the DIY-oriented tasks around the home. Check out these tips to give your home a summer spruce-up, without breaking the bank.
 
4 reasons to make the move to a medical home
Find out what it takes to make a home a medical home.
 
The future of cancer treatment may lie in an experimental 'immunotherapy' vaccine
Diane Altenburg has been cancer free for years undergoing this treatment.
 
5 ways hospice can help you or your loved ones
The hospice philosophy is about making sure that a patient's death experience reflects their wishes. Here are five ways that hospice helps to deliver this.
 
Beach potty problems - the salty truth [Infographic]
Find out what other contaminants may be joining you at the beach this year.
 
Multiple myeloma by the numbers [Infographic]
Learn more about multiple myeloma, which is an incurable and rare cancer that starts in plasma cells in the bone marrow.
 
5 tips for relieving dry skin
Dry skin can be more than just a minor irritant. These five steps will help battle dry skin problems.
 
Fight childhood hunger to keep kids healthy this summer
Many children who rely on free or reduced cost meals during the school year are at risk of going hungry during the summer months.
 
Beyond sound: The link between hearing loss and cognitive health
Hearing loss in older people isn't just a quality of life issue; hearing loss may also be bad for the brain.
 
Clearing up the facts about cataracts
Cataract is one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S. Do you know the facts?
 
Home safety tips that put families at ease
Learn what you can do to keep your home and your family safe this summer.
 
Eating clean: Today's top food trend takes a simpler approach to nutrition
 
FDA meeting on female sexual dysfunction promising
Sometimes the stress of the day isn't the cause for a woman's lack of sexual desire. Sometimes it's something else.
 
Tips for becoming your own best health care advocate
Being an advocate for your health can help keep you well, and could save you money on your Medicare coverage, too.
 
Health coverage is available that fits the family budget: Enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP is year-round
Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide free or low-cost health coverage for children and teens in families with low and moderate incomes. Parents and other adults may qualify for Medicaid as well.
 
Concerned about stroke? A two-year study finds that vitamin E from Malaysian palm oil helps to protect brain's white matter
While you may know about your brain's gray matter, did you also know that about 50 percent of your brain is made of white matter? The health of your brain's white matter affects how well it learns and functions.
 
Self-esteem: A top tool for empowering kids to stay smoke-free
Helping children build self-esteem and the conviction that they deserve the better health that come from smoke-free living can go a long way toward ensuring kids never begin smoking.
 
Five steps to a safer pool and spa this summer [Infographic]
Learn the facts about pool and spa safety so you can protect your kids.
 
Getting to the truth behind common diet myths
Separate fact from fiction with these common diet notions.
 
7 health myths that might surprise you
Discover these seven health myths and find out how you can start living a healthier life.
 
Heads up, sunshine. Those rays are aging you, fast [Infographic]
Get the scoop on common tanning myths and what you can do to prevent UV damage.
 
What are you doing to help improve your indoor air quality? [Infographic]
While people may be conscious of outdoor air pollution and health hazards, many don't realize that there may also be pollutants inside the home.
 
Try these ideas for light and simple cookout fare
If you're planning a backyard barbecue, fresh produce makes delicious and healthy choices a breeze no matter if you're the host or a guest.
 
Have a 'PEP Talk' to help prevent life-threatening pregnancy complications
Discussing three of the most common, severe pregnancy complications and a simple way to raise awareness.
 
 
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