• Heart and Vascular

    Things to avoid if you're at risk for heart disease


    If you have heart disease or are at risk for it, here are some foods and activities to avoid.

  • Fitness and Exercise

    BMI vs. body fat: Which number is more important?


    There are more ways to measure a person's fitness than just stepping on a scale. Body mass index (BMI) and body fat are both measurements used to determine a person's level of personal fitness and gauge their risk for conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. 

  • Healthy Eating

    Is it healthy? Even nutrition experts disagree on these foods


    What we know about nutrition and healthy foods has changed a lot over the last two decades, but even with this increased knowledge, nutrition experts still disagree on whether particular foods are healthy or not.

  • Heart and Vascular

    Smart tips for keeping your heart healthy


    February is American Heart Month, and it's a great time to learn more about your heart health. Heart disease, which includes stroke and high blood pressure, causes one out of every three deaths in America. Heart disease is also a leading cause of serious illness and disability.

  • Healthy Lifestyle

    Do shoe inserts help reduce back pain?


    Standing and walking can both take a toll on your posture and cause back pain. How can these simple, everyday actions hurt your back?

  • Healthy Eating

    Your guide to eating healthy during the winter months


    Comfort foods — including soups, stews, pastas, casseroles and other hot dishes — are what we crave in the cold winter months. While many of these foods are good for the soul, they can also be pretty unhealthy. 

  • Heart and Vascular

    Always tired? You may have anemia


    If you often feel tired for no apparent reason, you may be suffering from anemia. Other symptoms of anemia include getting dizzy easily, pale or yellowish skin, an irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, headache, chest pain and cold hands and feet.

  • Healthy Adults

    What does it mean to throw out your back?


    When a person experiences sudden, sharp back pain, they may say that they "threw out" their back. But what does that really mean?

  • Wellness Awareness

    Foods to eat (and foods to avoid) when you have the flu


    Let's face it: When you're sick with the flu, eating might not seem like an appealing idea. But your body needs nutrients and calories during illness more than ever. Good nutrition boosts your immune system, helping it fight the virus. You don't have to eat a lot, but the right foods can make all the difference in your recovery.

  • Heart and Vascular

    8 tips for eating healthy at restaurants


    The good news is that it is possible to enjoy a healthy meal. In honor of American Heart Month, we're offering these eight tips for staying heart-healthy while dining out.

  • Fitness and Exercise

    When should you see your doctor about nerve pain?


    Nerve pain is often described as a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve. If you suffer from nerve pain (also called neuropathic pain or neuralgia), it's important to see a doctor as soon as possible to avoid damage to the nerves in your brain and spinal cord, as well as the peripheral nerves located throughout the rest of the body. 

  • Heart and Vascular

    Natural ways to control your blood pressure


    Do you know what your blood pressure is? Or even what it should be? Since February is American Heart Month, it's a great time to learn more about your heart — including your blood pressure.

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