• Healthy Eating

    What is listeria and why is it dangerous?

    5/6/2015

    The recent voluntary recall of all Blue Bell Creameries products due to the presence of the listeria bacteria found in two cartons of ice cream has made big news in recent weeks. The recall has prompted concern over listeria and listeriosis, the condition associated with the bacteria.

  • Heart and Vascular

    How to stay heart-healthy at any age

    5/7/2015

    When it comes to heart health, we’ve got good news and bad news. Let’s start with the bad: Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The good news? Heart disease is highly preventable, and the younger you start taking preventative measures, the better.

  • Women's Health

    Why moms should make their health a priority

    5/8/2015

    It's a phrase we're all familiar with: "Put on your own oxygen mask before attempting to help others." In the case that an airplane cabin loses air pressure, flight attendants urge passengers to put their own oxygen masks before helping those around them. That way, they’ll be in a better position to help those who need it.

  • Wellness Awareness

    Signs and symptoms of concussion

    5/13/2015

    For many of us, the word “concussion” may conjure up images of a disoriented or unconscious athlete—professional or amateur—surrounded on the field or court by medical staff. But concussions aren’t limited to athletes. As a matter of fact, most of us have been at risk for a concussion at some time or another.

  • Healthy Lifestyle

    Sleep your way to wellbeing

    5/14/2015

    There are few better feelings than letting your head hit the pillow at the end of a long day. But getting a good night's sleep doesn't just feel good—it's good for you, too. The amount and quality of sleep you get has a big effect on your overall health. You should consider sleep as important to your health as diet and exercise.

  • Healthy Lifestyle

    How much water should you be drinking?

    5/15/2015

    You've probably heard it said that you should drink about eight glasses of water a day to stay hydrated. However, recent studies show that that saying is about as inaccurate as saying any car needs 12 gallons of gas. While that may be true for some cars, it's certainly not a rule for every car. How much water your body needs is affected by your size, your weight, your activity level and where you live.

  • Healthy Eating

    Which fruits and vegetables are in season in May?

    5/20/2015

    With its abundance of bright green veggies and sweet berries, May is the perfect month to start incorporating healthy, in-season produce into your family’s diet.

  • Fitness and Exercise

    Five effective fitness apps for your smartphone

    5/21/2015

    These days, there's no shortage of weight loss apps that claim they can act as your personal trainer, dietician and personal motivator all rolled into one. But which ones actually work? Whether you're looking to lose a few pounds or maintain your results after weight loss or bariatric surgery, try these recommendations for the best apps to keep you on track.

  • Heart and Vascular

    Stress and its impact on your heart

    5/22/2015

    We all experience stress in life, and with it comes a range of emotional responses including anxiety, tension, fear and dread. But our reaction to stress isn't purely psychological; it also manifests itself in very real physical symptoms. Stress can cause stomach aches, headaches, tight muscles, clenched jaws, profuse sweating and can even have a negative impact on your heart.

  • Cancer Care

    Top environmental contributors to cancer risk

    5/27/2015

    During the course of our day-to-day lives, we inevitably come in contact with cancer-causing substances, or carcinogens. While we may be able to avoid exposure to certain carcinogens in the environment, others are much harder to avoid, since they often can’t be seen, smelled, tasted or even felt.

  • Cancer Care

    Common myths about cancer

    5/28/2015

    There are plenty of misconceptions and myths surrounding the causes, prevention and treatment of cancer. It can all get confusing and a little bit frightening, too. Trying to sort out the truth on your own can be a particularly daunting task. While it is always a good idea to consult your physician or medical specialist with any questions or concerns you may have, there are some cancer myths that should be debunked for good.

  • Women's Health

    How often do women need to get mammograms?

    5/29/2015

    Breast cancer will take the lives of roughly 40,000 women in 2015, and while the National Cancer Institute states that women with the highest risk of being diagnosed are between the ages of 55 and 64, 11 percent of women diagnosed each year are under the age of 44. Statistically, this shows that early detection is your best bet when battling breast cancer.

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