• Healthy Lifestyle

    Is fasting a safe and effective way to lose weight?


    There are many diet trends out there, but not all are recommended as effective means of weight loss, and not all are considered safe. What about fasting, which is commonly called "intermittent fasting"? Is it safe?

  • Healthy Eating

    Key ingredient: Carrots


    Did your mom ever tell you to eat your carrots because they're good for your eyes? She wasn’t just telling you a fib to get you to eat your vegetables. But the health benefits of carrots go far beyond protecting your vision.

  • Heart and Vascular

    Heart Health Tips for Men in their 30s


    Responsibilities evolve as we age. The time demands of a man entering his 20s are typically much different from those of a man entering his 30s, when he is often juggling a family and a career. Our health responsibilities also change with age, and men entering their 30s need to care for themselves, especially their heart, differently than they did before.

  • Healthy Eating

    What are GMOs?


    Walk down any aisle of your local grocery store, and you’re likely to spot some GMO foods on the shelves. GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, are plants or animals with DNA that has been altered in a lab by scientists. 

  • Healthy Lifestyle

    What are heat cramps and how can you prevent them?


    Have you ever experienced painful muscle cramps while exercising or working in a hot environment? Those brief but painful cramps are known as heat cramps.

  • Cancer Care

    Cancer signs and symptoms to pay attention to


    When it comes to cancer, early diagnosis is often key in determining the type of treatment necessary and the success of the treatment. Detecting cancer in its early stages means it is most likely small and has not yet spread (metastasized) to other parts of the body, and this may make it easier to treat.

  • Wellness Awareness

    Get the facts on diabetes for American Diabetes Month


    According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately 9.3 percent of the American population has diabetes — that’s nearly 30 million people. An estimated one in three of those cases are undiagnosed. That means that odds are, either you or someone you know has diabetes, whether they know it or not. 

  • Cancer Care

    Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month: What you should know


    In 2016, about 53,070 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Although pancreatic cancer does not get as much attention as other types of cancer, it is important to know the warning signs of this form of cancer and when you should see your doctor.

  • Heart and Vascular

    How to recognize and treat spider and varicose veins


    Varicose veins are visibly dark, raised and swollen veins that typically develop in the legs and feet due to a weakening in the vessel wall. Varicose veins are often surrounded by thin spider veins, which are smaller and typically red, purple or blue and can appear in a web-like pattern on the legs and face.  

  • Wellness Awareness

    How to fight fall asthma attacks


    Along with changing colors and brisk weather, fall often brings coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath for people with asthma. For some, these symptoms are only a nuisance, but for others, it can be a major medical problem — perhaps even a life-threatening one.

  • Healthy Lifestyle

    Which dietary supplement should you choose?


    Vitamins and minerals are essential for a healthy body. But which supplements are necessary? Let's take a look at some common types of vitamin supplements and the reasons you might choose to take them.  

  • Healthy Lifestyle

    Learning how to practice gratitude


    Everyone knows that being grateful is a good thing, but scientific studies have begun to show just how positive being grateful can be for mental health and well-being.

  • Healthy Eating

    Understanding the FDA's new nutrition labels


    For the third time since 1993, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced changes to the nutrition facts label found on packaged foods. The changes were made to reflect new scientific findings, such as the link between a person's diet and chronic diseases like obesity and heart disease.

  • Fitness and Exercise

    Tips for keeping your joints healthy


    Sometimes doing what's best for your body can seem counterintuitive. That's especially true when it comes to caring for your joints.

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