• Where You Live Matters to Your Health

    April 9, 2024
    Does it matter how close you live to a grocery store? Can it affect how long you’ll live? What if you don’t have a way to get there? Sometimes it’s more than illness or injury that takes a toll on your health. Imagine this: It&rsquo...
  • When the Heart’s Aflutter, AFib May Be the Reason

    April 5, 2024
    Singers may croon that their love-struck hearts are all aflutter, but in real life, a fluttering heart can be a scary problem — atrial fibrillation, better known as AFib. In a healthy heart, electrical signals travel through the muscle and mak...
  • Be Prepared for Tornado Season

    March 29, 2024
    In minutes, violent weather can leave a trail of ruin. It’s important to be ready for tornado season. April through June is tornado season, but tornadoes can happen at any time. The best time to prepare is when you’re not under threat fro...
  • Be Prepared for Any Emergency

    March 27, 2024
    You never know when you may find yourself in an emergency at home or work. When the adrenaline starts pumping and panic threatens to creep in, you’ll be glad you took the time to prepare in advance. Don’t wait. Make a plan now for the pla...
  • It’s Time To Take Your Medicine. Or Is It?

    March 25, 2024
    If you’ve been taking prescription medicine for a while, you may not even glance at the instructions when you get it refilled. As time goes on, you may forget an important thing about taking your meds. When you take them matters — w...
  • What Do We Know About Autism?

    March 25, 2024
    Parenting means helping your children grow, develop and navigate the world. It’s no different for parents of children with autism. Yet, they face a unique set of challenges. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that o...
  • Staying Healthy Before, During and After Pregnancy

    March 22, 2024
    Taking care of your health is always important. But it takes on a whole new level of importance when a baby enters the picture. Be sure to step up your self-care while you’re trying to get pregnant, during your pregnancy and after you give bir...
  • You Can Keep Your Brain Healthy at Any Age

    March 22, 2024
    It’s common to think that forgetfulness and other changes in our brain function are a part of getting older that we just have to accept. But studies show that there are simple steps you can take to help prevent cognitive decline and lower your ...
  • Is Your Blood Pressure Being Measured Correctly?

    March 22, 2024
    High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is a serious health problem that. Often called "the silent killer" it doesn't always have symptoms. You can have high blood pressure for years and not even know it. It’s important to know if you do...
  • Taking Care of Your Kidneys Helps Keep You Healthy

    March 22, 2024
    Kidneys play a big part in your total health. They filter extra water and toxins from your body. They help control blood pressure. And they play a role in making red blood cells and in keeping bones healthy. When your kidneys aren’t working as...
  • Substance Misuse: Signs and Risks

    March 22, 2024
    Millions of people are drinking too much or misusing drugs. And many don’t get help. But asking for help is a normal part of life, and people should never feel like they have to handle things on their own, says the Substance Abuse and Mental H...
  • Memory Changes? Learn When to Seek Help

    March 22, 2024
    You forget a new friend’s name. Forget a haircut date. Forget where you left your car keys. It happens. And it probably isn’t a sign of a serious health issue. But some types of memory loss may be a wake-up call to find out what’s g...
  • Checking Your Blood Pressure Could Save Your Life

    March 22, 2024
    Keeping your blood pressure in a healthy range is one of the best things you can do for your health. That’s because high blood pressure is the single biggest risk factor for heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and other health problems. Near...
  • Kidneys: The Chemical Factories of the Human Body

    March 22, 2024
    The body is one complicated machine. Everything is connected. Everything works (or is supposed to, anyway) in harmony. Many times, when you're diagnosed with an illness, it’s important to address and treat it properly so other parts of your bo...
  • Lower Your Risk for Colorectal Cancer

    March 15, 2024
    The most effective way to lower your risk for colorectal cancer is to be screened. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people at average risk start screening at age 45. Often, colorectal cancer starts with one or more...