• Diabetes Risks Increase with Certain Prescription Drugs for Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

    Diabetes Risks Increase with Certain Prescription Drugs for Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

    March 22, 2023
    Many factors can raise a person’s risk for diabetes. Family history, age, weight diet and lack of physical activity are the most common. Some prescription medicines used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder can boost the risk, too. It may...
  • Catch Colon Cancer Early with Screenings

    March 17, 2023
    You may be avoiding having a colon cancer screening because you think it will hurt, or you may think it’s not needed. But you should know that, excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer in Americans and ...
  • 10 Ways Alcohol Affects Your Body

    March 10, 2023
    Even small amounts of alcohol can have a big effect on your body. From the very first sip, alcohol enters your bloodstream and quickly travels through your body. Based on your age, gender and health, it may stay there for two hours or longer. During...
  • Prescription or Over the Counter: Follow Directions for Medicine Safety

    March 10, 2023
    Medicine can help your health in many ways. From over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to prescription medicines that treat life-threatening conditions, medicine can have a major positive impact. But only if it’s taken — and taken correctly. O...
  • When Is the Right Time to Use Antibiotics?

    March 10, 2023
    When we feel bad, we want to get better quickly. And medicines like antibiotics may seem like the answer when you have a problem like a cough, sore throat or sinus pain. But studies show that most upper respiratory infections are viral. And antibioti...
  • You Have Options for Safely Managing Your Pain

    March 10, 2023
    There are many ways to treat pain so that you can enjoy a better quality of life. Learning your options can help keep you safe while still allowing you to do what matters to you. Start by talking to your doctor about ways to manage your pain t...
  • Substance Misuse: Signs and Risks

    March 10, 2023
    Since 2020, more than 37 million people in the U.S. have struggled with drug use. Of the nearly 140 million people 12 and older who use alcohol, 20% of them suffer from misuse and addiction. The misuse of drugs and alcohol can trigger a long list...
  • Early Detection Helps Prevent Deaths from Breast Cancer

    March 10, 2023
    Finding breast cancer early is the best way to prevent deaths from breast cancer. Getting regular screening tests is the best way to find breast cancer early. About 1 in 8 American women will get breast cancer at some point in their lives. Each...
  • Protect Those Pretty Peepers

    March 10, 2023
    Our eyes are a vital part of our health, but it’s easy to take them for granted. It’s important to make sure you keep them healthy. Here’s how you can keep your eyes healthy and injury-free. Have a yearly comprehensive dilated eye...
  • Healthy Living with Asthma

    March 9, 2023
    Your child has asthma. Now what? First, know you’re not alone. Asthma is the most common long-term disease in children. Millions of families do everything they can to keep their children’s asthma under control. Learning how to keep asthm...
  • Stress: Separating Fact from Fiction

    March 2, 2023
    We all feel stressed from time to time. It could be something short-term like getting stuck in traffic. Or it could be longer-term stress due to worries about divorce or the death of a loved one that make you feel tense. As much as we wish it wasn&r...
  • Expecting a Baby? Check Out Our Maternity Checklist

    March 2, 2023
    Preparing for the arrival of a little one? Congratulations! You probably have a lot on your mind. Choosing baby names and setting up a nursery are likely two of them. Here's another to remember: making the most of your maternity coverage benefits...
  • Boost Your Health with Strength Training

    March 1, 2023
    New research says strength training may help people live longer. While that likelihood requires more study, there is solid proof that building your muscles can help your body and overall health. We already know that muscle-strengthening effort is...
  • Curious About the Benefits of Taking a Break from Alcohol?

    March 1, 2023
    Wonder what taking a break from alcohol can do for your mind and body? Maybe even more than you think. New research suggests that drinking even modest amounts of alcohol isn’t good for you. You don’t have to have a problem with alcohol to...
  • Ah-Choo! Welcome to Spring Allergy Season

    February 28, 2023
    Allergy sufferers know, spring brings more than April showers and May flowers. It also brings allergies. The sneezing, itchy and watery eyes — along with other cold-like symptoms — are often known as hay fever. In reality,...