• The Not-So-Sweet Side of Sugar

    Who doesn’t like a warm cookie right out of the oven? A slice of pie made from scratch? Or a double-scoop cone on a hot summer day? A sweet treat is one of life’s simple pleasures, right? As tasty as they may be, foods with a lot of sugar...
  • Back Pain Is Such a Pain

    It’s happened to many of us. We move or lift something the wrong way and our back protests. Sometimes it’s just a brief twinge of pain – a reminder to move more carefully next time. Other times, the pain may be intense and long last...
  • A Closer Look at Symptoms of Diabetes Type 1

    April 29, 2021
    There are two types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. If left unchecked and untreated, both can cause damage to blood vessels and organs in the body. Type 1 diabetes happens in people of every age, every race, every shape and size. It happens wh....
  • Help Your Drug Work. Take It as Directed

    April 27, 2021
    Think about the path a drug follows through your body. Different organs and fluids break it down along the way. Some parts go to work, but other parts are flushed out of the body. Drugs have been carefully made to take all of that into account....
  • Surprising Signs You Might Have a Thyroid Problem

    March 30, 2021
    Thyroid disease is common, and many people don’t know they have it. That may be in part because some of the symptoms are surprising. About 30 million people suffer from thyroid dysfunction. And 60 percent don’t know they have a problem. B...
  • Is Your Child Struggling with Mental Health Issues?

    March 29, 2021
    Children have a lot on their minds. They’re always learning new things and facing challenges they’ve never handled. And the pandemic has made things even harder for many kids. Now they struggle with changes to their routines. They miss ou...
  • Looking for a Quick Way to Get Fit?

    March 29, 2021
    If you’re looking to shake up your fitness routine, you have a lot of choices. If you want to raise your fitness level but don’t have a lot of time, a shorter, more efficient workout may be the answer. The Centers for Disease Control and ...
  • What Should You Eat Before and After Working Out?

    March 29, 2021
    What you eat matters when it comes to starting or ending a workout right. It’s like fueling a car. It’s important to have the right foods at the right times. Have a snack or meal one to three hours before you work out. And drink plenty of...
  • Be on Alert for the Warning Signs of an Asthma Attack

    March 17, 2021
    If your child has asthma, you’re always on the watch for a possible attack. Coughing, wheezing, trouble breathing and a tight chest are well known. Did you know there are lesser known signs that may surprise you? Watch for these early wa...
  • How Does a Drug Become a Generic: Facts vs. Myths

    March 17, 2021
    Taking a generic drug is not like buying a store-brand soap. With soap, you might notice a difference. It may smell different. You may need to use more than the brand-name product. That is not true with generic drugs. Generic drugs are like brand...
  • Why Your Child Needs a Doctor

    March 2, 2021
    You have a strong partner to help keep your child healthy. It’s your child’s primary care provider. Having that relationship in place builds a strong base for your child’s care. Partners in Care Once you establish a primary care pro...
  • 10 Ways Alcohol Affects Your Body

    March 2, 2021
    Even small amounts of alcohol can have a big impact on your body. From the 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. And it...
  • Prescription or Over the Counter: Follow Directions for Medicine Safety

    March 2, 2021
    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...
  • Oh, My Aching Feet! Caring for Common Foot Problems

    March 2, 2021
    There are many different foot problems, some serious and some that are easy to treat at home. The main thing is to take care of any problems before they get worse. These are a few of the most common foot issues. Plantar Fasciitis What it is: Plantar...
  • Is Your Blood Pressure Being Measured Correctly?

    February 4, 2021
    High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is a serious health problem that often has no symptoms. You can have high blood pressure for years and not know it. It’s important to find out if you do because if left untreated, it can cause seri....