Understanding eye cataracts

June is Cataract Awareness Month

Too many people close their eyes to the importance of good vision. Your eyes are your window to the… read more


May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

It may be called the great outdoors, but it can be far from great when it leads to a life-changing… read more

Rope about to snap from stress

April is Stress Awareness Month

Has the stress of life been affecting you? If you’ve ever felt frenzied, frazzled, anxious,… read more

Energy drink cans

Understanding how energy drinks may impact your health

If you’re one of the many people who reach for energy drinks for that essential buzz and boost,… read more

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What is RSV?

Have you been sniffling, sneezing, coughing, and wheezing, and think you have a common cold? You… read more

Variety of vegetables

The vitality of vegetables

Whether you love them, like them, or leave them off your plate, there’s no denying that… read more

Woman eating fruit

Top tips to improve your digestive health

The need for a healthy digestive system can be difficult to digest. After all, digestion isn’t… read more

Human circulatory system

Understanding the human circulatory system

Does it feel like you’re always on the move, on the go, and on the run, taking important things… read more

Model of the liver

Defining the functions of the liver

The liver is no ordinary organ. While most other organs only have a couple of roles, the liver… read more

Blood cells

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Being diagnosed with blood cancer can make your blood run cold. While having any kind of cancer can… read more

Corn syrup

Understanding the negative effects of high-fructose corn syrup

Do you remember how the musical Mary Poppins sang that, “a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine… read more

Doctor explaining liver function

World Hepatitis Day is July 28th

Hepatitis has gone viral, but not in a good way. Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver, and it… read more

Whole grains

Defining and understanding whole grains

Whole grains have a whole lot going for them. They’re full of fiber, packed with nutrients, and… read more

Avocado as a source of potassium

Processing potassium

Potassium is so much more than just a banana’s claim to fame. This essential mineral is vital for… read more

Oral exam

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Oral cancer can be a tough diagnosis to swallow. Most people don’t talk about it because they… read more

Older gentleman in a wheelchair

March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

Multiple sclerosis, also known as MS, may barely cross your mind unless it affects you or someone… read more

Stethoscope on patient's chest

Understanding coronary artery disease

No matter your age or stage of life, you need to take your health to heart. This starts by being… read more

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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

It’s time to talk about cervical cancer. The disease is preventable, treatable, and curable, but… read more

Mental health professional with a patient

Understanding and defining anxiety

Today, it seems like there’s always something to worry about. You may be concerned about your… read more

Doctor using stethoscope

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Lung cancer is a matter of life and breath. Every breath becomes a battle with this form of cancer… read more

Salt being added during food preparation

Understanding the risks of high sodium consumption

Too many people take eating too much sodium with a grain of salt. However, an extra pinch here and… read more

Man experiencing eye strain

Tips to prevent digital eye strain

Spend long hours in front of a computer or looking at a digital screen and before you know it,… read more

Sources of carbohydrates

Comprehending carbohydrates

Over the years, carbohydrates have come under scrutiny and are often labeled as bad for you. In our… read more

Women smiling together

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Let’s discuss a subject that may not get talked about enough—ovarian cancer. Why doesn’t it… read more

Woman applying sunscreen while sunbathing

Types of skin cancer and what you need to know

Skin cancer can affect anyone. In fact, one in five Americans will develop one of the types of skin… read more

Plate of healthy fats such as avocado and salmon

Dissecting the different dietary fats

In recent years, the types of fats in your diet is a hotly contested issue. Some say they’re good… read more

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Understanding wellness

For many people, the idea of wellness may a new age, unattainable concept. However, wellness goes… read more

Senior woman drinking a glass of milk

The role of calcium, its benefits, and its sources

Make no bones about it, calcium is essential to good health. This important nutrient is usually… read more

Senior man and woman safely enjoying the sun

July is UV Safety Month

Sun’s out and fun’s out, so you’re probably out soaking up both. During the summer, it’s… read more

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Tips to steer clear of foodborne illness

Food is supposed to be one of life’s pleasures, but it can cause you a great deal of pain if you… read more

Foods representing fiber

Understanding fiber and its benefits

People praise the power of protein, they go all in on fat, or gush over going vegan, but fiber… read more

Younger woman assists senior woman with understanding letters

June is National Aphasia Awareness Month

Actions speak louder than words. And each June during National Aphasia Awareness Month, truer words… read more

Various sources of protein

Understanding the importance of protein and its sources

It’s not just athletes and fitness fanatics that need to get plenty of protein. It seems like… read more

Woman cleaning furniture

Spring cleaning and disinfecting tips for a healthy home

It’s time to open the doors and windows to let the spring breeze in. But first, it’s important… read more


May is National Celiac Disease Awareness Month

For people who don’t suffer from celiac disease, this autoimmune condition can be as hard to… read more

Selection of ginger, honey, and lemon

Ways to help boost your immune system

Nobody is completely immune from getting sick. So, if you want a fighting chance at staying well,… read more

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Tips for keeping your eyes healthy

Too many people close their eyes to the importance of keeping theirs healthy. If you don’t take… read more

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Be kind to your kidneys and the vital role they play

Understanding why your kidneys are so important isn’t a waste of your time. They’re called… read more

Smiling female doctor

March 30th is National Doctors’ Day

Medical professionals rarely get the recognition they deserve. These hard-working men and women… read more

Two women exercising together

Aerobic vs. anaerobic exercise and what you need to know

If you thought that all exercise was the same, think again! Few people understand that there are… read more

Plated salmon typical of a Mediterranean diet

What is the Mediterranean diet and is it right for you?

If you want to escape the counting, restrictions, and cravings of another starvation diet, it’s… read more

Older couple sharing an affectionate moment

February is National Cancer Prevention Month

Cancer is a growing problem that affects far too many people each year. Cancer doesn’t care if… read more

Adult son comforts senior father

Defining and understanding depression

Everybody has times that they feel bleak, blah, dreary, weary, tired, stressed, or sad. It’s… read more

Nurse drawing blood from elderly man

January is National Blood Donor Month

Blood donations are desperately needed to save the lives of millions of people. Unfortunately,… read more

Man cycling

Bicycling your way to improved well-being

If you’re spinning your wheels trying to think of a way to get fit and have fun, get ready for… read more

Senior woman enjoying the sunshine

The impact of vitamin D on your health and well-being

While there’s an entire alphabet of vitamins that come with various benefits, vitamin D is one of… read more

Senior man enjoying a cup of coffee

Understanding the side effects of too much caffeine

Do you need that morning cup of coffee, that afternoon can of cola or those over-the-counter… read more

Senior couple measuring blood pressure

Minimize your risk of stroke

A stroke is a very serious condition that impacts the lives of many people every year. Strokes are… read more

Senior man drinking water

Harness the health benefits of hydration

Water, water everywhere, but are you drinking enough? Drinking water is not always about quenching… read more

Thanksgiving meal on a table

Tips and tricks for a balanced, healthier Thanksgiving holiday

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! While it’s a very exciting time of year, it seems like… read more

Doctor using stethoscope on patient

November is COPD Awareness Month

It’s time to clear the air about a misunderstood condition known as COPD, which is short for… read more

Elderly man enjoying swimming

Jump in to the benefits of swimming

If you’re tired of huffing and puffing through high-intensity workouts that make you feel like… read more

Man completing a puzzle

Tips to exercise your brain and stay mentally sharp

It’s natural to think about staying physically fit and active as you get older, but has the… read more

Mental health doctor evaluating patient

October is ADHD Awareness Month

There are times when everyone has trouble paying attention, remembering things, or controlling… read more

Senior couple preparing a healthy meal

Healthy eating tips for aging adults

It’s an age-old problem: how to be healthy, stay sharp, and feel young when you just keep getting… read more

Senior woman nursing sore throat

Preparing for cold and flu season amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

In past years, it was the flu and colds that went viral during the fall and winter months. Now, the… read more

Older male patient with doctor

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: What you need to know

How often do you think about getting a routine screening from a doctor? Most likely, not often… read more

Man measuring blood pressure

Understanding the dangers of high blood pressure

Is your blood pressure up to no good? Then it’s time to take control of this very pressing… read more

COVID-19 Delta variant

The surging COVID-19 Delta variant and what you need to know

Are you worried about getting sick with the rise of the COVID-19 Delta variant? You’re certainly… read more

Woman itching hand

August is Psoriasis Action Month

If you notice thick, red, scaly, and itchy patches appearing on your skin, you may have a skin… read more

Older man and younger man exercising on stairs

The benefits of functional fitness for everyday life

If you’re someone that doesn’t always have a reason to workout and isn’t planning on running… read more

Varieties of sugar

How much sugar is too much and how does it affect your health?

There is no way to sugarcoat it any longer—eating too much sugar can be harmful to your health… read more

Doctor with patient

July is Sarcoma Awareness Month

Cancer comes in many forms and negatively affects far too many lives. Sometimes, this… read more

Mother applying sunscreen to child

Understanding sunscreen and how to protect your skin

A little sun is necessary for your body, but too much can be bad for your skin. That is because the… read more

Man drinking water

Beat the heat—stay cool and hydrated this summer

With the sweltering days and steamy nights of summer, it’s hard to stay calm, cool, and protected… read more

Man experiencing a headache

June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

If the agony and abruptness of severe headaches causes you to cancel plans with friends, skip… read more

Woman waking up after restful sleep

Top tips to help you sleep better at night

Are you dreaming of getting a good night’s sleep? Count yourself among the millions of people who… read more

Concerned woman being comforted

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on your mental health

After a year of hunkering down, masking up, Zooming in, and going without everything from social… read more

Hand placed on knee

May is Arthritis Awareness Month: What you need to know

Arthritis can be a real sore spot for those who endure its pain every day. While this debilitating… read more

People exercising outside

Enjoy the benefits of walking and exercising outdoors

Now that the weather is getting warmer, it’s the perfect opportunity to freshen up your usual… read more

Woman using a facial tissue

Is it COVID-19 or is it just seasonal allergies? Know the difference.

While allergies are nothing to sneeze at, COVID-19 is typically far worse. Still, they share many… read more

Man assisting elderly woman

April is National Parkinson’s Awareness Month: What you need to know

Few people give Parkinson’s disease a second thought until it affects someone they love. In fact,… read more

Vitamin C tablet and orange

The power of vitamin C

When it comes to staying healthy, your best defense is boosting your body’s natural defenses… read more

Two women wearing masks

After you receive a COVID-19 vaccine, what happens next?

While the past year has been filled with lockdowns and masking up, people are finally getting a… read more

Woman enjoying a nutritious salad

March is National Nutrition Month: What you need to know

Eating well is the secret to feeling well, living well, and staying well. Unfortunately, far too… read more

Green vegetables

7 Superfoods to help lower high blood pressure

High blood pressure is a pressing problem that can harm your heart and your health. It can damage… read more

Spread of virus

The new COVID-19 variants: What you need to know

One of the biggest pandemics of our time is COVID-19. But this one has spawned a variety of… read more

Woman and child making heart symbol

February is American Heart Month: Take care of your heart

During the month of February, expect to have hearts on your mind in celebration of Valentine’s… read more

Doctor examining patient's thyroid

January is Thyroid Awareness Month: What you need to know

Each January, Thyroid Awareness Month offers an opportunity to bring awareness to a concern that… read more

Senior citizens in exercise class

How do I successfully stick to my New Year’s resolution?

The new year is full of hope and promise. This is especially true for the millions of people making… read more

Holiday food pyramid in the shape of a tree

How to avoid holiday weight gain this season

First, and most importantly, as this year's holiday season is dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic,… read more

Woman relaxing with cup of coffee

How to survive holiday stress this season

The holidays are supposed to be a time of peace, love, and joy. For some people, however, they can… read more

Man and woman wearing masks in meeting

Navigating flu season during the COVID-19 pandemic

Flu season 2020 will be unlike any other flu season in history. With a record number of COVID-19… read more

family celebrating Thanksgiving virtually

How do you celebrate Thanksgiving safely in 2020?

With the recent increase in new COVID-19 cases, Thanksgiving 2020 poses challenging new safety… read more

person testing blood sugar level

November is American Diabetes Month. Here’s what you need to know.

American Diabetes Month, sponsored by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), is an opportunity to… read more

Hands holding pink ribbons

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What you need to know

Breast Cancer Awareness Month kicks off an annual campaign to increase awareness of our nation’s… read more

Woman traveling with suitcase

Travel safety in the age of COVID-19

Unless you must travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, it makes sense to simply stay home. Travel… read more

An assortment of food on a table

September is National Cholesterol Month: Here’s what you need to know

National Cholesterol Education Month is a good time to learn more about the fatty chemical that… read more

Young man and heat stroke

Understanding the dangers of heatstroke

Heatstroke, also known as hyperthermia, occurs when someone spends too much time in the heat… read more

Concentrated retired man solving logic test at table, memory exercise, neurology

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month: What are the most common signs of Alzheimer’s disease?

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, the month when the Alzheimer’s Association… read more

Sick woman blowing her nose, she covered with blanket

What is the difference between COVID-19, the flu, and a cold?

In light of current events, we are all concerned about respiratory viruses. Understanding the… read more

People Meeting Seminar Office Concept

What is Global Employee Health and Fitness Month?

Global Employee Health and Fitness Month is an international event designed to celebrate and… read more

Pollen like snow

How can I make spring allergy season more bearable?

Spring and allergies go hand in hand. Warmer temperatures mean that flowers, grasses, and trees… read more

Can You Control Your Dreams?

Scientists studying sleep and dream activity claim they have successfully induced lucid dreams in a… read more