• Pet Care Equals Pet Power

    May 30, 2023
    Did you know your four-legged friend affects your health? Just owning a pet can improve your overall health and wellness. For instance, a dog can help increase your physical activity. A pet can also reduce stress and even boost your children’s ....
  • Who Packed the Salmonella? Preventing Picnic Pitfalls

    May 26, 2023
    Picnics, pool parties and backyard barbeques make summer fun. Naturally, good food is sure to be a big part of the fun-in-the-sun festivities. But before you get your grill on, remember this important bit of info. Hot temps boost the risk for food...
  • The Not-So-Sweet Side of Sugar

    May 25, 2023
    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...
  • Emotional Health: The Forgiveness Letter

    May 24, 2023
    “As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison.”Nelson Mandela Forgiveness transforms anger. It's liberating. It frees you from rev...
  • Now’s the Time to Catch Up on Childhood Vaccines

    May 23, 2023
    Getting childhood vaccines on time matters. If children don’t have their shots, they are at higher risk of getting some serious diseases. They could also spread those diseases to their friends and family. The Centers for Disease Control and Pre...
  • Stretch It Out to Ease Joint Pain

    May 23, 2023
    Aches and pains happen. You sit too much and your back hurts. You get up and down a lot and your knees hurt. Or your neck or hips ache regularly. These aches and pains in your joints or back are common. A joint is the connection between two bones...
  • Diabetes and Vision Loss: Know the Connection, Protect Your Vision

    May 23, 2023
    People living with diabetes can have eye problems that lead to vision loss or blindness. And diabetic eye disease often has no early symptoms. That’s why an annual eye exam is critical for people with diabetes. The longer you have diabetes, the...
  • Stopping the Spread of a Virus Starts with You

    May 11, 2023
    SARS, Zika, Ebola, COVID-19. It can be scary when we hear reports that thousands are getting sick as a virus spreads. A virus spreads quickly if it is an airborne virus like the COVID-19, which means it spreads wh...
  • Is It Cold, Flu, Allergies or COVID-19?

    May 10, 2023
    If you have sniffles, sneezes, coughing or sore throat, it can be hard to tell if your symptoms are from allergies, a cold or the flu. And now there’s another possibility: COVID-19. Until you know for sure what’s causing your symptoms, it...
  • Understanding the Disease that Threatens Female Fertility

    Millions of women suffer with a painful disease that can make intimacy uncomfortable. Now high-profile women are sharing their personal experiences to build awareness about endometriosis. Actress Emma Rovers, Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski,...
  • Let's Picnic. I’ll Bring the Beans!

    They’re popular at backyard barbecues and picnics in the park. Whether they’re sweet or spicy, oven-baked or slow-simmered on the stove, beans are tasty fare that pack a healthy punch. Beans are legumes – a super food group that als...
  • Kids’ Healthy Eating Habits Start at Home

    Parents are the perfect influencers when it comes to improving their kids' diet and fitness. Starting good habits early can have positive long-term effects on kids’ health. Wondering where to start? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offe....
  • Helping Your Kids Watch What They Eat

    Childhood obesity has tripled in children and teens since the 1970s – and quadrupled in teens. This epidemic is leaving many at risk for adult health problems such as heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, stroke and cancer. One of the best places for...
  • Keep Your Cool: Embrace the Changing Seasons

    As the seasons change, so does the need to switch things up a bit. The casual, carefree days of summer inspire us to lighten up and enjoy the outdoors. Colder temps make us wrap up in warm, cozy fabrics, light the fire and hunker down inside. As...
  • Stop on Red: Reducing Exposure on High Pollution Days

    RED ALERT! When air pollution levels are high, a red alert warns the public of health dangers. Poor air quality is bad for us all. It's an even greater risk for those with breathing issues. Today, a national system reports daily air qualit...