• Summer Heat Safety Reminders

    May 15, 2024
    Staying safe during hot summer months isn’t hard. There are steps you can take to protect yourself. Drinking lots of water and wearing sunscreen isn’t enough. Here are three things to know to keep summer fun. UV Rays Can Hurt You Ultravi...
  • Depression and Anxiety: Different and Similar

    May 13, 2024
    One in 5 adults in the U.S. lives with a mental health issue. You likely know people who experience depression or anxiety. Some people have both. They are different health problems, but share some of the same warning signs. Help is available for...
  • Care for Your Skin in the Summer Sun

    Growing up, many of us skipped sunscreen. Decades ago, we weren't as savvy about the sun's dangers. It was normal for my dad to turn a darker shade of brown after playing soccer games in the intense summer heat. I followed suit. I also tanned nicely...
  • Care for Your Mental Health Throughout Your Pregnancy

    Health care is important before, during and after pregnancy. And that means caring for your mind as well as your body. A healthy pregnancy starts before you’re even pregnant. You might need mental health support if you face issues getting...
  • Men’s Health: Do You Know the Signs of a Silent Heart Attack?

    Think you know what you’d feel like if you were having a heart attack? Think again. Silent heart attacks, known as a silent myocardial infarction (SMI), account for 45 percent of heart attacks. And they are more likely to strike men than women....
  • Prescription or Over the Counter: Follow Directions to Stay Safe

    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...
  • 4 Simple Steps for Better Whole-Body Fitness and Function

    April 30, 2024
    Most people focus on one or two types of exercise and think they’re getting what their body needs. But there are four types of exercise you need to help your body function at its best: endurance, strength, balance and flexibility, says the Nati....
  • Inhale. Exhale. What Your Lungs Do for You.

    April 30, 2024
    Breathe in. Breathe out. It’s something that we do every day, every waking minute. It relaxes us, wakes us, and keeps us alive. The lungs are part of the respiratory system — organs and tissues that work together to help you breathe, says...
  • A Hug Only Takes 10 Seconds, Yet the Benefits Last Forever

    April 29, 2024
    Fun fact about hugs: They don’t just give you a warm, fuzzy sense of well-being — they can also be good for your health. It’s true. Hugging for just 10 seconds can boost feel-good hormones like oxytocin. Often called the &ldq...
  • Keep Back Pain from Being Such a Pain

    April 26, 2024
    You may have a dull ache in your back that just won’t go away. Or you may feel a sharp, sudden pain that stops you in your tracks. Either way, you want the pain to stop. Back pain can come from accidents, overuse and injuries like lifting some...
  • Living With High Blood Pressure

    April 17, 2024
    Nearly half of adults in the United States have high blood pressure — also known as hypertension. Only about one in four adults with high blood pressure have it under control. Are you one of them? Learning to manage your blood pressure ca...
  • The Eyes Have It: Protect Them with Routine Eye Exams

    April 15, 2024
    Eye exams are a great way to keep an eye on your health. Along with making sure you get the right prescription for glasses or contact lenses, they can be a real ‘eye opener’ when it comes to your health. Your eyes aren’t just windo...
  • The Impact of Stress if You Have Diabetes

    April 12, 2024
    Traffic was a beast. You lost your phone. A few zeros seem to be missing from your bank balance. When you feel stressed, your body produces two hormones that raise your blood sugar — adrenaline and cortisol. Both are linked to the bod...
  • 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...