Prevention and proper screenings are important to your health and can help you treat potential health problems before they develop or worsen. It’s important to have a primary care physician that you can see for regular check-ups or when you get sick. You should have regular check ups about once every two years or as your doctor advises.
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Whole grains are just one part of a healthy lifestyle. Read to learn the interesting facts about whole grains and which kinds are good for you.
Over time, exposure to the sun has an affect on our skin. We develop wrinkles and age spots, but there’s also a more serious concern - skin cancer. Protect your skin to help prevent skin cancer by following these tips.
Don’t choose between cardio and strength training. Learn the importance of both!
Did you know that sitting for prolonged periods of time affects your health? Studies have shown that six hours of sitting or more per day can raise your risk of obesity, increased blood pressure,
Sitting at a desk all day can cause tension to build up in our muscles. Relieving stress and staying stretched out throughout the day is essential to good health. Incorporate these stretches into your frequent breaks to keep you limber. Don’t forget to breathe and relax to release stress!
Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), fees are assessed for some self-insured health plans. The Comparative Effectiveness Research Fee (CERF) is designed to help fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), a nonprofit organization created to fund medical research that will provide patients and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions.
If asthma or allergies are affecting your life, you may benefit from seeing an allergist. Allergists are specialists at treating asthma and allergies and can help you find a treatment plan that can relieve your suffering.
Walking is an easy way to get active. You don’t need a membership or any equipment, and - even better - walking can improve your health!
There are just some fats that are better for you than others. Read below to learn more about the different kinds of fat and how to make healthy food choices.
It is no surprise that February is American Heart Month. Take a deeper look into heart disease with us and the small changes you can make to see a big difference in your health.
The old saying is true - you are what you eat. A healthy diet provides the nutrients that your body needs, can increase your energy levels & improve overall health. Food from each of these food groups every day will help better your nutrition:
One of your many 2017 New Year's resolutions could be saving money. We are here to help you start saving at your weekly trip to the grocery store. Use these tips to guarantee more money in your pocket.
Looking to focus on a healthier and happier you in 2017? Let our list of the best 8 New Year’s Resolutions be your inspiration.
As the temperature begins to change outside, we hope you can fight your cold before it starts.
It’s the time of year when many people feel what is often called the “winter blues.” Days are shorter and colder, which means you may have less energy or feel moody. Here are five tips to help you feel healthier and happier all winter long.
World AIDS Day is held on the 1st of December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in 1988.
The holidays are typically a time to gather with family and friends to celebrate over meals and traditions. This time of year doesn’t have to disrupt your diabetes control. Consider these easy tips to make better choices this season.
Living with diabetes is a team effort between you and your healthcare team (doctor, diabetes nurse educator, diabetes dietitian educator, pharmacist, and others). You are the most important member of the team. You can prevent or slow down diabetes complications by closely monitoring your blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels.
Anyone can get pneumonia. It's commonly a complication of a respiratory infection—especially the flu—but there are more than 30 different causes of the illness. Older adults, children and people with chronic disease, including COPD and asthma, are at high risk for pneumonia.
The first rule of taking care of others: take care of yourself first.
Tobacco-related diseases are the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Smoking increases the risk of lung and other types of cancer, coronary heart disease and stroke. It also leads to respiratory problems, such as coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.
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Regular check ups and screening tests can also help detect cancer in its early stages.