October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time of year we see a lot of pink everywhere we turn. The pink ribbons remind us of the importance of early detection and treatment of a disease that affects far too many women. One out of eight women will get breast cancer at some point. While that
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Is your health insurance working for you and your family? It’s worth spending some time to review your health insurance plan, especially as we approach the end of the calendar year. Many insurance plans have open enrollment periods coming up – that’s the time of year when you can change plans or enroll in a
Flu season is coming – you can be ready for it by getting your annual flu shot. If you’ve ever had the flu, you know how badly it makes you feel. Body aches. Fever. Chills. Exhaustion. All of these symptoms appear when you get the flu, and they don’t go away quickly – many people
Why are some people more likely to get sick? Sometimes, the factors that go into whether someone has health challenges are straightforward – maybe they are genetically pre-disposed to having an illness or chronic health condition. Perhaps they sustained a significant injury that has compromised their health. Sometimes, however, other factors come into play. External
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, a time to discuss the eighth-most common cancer affecting women in the United States. Ovarian cancer is a type of gynecological cancer, the cancers that originate in a woman’s reproductive system. Other types of gynecological cancer include cervical, uterine, vaginal and vulvar. Thankfully, ovarian cancer is relatively rare. However,
Attention, parents! If you could – with a few simple steps – significantly reduce your children’s risk of developing serious illnesses, illnesses that could cause them weeks of pain and suffering, potentially long-lasting health complications and even death, would you do it? Yes, of course you would! The good news is you have the power
Arthritis and inflammatory conditions are some of the most common chronic health conditions. Arthritis impacts one out of four American adults, some 58.5 million people. As our population grows and ages, the number of people affected by arthritis will only continue to increase: by 2040, 78.4 million U.S. adults are projected to have arthritis. Because
Every parent wants their children to grow up healthy and safe. In many ways, we are better able to protect the health of our children than ever before. At the same time, there are threats to children’s health that were not as prevalent a few decades ago – childhood obesity is one of those threats.
Our joints allow us to walk, bend, wave, eat and drink. Virtually any movement we engage in involves one or more of our joints. It’s easy to take our joints for granted – until something goes wrong with them. You have probably heard of knee or hip replacement surgery – both procedures have become a
June is Men’s Health Month, a time to raise awareness about health issues that affect men and underscore the importance of regular check-ups and health screenings. According to the National Institutes of Health, men are more likely to skip or delay regular health screenings and forgo medical attention when needed. “Men are more prone