March is National Kidney Month, the perfect time to focus on these powerful organs that help keep our bodies healthy. The kidneys are bean-shaped organs located in the midsection of the body, one on the left and one on the right. They are about the size of your fist. Our kidneys remove liquid waste and
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Everyone, at some point, is touched by cancer. We all know someone who has battled cancer – a friend, a family member, a coworker. Maybe you have had cancer yourself. Perhaps, sadly, we knew someone who lost their battle with cancer. People get cancer – and die from it – all too often. In 2020,
February is American Heart Month, a time to raise awareness of heart disease and the best ways we can all better take care of our hearts. Heart disease – also known as cardiovascular disease – is the number one killer of women and men, responsible for one out of every five deaths in the
Statins – drugs that help lower cholesterol levels – are the most prescribed type of medication in the United States today. In fact, more than 40 million Americans are taking statins. That’s not surprising, given that high cholesterol levels are a significant contributor to heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States.
Happy New Year! Is changing your diet on the to-do list for 2024? If so, you are not alone: a recent Forbes Health poll found that 33.8% of planned new year’s resolutions centered on losing weight and 31.6% were about improving diet. Despite these good intentions, many of us find it difficult to sustain a
Happy New Year! Are you ready to get moving? Whether or not you have made a new year’s resolution to exercise more, most of us could benefit from an honest assessment of our physical activity routine: The answer for many of us is, probably not. But don’t despair! With a little planning, it’s not hard
Happy holidays! Have you finished your shopping yet? If not, here are some “healthy” gift ideas for you to consider. If you’re shopping for someone who likes to cook, enjoys exercise and working out, or simply likes to be outdoors, there are all kinds of gifts to choose from that will contribute to health and
You’ve made it – it’s finally the end of the year and the holidays are upon us. It’s time to celebrate! But before you deck the halls and bake the cookies, let’s do a little planning so you can keep your family healthy and safe this holiday season. First…Take a Deep Breath It is easy
When we take medication to recover from an illness or manage a health condition, we probably don’t think much about the process that medicine went through before it was available to patients. The reality is, a lot happened with that prescription before it ever ended up in your medicine cabinet. The same is true
Parents know one of their most important jobs is to keep their kids safe and healthy – that means protecting and nurturing not only their physical health, but also their mental and emotional well-being. Just like with adults, it is normal for children and teens to experience mental health challenges. Mental health concerns are common