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Why Better Health Starts with a Better Mattress
Getting adequate sleep is essential to a healthy lifestyle. That’s why it’s so important to find a mattress that best supports restful sleep.
5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Heart Health
Letting high blood pressure go untreated can lead to severe heart conditions like heart attack and stroke. Here are a few key ways to keep your numbers down.
Don’t Cut Corners on Quality Care for Your Ears
Hearing can be a crucial part of living. Not only does it raise your awareness about the world, but it’s also important for safety, enjoyment of music and communication.
Shut Off Screens and Sleep Sweet
Electronic devices hinder sleep quality so here are some ways to mitigate those negative effects.
Move With Heart For Your Health
February is American Heart Month, and we at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) want to encourage all Americans to include more movement into their days.
How Adventure Tourism Helps Seniors Leave Their Comfort Zone
With more resources than most, older travelers are taking advantage of adventure tourism opportunities that expose them to new challenges and experiences.
Can’t Stop Eating? Your Brain’s to Blame
Put the cookie down. What’s that, you can’t? Unless you’re a furry blue puppet, you’ve got problems. Or do you?
How a Cochlear Implant Changed My Life
At age 82, Bruce Sloane decided to do something proactive about his hearing loss. His cochlear implant has made his quality of life since then skyrocket.
The Diabetic Diet: Healthy, Satisfying and Nutritious
Now, as much as ever, it is widely understood that what you eat determines how healthy you are. This is especially true for people with diabetes.
Travel and Diabetes: Top 4 Tips For a Safe Trip
When you are traveling with diabetes, your first step is to plan ahead before you go. Here are some tips and resources to help you get started.
Why Squatting Is a Better Position for Bowel Movements
Are you sitting on the toilet while reading this? Great timing, but not so great posture. Let me explain.
Have Your Heart Health at Your Fingertips
Mobile apps, wearable monitors and smartphones are giving people the ability to keep an eye on their hearts outside the doctor’s office.
5 Facts About Breast Cancer Risk You Should Know
Everyone should be aware that there are concrete things you can do to assess your risk for breast cancer and even lower your odds of having it later in life.
9 Tips for Choosing a Quality Care Facility
Placing a loved one in a long-term care facility can be a difficult decision. Here are nine ways for families to make sure they find the care that’s right for them.
Hormone Therapy Offers a Revitalizing Rebuke to Signs of Aging
Pills may alleviate some annoying symptoms, but they may never treat the root cause. There is a better way, and it starts with hormones.
5 Steps to a Healthier Concussion Recovery
Navigating between rest and activity is key in successful management of pediatric concussion and getting kids back to school.
6 Things That Could Happen If Hyperthyroidism Goes Untreated
Understanding the symptoms of hypothyroidism and getting regular screenings will prevent the onset of the complications listed below.
Is Your Diet Affecting Your Reproductive System?
From cutting carbs to communicating with your doctor, there are some key things that can be done to help ease the struggle of infertility.
How Mobility Devices Are Advancing Disabilities
A disability shouldn’t mean the end of your freedom and independence. In fact, there are many ways disabled individuals can maintain their autonomy with the help of mobility devices.
8 Tips to Keep Your Dentures Clean
Dentures aren’t just for grandparents anymore. And these days, who can tell them apart from real teeth?
Why Take Care of Your Kidneys?
March is National Kidney Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about your kidney health and ways to keep your kidneys happy.
With the Right Products, You Can Substantially Improve Your Incontinence
In combination with behavior modification, exercise and a medical professional, the right product can dramatically improve the lives of people dealing with urinary incontinence.
Remaining Silent About Your Urinary Incontinence
If the frequency or challenge of urinating is taking a toll on your well-being, and you are putting off a visit to the doctor, you are not alone.
7 Ways People with Diabetes Can Optimize Their Self-Care
For those living with diabetes, these seven behaviors have been identified as fundamental for successful self-care.
Sleep According to Your Clock
Have you ever noticed that there are certain times of day when you do things that are better than others? The human body has its own internal sense of timing.
Can A Flu Shot Really Help Patients Living With COPD?
There is no way to sugar coat a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. But you can take several steps to manage it.
7 Ways Asthma Patients Tap New Technology
Here are some tips on how to use technology and mobile devices to help those living with asthma breathe a little easier.
Grocery Shop Like a Cardiologist
Many of us vowed to eat more healthfully in the New Year, but don't know how to begin. An expert shares some useful pointers.
3 Ways to Navigate Rare Illness and Make Your Voice Heard
For most, a trip to the doctor yields immediate answers — not so for those with a rare disease. For the latter, here are tips to stay empowered on that often-difficult path to an answer.
7 Cardio-Friendly Reminders from Shaun T
The brains behind some of the world’s most iconic fitness programs shares a handful of questions and reminders that can keep you in shape in 2017.
Don’t Let Heartburn Keep You Down for the Holidays
This time of year, “holiday heartburn” is common. Here’s what you need to know.
How to Stay Healthy After a Transplant
A kidney transplant is a life-saving gift, not a cure. Staying healthy after requires follow-up, committing to nutritious meats and vegetables and knowing the risks.
How to Eat Right When You’re a Caregiver
Though caregivers pay close attention to the special dietary needs of the person they're caring for, they often ignore their own, and fast food becomes an easier alternative than a balanced diet.
5 Things You Should, But Might Not Know, About Sexual Lubricants
For some reason, lube has a bad reputation. Here are some things you should know about the most versatile toy in your box.
3 Tips for Managing IBD During the Holiday Season
With sweet dairy treats or savory snacks, the holidays represent food, fun and family festivities. But for those living with inflammatory bowel diseases, the holidays can be cause for concern.
The Health Benefits of Being Single Your Ex Doesn’t Want You To Know
The single life might be more fun than sober brunches and baby showers, but which lifestyle takes the bigger toll on your health?
Simmer Down with a Spanish Chickpea and Spinach Stew
This vegetarian stew has everything you want in a recipe. It’s easy, full of flavor and heart-healthy. Serve over polenta or olive oil mashed potatoes.
13 Tips from a Blood Cancer Survivor
I was diagnosed with a high-risk form of acute myeloid leukemia at age 28. After a successful bone marrow transplant from an unrelated donor, I am now in remission and cancer free.
Sleeping Your Way to Better Office Efficiency
Want to boost work productivity and efficiency? Prioritize sleep.
Not-So-Fat Tuesday: A Healthy Gumbo for Your Mardi Gras Celebration
Mardi Gras celebrations are known for being over the top, but it's possible to enjoy the flavors of New Orleans without all the calories.
Can Better Sleep Keep You Flu-Free?
Did you know you can help protect yourself from catching the flu by getting the proper amount of nightly sleep?
What to Consider When You’re Conceiving
When it comes to conception, it’s key to keep your individual health and personal thumbprint of wellness in mind when considering supplements.
6 Flu-Fighting Foods to Eat For Dinner Tonight
Don't let the flu get you down. Eat the right foods for improved immunity and stay in top form all winter-long.
5 Common Myths About Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity
Celiac disease impacts the lives of roughly 3 million Americans, but only about 15 percent of them realize it.
Recipe: The Roasted Vegetable Soup Diabetics Will Love
Chef Robert Lewis' roasted vegetable soup is here for the picking, and more importantly, the diabetics.
5 Ways to Conquer Childhood Obesity Today
After a relentless 30-year rise in childhood obesity rates, our nation decided it was time for a change.
Chris Powell: Are You Setting the Proper Eating Example?
Husband, father, author, fitness trainer and star of ABC’s “Extreme Weight Loss” Chris Powell encourages families to break the food addiction cycle.
Sleep as Sport: Healthy Habits to Train By
Advances in technology, sport science and real-time analysis have accelerated our knowledge of what it takes to win and continues to elevate performance targets and expectations.
Playing Offline: Balancing Screen Time with Real-World Activity
In the last 30 years, the prevalence of childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents.
5 Ways to Get Kids Involved in the Kitchen
Children like to eat food they make, which is a great way to get them to try new healthy foods.
Recipe: Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Orange Asparagus
Hungry? This mouthwatering entrée is as colorful as it is delicious.
The Toxic Truth About Gluten-Free Beer
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with celiac disease, you might want to think twice before taking a swig of that locally brewed gluten-removed craft brew.
Everything You Need to Know About the Seaweed That Tastes Like Bacon
It's not as crazy an idea as you might think, and it's been around for centuries.
Spotting Type 1 Diabetes: What You Need to Know
Type 1 diabetes is becoming more common in children in the U.S., so it is important for parents to know the warning signs to ensure that their child is properly diagnosed.
Recipe: Strawberry Beet Summer Salad
A light, healthy summer recipe that is perfect for an afternoon picnic.
Is It Time to Stop Saying No to Nuts?
Hungry? A ground-breaking new study is changing the way health care professionals, allergists, and parents around the world think about peanut allergies.
Mouse to Mouth: Talking With Disney's Former Food Allergy Czar
Chef Joel Schaefer has spent decades studying food allergies and pushing the food service industry to adopt safer, more accommodating practices.
Safe Eats: What The Food Labeling Laws Really Say
Although a great deal of personal time and attention goes into individual food allergy management, laws are in place to help make label reading and dining out a little easier.
The Soda Addiction: Why the Sweet Beverage Is Unhealthier than You Think
Drinking sugary drinks does more than add pounds to your waistline; it also contributes to acid build up and even pre-cancer and cancerous conditions.
Fats 101: 6 Types You Should Know
Not all fats are created alike. In fact, there are 6 types of fat—some should be avoided, while others are needed in small quantities to promote better health.
Daphne Oz's Seasonal Balancing Act
Shopping, cooking and hosting can cause stress and exhaustion, which can be detrimental to your health. Daphne Oz explains how it's possible to strike a balance — even during the hectic holidays.
Diet and Obesity in Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
The dangers of childhood obesity range from cardiovascular disease to prediabetes and bone and joint problems.
Is the Future of Our Children in Jeopardy?
One in five children now faces increased risks for serious obesity-related conditions.
Simple Ways to Remix Your Favorite Foods Healthier
Through the monotony of our daily routines, we often find ourselves quietly succumbing to the same food choices again and again for our families.
Super Grain: How Brown Rice Can Reduce Diabetes by 36 Percent
A recent Harvard study suggests that if we switched from white rice to whole grain brown rice we could reduce diabetes by 36 percent.
The Power of Sour on Your Teeth
Don’t be misled by the high fruit juice content promoted on many sour candy packages. It sounds healthy, but the acid levels in these candies is causing severe tooth erosion in many of my young patients.
Managing Misconception: Drinking During Pregnancy
Drinking during pregnancy can have serious consequences for the baby. Why take the risk?
5 Habits Healthy Eaters Have in Common
Follow these simple, low cost tweaks to make your everyday life better, and your long-term health outlook a bit stronger.
On Tap: 10 Reasons to Drop More Alkaline Water Into Your Life
When considering an alkaline diet, including alkaline water, you may have a few questions. Here's how simple this change can actually be, and how good you will feel afterwards.
Custom Fit: What’s Key to Getting Baby Boomers in Shape?
Nothing is more important than maintaining youth and vitality. And, maintaining fitness is a way to contribute to that.
Fish Oil Supplements Could Reduce the Risk of Heart Attack
Research in Japan has shown that fish oil, a rich natural source of Omega-3, provides superior benefit against heart attack compared to statins.
10 Quick Facts on Obesity and Heart Disease
Until recently the relation between obesity and coronary heart disease was viewed as indirect. New research has found that this might not be the case.
When Children Should Start to Practice Healthy Eating Habits
Home is where the heart is, and implementing a heart-healthy diet for your kids starts at home.
Following a Low Sodium Diet to a Healthy Heart
The average daily intake of sodium in the U.S. is a whopping 3,500 milligrams — more than twice the amount recommended by the Health Department.
The Power of Attitude in a Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis
After colorectal cancer, those choosing a positive attitude see every day is a gift.
A Mom’s Guide to Flu-Proofing Your Home
These two simple steps can help flu-proof your home and keep your family well this winter.
How Transplant Team Members Work Together For Best Patient Outcomes
Caring for transplant patients can be challenging, emotional and rewarding. That’s why transplant caregivers need to lean on and learn from each other.
Taking a Closer Look at All the Benefits of Good Sleep
Americans know that good sleep is crucial to well-being, but many still sacrifice sleep for other responsibilities or activities.
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