• How to Make the Most of a Date with Your Doctor

    August 14, 2023
    Wouldn’t it be great to call your doctor and get in to see them when you need to? Waiting to see a care provider can be hard. Left to our own devices, we’re often tempted to self-diagnose. We call mom to get her advice about what to put ...
  • Back Pain Is Such a Pain

    August 13, 2023
    Its happens to many of us. We move or lift something the wrong way and our back protests. Sometimes it’s just a brief twinge of pain — a reminder to move more carefully. Other times, the pain may be intense and last a long time. The ...
  • From Headache to Heartache: NSAIDs Pose Heart Dangers

    August 12, 2023
    Read the fine print the next time you pick up a bottle of ibuprofen or naproxen. You’ll see a warning about the risk for potentially deadly heart attacks and strokes. These drugs are known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories or NSAIDs. The U.S...
  • Mindful Eating with Diabetes

    August 11, 2023
    Learning to be more mindful can help us calmly think through situations. For people with diabetes , the values of mindfulness may even help them practice better self-care. What is mindfulness? It is being tuned in to your thoughts, feelings and body...
  • Career Wellness: It's Important to Your Health and Well-Being

    August 10, 2023
    It doesn’t seem like a crazy aspiration. We spend so much time of our time working, wouldn’t it be nice to actually enjoy what we do? Who doesn’t want to spend their time doing something interesting, rewarding and personally fulfill...
  • Good Gum Care May Help Manage Diabetes

    August 8, 2023
    If you have diabetes, it affects your whole body — even your mouth. Don’t skip regular dental checkups. Along with managing your blood sugar levels, dental care helps you keep both your body and mouth healthy. Gum Disease and Blood Sugar ...
  • Opioid Review: A Painless Conversation about Pain

    August 7, 2023
    If you have a chronic condition or have ever recovered from an injury or illness, you know how difficult coping with pain can be. Pain management has become a controversial topic. The current epidemic of addiction to opioid pain medications is a...
  • Vaccines for Young Adults

    August 4, 2023
    You’re young. Healthy. Active. With years of life ahead of you. You’re bulletproof, right? When you’re young, it’s easy to think you’re safe from a lot of the stuff that can trip you up — including illness. Maybe ...
  • Get Ready for School with an Asthma Action Plan

    August 3, 2023
    Each new school year, you take steps to get your child ready to go back to the classroom. But if your child has asthma, back-to-school prep has one more layer. Nearly 4.8 million children under 18 in the U.S. struggle with asthma, says the Asthma...
  • Do You Know How to Outsmart Viruses?

    August 1, 2023
    Your chances of catching a viral illness are higher at certain times of year: Back to school. When temperatures drop and people spend more time indoors. Before the fall and winter holidays. At the start of the new year. Now’s the time to find t....
  • Women: Make a Plan for a Long, Healthy Life

    August 1, 2023
    You can do a lot to stay healthy. Making sure you plan your preventive health care visits is at the top of the list. Getting those recommended screenings on time is an important part of living a long, healthy life. Don’t put it off. Listening ...
  • How Does Stress Affect Your Body?

    August 1, 2023
    If you’re feeling stressed, join the party. The reasons behind that stressed-out feeling differ for each person. Some talk about it, others don’t. But there’s one thing people have in common: When you’re stressed, you’l...
  • Is Your Child Struggling with Mental Health Issues?

    August 1, 2023
    Children have a lot on their minds. They’re always learning new things and facing challenges they’ve never handled before. You know your child best. You can support them now and in the future by showing them ways to build good menta...
  • How Talking About Suicide Can Help

    July 31, 2023
    Talking about suicide is an effective way to help prevent it. But it’s vital to know what to say. We can all help prevent suicide, says 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline , the new national help number. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline...
  • Protect Yourself with Careful Diabetes Management

    July 31, 2023
    Everything you do to take care of yourself helps you lead a better life. And if you have diabetes, making healthy life choices and working with your doctor can help save you from bigger health problems later. Diabetes is all about blood sugar and...