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Journaling for Caregivers

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 11:01
Caring for aging parents or other senior loved ones can be tough on many levels, and the associated roller coaster of emotion is often difficult to manage. If you've ever kept a diary, you probably know that writing is a therapeutic form of self-expression known to relieve anxiety and stress. Read more...

Forgotten Fighters

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 10:18
"The truth is," Tammy Myers said, "breast cancer isn't limited to those who have a family history, high body weight, lower activity level—to those who consume more alcohol or even those who smoke. It can attack any woman, at any age." Read more...

Finding Calm in the Chaos

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 11:12
We all experience moments of absolute chaos. Our emotions can overwhelm us, overriding our better instincts to resist crying, striking out, running away, screaming or saying something hurtful. As a result, we feel remorse—or even embarrassment—when our strong emotions subside. Practicing some basic mindfulness skills daily can help us find calm when chaos strikes again. Read more...

More Than Pink

Wednesday, 05 October 2016 06:05
Despite advances by the medical community and advocates—and despite declining breast cancer death rates—a stubborn truth remains: More than 40,000 women and men in the United States die of breast cancer each year. Read more...

How to Care for Your Skin

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 05:39
I don't know about any of you, but as a teen I totally failed in the skincare department. I had breakouts constantly. And just when I thought they were going away, a new one would start. I couldn't fight the urge to pick at the blemishes, which always made it worse. (Seriously. How hard is it to not pick at them, though?!) Read more...

Think You're Healthy?

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 08:04
With any relationship, you get to know someone better through consistent communication. Your physician is no different. Visiting your physician annually—especially when you're healthy—allows your physician to get to know you and your health better, enabling him or her to detect health concerns early on. Read more...
Freshman year of college can be a big transition for students who go from living with their parents to living on their own. The newfound freedom that comes with creating your own routine and making all of your own decisions can negatively impact you if you decide to lead a sedentary lifestyle or overindulge in cafeteria meals. Read more...

Fish Are Food

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 05:28
Fish is a great meal after a day at the lake. As a low-fat source of protein and hearth-healthy omega-3s, fish provide a lot of great health benefits. However, fish are also packed with chemicals from swimming in bodies of water that have been polluted with PCBs, dioxins, mercury and other substances. Read more...

What's Your Flavor?

Tuesday, 02 August 2016 11:30
It's no secret that beverages such as regular sodas, sweetened iced tea, energy drinks and sports drinks contain a lot of sugar, empty calories and little nutrition. Even flavored waters and fruit drinks—which, thanks to slick advertising, sound healthy—are packed with added sugars. By cutting back on sugar-sweetened beverages and drinking water instead, you can save money and keep your body healthier. Read more...

Not Your Mother's Hysterectomy

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 10:17
A six-inch abdominal incision, hormones for untimely menopause, a four-day hospital stay and an eight-week recovery. With a history of hysterectomies like that, no woman wants to hear she needs one. The hysterectomy of today, however, isn't your mother's hysterectomy of 20 or more years ago. Read more...