Awareness Is Key as Autism Rates Climb (Infographic)

More American children than ever have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis: one out of every 68 children, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The new report does not identify why cases are on the rise. But beyond environmental factors, experts think more autism awareness and … Read More

Colonoscopies Are Saving More Lives

With the widespread use of colonoscopies, there is some good news about colon cancer that reinforces the importance of colonoscopy screenings. Colon cancer rates in the U.S. dropped by 30 percent over a decade (2000 to 2010), according to statistics just released in the Colorectal Cancer Statistics 2014. During those same years, colonoscopy screenings almost … Read More

Can’t Sleep? Here’s What You Can Do (Infographic)

All of us have nights when we can’t sleep, when the sound of the clock seems to be the only thing you can hear. It’s important to know that some sleep issues are actually tied to health concerns like chronic pain, sleep apnea or acid reflux. If you don’t have these problems, but just can’t … Read More

How You Can Stop Colon Cancer

Of any cancer, colon cancer may be the most preventable. Doctors say that all colon cancer begins with a non-cancerous polyp — a polyp that can be removed. Also, colon cancer is slow-growing, which gives doctors time to find it with a colonoscopy. So the message is: Get your colonoscopy. It’s worth it — and … Read More

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Stay Trim for Heart Health (Infographic)

Keeping your waistline is about more than vanity. It’s important for heart health. To cut your risk of heart disease, keep your BMI (body mass index) at 27. This is an estimate of body fat based on your weight and height. (See our chart below to find out if your BMI is in the right … Read More

Your Heart: 5 Symptoms Not to Ignore (Infographic)

There are some symptoms you shouldn’t shrug off. They may or may not signal heart issues, but it’s important to tell your doctor about them. Watch out for these five: chest pain, leg pain, getting winded easily, syncope (or dizziness) and heart palpitations. Read the whole story 5 Heart-Health Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Flu Shot for Babies, Boomers and Beyond

If you haven’t gotten a flu shot, it’s not too late. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), flu season typically peaks in January or February (though flu activity can last as long as late May). Experts say that most of us should receive the flu vaccine, beginning as early as 6 months of … Read More

6 Easy Ways to Avoid Weight Gain (Infographic)

From stocking your refrigerator to preparing meals, it’s easy to fall into habits that unknowingly lead to weight gain. These unconscious habits can also stymie any attempts to maintain a healthy weight. Learn cooking tips that will minimize excess calories. Discover why sitting down to eat matters. Find out what you can do to avoid … Read More

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Vitamin K Know-How (Infographic)

Kale, collard greens and spinach are all rich in Vitamin K, an essential nutrient that promotes healthy blood clotting. Even though it’s good for you, too much Vitamin K should be avoided, experts say. Your intake of Vitamin K should not exceed 120 mcg if you are a man and 90 mcg if you are … Read More

Diabetes: Know Your Risk (Infographic)

People can be at risk for type 2 diabetes without even realizing it. Know the  risk factors and work on what you can control. There is a lot you can do to prevent and if needed, control diabetes. For example, keeping your weight down and activity level up are worthy goals for good health and … Read More