For many, the word cholesterol has negative connotations–it’s just something you want to lower–and for many of us, that’s definitely true. More than 73 million Americans have high cholesterol, which can increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, and a little less than a third of them are controlling their cholesterol.
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Thanksgiving is a great time to gather with family and share food and memories. This year, try sharing your family health history, too.
Every year, on the third Thursday in November, the Great American Smokeout event gives smokers a reason to quit and move toward a healthier life.
For most people, the flu is a minor annoyance, something they fight through for a couple of days once or twice a year. For others, the flu can be more serious, maybe even resulting in a hospital stay. For thousands of Americans each year, the flu is lethal.
Ladies, this blog is for you. Did you know there are more than a dozen preventive health services that, under the Affordable Care Act, you can get at no cost? That means there’s no longer a financial excuse to avoid the doctor. If you’re not using these services, you’re missing out.
Diabetes has been called the “silent killer” and with good reason–it is the seventh-leading cause of death among Americans.
Summer camp is an excellent opportunity for kids to explore the great outdoors, but if they’re not careful, they can stumble upon things that aren’t so much fun.
Older Americans Month, established in May 1963, is a time to acknowledge the contributions that past and current older people have made and continue to make to our country. Maybe it’s advocating for seniors. Maybe it’s working to redefine what “old” means. Or maybe it’s finding new ways to enjoy old passions. Every president since Kennedy has issued a presidential proclamation stressing the importance of acknowledging the efforts of older Americans.
Getting enough exercise to stay in – or get into – good shape is hard enough, but it can be especially difficult when you’re coping with joint pain.
As a patient, you expect to be treated with compassionate, high-quality care. You want to feel safe and confident that the doctors, nurses, and other staff are looking out for you. And as a general rule, they are!