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Keep Your Mind & Body Active to Lower Your Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease is a debilitating disorder affecting 5.6 million Americans aged 65 and older, as well as younger adults. However, there is hope! D ...

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Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) & Family History

If you have a parent or other close family member with a drinking problem, you are at a higher risk of having one, too. Knowing that you’re at risk is ...

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Gut Check: Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). IBS is a disorder that affects your lower GI (gastrointestinal) tract. Your colon looks norma ...

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Add Variety to Your Vegetables

If you're like most people, chances are you're not consuming enough vegetables on a daily basis. Eating more of and a larger variety of vegetables ca ...

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How to Make Heart-Healthy Food Choices

Why is heart disease still the number 1 killer among adults? A major reason is that most Americans eat too many high-fat, high-calorie foods. Learn ho ...

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Thyroid Cancer: Risk Factors

January is Thyroid Awareness Month. Learn about the different risk factors for cancer.

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New Year's Resolution Quiz

Happy New Year! It’s time to look ahead to the next 12 months and see what you can do to maintain or improve your health. Find out more about healthy ...

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The Truth About Triglycerides

You’ve probably had your blood tested for cholesterol by your healthcare provider. This test measures your total cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol a ...

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Quiz Yourself: Adult Immunizations

Find out what you know about getting immunized by taking this quiz.

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Get to the Heart of Oral Health

Research shows a link between gum disease and heart disease and stroke. Evidence is mounting that people with gum (periodontal) disease, a bacterial i ...

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Helping Someone with Memory Loss

Diagnosing memory problems can be puzzling. In older adults, it’s easy to mistake such problems as part of the everyday memory loss that some people h ...

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High Blood Pressure: Beyond the Numbers

In many ways, high blood pressure is a condition of facts and figures. After all, it’s defined by two digits: the pressure when your heart beats (syst ...

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Alcohol and Your Heart

A number of studies have shown a link between moderate drinking and a lowered risk for heart attack, heart and blood vessel diseases, stroke, type 2 d ...

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Carrying More Weight Longer Increases Colorectal Cancer Risk

New studies find carrying extra body weight increases the risk of colorectal cancer. The results show the more years you spend with a higher body mass ...

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National Diabetes & Smoking Cessation Month

Diabetes can lead to serious health complications, and so can smoking. Learn how to manage, delay, or even prevent diabetes. Also, learn five steps to ...

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It's UV Safety Month! Increase Your UV Intelligence

While enjoying this time of year, remember to keep you and your family safe when you’re out in the sun and enjoying the pool, lake, or beach.

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Getting Outdoors

The health benefits of getting outdoors are valuable for both physical and mental health. Let’s talk about those benefits!

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The Importance of Vitamin D: Are You Getting Enough?

From arthritis to insulin to mood, Vitamin D plays an important role in your physical and mental well-being.

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10 Truths of IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal disorder that can cause various symptoms. Find out 10 truths of IBS.

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Fad Diets: How You Spot One & Knowing The Health Risks

It seems that there are fad diets at every turn, promising a quick fix for weight loss. Let's learn about fad diets and their health risks.

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Thyroid Health

For Thyroid Awareness Month, let’s focus on the basics of thyroid health and the differences between hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.

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Understanding & Managing Stress

Feelings of stress are common, and certain amounts of stress are normal and beneficial. What we need to be mindful of is unmanaged stress. Check out t ...

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Importance of Flu Shots

Influenza vaccination is important and recommended yearly for everyone 6 months of age and older, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Getting a f ...

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Gut Health and the Microbiome

Emerging research is discovering the valuable role the gut microbiome plays in metabolism, immune response, mental health, and more. Learn more about ...

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Brain Health & Alzheimer’s Disease

Diet and lifestyle habits play a key role in how the brain ages. Incorporate these powerful lifestyle choices and habits for the most significant impa ...

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Allergic Rhinitis

Allergy season can be an uncomfortable, if not miserable, time for many of us. Thankfully, there are proactive steps you can take to minimize your ex ...

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Colon Cancer Awareness

March is Colon Cancer Awareness month. Colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers, so staying up to date with the appropriate screening is im ...

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Lifestyle Choices to Improve Your Health

When it comes to improving your health, lifestyle choices are important because how you live influences your choices, and your choices impact your hea ...

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Make Healthy Habits

This year, to become the healthiest and happiest version of yourself, focus on creating healthy habits to achieve long-term goals instead of loading m ...

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Make Time to Slow Down

Changing your relationship with time is crucial to improving your overall health. Here's why taking time to slow down is good for you.

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Stress-free Holiday Season

This season, more than ever, we need to prioritize our health and well-being, not busyness. Try two or three of these tips to de-stress and unbusy yo ...

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Meal Planning

Meal planning can help decrease stress, steady blood sugars, increase energy, reduce skipped meals, save money, and minimize food waste. Here are fiv ...

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Sleep Hygiene

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for both physical and mental health. It can also improve mood, productivity, and overall quality of life. Pr ...

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Chronic High Blood Pressure

When a person's blood pressure reading is high at two or more separate appointments, the result is a Hypertension diagnosis. Unfortunately, Hypertens ...

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Skin Cancer Prevention

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. More than 5 million cases are diagnosed annually! It’s important to understand the facts ab ...

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Cholesterol Quick Facts

Like so many things, cholesterol is healthy at some levels and unhealthy at high levels. Good, balanced cholesterol is necessary for hormone productio ...

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Insulin Resistance

Insulin Resistance is a major feature of Type 2 diabetes, but there are usually no symptoms of insulin resistance until diabetes develops. Fortunatel ...

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Heart Health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Americans. It is important to learn the risk factors and skills for prevention in order to live a long ...

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Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S., but it doesn't have to be. If you are 50 or older, you’re at a higher risk for col ...

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Chronic Kidney Disease

30 million American adults have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), which is the gradual loss of kidney function. Learn the two main causes of CKD and one ...

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Comparing Popular Diets

Low-carb, Paleo and the "Keto" diet have gained popularity in the past few years. What are these diets and what are the pros and cons of each? We di ...

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The Two Leading Causes of Death for Men

While genetics and family history often play a large role in determining your risks for certain diseases, there are many steps you can take and ways t ...

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Hypertension

Hypertension is the diagnosis for someone who has chronically elevated blood pressure. This can be caused by a number of factors, most of which can be ...

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