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A New Tool for Heart Health

January 26, 2016 — As part of February’s American Heart Month, the American Heart Association launched a new campaign, Life’s Simple 7, which includes the My Life Check quiz that consumers can use to quickly ascertain their risk level for developing heart failure, a condition in which the heart is weakened, reducing blood flow to the body. The interactive... Read More

Beyond the Food Pyramid

January 24, 2016 — What You Should Know About the New Government Nutritional Recommendations During the first week of January 2016, Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia M. Burwell and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack released updated nutritional guidelines for Americans, reflecting the latest science-based recommendations on diet. What should consumers know? The Office of Disease Prevention and... Read More

The CDC Says 2016 is the Year to Quit Smoking

January 21, 2016 — If you or a loved one smokes, it’s likely that quitting made your list of New Year’s resolutions. But most smokers know that this can be one of the toughest resolutions to keep! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has just released some information and tips that can help. If smoking cessation was... Read More

Six Winter Skin Care Tips

January 19, 2016 — As we grow older, we’re more likely to experience the discomfort of dry skin. Dry skin is a common problem during the winter and its effects can be painful, causing the skin to flake, itch, crack and even bleed. Yet dermatologists say there are ways people can find relief by implementing a few changes to their... Read More

Did It Snow Last Night? Read This First!

January 14, 2016 — You undoubtedly know that winter sports like skiing, snowboarding and sledding have the potential to send participants to the hospital. But there’s another common snow activity that brought almost 250,000 Americans to the emergency room or doctor’s office last year: According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), snow removal offers the potential for... Read More