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Protecting your lungs for healthy lung month

woman breathing on a mountain top for healthy lungs
It's not just tobacco. There are lesser-known health risks that also affect air quality and lung health. October is Healthy Lung Month, and it is important to be aware of the less conspicuous toxins affecting the air quality in your home or work—and, in turn, your health.

Understanding Your Blood Tests: Diabetes

woman feeding man an apple
Type 2 diabetes is a major health crisis in this country. That’s why, when you go for your annual exam, your doctor typically runs blood tests to check if you have diabetes. Knowing where you stand and understanding your blood test numbers is first step toward controlling (or even avoiding) this dangerous disease.

4 Signs of Depression in Older Adults

There are a lot of things that are normal consequences of aging. Some gray hair is not all that unexpected. The need for reading glasses usually comes as no surprise. Even occasional aches and pains are pretty typical. But one thing that is not a normal part of aging? Depression. Table of Contents Sleep Problems […]

Breast Cancer is no longer a certain death sentence

Publisher and President Lily Moran
I hope most of us know that breast cancer is an ever-present threat, especially among women 50 and older. Around 1 in 8 American women, 12.4 percent, will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. And that percentage increases as a woman ages, so being aware of your health status, especially as it relates to […]

Caregiver Self-Care is Important

According to a new study from the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 10 million people will die from cancer in 2018 and an additional 18.1 million new cases of cancer will develop this year. I admit that I felt a lump in my throat after reading that for the first time. Table of Contents What […]

5 Best Mood-Boosting Supplements

If your mood is less than bright, and it’s become more than an occasional feeling, before turning to those prescription drugs, check out these amazing natural marvels to boost your mood, brighten your day and chase away those blues…at a fraction of the price and with very low risk of side effects.

Are fruit and veggie chips healthy to eat

Veggie chips on a cutting board
Table of Contents The chip-making process and its dangers Sugar: the anti-nutrient in dehydrated fruits Recommended Snacks Are juices healthy? Reference The grocery store snack aisle has gotten a major makeover in the past decade. Sure, you have your standards – potato chips, pretzels, tortilla chips. But some unseemly snacks are taking up an increasing […]

Restaurants and takeout fuel overeating epidemic

Restaurant pizza. Large size leads to overeating
Too many Americans are too big these days. Let’s not mince words—they’re fat, and getting fatter. This is not a momentary thing. It’s been trending for decades. The average American man? Today, just under 5’10” tall and 196 pounds—up 15 pounds from 20 years ago. The average American woman? Just under 5’4″ and 169 pounds, […]

Understanding Your Blood Tests: Cholesterol

Cholesterol Blood Test
If we’re serious about taking charge of our own health, we need to know the tools that help us understand it. Chief among them are blood tests. Each one gives us an invaluable look into the amazing inner workings of our bodies. There are far too many to cover in this space, so today, we’ll […]

Understanding Your Blood Tests: Kidney Health

blood vial on kidney blood test results
Imagine for a minute what life would be like without garbage collectors. Trash piled up on your curb. The smell of rotting food wafting down your street. Flies feasting and spreading germs on whatever else they land on. I’m getting sick thinking about it! You’re so reliant on regular garbage pick up that it’s hard […]
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