Live Healthy Archive
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in his or her lifetime. This statistic can change if we understand personal risk factors and follow guidelines for early detection.
Spring is in the air! Unfortunately, so is pollen. Seasonal allergies are more than a pesky inconvenience and you shouldn’t ignore your symptoms. Here are some tips for managing your allergies and making the season much more bearable.
The first step toward a healthier life is actually, a step. Walking is one of the most effective forms of exercise. If you can incorporate a few extra steps into your daily routine, you’ll be well on your way to a healthier lifestyle. Learn how walking can positively impact your body from your head to your toes.
March is Colon Cancer Awareness month — so put your bottom at the top of your list! With regular screening, this disease can be detected at an early, more treatable stage or prevented altogether.
Ask your heart how it’s doing — you might be surprised by what it has to say! Get started by checking your blood pressure and learning ways to control it.
Women can seem unstoppable. They have the supernatural ability to take care of everyone and everything without breaking stride. That’s why it’s so important for women to make time to focus on their own health.
Understanding diabetes is the first step to learning how to manage it. Here you can find information on the different types of diabetes, symptoms and prevention tips.
Everyone loves a quitter — when it comes to quitting tobacco! On Nov. 21, millions will take the first step toward a tobacco-free life by participating in The Great American Smokeout. Learn more about this event and get other tips for quitting.
Feeling lost when it comes to weight loss? Here’s the big secret — weight loss occurs when you burn more calories than you eat. To manage your weight, you need to develop an action plan that incorporates physical activity, healthy eating and behavioral changes.
Watching TV, surfing the Internet or playing a video game can’t replace physical activity or human interaction. For children to be as healthy as possible, families need to unplug and reconnect.
Preventive care is important to men’s health. In other words, if you’re going to keep firing on all cylinders, you need to stop for regular tune-ups.
This October, get defensive! In the fight against breast cancer, early detection is the best defense. Know your risks. Know the symptoms. And no excuses about scheduling your screening!
Tobacco takes a toll on your health and the dollars from your wallet. So, why have you convinced yourself that you can’t live without it? You’re better than tobacco and it’s time to end your unhealthy relationship!
You know the term. But how well do you understand diabetes? Many of us will be affected by this disease — either personally or through a loved one. So let’s take a minute to get to know diabetes a little better.
Nothing can guarantee longevity, but there are things you can do for yourself that will enhance the quality of your life.
Your heart beats more than 100,000 times a day. That’s hard work. Returning the favor with exercise, good nutrition and proper health care can keep your heart going strong.
If you want to play the harmonica, sing a song or just whistle a tune you need healthy lungs. Here’s how to take care of them.
Sometimes we all experience symptoms of depression. No one is immune. If you or a loved one show signs of depression, please ask for help.
Keep your child healthy by staying current on immunizations and well-child visits. Your child’s doctor can help you make the most of preventive care.
Whether sitting, standing or sleeping, your back is there for you. Return the favor with correct posture, careful lifting, and good nutrition and exercise. Your back will thank you!
Good oral hygiene is about more than fresh breath.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you or a loved one is struggling with a behavioral health disorder. The road to recovery is not a solo trip. There is help out there … just ask.
Be careful what you touch. Infectious germs are lurking everywhere.
Being poked and prodded may not be fun, but it could save your life. Ask your doctor if you are due for a recommended cancer screening.
Today, diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S. It is also one of the leading causes of death. The good news is Type 2 diabetes can be prevented.
We all face stress in our lives. Learning to recognize and manage it can keep us on the path to happier, healthier lives.
No matter how old you are, now is the time to prepare for a long, healthy life with regular exercise, proper nutrition and recommended health screenings.
There are many misconceptions about mental illness. The good news is that recovery is possible. Getting a diagnosis and following a treatment plan can help.
Your allergies, asthma or COPD can make breathing the hardest thing you do. Know your triggers, see your doctor, take your medications as prescribed and breathe easier.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. In the U.S. alone, it kills 1 person every 57 minutes.
Do not wait for your child to ask you about his or her changing body. Take the lead, and talk to your children about growing up.
A healthy mouth is more than just healthy teeth; it’s a portal to a healthy body. Regular dental care reduces your risk for several diseases.
Back pain is the second most common reason people go to the doctor. Straighten up for a better you.
Along with an annual flu shot, thorough hand-washing is one of the best things you can do to reduce your risk of getting the flu this season.
Panic attacks are no laughing matter. They can be both terrifying and debilitating. If you or someone you love has experienced panic attacks, discuss it with your health care professional.
Everyone gets stressed from time to time. But there are ways to deal with it.
Diabetes is a common disease, but every individual needs unique care.
Is your prescription pain medication making you feel worse instead of better? Long-term use of opioids can cause a variety of health issues. Educate yourself on the side effects and warning signs.
At the heart of a healthy lifestyle is good nutrition. Making smart food choices can help reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.
Many cases of cancer are the result of preventable causes. You can avoid some cancer risks with healthy lifestyle choices.
Vaccines are safe and help prevent the spread of serious childhood diseases.
Originally marketed as a safe alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes, most e-cigarettes contain nicotine and other harmful chemicals. The long-term effects of e-cigarettes are still unknown.
If you suffer from any type of arthritis, you want relief. Alternative exercise may be the answer. Just find something that moves you!
Insufficient sleep can have some weird consequences for your body and mind.
Simple steps can help lower your risk of breast cancer.
With careful monitoring and regular visits to health care providers, you can keep your diabetes under control.
Stress could be making you sick. While there are many remedies out there, one of the most effective is also one of the easiest.
An A1C test is a simple way to determine if you have diabetes.
Damage from hypertension can cause serious complications. Simple lifestyle changes help control your blood pressure.