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It’s What’s on the Outside That Counts

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.

Allergies Are Nothing to Sneeze at

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.

Stroll, Strut, Shuffle or Skip. Just Don’t Sit!

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.

Colon Cancer Awareness

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.

Listen to Your Heart

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's Health

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.

Don't Sugarcoat It

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.

Be a Quitter!

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.

It’s Not Magic. It’s Management.

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.

Unplug. And Connect Your Child to a Healthy Lifestyle.

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.

Even the Toughest Machines Depend on Regular Maintenance

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.

Get Defensive About Breast Cancer

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!

It’s Time to End Your Unhealthy Relationship with Tobacco

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!

Get to Know Diabetes

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.

Improve Your Life

Nothing can guarantee longevity, but there are things you can do for yourself that will enhance the quality of your life.

Keys to a Happy Heart

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.

Save the Music

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.

Embrace Life!

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.