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Ideas & Checklists for New Years Resolutions - for Caregivers and Seniors
December 31, 2013 Posted by Editor
Ideas & Checklists for New Years Resolutions - for Caregivers and Seniors

UPDATED: This article is updated from an article that appeared on HelpingYouCare® on December 31, 2012. Happy New Year! Now is the exhilarating time for a new beginning -- the time to make New Years resolutions for the coming year! Have you tho...

Treating Sleep Apnea Found to Reduce High Blood Pressure
October 30, 2012 Posted by Editor
Treating Sleep Apnea Found to Reduce High Blood Pressure

A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine has found that a group of men with obstructive sleep apnea who also had high blood pressure, benefited from a significant lowering of their blood pressure when their sleep apnea was treate...

Healthy Aging® Month Focuses on Limitless Possibilities After Age 50
September 8, 2012 Posted by Editor
Healthy Aging® Month Focuses on Limitless Possibilities After Age 50

The month of September has been designated as Healthy Aging® Month, an annual health observance developed to help individuals think more positively about growing older, and take actions to promote their own physical, social, mental and financial well-...

Johns Hopkins Health Alert Features 8 Key Strategies to Protect Your Memory
August 17, 2012 Posted by Editor
Johns Hopkins Health Alert Features 8 Key Strategies to Protect Your Memory

A new Health Alert published by Johns Hopkins Medicine features 8 key strategies that the Johns Hopkins experts say can help preserve your memory and brain health. The Health Alert, entitled "How to Protect Your Memory and Brain Health," is writte...

Harvard Women's Health Watch Provides 8 Secrets to a Good Night's Sleep Without Medicine
July 7, 2012 Posted by Editor
Harvard Women's Health Watch Provides 8 Secrets to a Good Night's Sleep Without Medicine

Difficulty in getting a good night's sleep often plagues women as they get older, according to doctors at Harvard. "Later in life there tends to be a decrease in the number of hours slept," says Dr. Karen Carlson, associate professor of medicine at Ha...

Harvard Guide to Women's Health Fifty and Forward Focuses on Prevention
June 20, 2012 Posted by Editor
Harvard Guide to Women's Health Fifty and Forward Focuses on Prevention

The Harvard Medical School Special Health Report, A Guide to Women's Health: Fifty and Forward, presents a basic overview of the changes in major health risks that women face as they age, and focuses particularly on lifestyle changes that women can mak...

Insufficient Sleep Increases Stroke Risk, New Study Finds
June 13, 2012 Posted by Editor
Insufficient Sleep Increases Stroke Risk, New Study Finds

A large new study presented on Monday at the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies in Boston has found that healthy people age 45 and older who routinely get less than six hours of sleep per night are four times more likely to s...

Craving for Unhealthy Foods Increases with Loss of Sleep, New Study Finds
June 11, 2012 Posted by Editor
Craving for Unhealthy Foods Increases with Loss of Sleep, New Study Finds

New research by scientists at Columbia University has found that the sight of unhealthy junk foods activated reward centers (which trigger craving) in the brains of study volunteers who were sleep-deprived, but the same images did not activate reward c...

Memorial Day Health Message for Caregivers: Wellness Tips from the CDC
May 28, 2012 Posted by Editor
Memorial Day Health Message for Caregivers: Wellness Tips from the CDC

This Memorial Day, as we remember our loved ones who have gone on, including those who gave their lives in service of our country, let us resolve to honor their lives and the lives of those loved ones we are now caring for, through our deeds and our li...

President Proclaims May as Older Americans Month
May 3, 2012 Posted by Editor
President Proclaims May as Older Americans Month

Following a tradition dating from 1963, President Barack Obama has declared the month of May as Older Americans Month. This is an observance declared by every President since President John F. Kennedy, dedicated to recognizing and honoring the achi...

Free Brain Health Fair April 21, 2012 - Hosted by American Academy of Neurology Foundation
March 28, 2012 Posted by Editor
Free Brain Health Fair April 21, 2012 - Hosted by American Academy of Neurology Foundation

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Foundation has announced that it will host a Free Brain Health Fair on April 21, 2012 in New Orleans. The event, which is open to the public, "is a free, daylong family event connecting thousands of patients, fa...

Sleep May Improve With Age, New Study Finds
March 2, 2012 Posted by Editor
Sleep May Improve With Age, New Study Finds

A new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, analyzing data from a survey of 155,877 participants, has found that contrary to popular belief, people in their 70s and 80s actually reported better sleep -- less sleep disturbance and less...

One Way to Reduce Stress
October 16, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

Walking can help you reduce stress, according to Dr. Michael McKee from the Cleveland Clinic. Among other benefits, he further states walking can help you sleep better and put things in better perspective. Watch»

June is National Prevention and Wellness Month
June 21, 2011 Posted by Editor
June is National Prevention and Wellness Month

This June has been declared the first ever National Prevention and Wellness Month. As explained in a release issued Monday, June 20 by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), this is part of an initiative, sparked by the Affordable Care ...

Insufficient Sleep Declared a Public Health Epidemic
March 24, 2011 Posted by Editor
Insufficient Sleep Declared a Public Health Epidemic

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has released the results of two new studies and added a feature page to its website, declaring, "Insufficient Sleep is a Public Health Epidemic." An estimated 50-70 million US adults have slee...

Eleven Tips for Healthy Sleep
February 10, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

The National Sleep Foundation provides the following eleven tips to help you go to sleep at night and achieve the benefits of regular, healthy sleep. It cautions that these tips are intended for "typical" adults, and not necessarily for children or p...

How Insomnia Can Affect Your Health; And Some Things You Can do About it
December 5, 2010 Posted by Page Editor

HealthCentral.com, from Reuters Health - Sleep Disorders News. Information on sleep disorders, how they can affect your health, and some things you can do about them. >>View Info

In Brief: Your Guide to Healthy Sleep
November 7, 2010 Posted by Editor

In Brief: Your Guide to Healthy Sleep, A four page guide by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. A shorter version of the longer booklet entitled "Your Guide to Hea...

Your Guide to Healthy Sleep
March 1, 2010 Posted by Editor

Your Guide to Healthy Sleep, a 72 page booklet, is published by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, which is under the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Recognizing the importance of sl...

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Tips & Facts to Help You Celebrate a Happy, Meaningful & Safe Fourth of July!
July 3, 2013 Posted by Editor
Tips & Facts to Help You Celebrate a Happy, Meaningful & Safe Fourth of July!

As we all know, Independence Day, the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States.  It is a day on which we celebrate the founding and independence of our nation.  The Declaration of Independence, declaring independence from the Kingdo...

95% of People Do Not Wash Their Hands Sufficiently, New Study Finds
June 24, 2013 Posted by Editor
95% of People Do Not Wash Their Hands Sufficiently, New Study Finds

For a new study published in the Journal of Environmental Health, researchers from Michigan State University, watched 3,749 people attempt (or not attempt) to wash their hands after using public bathrooms located across a college town in Michigan. The...

Can You Strengthen Your Immune System?
January 22, 2013 Posted by Editor
Can You Strengthen Your Immune System?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) report that the flu epidemic currently sweeping the U.S. is striking older adults with weakened immune systems the hardest. "Because your immune system ...

Stop the Spread of Viruses and Germs at Home
January 15, 2013 Posted by Senior Editor
Stop the Spread of Viruses and Germs at Home

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article and video are updated from an earlier version that appeared on HelpingYouCare® October 9, 2011. They contain important health and prevention reminders which are particularly relevant as we currently face a widespread flu e...

CDC Advises on Flu Prevention; Reports on Flu Epidemic Sweeping Nation
January 11, 2013 Posted by Editor
CDC Advises on Flu Prevention; Reports on Flu Epidemic Sweeping Nation

According to the latest Seasonal Flu Surveillance (FluView) Report, issued today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "the United States is having an early flu season with most of the country now experiencing high levels of inf...

FDA & USDA Issue Holiday Food Safety and Cooking Tips
December 20, 2012 Posted by Senior Editor
FDA & USDA Issue Holiday Food Safety and Cooking Tips

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have issued some helpful food safety and cooking tips and resources for the Holidays. Resources from the FDA Among the resources provided via the FDA's Holiday ...

When Are Dental X-Rays Necessary?
November 27, 2012 Posted by Senior Editor
When Are Dental X-Rays Necessary?

Are dental x-rays dangerous? Is once a year too often? Should you make a risk-benefit analysis next time you're in the dentist's office? A new study conducted by researchers at Yale University has found an association between dental x-rays and a...

Healthy Aging® Month Focuses on Limitless Possibilities After Age 50
September 8, 2012 Posted by Editor
Healthy Aging® Month Focuses on Limitless Possibilities After Age 50

The month of September has been designated as Healthy Aging® Month, an annual health observance developed to help individuals think more positively about growing older, and take actions to promote their own physical, social, mental and financial well-...

Harvard Guide to Women's Health Fifty and Forward Focuses on Prevention
June 20, 2012 Posted by Editor
Harvard Guide to Women's Health Fifty and Forward Focuses on Prevention

The Harvard Medical School Special Health Report, A Guide to Women's Health: Fifty and Forward, presents a basic overview of the changes in major health risks that women face as they age, and focuses particularly on lifestyle changes that women can mak...

Memorial Day Health Message for Caregivers: Wellness Tips from the CDC
May 28, 2012 Posted by Editor
Memorial Day Health Message for Caregivers: Wellness Tips from the CDC

This Memorial Day, as we remember our loved ones who have gone on, including those who gave their lives in service of our country, let us resolve to honor their lives and the lives of those loved ones we are now caring for, through our deeds and our li...

Mother's Day Kicks Off National Women's Health Week, May 13-19, 2012
May 12, 2012 Posted by Editor
Mother's Day Kicks Off National Women's Health Week, May 13-19, 2012

In a news release issued May 11, U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, announced that Mother's Day will begin the observance of National Women's Health Week, which will run from May 13 through 19 this year. This annual ob...

President Proclaims May as Older Americans Month
May 3, 2012 Posted by Editor
President Proclaims May as Older Americans Month

Following a tradition dating from 1963, President Barack Obama has declared the month of May as Older Americans Month. This is an observance declared by every President since President John F. Kennedy, dedicated to recognizing and honoring the achi...

Cleveland Clinic Florida – Health & Wellness Expo – April 28
April 14, 2012 Posted by Editor
Cleveland Clinic Florida – Health & Wellness Expo – April 28

The Cleveland Clinic invites everyone to come to their annual Health & Wellness Expo, which will be held in the Jagelman Conference Center at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida. This is a free annual event, which includes health screenings, nutri...

Water Safety
January 21, 2012 Posted by Senior Editor
Water Safety

How to keep your water safe, according to Dr Mehmet Oz. Watch »

Is Distilled Water Better Than Filtered Water?
January 20, 2012 Posted by Senior Editor

Watch Dr. Mehmet Oz weigh in on whether distilled water is better than bottled or filtered water. »

Some Steps You Can Take to Help Prevent Illness From Listeria Bacteria
October 5, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor
Some Steps You Can Take to Help Prevent Illness From Listeria Bacteria

Recent news articles have reported a rather alarming number of illnesses and deaths in some states caused by listeriosis associated with cantaloupes and lettuce. See for example recent reports by Wall Street Journal on FDA discovery of listeria in l...

How To Stay Healthy On A Cruise
July 4, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

Concerned about seasickness or cruise ship outbreaks of norovirus? Watch these videos for some helpful tips for a safe and healthy cruise vacation from the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Disease (NCEZID)» CDC Video P...

Can Chlorinated Water Hurt Your Skin Or Hair?
June 25, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

Swimming is one of the best exercises for people over 50...but can the chlorine hurt your skin or hair? For the answer and some tips watch Dr. Wilma Bergfeld's video from Discovery Health in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic»

June is National Prevention and Wellness Month
June 21, 2011 Posted by Editor
June is National Prevention and Wellness Month

This June has been declared the first ever National Prevention and Wellness Month. As explained in a release issued Monday, June 20 by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), this is part of an initiative, sparked by the Affordable Care ...

National Prevention Strategy Released June 16 Under Affordable Care Act
June 17, 2011 Posted by Editor
National Prevention Strategy Released June 16 Under Affordable Care Act

On June 16, 2011, the Surgeon General of the U.S. along with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and members of the National Prevention Council, announced the release of the National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy, which w...

FDA Tips For Cleaning Fruits and Vegetables
May 24, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor
FDA Tips For Cleaning Fruits and Vegetables

It's estimated by Federal health officials that nearly 48 million people are sickened by contaminated food each year. Here are seven Food and Drug Administration recommendations for avoiding food contamination: "Wash your hands for 20 seconds w...

Beware Hand Sanitizers Making False Claims - FDA Issues Consumer Alert & Warning Letters to Four Sanitizer Companies
April 20, 2011 Posted by Editor
Beware Hand Sanitizers Making False Claims - FDA Issues Consumer Alert & Warning Letters to Four Sanitizer Companies

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted a Consumer Update today, warning consumers not to rely upon any over-the-counter hand sanitizers or similar over-the-counter products making claims that they kill bacteria such as MRSA, E. coli, Salmon...

Oral & Dental Hygiene for Good Health
February 21, 2011 Posted by Page Editor
Oral & Dental Hygiene for Good Health

Medical experts and Health authorities recognize that proper oral and dental hygiene, including regular cleaning of your teeth, and proper brushing and flossing of your teeth at least two times per day are important steps to prevent other physical dise...

Proper Hand Washing May Prevent 80% of All Infections
January 29, 2011 Posted by Editor

Watch this Video by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and learn how to wash your hands properly. Scientists estimate that up to 80% of all infections are spread by hand contact, and could be avoided by washing hands often en...

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Ideas & Checklists for New Years Resolutions - for Caregivers and Seniors
December 31, 2013 Posted by Editor
Ideas & Checklists for New Years Resolutions - for Caregivers and Seniors

UPDATED: This article is updated from an article that appeared on HelpingYouCare® on December 31, 2012. Happy New Year! Now is the exhilarating time for a new beginning -- the time to make New Years resolutions for the coming year! Have you tho...

A Father's Day Health Message
June 16, 2013 Posted by Editor
A Father's Day Health Message

The following video produced by Wellness News, presents a moving tribute in song to Fathers. At the same time, it reminds whole families of important steps that men can take to protect their health and wellness.   View the Video » ...

Spotlight on Men's Health from Georgetown University
June 14, 2013 Posted by Editor
Spotlight on Men's Health from Georgetown University

As part of Men's Health Week (which runs from June 10 through Father's Day, June 16), Erica Moss, Community Manager of Georgetown University's Online Masters in Nursing Program, together with Georgetown University, has prepared an infographic spotlight...

Men's Health Week, culminating on Father's Day, Focuses on Wellness & Prevention
June 12, 2013 Posted by Editor
Men's Health Week, culminating on Father's Day, Focuses on Wellness & Prevention

The week of June 10, culminating on Father's Day, June 16, has been declared "Men's Health Week," both internationally and in the U.S., and the month of June is "Men's Health Month." These observances highlight men's health facts, and encourage men to ...

How to Protect Yourself from the Dangers of Extreme Heat, CDC Issues New Resources
June 11, 2013 Posted by Editor
How to Protect Yourself from the Dangers of Extreme Heat, CDC Issues New Resources

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced a new website, video and other resources with tips and information on extreme heat and how to prevent heat-related deaths and illness, as temperatures rise this summer. In a rel...

HHS Announces New Digital & Mobile Health Apps to Help you Stay Healthy
April 22, 2013 Posted by Editor
HHS Announces New Digital & Mobile Health Apps to Help you Stay Healthy

In a HealthBeat message and podcast issued on April 22, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) pronounced that "Your health is going digital. Health applications on the go are becoming more available." The message describes new mobi...

Baby Boomers Not as Healthy as Their Parents, New Research Finds
February 5, 2013 Posted by Editor
Baby Boomers Not as Healthy as Their Parents, New Research Finds

New research reported in the February 4 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical Association, has found that, “Despite their longer life expectancy over previous generations, U.S. baby boomers have higher rates of chronic di...

How High Blood Pressure Puts Your Brain at Risk
December 13, 2012 Posted by Contributing Author
How High Blood Pressure Puts Your Brain at Risk

By Deane Alban You already know that high blood pressure can lead to heart attacks, kidney failure, and blindness. Now there is one more reason to get your blood pressure levels under control. This condition has been found to be more damaging to the...

When Are Dental X-Rays Necessary?
November 27, 2012 Posted by Senior Editor
When Are Dental X-Rays Necessary?

Are dental x-rays dangerous? Is once a year too often? Should you make a risk-benefit analysis next time you're in the dentist's office? A new study conducted by researchers at Yale University has found an association between dental x-rays and a...

Smoke-Free Workplace Laws Linked to Lower Incidence of Heart Attacks
November 5, 2012 Posted by Editor
Smoke-Free Workplace Laws Linked to Lower Incidence of Heart Attacks

A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical Association, has found an association between smoke-free workplace laws implemented in Olmstead County, Minnesota and a decline in the incidence of heart atta...

Learn How to Spot and Avoid Health Fraud
November 2, 2012 Posted by Editor
Learn How to Spot and Avoid Health Fraud

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urges consumers to be on guard against fraudulent products claiming to treat, prevent, or cure a wide variety of medical conditions. FDA provides information and resources on its website on Health Fraud, i...

Tips on Keeping Food & Water Safe During Emergencies, Circulated by HHS
October 31, 2012 Posted by Editor
Tips on Keeping Food & Water Safe During Emergencies, Circulated by HHS

As Hurricane Sandy was preparing to strike New Jersey and New York on October 29, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) circulated a bulletin on how to prepare for, and keep your food and water safe during, emergencies. The HHS Bu...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Twitter Chat - October 23, 2012
October 20, 2012 Posted by Editor
Breast Cancer Awareness Month Twitter Chat - October 23, 2012

The Office of Women's Health of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it will co-sponsor a Twitter Chat for Breast Cancer Awareness Month on October 23, 2012. The Chat on Twitter will focus on discussing breast cancer detect...

Signs That a Headache Could be Dangerous, Featured in Johns Hopkins Health Alert
October 17, 2012 Posted by Editor
Signs That a Headache Could be Dangerous, Featured in Johns Hopkins Health Alert

In a Health Alert published October 17, 2012 by Johns Hopkins, Peter Goadsby, M.D., Ph.D., a neurologist who is director of the Headache Center at the University of California at San Francisco, lists some of the signs and symptoms that may indicate a h...

Perceived Stress Increases Risk of Heart Disease, Study Finds; Plus How to Handle Stress
October 1, 2012 Posted by Editor
Perceived Stress Increases Risk of Heart Disease, Study Finds; Plus How to Handle Stress

A new analysis of studies involving 118,696 participants, conducted by Donald Edmundson, PhD, a professor at Columbia University Medical Center, and colleagues, has found that self-reported perceived stress was associated with a 27% higher risk of coro...

Dental Health Key to Good Physical Health, Experts Say
September 24, 2012 Posted by Editor
Dental Health Key to Good Physical Health, Experts Say

"Did you know that your oral health can offer clues about your overall health? Or that problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body?" So says the Mayo Clinic. In a paper called "Oral Health: Keeping Your Mouth Clean and Healthy." "Ove...

Healthy Aging® Month Focuses on Limitless Possibilities After Age 50
September 8, 2012 Posted by Editor
Healthy Aging® Month Focuses on Limitless Possibilities After Age 50

The month of September has been designated as Healthy Aging® Month, an annual health observance developed to help individuals think more positively about growing older, and take actions to promote their own physical, social, mental and financial well-...

New Study Shows Link Between Heart Disease & Chemical in Common Household Products
September 6, 2012 Posted by Editor
New Study Shows Link Between Heart Disease & Chemical in Common Household Products

A new study has found an association between cardiovascular disease and exposure to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a manmade chemical used in the manufacture of several common household products. The study of 1,216 individuals was conducted by Anoo...

Johns Hopkins Health Alert Features 8 Key Strategies to Protect Your Memory
August 17, 2012 Posted by Editor
Johns Hopkins Health Alert Features 8 Key Strategies to Protect Your Memory

A new Health Alert published by Johns Hopkins Medicine features 8 key strategies that the Johns Hopkins experts say can help preserve your memory and brain health. The Health Alert, entitled "How to Protect Your Memory and Brain Health," is writte...

Physical Inactivity May Cause as Many Deaths as Smoking, New Study Calculates
July 25, 2012 Posted by Editor
Physical Inactivity May Cause as Many Deaths as Smoking, New Study Calculates

New research published July 18 in the medical journal The Lancet found that lack of physical activity by adults worldwide may cause 6% to 10% of all cases of coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, breast cancer, and colon cancer. The researchers...

Coffee May Lower Risk of Basal Cell Skin Cancer, New Study Suggests
July 5, 2012 Posted by Editor
Coffee May Lower Risk of Basal Cell Skin Cancer, New Study Suggests

A new study by researchers at Harvard suggests that drinking caffeinated coffee could lower your risk of developing Basal Cell Carcinoma, which is the most common type of skin cancer. The study also found that drinking caffeinated tea or cola or consu...

Tips to Celebrate a Safe and Happy Fourth of July and Enjoy the Outdoors Safely
July 4, 2012 Posted by Editor
Tips to Celebrate a Safe and Happy Fourth of July and Enjoy the Outdoors Safely

This Fourth of July will be the 236th birthday of the United States of America. To help you celebrate safely, the U.S. Government has posted a number of resources at USA.gov, the U.S. government's official web portal, and on other government websites....

What is the Greatest Health Risk?
June 26, 2012 Posted by Editor
What is the Greatest Health Risk?

Which of the following presents the greatest risk to your health? Pesticides on apple skin, drinking hot beverages from a styrofoam cup, microwaves from a cell phone, or sitting 6 hours a day? View this video from ABC News, and find out »...

Harvard Guide to Women's Health Fifty and Forward Focuses on Prevention
June 20, 2012 Posted by Editor
Harvard Guide to Women's Health Fifty and Forward Focuses on Prevention

The Harvard Medical School Special Health Report, A Guide to Women's Health: Fifty and Forward, presents a basic overview of the changes in major health risks that women face as they age, and focuses particularly on lifestyle changes that women can mak...

Eating More Fruits & Vegetables May Help Quit Smoking, New Study Finds
June 12, 2012 Posted by Editor
Eating More Fruits & Vegetables May Help Quit Smoking, New Study Finds

A new study published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research has found that if you're trying to quit smoking, eating more fruits and vegetables may help you quit and stay tobacco-free for longer. The study, by researchers from the University...

Men's Health Week and Men's Health Month Focus on Prevention & Wellness
June 7, 2012 Posted by Editor
Men's Health Week and Men's Health Month Focus on Prevention & Wellness

"On average, men are less healthy and have a shorter life expectancy than women," but "more than half of premature deaths among men are preventable," according to a book, Blueprint for Men's Health: A Guide to a Healthy Lifestyle, offered by the Men's ...

Memorial Day Health Message for Caregivers: Wellness Tips from the CDC
May 28, 2012 Posted by Editor
Memorial Day Health Message for Caregivers: Wellness Tips from the CDC

This Memorial Day, as we remember our loved ones who have gone on, including those who gave their lives in service of our country, let us resolve to honor their lives and the lives of those loved ones we are now caring for, through our deeds and our li...

Don't Fry Day - May 25 - Focuses on Sun Safety & Preventing Skin Cancer
May 21, 2012 Posted by Editor
Don't Fry Day - May 25 - Focuses on Sun Safety & Preventing Skin Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Friday that the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated the Friday before Memorial Day (May 25) as "Don't Fry Day," and FDA is participating in this national campaign to "spread...

FDA Provides Resources for National Women's Check-Up Day - May 14 - and National Women's Health Week
May 13, 2012 Posted by Editor
FDA Provides Resources for National Women's Check-Up Day - May 14 - and National Women's Health Week

May 14 is National Women's Check-Up Day. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HS), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other federal agencies urge all women to have preventive health screenings and check-ups to care for their he...

Mother's Day Kicks Off National Women's Health Week, May 13-19, 2012
May 12, 2012 Posted by Editor
Mother's Day Kicks Off National Women's Health Week, May 13-19, 2012

In a news release issued May 11, U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, announced that Mother's Day will begin the observance of National Women's Health Week, which will run from May 13 through 19 this year. This annual ob...

President Proclaims May as Older Americans Month
May 3, 2012 Posted by Editor
President Proclaims May as Older Americans Month

Following a tradition dating from 1963, President Barack Obama has declared the month of May as Older Americans Month. This is an observance declared by every President since President John F. Kennedy, dedicated to recognizing and honoring the achi...

Cleveland Clinic Florida – Health & Wellness Expo – April 28
April 14, 2012 Posted by Editor
Cleveland Clinic Florida – Health & Wellness Expo – April 28

The Cleveland Clinic invites everyone to come to their annual Health & Wellness Expo, which will be held in the Jagelman Conference Center at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida. This is a free annual event, which includes health screenings, nutri...

World Health Day April 7 Focuses on Healthy Aging
April 4, 2012 Posted by Editor
World Health Day April 7 Focuses on Healthy Aging

April 7, 2012 is World Health Day, an annual event sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations. The theme of this year's event is "Ageing and health: Good health adds ...

National Public Health Week Being Observed April 2-8, 2012
April 3, 2012 Posted by Editor
National Public Health Week Being Observed April 2-8, 2012

April 2-8, 2012 has been declared National Public Health Week, an annual campaign sponsored for the past 16 years by the National Public Health Association, "aimed at educating the public, policy-makers and the public health community about critical pu...

Which States Have the Best and Worst Health Rankings in 2011?
December 8, 2011 Posted by Editor
Which States Have the Best and Worst Health Rankings in 2011?

The 22nd annual America’s Health Rankings® report was released on December 5, 2011, grading and ranking the 50 U.S. states in terms of the level of their overall health and health care, determined by 23 objective measurements. The annual Americ...

Medicare's Free Annual Wellness Visits
November 28, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor
Medicare's Free Annual Wellness Visits

Medicare recipients under the Affordable Care Act are entitled to an annual wellness visit with their physician at no cost to them. You can review medications with your doctor and talk about whether any changes are needed. You can go over your ...

Some Vitamin D Benefits of the Sun
November 26, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

In an interview on ABC's Good Morning America, Dr. Oz discusses the importance of Vitamin D with Diane Sawyer. About 100 million Americans have Vitamin D deficiency, which could be critical in American health, according to experts.  Vitamin D is sa...

5 Healthy Lifestyle Factors Significantly Reduce Risk of Stroke, New Study Finds
November 16, 2011 Posted by Editor
5 Healthy Lifestyle Factors Significantly Reduce Risk of Stroke, New Study Finds

A new study of 36,686 Finnish men and women, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical Association, has found that 5 healthy lifestyle factors are associated with significantly reduced risk of stroke. And, the m...

Improving Your Health Literacy May Help You Improve Your Health, Survey Suggests
October 20, 2011 Posted by Editor
Improving Your Health Literacy May Help You Improve Your Health, Survey Suggests

A new survey published on October 19 found that while almost eight in ten people who reported having a recent blood test claim they understood the results, in fact 48 percent did not know their cholesterol level, and 65 percent did not know their blood...

Some Helpful Advice About Recurring Colds
October 13, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor
Some Helpful Advice About Recurring Colds

Dr. Rosemary Leonard, a familiar face on BBC's Breakfast program and one of Britain's best-known GPs answers a question on recurring colds»

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