bone & joint health
Small Steps = Big Gains
Activity can be painful if you have joint problems. But it’s an important way to help lessen pain and lose extra weight that can make symptoms worse. Get tips for getting started — one step at a time.
In a Slump? Straighten Up While Using Digital Devices
Having poor posture when using digital devices is causing many of us back and neck pain. Are you suffering from “iPosture”?
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Fight Early and Hard for Best Results
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) causes pain, inflammation, deformities and disability.View bone & joint health Articles
Growing Cancer Risk for Younger Adults: What You Should Know
While colorectal cancer was once most often diagnosed among those ages 50 and older, now younger people also need to be on the alert.
Improve Your Long Game with Two Simple Steps
Before you greet the warmer weather with outdoor activities, there are two important steps you should take to protect your long-term health.
Get the Latest Advice on Breast Cancer Screening and Prevention
If you’re confused about when to get a mammogram, you’re not alone. Not all experts agree, so what’s the best advice? Talk to your doctor. And don’t put it off. Regular screenings can help spot a problem before it becomes serious.View cancer Articles
Sweet Peeps®! How to Survive the Spring Sugar Rush
Don’t let baskets of candy or the dessert table at a family get-together derail your efforts to manage your blood sugar. With a few simple tricks, you can have fun and enjoy some treats.
Members Share Tips for Managing Diabetes
About 29 million Americans have diabetes. If you or a loved one is managing diabetes, get tips from our members on what helped them.
Diabetes Screening: Why You Need It and When
There are almost no early symptoms that let you know you may have type 2 diabetes, but there are some clues. Find out if you need to talk to your doctor about screening for diabetes.View diabetes Articles
Memory Loss: Is It Alzheimer's or Aging?
Forgetfulness can be a normal part of the aging process. But sometimes it’s an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease.
It Takes One to Tango
Anna Peña has always loved to dance, and she has a strong desire to help others. So she found a way to combine her passions. Anna helps seniors in her community stay active as a volunteer flamenco dance teacher.
Less Stress, More Rest: Plan Your Summer Getaway
Plan ahead for a getaway that will help everyone recharge. Get tips for fitting a break into any schedule and planning a vacation that’s more restful and less stressful.View general health Articles
Don't Let This Silent Killer Get You
There are usually no outward signs that blood pressure is high. And untreated high blood pressure is dangerous. Get it checked regularly, and find out what lifestyle changes you can make to lower it.
Embrace a Healthy Heart: Commit to Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes
February is Heart Month. It’s a good time to be proactive about your heart health. Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths in the U.S. each year. Many of these deaths could be prevented.
Sweet, Salty and Sneaky: What's Hiding in Your Food?
Heading to the deli for a hearty soup and sandwich lunch? You may get more than you bargained for. Hidden sugar and salt lurk in many foods you might not suspect.View heart health Articles
Breathe Easier: Avoid Asthma, Allergy Triggers with Testing
If you struggle with asthma, get tested to find out what triggers the symptoms that make it hard for you to breathe.
Different Cultures, One Disease: Treating Asthma While Respecting Tradition
Health care professionals who work with multicultural populations often find themselves at the crossroads of cultural traditions and modern medicine. Finding common ground and discussing shared experiences can help make patients feel comfortable and respected.
Give Tobacco the Boot on Kick Butts Day
While some teens will take up smoking this year, other teens are joining the effort to give smoking the boot during National Kick Butts Day.View lung health Articles