Helping Kids Achieve a Healthy Weight

If your child is overweight, you might think he or she will eventually grow into those extra pounds. But this isn’t always the case. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity affects one in five kids and teens. There are a number of factors that contribute to this issue: increased screen time, … Continued

Take Control of Anxiety Symptoms

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issue in the United States, affecting 40 million adults and one in 10 children and teens every year. Anxiety presents in several ways, including generalized anxiety, social, academic, and/or performance anxiety, phobias, post-traumatic stress, obsessive-compulsive and panic disorders. … Continued

Eight Small Health Changes Anyone Can Make

When people think about making health changes, they often focus on big changes – things like losing 50 pounds or running a marathon. While it may seem like bigger changes are the best way to see major results, it’s actually smaller changes that have the most positive impact on your health. That’s because small changes … Continued

Is It a Cold or Allergies?

You’ve been blowing your nose for days – but is a cold or are allergies to blame? Colds and allergies share a lot of the same symptoms. In fact, the two are so similar it’s sometimes even a challenge for doctors to tell the difference. However, there are a few key things that set them … Continued

Food Allergies: Get to Know the Basics

Nearly 15 million Americans have food allergies, including 5.9 million kids under the age of 18. These numbers continue to increase. It’s partly because more people are being diagnosed as we better recognize symptoms.   Food allergies occur when your body has an immune response to something you ingest. Allergies can begin at any age. … Continued

Five Ways to Prevent a Heart Attack

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a heart attack. This adds up to nearly 800,000 American men and women per year. Many people think of heart attacks as happening without warning. But there are often signs well in advance. These come in the … Continued

Helping Men Prevent Heart Disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States. In fact, it’s the cause of one in four male deaths. Even scarier, more than half of men who suddenly die from a coronary artery disease had no previous symptoms. There are … Continued

Men: It’s Time to Own Your Health

When sick or injured, men often think they can tough it out. But medical conditions don’t care how tough you are and can affect even the strongest men. The only way to beat them is to start owning your health. Men are more likely than women to die from serious health issues, such as heart … Continued

Top Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

As the years go by, Americans are getting heavier and less active. These factors are directly related to the increased prevalence of diabetes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 30 million American adults – nearly 10 percent – have been diagnosed with the disease. The majority of people diagnosed with … Continued

Understanding Prediabetes and How to Prevent it

Chances are you or someone you love is living with prediabetes. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention estimates one in three Americans have the condition. But close to 90 percent of those with prediabetes don’t know they have the condition because there are usually no signs or symptoms. Prediabetes occurs when your blood sugar … Continued