Five Tips to Reduce Risk for Breast Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. You can’t control some risk factors, such as family history, genetics and ethnicity.  However, you can influence others by following these lifestyle tips: Maintain a healthy weight – Adults should aim to keep … 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

GERD May Be to Blame for Frequent Heartburn

Up to 20 percent of American adults experience occasional heartburn. Many people chalk it up to eating a spicy or fatty meal. But if it starts occurring more frequently, it could be caused by something more serious, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD occurs when stomach acid frequently flows back into your esophagus, eventually … Continued

Eight Tips for Better Digestive Health

These days, it seems more people than ever are experiencing digestive issues, such as gas, bloating and upset stomach. This is often due to lifestyle factors – convenience is king and people are dining out more and consuming processed foods. However, there are many issues that play into digestive health. Here are eight simple things … 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

Five Tips to Improve Prostate Health

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men. The good news is that there’s a lot you can do to keep your prostate healthy. Understanding your risk for prostate cancer is a good start. A few factors that may increase your risk include: Being 50 years of age or older African-American race … Continued

Eight Ways to Prevent Back Pain

Many people believe low back pain results from a single accident or injury. But it’s more typically caused by the accumulation of small things over the years. Being overweight, smoking, sitting for long periods of time and using poor lifting mechanics can eventually lead to back pain. The good news is if you take proper … 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

Five Cardiac Risk Factors You Need to Know

Half of all heart attacks in the United States occur in people who haven’t had a previous warning sign or symptom. This makes it even more important to understand your cardiac risk factors so you can take steps to prevent or detect heart issues before they become a problem. There’s a natural tendency to think … Continued