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Understanding Your Blood Pressure Reading

You’ve had your blood pressure read countless times, but do you know how to interpret those numbers? May is National Blood Pressure Education Month and an ideal time to learn the facts.
May 11th, 2023

6 Tips for Managing COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an illness that will last the rest of your life. However, with proper treatment and lifestyle changes, you can breathe easier.
Apr 5th, 2023

What Your BMI Says About Your Health

Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement that compares your weight to your height to assess your body composition. This measurement tool can help evaluate your risk for medical issues. Learn what your BMI says about your health.
Mar 15th, 2023

Who Needs a Pneumonia Vaccine and How Often?

People older than 65 and young children are at particular risk of developing complications from pneumonia. A pneumococcal vaccine protects you from developing the illness. Here’s when you should consider getting it.
Feb 17th, 2023

Does an Abnormal Pap Smear Mean I Have Cancer?

An abnormal Pap smear can cause your stomach to sink and sweat to break out. Does this mean you have cancer? Good news: the answer is “probably not,” but there are some steps to take.
Jan 16th, 2023

Why Are Seniors at High Risk for UTIs?

Your risk for a urinary tract infection (UTI) increases during your senior years. And if you develop a UTI, you’re also more likely to develop complications. That’s why it’s important to seek immediate treatment, even if your symptoms seem minor.
Dec 5th, 2022

How to Prevent Losing Height as You Age

You notice your parent or grandparent is getting shorter, and you wonder whether that’s your future, too. To prevent losing height as you age, you need to take steps to safeguard your bone health.
Nov 7th, 2022

5 Foods That Can Help Lower Your Blood Pressure

The foods you eat dramatically impact your cardiovascular health, and dietary changes can go a long way in helping lower your blood pressure. Read on to learn about five foods that can significantly reduce blood pressure.
Oct 1st, 2022

Why You Need a Flu Vaccine Every Year

Why do you need a flu shot every year? A flu shot is a great way to protect yourself from weeks of uncomfortable and medically risky symptoms this flu season. Read to learn more.
Sep 1st, 2022

5 Common Health Issues That Can Strike After 50

In the United States, 60% of adults have at least one chronic disease and the most common conditions are diagnosed after 50. Once they strike they can’t be cured, but chronic disease management can help you maintain optimal health and wellness.
Aug 4th, 2022

How To Lower Your Risk for Age-Related Dementia

You can’t stop aging, but you can certainly prepare to enter those glorious golden years with healthy habits that benefit your body and brain. Check out these sensible tips for decreasing the risks of age-related dementia.
Jun 8th, 2022

10 Foods That Help Ease Your Arthritis Pain

Is your arthritis pain keeping you from doing the things you love? Are you looking for an alternative option to your arthritis medication? Click here for a list of 10 foods that help ease arthritis pain.
May 5th, 2022

Who Should Have an STD Test and How Often?

Wondering if you should get an STD test? Better safe than sorry. If you’re sexually active, getting tested regularly is the responsible thing to do. Find out why and when you should get tested.
Mar 3rd, 2022

Is Chest Pain Ever Normal?

You’re out of breath, and your chest is tight and painful. Do you wait for it to go away on its own, or do you rush to the doctor? During American Heart Month, we take a closer look at chest pain and when it needs medical attention.
Feb 8th, 2022

How a Pap Smear Can Save Your Life

It’s a test that’s been around seemingly forever, one that many women would admittedly avoid if they could. Read on to find out more about the Pap smear and why your doctor continues to recommend it as a potentially life-saving test.
Jan 1st, 2022

Hearing Loss May Raise Your Risk of Dementia

Have you had your hearing checked lately? Unfortunately, hearing loss can do more than impact your ability to hear; it can also affect your relationships and even your brain function.
Aug 17th, 2021

3 Injections That Can Relieve Joint Pain

Living with chronic joint pain can affect your physical and emotional health. Constant discomfort and limited mobility can cause frustration and depression. Learn about three types of injections that can relieve joint pain and improve your life.
Jun 22nd, 2021

Are You at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease?

A number of factors contribute to your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. While you can’t change your family medical history, you can take steps now to reduce other risk factors.
May 11th, 2021

Vaccines and Boosters Every Adult Should Have

Vaccinations and booster shots aren’t just for kids. Adults hoping to avoid several serious, even life-threatening conditions, also benefit from routine vaccinations. And if it’s been a while, your childhood vaccines may need an update.
Mar 1st, 2021

What's Causing Your Chest Pain? (Heart Health Month)

When you feel a pain in your chest, you might be afraid that you’re having a heart attack. Although heart attacks are associated with chest pain, many different conditions cause pain in your chest. How do you know when it’s an emergency?
Feb 15th, 2021

The Link Between Nutrition and Arthritis Pain

The adage that you are what you eat applies to nearly every area of your health, including your joint health. Here’s a look at how what you eat can affect your joints, both negatively and positively.
Jan 1st, 2021

7 Tips for Managing Your Diabetes Over the Holidays

The holidays are a festive time of the year filled with food, family, friends, and fun. But if you have diabetes, you may find the holiday traditions make it harder for you to control blood sugar. For tips on how to take back control, click here.
Dec 8th, 2020