For some, Merry Christmas can sound like an impossible wish. Yes, the holidays can be a time of celebration, togetherness, and relaxation, but they can easily turn into a season of chaos, stress, and overload.
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During the holidays, having a cold heart is a popular metaphor for lacking compassion and a loving spirit. Like so many, this metaphor contains an element of truth. Studies have revealed that cold weather affects our physical hearts and can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attack.
Weight has long been considered the measure of health, but weight is only one small piece of the picture. Body Mass Index or BMI is a much better measurement because it considers your height and proportion; understanding it can help you assess risk and make a plan to reduce it.
Despite staggering numbers that over 30 million adults in the United States suffer from bladder issues, we don’t talk about it or think about it enough. But this month, it’s time to evaluate the health of your bladder.
As the holiday season moves into full swing and you’re preparing for family gatherings, your top priority needs to be a conversation. Utilize the time your family is all under one roof to discuss your family medical history. It might seem unimportant, but it could actually be life-changing, or even life-saving.
There are millions of Americans who suffer from diabetes or are at risk for developing diabetes. Despite its prevalence in our society, there are many misconceptions about this disease.
The most common sign of breast cancer is a new, painless lump with irregular edges. For this reason, self-breast examinations have long been touted as a good way to catch breast cancer early.
October 15 is National Pregnancy Loss Awareness Day; here are some tips for what to do and what not to do when interacting with those who have experienced such a loss.
Most breast cancer patients don’t die from the primary tumor but from the spread of cancer cells to other parts of the body, especially to vital organs. It makes sense then, that researchers are working hard to tackle the spreading and stop the cancer before it becomes a death sentence.
It may be easier for you to adjust your diet if your motivation is less about deprivation. Rather than focusing on what you’re missing, consider what you’re gaining. When you consume a healthful diet, you may be helping your body protect itself from breast cancer.