Every year you are faced with the decision to get your flu shot, or not. While shots are never a welcomed experience, there are many benefits to the flu shot.
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There’s something special about that first kick you feel from the tiny baby growing in your womb. Your hands may constantly rub your rounded tummy so you don’t miss a movement. Each flutter you feel on the inside blows your mind again and again—another life is developing inside you!
Simply drinking milk every day is not enough to protect you from osteoporosis. Another key ingredient to strong, healthy bones is exercise. A new study reveals why exercise is so crucial to our bone strength.
There are a lot of things you can inherit through your family’s genetic traits. A propensity for cancer or certain other diseases are also genetic, including a disease known as Lynch syndrome that can put you at a higher risk for developing a number of cancers at an early age.
While there is certainly nothing wrong with a glass or two of bubbly, new recommendations from the United States Preventive Services Task Force are advising doctors to modify their screening guidelines and start asking more questions about their patients’ alcohol consumption.
A new study recently published by JAMA, in cooperation with Duke Health, indicates that patients over 40 with high blood pressure are at a higher risk for heart failure, strokes, and vessel blockages.
If you’ve been looking for a reason, or perhaps a good resource, that will motivate you to increase your physical activity or help you lose weight, now is the time to take heed of the new fitness and health regulations that were recently released by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The eggnog is flowing, the champagne is bubbling, and Uncle Craig is showing off his newest holiday cocktail. With all the choices, just like with food, it can be easy to justify overconsumption. So how do you decide where to indulge and how much is too much?
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.
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.