Want to Quit Smoking? How to Find Help
Beat-the-Heat Tips for Summer
(StatePoint) Quitting smoking is almost never simple or easy, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s one of the most important steps you can take for your health. Luckily, there are several ways to get assistance to quit smoking.
Are We Winning the War on Cancer? What to Know
(StatePoint) Want to beat the heat this summer? Staying cool in hot weather can be easier with these top tips.
From Skin Conditions to Parkinson’s Disease: How a New Therapy is Helping Patients
(StatePoint) New cancer cases and deaths are both predicted to rise over the next two decades, according to the latest World Cancer Report. Despite billions of dollars of investment in research, survival gains for the most common forms of cancer are still measured in additional months of life, not years.
5 Things to Consider When Buying a Stroller
(StatePoint) New research suggests that cannabidiol (CBD), a compound extracted from the hemp plant, could help manage everything from anxiety to psoriasis to Parkinson’s disease.
4 Tips for Managing Asthma
(StatePoint) A stroller is one of the most essential pieces of baby gear, typically needed right from the start and used for several years. However, with so many stroller varieties available and a wide range of features to consider, it can be hard to figure out which one is right for your family.
May is American Stroke Month: What to Know Now
(StatePoint) Asthma is a lung disease that makes breathing difficult for millions of Americans throughout their lifetime. While there is no cure for asthma, with proper management, 26 million Americans, including more than 20 million adults living with asthma, can lead a normal, healthy life. With personalized asthma management and the right support, those living with asthma can stay healthy and safe.
How to Care for Your Eyes as You Age
(StatePoint) For patients experiencing ischemic stroke -- the leading cause of disability in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- the time it takes to receive treatment is critically important for avoiding irreversible brain damage. While getting evaluated by a specialist used to take up to several hours, new in-ambulance technology being tested by hospitals nationwide is helping patients get evaluated within minutes.
Celebrating Good Health During Older Americans Month
(StatePoint) As we age, our bodies don’t perform as well as they once did, and vision is no exception. However, early detection and treatment of eye problems and diseases through an eye exam is the best way to protect your eyes and overall health.
Understanding Your Risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis
(StatePoint) The contributions of older Americans are celebrated each May during Older Americans’ Month. This year’s theme, “Engage at Every Age,” emphasizes that you are never too old to enrich your physical and emotional well-being.
Why Internet Access in Rural America Affects Everyone
(StatePoint) Anything that keeps the blood from circulating properly can cause a clot, including injury, illness, lack of movement, certain inherited conditions and lifestyle factors. Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, is a large blood clot that forms in one or more of the deep veins in the body. Knowing the symptoms of DVT could help save your life. For more information, visit clearingtheclot.com.
5 Ways Parents Can Help Kids Create Great Dental Habits
(StatePoint) Healthy communities and a strong national economy rely on internet access for all, suggests a new study.
3 Tips to Meet Your Retirement Goals
(StatePoint) That first wiggly tooth indicates a new childhood milestone -- loss of the first “baby” tooth. While this is often a time for cute photos and a visit from the tooth fairy, it should also be an opportunity to reinforce the importance of good oral care with children so that their new permanent teeth stay healthy and last a lifetime.
How New Technology is Helping Children Cope with Cancer
(StatePoint) People are living longer, fuller lives than ever before, which means retirement plans need to stand the test of time. With this in mind, it makes sense to review your financial plan and make necessary tweaks to set yourself up for success.
Tips to Save You from Sticky Outdoor Situations
(StatePoint) One of the toughest aspects of managing cancer in children is communicating with young patients, say parents and healthcare experts.
Spring Tips to Start an Exercise Routine
(StatePoint) When it comes to outdoor adventures, tape is at the top of most gear lists for its wide variety of uses -- from torn tents to broken fishing poles to ripped hiking gear. No matter if you’re an avid outdoorsman or an occasional adventurer, here are a few tape tips and ideas that are sure to stick.
What to Know About Seasonal Allergies and Your Eyes
(StatePoint) Spring is an ideal time to get active outdoors and kickstart a fitness regimen that can carry you into beach and pool season.
Helpful Tips for New Parents: Ensure Every Diaper Change is Easy
(StatePoint) Suffering from itchy, watery eyes? You may have ocular allergies or you could have another issue entirely, such as chronic dry eyes. Experts say that getting the correct diagnosis is the only way to treat symptoms properly.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse: A Growing Problem for Those Growing Old
(StatePoint) Having a baby is one of the most exciting, yet stressful times of one’s life. And one of the more daunting aspects of this experience for many new parents is changing diapers.
What to Know About Your Drinking Water
(StatePoint) Misuse and abuse of drugs and alcohol among the elderly is one of the fastest growing health problems in the U.S., according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), yet it can often be mistaken for normal aging behavior.
5 Ways to Reduce Everyday Stress
(StatePoint) Having clean, uncontaminated water to drink at home and on-the-go is one of the most essential components to keeping your family safe and healthy.
5 Ways to Take Good Care of the Environment
(StatePoint) Deadlines, responsibilities, bills -- there are so many causes of stress in our lives. Unfortunately, stress can take a negative toll on one’s health and wellness, particularly if it goes unaddressed for too long. Indeed, common effects of stress include headaches, stomach upset, anxiety, sleep problems and more, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Are Your Home Furnishings Good for the Planet and Your Family?
(StatePoint) Good environmental stewardship begins with individual choices. Here are five ways to celebrate the natural world and get involved in short- and long-term efforts to protect the environment.
Buying Tires for Your Car? What to Consider
(StatePoint) More consumers are interested in selecting products that are good for the planet and their families, than ever before. While many understand what organic food is, confusion still exists when it comes to home furnishings. Simply put, what you bring into your home directly impacts the health and welfare of your family in terms of exposure to chemicals of concern, indoor air quality and comfort.
Diet vs. Exercise: Which is Better for Weight Loss?
(StatePoint) Purchasing new tires for your car can be frustrating: an average of two hours is spent researching tires and 89 percent of all consumers experience some sort of buyer’s remorse, according to a consumer study by Cooper Tires.
4 Facts About Seafood and Your Health
(StatePoint) What’s more important: diet or exercise? Anyone who’s tried to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle has likely asked this question.
Small Ways You Can Change Your Routine for a Better You
(StatePoint) We hear a lot about the important nutrients in vegetables and fruits, but the health benefits of eating seafood regularly aren’t always in the spotlight. It should be a no-brainer when it comes to seafood, which is packed with omega-3s. Yet, most Americans only eat one serving of seafood a week.
What to Ask Your Doctor About Parkinson’s Disease
(StatePoint) Sometimes the smallest changes to your daily habits can have the biggest impact on your wellness. With that in mind, here are a few easy ways you can change your routine for a better you.
Is Sugar the Cause of Your Weight Gain? Tips to Cut Back
(StatePoint) Talking to your doctor about any health concern can be tough, particularly when symptoms catch you by surprise or cause concern. And when it comes to Parkinson’s disease (PD), experts say there are many symptoms that often go unreported at doctor’s appointments, making them difficult to diagnose and treat.
Bad Breath in Pets Could Be a Sign of Poor Health
(StatePoint) According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease accounts for about one of every three deaths.
Fun Ways Your Family Can Get Fit Together
(StatePoint) If you’ve ever experienced dry mouth, you know how uncomfortable it can be. Unfortunately, your pet can get dry mouth too, and it can lead to more serious issues down the line and can also be a sign of more serious current health issues.
New Ways to Improve the Way You Feel
(StatePoint) Is your fitness routine stuck in a rut? Searching for ways to spend more time with your family?
5 Weight Loss Tips from A Woman Who Lost 128 Pounds
(StatePoint) Nearly 25 million Americans experience daily physical discomfort, according to the National Institutes of Health, which can affect mood, mobility and quality of life.
5 'Healthy' Habits Worth Giving Up
(StatePoint) Sometimes the best advice comes from someone who’s been there, done that. So, if you’re working towards losing weight, why not consider the wisdom of someone who faced this challenge, and did so with great success?
How to Help a Coworker With Cancer
(StatePoint) While most weight loss proclamations are well-intentioned, sometimes they look better on paper than in practice, actually doing more harm than good. Here are five so-called “healthy” habits worth giving up on, as well as better solutions.
New Benefits and Insurance Options You Can Expect in 2018
(StatePoint) If you have a coworker who has been diagnosed with cancer, you may wonder, “what can I do to help?” Before leaping right in, the experts at Cancer and Careers, a non-profit dedicated to supporting people juggling cancer and work, say that it’s important to figure out how to provide the most effective forms of support.
Wellness Tips for a Busy, Active Lifestyle
(StatePoint) Ever wondered whether your insurance policy was actually working for you? You may be in luck, as your insurance plan may start to follow the same trends being adopted in other industries: simpler, more convenient and personalized products – all supported by the latest mobile technology.
What New Research Shows About Probiotics and Baby Health
(StatePoint) A busy lifestyle can take a toll on the body, especially for those who suffer from chronic aches and pains. Whether the cause of your pain is due to injury, stress, or poor sleep, there are many ways to feel better while avoiding future pain.
Deep Vein Thrombosis: A Pain That Cannot Be Ignored
(StatePoint) A new clinical trial shows that parents can safely improve gut health in that crucial first year of life while a baby’s metabolism and immune system are developing.
Ways to Turn Your Weight Loss Goal into a Reality
(StatePoint) Fifty-three-year-old Bernie McKay never would have guessed that the pain he thought was a simple muscle cramp was actually a serious medical condition that could have stopped him in his tracks forever.
4 Steps to a Healthier You
(StatePoint) If you have a lot of weight to lose, it may feel like an insurmountable challenge, especially if you have struggled with weight loss before. Here are a few ways to turn your desire into a reality.
Tips to Better Organize Your Medical Information
(StatePoint) Want to make improvements to your health and wellness? Think simple, sustainable changes. Follow these four steps for a healthier you, inside and out.
Tips to Refresh Yourself
(StatePoint) Stacks of paperwork have you down? It may just be time to reorganize your medical information and files.
Stuck in the Middle: What You Need to Know About Caregiving
(StatePoint) In a fitness rut? Instead of simply attempting to lose weight or drop a clothing size, consider placing a more positive spin on your objectives. Whether your stated goal is to try new sports and hobbies or to get in touch with nature, you can better refresh yourself by setting goals that help you get in shape while appreciating your surroundings and having fun.
Simple Tips for Managing Everyday Pain
(StatePoint) As the population ages, more people (particularly women) will be “sandwiched” in between taking care of their parents or other family members in need, and their children.
(StatePoint) Many people suffer from low-grade aches and pains stemming from common activities such as housework, yardwork or even sitting too long.