• Think You May be Depressed? A Screening Can Help

    March 27, 2023
    If you feel down for weeks or longer, and it keeps you from doing your normal, everyday activities, it could be depression. You don’t have to just accept feeling that way. There are steps you can take that may help. What Is Depression? Depressi....
  • Make No Bones About It: You Could Be at Risk for Osteoporosis

    March 27, 2023
    You count on your bones to support you. But they need your help to stay strong. About 54 million Americans have low bone mass. That increases the risk for osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a bone disease in which your body loses bone mass or doesn&rsquo...
  • Kidneys: The Chemical Factories of the Human Body

    March 27, 2023
    The body is one complicated machine. Everything is connected. Everything works (or is supposed to, anyway) in harmony. Many times, when you're diagnosed with an illness, it’s important to address and treat it properly so other parts of your bo...
  • Diabetes Risks Increase with Certain Prescription Drugs for Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

    Diabetes Risks Increase with Certain Prescription Drugs for Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

    March 22, 2023
    Many factors can raise a person’s risk for diabetes. Family history, age, weight diet and lack of physical activity are the most common. Some prescription medicines used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder can boost the risk, too. It may...
  • Catch Colon Cancer Early with Screenings

    March 17, 2023
    You may be avoiding having a colon cancer screening because you think it will hurt, or you may think it’s not needed. But you should know that, excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer in Americans and ...
  • 10 Ways Alcohol Affects Your Body

    March 10, 2023
    Even small amounts of alcohol can have a big effect on your body. From the very first sip, alcohol enters your bloodstream and quickly travels through your body. Based on your age, gender and health, it may stay there for two hours or longer. During...
  • Prescription or Over the Counter: Follow Directions for Medicine Safety

    March 10, 2023
    Medicine can help your health in many ways. From over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to prescription medicines that treat life-threatening conditions, medicine can have a major positive impact. But only if it’s taken — and taken correctly. O...
  • When Is the Right Time to Use Antibiotics?

    March 10, 2023
    When we feel bad, we want to get better quickly. And medicines like antibiotics may seem like the answer when you have a problem like a cough, sore throat or sinus pain. But studies show that most upper respiratory infections are viral. And antibioti...
  • You Have Options for Safely Managing Your Pain

    March 10, 2023
    There are many ways to treat pain so that you can enjoy a better quality of life. Learning your options can help keep you safe while still allowing you to do what matters to you. Start by talking to your doctor about ways to manage your pain t...
  • Substance Misuse: Signs and Risks

    March 10, 2023
    Since 2020, more than 37 million people in the U.S. have struggled with drug use. Of the nearly 140 million people 12 and older who use alcohol, 20% of them suffer from misuse and addiction. The misuse of drugs and alcohol can trigger a long list...
  • Early Detection Helps Prevent Deaths from Breast Cancer

    March 10, 2023
    Finding breast cancer early is the best way to prevent deaths from breast cancer. Getting regular screening tests is the best way to find breast cancer early. About 1 in 8 American women will get breast cancer at some point in their lives. Each...
  • Protect Those Pretty Peepers

    March 10, 2023
    Our eyes are a vital part of our health, but it’s easy to take them for granted. It’s important to make sure you keep them healthy. Here’s how you can keep your eyes healthy and injury-free. Have a yearly comprehensive dilated eye ...
  • Healthy Living with Asthma

    March 9, 2023
    Your child has asthma. Now what? First, know you’re not alone. Asthma is the most common long-term disease in children. Millions of families do everything they can to keep their children’s asthma under control. Learning how to keep asthm...
  • Expecting a Baby? Check Out Our Maternity Checklist

    March 2, 2023
    Preparing for the arrival of a little one? Congratulations! You probably have a lot on your mind. Choosing baby names and setting up a nursery are likely two of them. Here's another to remember: making the most of your maternity coverage benefits...
  • Stress: Separating Fact from Fiction

    March 2, 2023
    We all feel stressed from time to time. It could be something short-term like getting stuck in traffic. Or it could be longer-term stress due to worries about divorce or the death of a loved one that make you feel tense. As much as we wish it wasn&r...