Health & Wellness
Strolling your way to good foot health
When's the last time you thought about your foot health? From wiggling to walking, feet are used constantly, but are often forgotten when it comes to living healthy. Because the health of your feet can affect everything you do, it's wise to keep them looking and feeling great. With a few simple steps, you can prevent inj...
Digital dos and don'ts for families
Serving nutritious meals, ensuring everyone gets enough sleep and physical activity, helping kids navigate the emotional challenges of growing up - parents have a lot to think about when it comes to keeping their kids healthy. Over the past decade, one more concern has emerged, and it's gaining in importance: teaching ch...
Curious about the Mediterranean diet? How to make it work for you
The people in countries bordering the Mediterranean have historically been known as some of the healthiest, fittest people in the world. Their diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, wholesome whole grains, and fish and lean meats has long been hailed by nutritionists and health experts as a reliable recipe for weight contr...
It may be in Your DNA: Restless Legs Syndrome
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a neurological condition known to run in families. Studies have now identified some of the genetic markers of RLS and RLS is often found in families where the onset of symptoms is before age 40. A complete family history is important information for your physician and may be helpful in the...
Clearing the air: What an HVAC cleaner should really do in your home
Those statistics about indoor air pollution and it's relation to respiratory problems convinced you it was time to get your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system (HVAC) cleaned. HVAC companies are among the top 10 industries with the most complaints, according to the Better Business Bureau. So how can a homeow...
Back to school: Hey, parents, it's not just for kids
The kids got their back-to-school haircuts and picked out new outfits. You've stocked up on school supplies and healthy after-school snacks, and you're prepared to limit your child's non-school screen time. Like many parents, you're now wondering if there's more you can do to help your kids succeed this year at school. T...
Ask the Pharmacist: Medication tips for school-aged children
Packing a lunch, signing permission slips and laying out clean clothes for the morning are all part of parents' to-do lists when prepping for their children's day at school. But for parents of the 6.5 million American children being treated for a chronic medical condition, preparing for school also means putting pill bot...
Tips for seniors on managing health care costs
Finding the Medicare coverage that best fits their needs and their pocket books is challenging for many seniors. Health care plans make changes to their coverage. People's health conditions change. Not keeping on top of these changes can mean problems. Suddenly seniors may find they don't have needed coverage, their doct...
In breast cancer detection, the test matters
One in eight American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. However, early detection coupled with advanced treatment options has cut mortality rates by a third in the U.S. over the past 20 years. Today, a new breakthrough technology is poised to provide a dramatic improvement in breast cancer dete...