• Eating disorders: It’s not just about food
    February 24, 2021
    Child & Family Health, Stay Well
    National surveys estimate that 20 million women and 10 million men in America will have an eating disorder at some point in their lives — and they can affect anyone, regardless of age, size, gender, race, sexuality, ability or socioeconomic status. There is a commonly held belief that eating disorders...
  • When you have a leaky heart — understanding mitral valve disease
    February 22, 2021
    Cardiology, Heart Health, Regain Health
    When the heart is functioning normally, the mitral valve opens up to allow blood to flow from the left atrium to the left ventricle. But what happens when the valve leaks? That’s what’s known as mitral valve disease, which occurs when the valve doesn’t work properly. While there are different...
  • Are you making your incontinence worse?
    February 20, 2021
    Regain Health, Urology & Incontinence, Urology, Incontinence & Pelvic Floor
    Urinary incontinence is common, especially among women. If you’re one of the millions dealing with the condition, could you be making your symptoms worse? When you are dealing with incontinence, the last thing you want to do is make the situation worse. But all too often, our everyday habits can...
  • Red light, green light: Your guide to heart-healthy eating
    February 12, 2021
    Heart Health, Stay Well
    On TV, in the news, in your monthly magazine … It seems like everywhere you turn, healthy eating is a topic of conversation. But how can you know what to eat for a healthy heart? Healthy eating can seem complicated. But in reality, making a few smart choices can help...
  • Radon: The silent source of lung cancer
    January 21, 2021
    Stay Well
    According to the Environmental Protection Agency, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. That’s especially concerning since as many as 1 in 15 homes in the US have high levels of radon. Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the natural decay of uranium in rocks...
  • thyroid conditions
    Could it be my thyroid?
    January 19, 2021
    Men's Health, Stay Well, Women's Health
    Most people never think about their thyroid. But when it goes haywire, it can affect nearly every part of your body. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland found just below your Adam’s apple at the base of your neck. The gland secretes the thyroid hormone, which travels throughout the body...
  • Ask an expert: COVID-19 Vaccine
    January 19, 2021
    Ask an Expert, Stay Well
    Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been an effort to make one or more COVID-19 vaccines available as soon as possible through Operation Warp Speed. As that vaccine rolls out to our healthcare workers and communities, many people have lingering questions about the safety and effectiveness of...
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    Mental health matters: Protecting your child’s mental health during a pandemic
    January 15, 2021
    Child & Family Health, Stay Well
    When it comes to older children and teens, the impact of the ongoing pandemic on mental health should not be overlooked. Decreased social interaction with peers and extended family, changes in routine and future plans, and building tensions from extended periods spent in close quarters with others – not...
  • what's the point of a pap smear? cervical cancer awareness
    A brief guide to cervical health
    January 13, 2021
    Gynecological Health, Stay Well, Women's Health
    Most women don't give much thought to their cervix unless they're pregnant or trying to conceive. But the cervix plays a powerful role in the reproductive system throughout our whole lives. So what exactly is the cervix? The cervix is the passage that connects the uterus with the vagina. It allows menstrual...
  • safe driving
    Just say no to distracted driving
    December 23, 2020
    Stay Well
    Texting while driving has received a lot of attention, but it’s not the only form of distracted driving. There are many other ways a driver can become distracted — and they can be just as dangerous. Distracted driving is driving while doing any other activity that takes your attention away...
  • COVID-19 during flu season: What to know
    November 23, 2020
    Stay Well
    Each year, we remind you to get your annual flu shot in the fall. Keeping up-to-date on all your vaccines is so important! But this year, we recognize that the landscape of viruses looks a lot different. Read on to learn more about how COVID-19 and influenza are alike,...
  • holiday depression
    Not always joy — A look at holiday depression
    November 23, 2020
    Men's Health, Regain Health, Stay Well, Women's Health
    The holiday season is in full force once November arrives...and logically, the holiday spirit should have us all in a great mood. Right? Not always. In fact, while the holidays are a cheerful time for many people, they can also be a very sad, lonely, anxious or depressing time for...