• Bone up on osteoporosis
    May 22, 2020
    Back, Bone & Joint Health, Stay Well, Women's Health
    Did you know that 10 million people in the United States currently have osteoporosis and 18 million more are at risk of developing the condition? The good news: You can take steps to protect your bone health. The amount of bone mass in the body typically peaks by your mid...
  • signs of depression
    Would you recognize the signs of depression?
    May 14, 2020
    Behavioral Health, Men's Health, Regain Health, Stay Well, Women's Health
    We hear the word “depression” a lot these days. But when it comes down to it, if you or a loved one were depressed, would you recognize the symptoms? Major depression, defined as significantly impacting a person’s life and disrupting daily activities, affects more than 16 million American adults each...
  • What to know about stroke recovery
    May 7, 2020
    Brain Health & Stroke, Regain Health
    Someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. You may be familiar with the signs of stroke, but do you know what happens during stroke recovery? Stroke is a leading cause of death among Americans, but it’s also...
  • asthma kids
    A parent’s guide to asthma
    May 7, 2020
    Child & Family Health, Common Childhood Diseases, Stay Well
    Does your child have asthma? If so, he or she isn’t alone — more than 6.3 million children in the United States have been diagnosed with the condition. How much do you know about this common chronic condition? If your child has been diagnosed with asthma, you’re probably at least...
  • do nothing
    Press pause: The health benefits of doing nothing
    April 17, 2020
    Stay Well
    Your routine right now probably looks totally different than your usual routine. But it may be just as busy, just in different ways. Could it be time to hit pause? Let’s explore the health benefits of taking time to rest. Maybe you aren’t ferrying the kids to and from school...
  • child abuse prevention
    Putting an end to child abuse
    April 17, 2020
    Child & Family Health, Stay Well
    Each year, more than 3 million cases of child abuse are reported in the United States. The numbers are sobering. But what can be done to prevent it? The month of April is designated each year as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, bringing attention to a pervasive problem. But before we...
  • What to eat to boost your immune system
    April 2, 2020
    Stay Well
    The immune system plays an important role in helping the body fend off viruses, bacteria and other sources of illness. Did you know you can boost your immune system through the foods you eat? It may feel like we’re in control of very little these days. But one thing you...
  • How to talk with kids about COVID-19
    April 1, 2020
    Child & Family Health
    Are you a parent or caregiver wondering if you should talk to your children about COVID-19? Well, the answer is an emphatic “yes!” With school and business closures happening on a large scale, as well as some reopenings, it’s not hard for children to notice that something is different. Besides...
  • self care
    What exactly is self-care?
    March 24, 2020
    Men's Health, Stay Well, Women's Health
    When you hear the word “self-care,” do massages and manicures come to mind? You aren’t alone. Self-care is often in the news these days, but there are a lot of misconceptions about what it is.  So, what is it? Basically, self-care is anything you do to take care of yourself —...
  • hot spots for germs
    Hot spots for germs when you have kids
    March 18, 2020
    Child & Family Health, Stay Well
    Any parent knows that having a child inevitably involves messes. But having kids in the household can also make your home a haven for germs! In the middle of cold and flu season — and especially in the middle of a pandemic — it can seem like germs are everywhere....
  • social distancing 101
    Social Distancing 101
    March 17, 2020
    Stay Well
    Because COVID-19 is a newly identified illness, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is still learning how it spreads, the severity of the illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread in the United States. In communities where cases of the virus have been confirmed, it...
  • kids hand hygiene
    Teaching your little ones about hand hygiene
    March 6, 2020
    Child & Family Health, Stay Well
    You know the importance of washing your hands, but how can you get the message across to your kids? Handwashing is vitally important. Each day, we come in contact with thousands of germs. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 50 percent of...