Bone up on osteoporosis

Bone up on osteoporosis

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...
Eating disorders: It’s not just about food

Eating disorders: It’s not just about food

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...
Radon: The silent source of lung cancer

Radon: The silent source of lung cancer

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...
Could it be my thyroid?

Could it be my thyroid?

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...