Managing Your Health

Suffer from Seasonal Allergies? 4 Tips for Relief

You made it through the winter chill – not to mention cold and flu season. And while you may be looking forward to nice weather as spring gets underway, you may also be preparing yourself for the itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, recurring headaches, sore throat and other symptoms that …

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Coping with Cancer
cancer patient talking with doctor

5 Questions Cancer Patients Should Ask Their Doctor

Any medical diagnosis can be difficult to come to terms with, and cancer – a disease that takes numerous forms and results in more than 8 million deaths every year – is an especially tough diagnosis to receive. Because the nature of cancer and cancer care is so complex, it …

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Healthy Sleep Habits
Tired man experiencing social jet lag

Do You Have Social Jet Lag? 6 Tips for Better Sleep

With 24/7 work schedules and jam-packed weekend activities, it’s not surprising that nearly two-thirds of Americans report their sleep needs aren’t being met during a typical week. And while you may try to make up for that sleep deficit on the weekend, experts say that isn’t necessarily a sound strategy. …

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Women's Health
How menopause affects blood pressure

3 Reasons Menopause Changes Your Blood Pressure

When women enter menopause, numerous changes occur in the body, from biological and hormonal changes to, you guessed it – changes in blood pressure – and usually for the worse. This unwanted change in blood pressure happens for a variety of reasons, but it is manageable and even preventable through …

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Mental Health
depression

The Physical Effects of Depression

More than 16 million Americans over age 18 are clinically depressed. That’s a huge chunk of people who are suffering — and those are only the ones who have been diagnosed. Many people don’t report feeling depressed, and some don’t realize their physical symptoms — such as upset stomach, headache …

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Coping with Cancer
cancer treatment and sleep issues

How to Overcome Sleep Issues During Cancer Treatment

It’s no surprise that cancer – and cancer treatment – contribute to a host of side effects ranging from hair loss to nausea. Cancer is a tough disease that transforms bodies and can leave even the strongest of patients feeling weak and defeated. Unfortunately, cancer is also the culprit of …

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Healthy Relationships
STI conversation

How to Talk About an STI

Sexual intimacy is an important way to express love and affection for that special someone. But such expressions might come at a cost. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more sexually transmitted infections (STIs) were reported last year than ever before. Scary, right? Yet, many people …

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Understanding Health Risks

Are You in Danger of a Heart Attack?

The unexpected deaths of Fox 2 Detroit news anchor and firefighter Ron Savage and actor Bill Paxton, along with “Biggest Loser” trainer Bob Harper’s recent heart attack, have people asking themselves ‘Could that be me?’ Bob Harper’s career is based on a good diet and exercise. Ron Savage told his …

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Cancer Awareness
Man eats healthy food to prevent colorectal cancer.

Colon Care: Preventing Colorectal Cancer

Each year, thousands of people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer – a disease that is projected to take the lives of more than 50,000 this year alone. Colorectal cancer is a serious disease. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society, it’s the third most common type of cancer in …

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Substance Abuse
Woman stares at a drink, working on getting sober.

Getting Sober: The 5 Tips You Need

As with any dark habit, excessive alcohol use has a way of seeping into your life. The statistics are startling: Each year, an estimated 88,000 Americans die from alcohol-related causes, making alcohol use the fourth leading cause of preventable death in the US. Those who survive may suffer from fractured …

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