Knead Your Stress to Go Away

Lack of energy. Feeling depressed. Difficulty sleeping. If your health provider chalks up these symptoms to stress in your life, massage therapy may be one strategy for relief. Massage therapy should never replace standard medical care; however, scientific evidence shows that it may help with back pain and can improve the quality of life for […]

Poor Diet Linked to Early Death

When you’re planning meals, grocery shopping or perusing a restaurant menu, are you wondering which foods might help you live longer? It’s not such a far-fetched question when you consider the results of a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. About half of all U.S. deaths from heart disease, stroke […]

Take Heart: Fitness Trackers Not Always Accurate

Fitness trackers can be great motivators to get active. Trouble is, some of them are not always accurate when it comes to measuring heart rate. In fact, if you’re relying on a fitness tracker to keep your heart rate at a safe limit set by your doctor, researchers at Cleveland Clinic say you may want […]

Exercise to Manage Arthritis Pain

It’s easy to understand why the aches, pains and swelling from arthritis keep millions of people from being physically active. However, exercise remains an important aspect to managing arthritis. In fact, it can reduce arthritis symptoms by up to 40 percent, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This month, federal health […]

Flu Vaccine: It’s Not Too Late to Get Protected

If you haven’t been vaccinated for the flu this season, it’s not too late. You can still help protect yourself and others from the flu virus by getting vaccinated. In fact, if you get vaccinated, it may cut your chances of getting the flu and needing to see a doctor by about half, according to […]

Too Many People Skip Important Colon Cancer Screenings

Although colorectal cancer remains the the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, many people can lower their risk by staying up to date with screening tests. If colon cancer is detected in its early stages, it is up to 90 percent curable, according to the National Cancer Institute. Despite the effectiveness of […]

Regular Exercise May Help Black Americans Avoid High Blood Pressure

Working up a sweat on a regular basis may be a strategy for black Americans to lower the risk of high blood pressure, according to new research. The prevalence of high blood pressure in black Americans is among the highest in the world, according to the American Heart Association. Nearly 45 percent of black men […]

New Advice Makes it Easy to Choose Fish Safely While Pregnant, Breastfeeding

Eating fish is known for its health advantages during pregnancy but many pregnant women eat far less than what’s recommended. To help women and parents of young children choose safe fish and shellfish options, federal authorities have created an easy-to-read chart based on their final advice for fish consumption. Fish and shellfish can be an excellent […]

Prevent High Blood Pressure: Get It Checked

If you haven’t had your blood pressure checked by a doctor lately, you could be one of the millions of Americans who has hypertension, but is completely unaware of it. Unlike so many other serious health problems, high blood pressure – the “silent killer” – rarely causes any symptoms. That might explain why one out […]

Resolve to Make SMART Goals in 2017

Lose 10 pounds. Eat healthy. Give up sweets. These resolutions for the New Year may sound good, but they’re likely setting up people for failure. Have you ever wondered why the gym is so crowded in January and February and then deserted by mid-March? How about your own past resolutions? Did you declare last year […]