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 […]

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 […]

Have a Healthy New Year: Take Advantage of Screenings

Resolve to protect your health this year by staying up to date with important health screenings and immunizations. A simple phone call to schedule an appointment with your primary health provider is the first step toward taking charge of your health. Screenings help detect illnesses and diseases early, when they’re often easier to treat. “It’s […]

Four in 10 Cancers Linked to Tobacco Use

Although fewer adults nationwide smoke cigarettes, 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the United States are linked to tobacco use, a report finds. The new federal statistics are a somber reminder that tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of cancer and cancer deaths. Tobacco use includes cigarettes, cigars and smokeless tobacco products such […]

Learn Your Family’s Health History This Thanksgiving

A simple conversation this Thanksgiving could help you and other members of your family live healthier lives. As you gather together with relatives, take time to also gather your family’s medical history. By asking your relatives a few simple questions, you can discover if diabetes, high blood pressure and even certain cancers such as breast […]

Have a Happy, Healthy Holiday: Put Yourself in Charge

By Judy Mitnick, MS, RD, CDE, Bon Secours In Motion Physical Therapy & Sports Performance It’s that time again: the time for parties, the time for family and friends, the time for food… and more food, and more food. It’s no wonder people often feel like someone else takes control of their eating during this […]

Manage Diabetes to Improve Health

One of the challenges to treating type 2 diabetes is simply that millions of people don’t know they have the serious disease. More than 29 million adults in the United States have diabetes, but one-fourth of them are unaware of their condition. Another 86 million adults have prediabetes – which often leads to type 2 […]

Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk

Although women can’t control how old they are or their genetics, which both influence the risk of breast cancer, they can take other actions to help prevent the disease. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Years […]