bone & joint health
This Joint Is Creaking: Tips to Ease Your Pain
Oh, my aching hip, back and knee! Feeling your age? Our members tell us that joint pain can happen at any age and for varied reasons. Find out how they’ve gotten some relief.
Small Steps = Big Gains
Activity can be painful if you have joint problems. But it’s an important way to help lessen pain and lose extra weight that can make symptoms worse. Get tips for getting started — one step at a time.
In a Slump? Straighten Up While Using Digital Devices
Having poor posture when using digital devices is causing many of us back and neck pain. Are you suffering from “iPosture”?View bone & joint health Articles
Growing Cancer Risk for Younger Adults: What You Should Know
While colorectal cancer was once most often diagnosed among those ages 50 and older, now younger people also need to be on the alert.
Improve Your Long Game with Two Simple Steps
Before you greet the warmer weather with outdoor activities, there are two important steps you should take to protect your long-term health.
Get the Latest Advice on Breast Cancer Screening and Prevention
If you’re confused about when to get a mammogram, you’re not alone. Not all experts agree, so what’s the best advice? Talk to your doctor. And don’t put it off. Regular screenings can help spot a problem before it becomes serious.View cancer Articles
Go from Prediabetes to No Diabetes Through Healthier Living
About 84 million American adults have prediabetes. But there’s hope for those who don’t want to stay on the path to diabetes.
Sweet Peeps®! How to Survive the Spring Sugar Rush
Don’t let baskets of candy or the dessert table at a family get-together derail your efforts to manage your blood sugar. With a few simple tricks, you can have fun and enjoy some treats.
Members Share Tips for Managing Diabetes
About 29 million Americans have diabetes. If you or a loved one is managing diabetes, get tips from our members on what helped them.View diabetes Articles
Fight the Flu - One Shot at a Time
One of the best things you can do for your health is also the easiest: Get your yearly flu shot. It protects you and others in your community.
Knowledge Is Power: What Are Your Numbers?
Knowing the right information is the first step to staying healthy. It can even save your life. What numbers should you know?
A Kidney Donor Close to the Heart
A seemingly healthy diabetic, Vikki Morgan never thought she’d suffer from chronic kidney failure and need a kidney transplant. She tells her donor story of love and devotion.View general health Articles
Don't Let This Silent Killer Get You
There are usually no outward signs that blood pressure is high. And untreated high blood pressure is dangerous. Get it checked regularly, and find out what lifestyle changes you can make to lower it.
Embrace a Healthy Heart: Commit to Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes
February is Heart Month. It’s a good time to be proactive about your heart health. Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths in the U.S. each year. Many of these deaths could be prevented.
Sweet, Salty and Sneaky: What's Hiding in Your Food?
Heading to the deli for a hearty soup and sandwich lunch? You may get more than you bargained for. Hidden sugar and salt lurk in many foods you might not suspect.View heart health Articles
Summer Air Quality Can Increase Risk for Asthma Sufferers
Summer can be a tough time for kids and adults with asthma. But with a little planning, you can still enjoy a day at the beach or a night by the campfire.
Breathe Easier: Avoid Asthma, Allergy Triggers with Testing
If you struggle with asthma, get tested to find out what triggers the symptoms that make it hard for you to breathe.
Different Cultures, One Disease: Treating Asthma While Respecting Tradition
Health care professionals who work with multicultural populations often find themselves at the crossroads of cultural traditions and modern medicine. Finding common ground and discussing shared experiences can help make patients feel comfortable and respected.View lung health Articles