Health News

A colon cancer screening test you can take at home

March 19, 2015 6:22 pm

THERE’S good news for Americans 50 or older who are at average risk for colon cancer and who have not been screened. A new test that is designed to be convenient and noninvasive is now available. The best part? You … Read more »

Early diagnosis, effective monitoring and treatment can help prevent vision loss from AMD

March 19, 2015 6:20 pm

THERE’S good news for those at risk for, or in the early stages of, age-related macular degeneration, or AMD—an eye disease that is also a leading cause of vision loss among people ages 50 and older. Early diagnosis, effective monitoring … Read more »

“B” free of mouth pain

March 19, 2015 6:18 pm

THERE’S now a pleasant, natural way to relieve temporary pain from mouth sores, cuts, wounds and mouth ulcers and to support a healthy mouth lining. It’s done with a dose of bioactive B12 (methylcobalamin) and hyaluronan in the form of … Read more »

Be proactive to help keep your family lice free

March 12, 2015 6:12 pm

THE Centers for Disease Control estimates that 12 million children get lice annually. Children can be exposed to head lice during school outbreaks, playdates, sleepovers or camp. You would be hard pressed to find a school district that doesn’t see … Read more »

Food as fuel: Chia supports active lifestyles

March 12, 2015 6:10 pm

MAINTAINING a healthy lifestyle is the goal of everybody who want to stay in shape and avoid health challenges such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Eating a healthy, balanced diet that supports regular exercise is important, and that’s the … Read more »

Could this tiny lozenge help stop eating so much?

March 12, 2015 5:53 pm

AT any given point, roughly 50 percent of American adults are trying to lose or maintain their weight. That’s up from 24 percent in 2000. But instead of a leaner, healthier society, Americans are the heaviest they have ever been. … Read more »

Taking steps to reduce very high triglycerides

March 12, 2015 5:51 pm

IF we can take walking meetings as an alternative to sitting in a stuffy conference room, what if we could take a walk with our doctor—getting the benefits of 30 minutes of exercise which research has shown can help maintain … Read more »

Booming Resolutions: Steps to success for older adults

March 7, 2015 7:21 pm

THE beauty of a New Year is the opportunity to start fresh on the things that matter to you. While the opportunity for new beginnings is exciting, often, people experience resolution pressure, which can inhibit success—particularly when it comes to … Read more »

Vaccines can help to keep diseases from returning

March 7, 2015 7:19 pm

VACCINES help to protect the health of a child who is vaccinated—and those around the child, as well. That’s the word from experts who say the outbreak of measles that began in California and spread to many other states drives … Read more »

Handling the risks of high home humidity

February 26, 2015 4:27 pm

A few simple steps can help you avoid a common situation that could put a damper on your indoor fun and good feelings. The problem According to the Environmental Protection Agency, health problems associated with poor indoor air quality include … Read more »