Health News

Getting enough sleep is as critical to overall health as diet and exercise

August 30, 2015 2:10 pm

Like many Americans, you may spend hours at the gym, choose all the right foods and think you’re in peak health—but you could be missing a vital part of the equation. If you’re not sleeping seven to nine hours each … Read more »

Five secrets about head lice every parent should know

August 30, 2015 2:10 pm

A nightmare common among parents with school-age children is one your family can avoid. The problem A notice comes home from school about an outbreak of head lice. Head lice infestation is the most frequent health issue (after the common … Read more »

Feeling fit after having a baby

August 30, 2015 2:10 pm

THE United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that for a healthy postpartum woman, physical activity is a good thing. Doctors say moderate-intensity physical activity, such as brisk walking or bike riding, keeps your heart and lungs healthy … Read more »

Be “Pro-pack-tive” and send a healthful lunch

August 24, 2015 3:20 pm

LUNCH is important to power kids through their school day, explains Dr. Kurt Hong of the Center for Human Nutrition and director of Huntington Medical Foundation. He recommends combining complex carbohydrates with lean protein—nonfat yogurt and granola, a lean turkey … Read more »

Add fiber to your diet—for good health

August 24, 2015 3:18 pm

IT may not be the first thing most people think about when it comes to looking fit and living healthfully, but dietary fiber can be good for just about every, well, fiber of your being. These facts may provide you … Read more »

A new dimension in care can save lives

August 24, 2015 3:16 pm

New groundbreaking technology beyond the reach of many women THERE’S good news for women over 40: As of 2014, insurance companies are required by law to cover annual mammograms in full, with no co-pay. Unfortunately, 3D mammograms—an advanced technology that … Read more »

Safety tips for those with Alzheimer’s

August 4, 2015 4:45 pm

THERE’S helpful news for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. There are practical steps family caregivers can take to make an environment safer—whether that environment is a room or an entire home. To help, here are some tips from … Read more »

Heart-healthy habits every man should adopt

August 4, 2015 4:41 pm

MORE than 300,000 men die each year from heart disease in the United States, making it the leading cause of death for men. Unfortunately, half of the men who die suddenly from this disease have no previous symptoms. High blood … Read more »

The lowdown on lyme: Tips for prevention and detection

July 31, 2015 6:56 pm

WHILE the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that Lyme disease is about 10 times more common than previously reported, there are ways you can protect yourself. The new figures showed that as many as 300,000 Americans are … Read more »

Not for human consumption: Spice and bath salts

July 31, 2015 6:51 pm

A recent Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) report re-vealed that emergency department visits resulting from synthetic marijuana more than doubled in just one year. Most commonly known as Spice, synthetic cannabinoids go by many street names such … Read more »