• How Preventive Exams Are Used to Detect Cervical Cancer in Women

    November 29, 2022
    We’ve all heard the old proverb: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Translated, it simply means catching health issues early is best. Many preventive services covered under your health plan help do just that. Three ...
  • What is ADHD?

    November 29, 2022
    Paying attention, sitting still and curbing urges are good skills for children to learn. But those things are hard for children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Some signs of the disorder are: Trouble paying attention High level...
  • How Does Stress Affect Your Body?

    November 16, 2022
    If you’re feeling stressed, join the party. The reasons behind that stressed-out feeling differ for each person. Some talk about it, others don’t. But there’s one thing people have in common: When you’re stressed, you’ll...
  • Lower Stress with Organization

    November 14, 2022
    Are you stressed because your house is a mess, you’re always late, you don’t eat right, and you never get enough sleep? If this sounds familiar, you could probably stand to be more organized. You may think organization sounds great; but i...
  • Do You Have a Higher Risk for Diabetes?

    November 12, 2022
    More than 37 million Americans have diabetes. That’s about one in every 10 people. Nearly half of them don’t even know it. On top of these stunning numbers, another 96 million American adults have prediabetes. Chances are you or someone i...
  • Can I Be Chill About the Chills?

    November 11, 2022
    Picture this: Your body starts to ache. Your skin breaks out in goosebumps and you begin to shiver even though you're dressed warmly and the room isn’t cold. What’s going on? Well, it sounds like you have the chills and possibly even a fe...
  • Think FAST: Stroke Risk Factors and Warnings

    November 11, 2022
    A stroke happens when blood flow to your brain stops or is greatly reduced. It also slows or prevents the flow of oxygen the brain needs to function properly. A stroke is a medical emergency and the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. You ....
  • Living and Laughing with Diabetes

    November 11, 2022
    Diabetes was a part of Loretta N.’s life long before she was diagnosed with the disease. She clearly remembers caring for her diabetic father. As she cooked meals for him and helped him monitor his blood sugar levels, she saw the effects of the....
  • Ups and Downs of Living With Diabetes

    November 10, 2022
    As someone who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes nearly three decades ago, Kimberly H. offers a perspective that is colored by the ups and downs of an autoimmune disease she must confront each day. “Life is not easy,” she asserts. &ldquo...
  • AIDS AND HIV: Prevention and the Search for a Cure

    November 9, 2022
    During the 1980s, AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) became an unwelcome part of our vocabulary. The disease launched a global health epidemic when it was identified in 1981. Since then, AIDS has claimed more than 700,000 lives in the United...
  • Living With Diabetes? Find Big Eats on a Low Grocery Budget

    November 9, 2022
    Food choices are so important when diabetes is part of your day-to-day life. Here’s something to keep in mind: The best healthy meal plan for diabetics isn’t that much different from a healthy eating plan for people without diabetes.&nbsp...
  • How do you take care of your SOUL?

    November 8, 2022
    A well-nourished life is a happy and healthy life, and that doesn’t only mean a good diet and exercise. Start taking care of your wellness today by adding in some simple daily practices to care for mind and soul. Some things you can do: Cultiv....
  • The Eyes Have It: Protect Them with Routine Eye Exams

    November 6, 2022
    Eye exams are a great way to keep an eye on your health. Eye exams can help you get the right prescription for glasses or contact lenses. They can also be a real ‘eye opener’ when it comes to your health. Your eyes aren’t just...
  • Supporting Someone with Mental Illness

    November 1, 2022
    Anyone can have mental health issues. And if they do, friends and family can make a big difference in their recovery. Mental health conditions are common — 1 in 5 adults are affected. Mental health illnesses are health issues that change a pers....
  • The Link Between Diabetes and Depression

    November 1, 2022
    Your mental health touches so many parts of your daily life. It affects how you think and feel, handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Your thoughts and feelings affect how healthy you are. It isn’t surprising that having a mental h....