Health & Wellness
Find hot flash relief the natural way
As women enter their 40s and 50s, it's inevitable. Menopause will begin. And so will the hot flashes. At the onset of "the change," many women turn to their moms, sisters and friends for advice on how to beat the heat during unpleasant and uninvited hot flashes. While each woman can offer her advice on relief, you might find that different treatments work for different women.
Do you hear what I hear?
Due to the increased use of earbuds, adolescent hearing loss is up 5 percent over the last decade, which now affects 20 percent of U.S. adolescents ages 12 to 19, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. It's no surprise the increase in popular portable digital media player ownership from 18 percent ...
Five surprising summer habits that pack on the pounds
Swimsuit ready? Not for long. Gaining the weight you lost preparing for summer is so easy, you're likely to do it without trying. If you don't stop the eating patterns that unintentionally cause weight gain, you'll never be successful losing body fat. Here are five ways you may be packing on the pounds without even real...
Pointers for protecting feet from skin cancer
Walking on the beach, frolicking in the surf, participating in sports, strolling through a theme park while on vacation - your feet will carry you through a lot of fun this summer. But can paying attention to them help you avoid the most common form of cancer in America? Possibly, experts say.
Looking for variety at work? Try occupational therapy
Occupational therapy is often a misunderstood profession in the health care industry. It is not about getting people in the right jobs, as the word "occupational" suggests, but rather helping patients develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for working and daily living. Occupational therapists work with a variety...
Non-adherence is killing us, needlessly
Millions of Americans are plagued by chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and arthritis. These are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all existing health problems in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But there's another, lesser-known conditi...
Seven tips for mindful eating
We've all done it - donuts on-the-go for breakfast, a burger in between meetings at our desks or pizza on the couch while watching your favorite primetime show. But how often do we take the time to really savor a food from the first bite to the last?
Rid the pantry of unhealthy temptations
For many, the pantry is that valued storage spot housing dry and nonperishable foods ready to create delicious meals and treats. For some trying to lose weight and develop healthier habits, however, the pantry can hold a world of temptation. But the pantry can actually complement your efforts to develop a healthy lifestyle. Here's how.