Health & Wellness
Turn health into wealth
Health care today is expensive, but there are ways that you can give your wallet a break. One of the best ways to make health care more affordable is to avoid the need for medical care in the first place. More than 75 percent of health care costs are attributed to chronic illness, most of which are controllable, if not p...
Four things you might not know about fall allergies
As most allergy sufferers will tell you, allergy symptoms can always be bothersome, turning any time of year into sneezing season. A runny nose, itchy eyes and scratchy throat can arise as the days get shorter and the leaves begin to change. The fall can be especially difficult for people who are sensitive to mold and ra...
Disability insurance: protecting your future
There is a common misperception that most disabilities are caused by accidents. In reality, the majority of disabilities are caused by illness. You might think it won't happen to you. And perhaps it won't. But in 2009, more than 15 million Americans experienced a disability that prevented them from working.
When your body runs hot, you need salt to stay hydrated
Every day, more and more Americans are motivated to start exercise programs. And while few will ever attain the fitness of an all-star athlete, we can all benefit from increased physical activity and improved health. However, regardless of your level of activity, you still need to maintain good hydration.
The keys to successful potty training: consistency and positivity
As children continue to grow there are many new and exciting milestones they reach along the way. Just as every child is different, you will find the paths to milestone success will vary from child to child. One of the first major milestones a child hits is potty training. As this can be a frustrating process at times, h...
Five tips for fast, healthy meals on a budget
Between managing a packed schedule and trying to stretch every dollar, getting a healthy meal on the table may seem impossible. Smart planning and shopping can make it easier on any budget, so mealtime can be nutritious, tasty and stress-free to prepare. Consider these five tips to plan and prepare quick, nutritious and ...
Boomers benefit from hearing aids as they stay in the workforce longer
Let's face it: The Great Recession put a kink in many Americans' retirement plans. Combine that financial blow with the general uncertainty regarding Medicare and the future cost of private health insurance. So what does this mean for individuals? It means people need to do what they can to age productively. It means the...
Smart solutions for busy parents
Many parents are busy these days juggling everything from work, car pools, soccer practice, and cooking dinner. But a hectic schedule doesn't have to mean poor food choices. Here are a few time-saving tricks to make mealtime easier and nutritious for the whole family.
Social media is changing the way women use online health information
With busy, demanding lives, a trip to the doctor's office or a phone call to a nurse's hotline is not always possible, let alone convenient - particularly if the issue is more of an annoyance than threat. Talking about these issues online can be easier, without the awkwardness many might feel in face-to-face discussions ...