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Healthy lunch and snack ideas for back to school
If schools and parents received report cards on the lunches they're serving kids, most wouldn't receive a passing score. Here are some tips to keep your child eating healthy foods.
 
Help your kids make the grade with healthy back-to-school snacks
It's easy to forget nutrition in all the hustle and bustle of getting ready for school each day. Make a pact to embrace healthful eating, whether breakfast on the run, packed lunches or after-school snacks.
 
Breakup with breakouts [Infographic]
Get the inside scoop on what causes acne and how you can help your skin see clearer skies no matter your age.
 
Natural stress relievers for families busy with school
Back-to-school season can be stressful. Take these natural steps to relieve stress.
 
Plateau-busting tips for avoiding common workout pitfalls
Plateaus can derail your workout and weight loss. Here's how to avoid them.
 
Nomophobia: When a modern smartphone affliction leads to addiction
For people who are extremely connected to their mobile devices, going without them, even for only a few minutes, can be an anxiety-filled experience. Nomophobia, or the pathological fear of remaining out of touch with technology, is a relatively modern affliction.
 
Back-to-school nutrition primer: Give kids a healthy head start on academic success
One of the most important components of academic success is often overlooked: nutrition. Here are some super foods and ideas for picky eaters so your child is eating healthy and excelling academically.
 
10 incredibly simple ways to ease back-to-school stress
Helping your child ease into the school year sets them up to succeed both academically and socially. Consider these tips for a seamlessly transition from summer to back-to-school season.
 
Over-the-counter medicines help Americans to get well, stay well, and feel well [Infographic]
Nine out of 10 Americans use over-the-counter medications to treat common, everyday ailments, saving the health care system $102 billon each year.
 
What you need to know about hepatitis C testing [Infographic]
Those who have tested positive for chronic hepatitis C should ask which specific strain they have. Here's why.
 
Tame that ringing in your ears and rock on, boomers
Tinnitus, commonly called "ringing in the ears," is the perception of a sound in a person's ears or head that has no external source. Here's what boomers need to know about hearing health.
 
Taking responsibility for your health: Ask for yourself. Do it for your family
A simple conversation could help encourage your loved ones to take responsibility for their health.
 
Why the FDA wants pregnant women to eat more fish [Infographic]
Think fish is off the menu during pregnancy? Think again. The FDA now encourages moms-to-be to eat more seafood for the health of their baby.
 
Tips for making real, pure ingredients a part of everyday life
Look for these opportunities to incorporate plant-based, nutrient-rich foods into your daily diet.
 
Encouraging millennial women to develop life goals [Infographic]
Join the community of millennial women to define your dreams and pursue your life goals.
 
Why nutrition is just as important for mom as it is for baby after birth
After baby arrives, all of the attention goes to him, especially when it comes to eating, but many moms may not realize how important it is for them to eat well during this critical time - especially if they are breastfeeding.
 
Why employers and payers should care about the rising cost of obesity [Infographic]
Employers can play an important role in reversing the obesity trend by educating employees and members, and providing tools to improve conversations in the exam room.
 
5 tips to keep your family healthy and your house clean this school year
Keep your kids healthy so they get the most out of this school year.
 
Learn how to help college students take control of their health
College may provide the first opportunity for many young adults to make important health decisions for themselves. Learn how to help college students take control of their health.
 
Stay on top of your rheumatoid arthritis with these helpful tips
Learn more about rheumatoid arthritis and how you can improve your condition.
 
5 things parents should be aware of when it comes to kids and digital devices
Kids are exposed to blue light from digital devices nonstop, and eye doctors are reporting a 50 percent increase in digital eye strain because of it.
 
Wholesome snacks for back to school
The new school year shouldn't stop you from offering your children healthy snacks. Try these easy creations.
 
Does your bladder control your life? What you should know about your options
If you have overactive bladder, treatment can help. Here are your options.
 
Summer-ready: Feeling good about your GI symptoms
For those who are living with gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, summer may present some challenges beyond how to keep cool, like feeling anxious about where the closest bathrooms are located. Consider these expert tips.
 
Intersection of technology and health care improves patient care
The health care industry is shifting its focus from volume to value, rewarding health care providers who offer higher quality, more efficient care. Many health systems are adopting new technology to enable this evolution.
 
Hospice care: separating fact from fiction
Many people think that being on hospice means lying in a bed, barely conscious. This is just one myth about hospice care. Read on to learn other facts.
 
Seniors: healthy eyes equal happy lives [Infographic]
Keeping eyes healthy while aging can help reduce the risk of vision loss. Here's how.
 
Bridging the disability insurance gap
Underestimating the risk of becoming disabled can throw a person into financial difficulty. Disability insurance can help, but is not always taken advantage of.
 
Loud cheers lead to victory in Brazil [Infographic]
It's the fans who matter when it comes to football and the world match-up in Brazil. One opinion is that the fans who cheer the loudest will see the most success.
 
This Independence Day, help start a national conversation about an often-neglected issue in women's health: sex after menopause
Some women say sex after menopause is fabulous. For millions of others, it's something to avoid. Yet many suffer in silence finding it too awkward and uncomfortable to bring up.
 
Survey shows that most affected by obesity are not taking steps to lose weight [Infographic]
A 2012 National Health and Wellness Survey of 23,000 people with obesity shows most of those affected by obesity are not taking steps to lose weight.
 
Tips for daily sun safety this summer [Infographic]
Your skin is exposed to the sun daily, which can increase your odds of developing skin cancer.
 
National survey calls for putting 'personal' back into personalized cancer care [Infographic]
New data from The Cancer Experience: A National Study of Patients and Caregivers finds that nearly one in four cancer patients and caregivers remain dissatisfied with their care experience (independent of treatment outcome).
 
Redefining what it means to do things 'like a girl' [Infographic]
Girls should feel proud and confident. The phase, "like a girl" now means something that's downright amazing.
 
What's the right family size for you? [Infographic]
Seventy-two percent of women with complete families are interested in permanent birth control options. See what else women with complete families want when it comes to birth control.
 
Can't sleep? Your personality may be the problem [Infographic]
Your sleep (or lack thereof) could be affected by your bedtime routine. And that bedtime routine - for better or worse - might very well be a product of your personality.
 
Travel tips for your eyes only
Eye conditions can turn a vacation into an eye sore. These tips will help you enjoy your travels, and see everything clearly.
 
Seniors willing to discuss driving abilities, yet conversations rarely happen
Nervous about having a conversation with your senior loved ones about their driving? They may be more ready to talk than you think.
 
Living each moment of life with hospice
Hospice care is not about the end of life, but about living every remaining moment to its fullest. Here's help for choosing a hospice provider.
 
Why kids and nutritionists reject new school lunches
Find out how new school lunch restrictions may be denying your child important nutrients.
 
3 myths about microwave foods
Finding out what's true and what's not about your favorite snacks.
 
The tween years: How to survive as a parent
The tween years are tough for everyone. Some expert advice can help parents cope with the trials of tweenhood.
 
Create a more natural summer with safe, effective household cleaning tips
Give your family a healthier, fresher summer with these tips for natural household cleaning.
 
Teenagers believe legalization of marijuana encourages experimentation and may lead to further drug use
With legalization of marijuana occurring in states across the country, it's more important than ever for parents to talk to teenagers about the realities of substance abuse.
 
Follow these expert rules for gorgeous, resilient hair
Learn the rules to maintain the hair of your dreams.
 
A world of whoops: The nation's most accident-prone cities [Infographic]
Accidents are just more common in some areas. Discover the nation's 10 most accident-prone cities.
 
Struggling for breath: Why people with COPD may be putting themselves at unnecessary risk
Imagine experiencing shortness of breath, wheezing, and a cough so severe it requires you to visit the emergency room. This is a frightening potential reality for an estimated 24 million Americans with COPD.
 
Budget-friendly tricks for serving meals your family will love
Take the stress out of mealtime with budget-friendly planning tips.
 
Good habits to keep teens safe on the road
Learn some simple tips to help teens stay safe while riding in cars.
 
Parents, prevent heatstroke by never leaving a child alone in a car
One child dies every 10 days from heatstroke. Learn how to keep your child safe.
 
Spit up: Parents often confused about an occurrence considered normal in most babies
When feeding babies, they often spit up. Is this normal?
 
Food safety tips for the summer cookout
Cooking outdoors may provide a sense of relaxation and calm, but the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reminds those cooking outdoors to focus on the necessary steps to ensure food safety.
 
How one woman's cancer journey was transformed into art
A cancer diagnosis can be one of the scariest moments in a person's life, but now, more than ever, that diagnosis doesn't have to be a death sentence.
 
Do you feel tired all the time? [Infographic]
It's normal to feel tired sometimes, but people with narcolepsy struggle to stay awake and alert more often than not.
 
Kickoff summer on the right foot
There are several ways to care for your feet and help get them ready for their debut in the sun. If your tootsies are in need of a little TLC, try these tips.
 
Easy methods to give your home a summer spruce up
Summer provides a great opportunity to go deep and tackle the DIY-oriented tasks around the home. Check out these tips to give your home a summer spruce-up, without breaking the bank.
 
How chiropractic care can help runners
Preventive chiropractic care can help runners avoid injury and maintain optimal health and fitness.
 
5 ways hospice can help you or your loved ones
The hospice philosophy is about making sure that a patient's death experience reflects their wishes. Here are five ways that hospice helps to deliver this.
 
4 reasons to make the move to a medical home
Find out what it takes to make a home a medical home.
 
The future of cancer treatment may lie in an experimental 'immunotherapy' vaccine
Diane Altenburg has been cancer free for years undergoing this treatment.
 
The top 5 health tips for men
Men can pay better attention to their health with these tips.
 
Multiple myeloma by the numbers [Infographic]
Learn more about multiple myeloma, which is an incurable and rare cancer that starts in plasma cells in the bone marrow.
 
Beach potty problems - the salty truth [Infographic]
Find out what other contaminants may be joining you at the beach this year.
 
5 tips for relieving dry skin
Dry skin can be more than just a minor irritant. These five steps will help battle dry skin problems.
 
Clearing up the facts about cataracts
Cataract is one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S. Do you know the facts?
 
Fight childhood hunger to keep kids healthy this summer
Many children who rely on free or reduced cost meals during the school year are at risk of going hungry during the summer months.
 
Beyond sound: The link between hearing loss and cognitive health
Hearing loss in older people isn't just a quality of life issue; hearing loss may also be bad for the brain.
 
Home safety tips that put families at ease
Learn what you can do to keep your home and your family safe this summer.
 
Not getting through? How to talk to your guy about your health concerns
If your guy has trouble listening when you talk about your health concerns, a fundamental difference in communication styles and lack of information (not empathy) may be to blame. Here's how to communicate better.
 
Ask the Pharmacist: Managing the aches and pains of arthritis
Making the right lifestyle and medication decisions can be the difference between living a healthy, full life and living with a serious disability caused by arthritis.
 
Eating clean: Today's top food trend takes a simpler approach to nutrition
 
Putting herself first: Easy tips to help women to focus on their own health
This is the perfect time of year for women to focus on their own health, especially as schedules slow down for the summer months.
 
Be your own health advocate to live well and save money with Medicare
Being an advocate for your health can help keep you well, and could save you money on your Medicare coverage, too.
 
Laboring under misconceptions: Epidural myths may keep women from reliable pain management
It's one of the most effective, safest and widely used forms of pain management for women in labor, yet there are misconceptions about epidurals.
 
Health coverage is available that fits the family budget: Enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP is year-round
Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide free or low-cost health coverage for children and teens in families with low and moderate incomes. Parents and other adults may qualify for Medicaid as well.
 
Suffering from low libido? It may be a sign of a bigger medical issue
Sometimes the stress of the day isn't the cause for a woman's lack of sexual desire. Sometimes it's something else.
 
Update your workout gear to whip your fitness routine into shape
To maximize the effectiveness of your fitness routine, you'll need some summer fitness gear to kick off your workout and keep going strong.
 
Concerned about stroke? A two-year study finds that vitamin E from Malaysian palm oil helps to protect brain's white matter
While you may know about your brain's gray matter, did you also know that about 50 percent of your brain is made of white matter? The health of your brain's white matter affects how well it learns and functions.
 
Critical program helps veterans find health care and other benefits
Sometimes challenges after military service is complete are just as difficult as those on the battlefield. Honor veterans by supporting services that address health concerns in the areas of suicide prevention, PTS, traumatic brain injury and women's health concerns.
 
Self-esteem: A top tool for empowering kids to stay smoke-free
Helping children build self-esteem and the conviction that they deserve the better health that come from smoke-free living can go a long way toward ensuring kids never begin smoking.
 
Well-heeled: Tips for picking high heels that are better for your feet
Love how your high heels make your legs look but hate how they make your feet feel? Try these expert tips for choosing heels that are better for your feet.
 
Getting to the truth behind common diet myths
Separate fact from fiction with these common diet notions.
 
Five steps to a safer pool and spa this summer [Infographic]
Learn the facts about pool and spa safety so you can protect your kids.
 
7 health myths that might surprise you
Discover these seven health myths and find out how you can start living a healthier life.
 
Heads up, sunshine. Those rays are aging you, fast [Infographic]
Get the scoop on common tanning myths and what you can do to prevent UV damage.
 
What are you doing to help improve your indoor air quality? [Infographic]
While people may be conscious of outdoor air pollution and health hazards, many don't realize that there may also be pollutants inside the home.
 
Try these ideas for light and simple cookout fare
If you're planning a backyard barbecue, fresh produce makes delicious and healthy choices a breeze no matter if you're the host or a guest.
 
Have a 'PEP Talk' to help prevent life-threatening pregnancy complications
Discussing three of the most common, severe pregnancy complications and a simple way to raise awareness.
 
Cardiologists outline their primary treatment goals [Infographic]
Learn the results of the recent cardiologist survey and what treatment goals top the list for these health care professionals.
 
Centenarians reveal their secrets to a long, happy life
How can you live to be 100? Centenarians offer some advice on how to achieve a long, healthy and happy life.
 
Did you know salt reduces stress?
Stress can kill you and the longer you experience stress the worse your health can become. One common household ingredient can help: salt.
 
Refreshing salads for warm days
Summer is salad season. Here are tips for making your salads crowd-pleasers this summer.
 
Find the right tools to invest in a healthy smile
Looking to improve the health of your smile? There are plenty of things you can do right at home.
 
Eyes get sunburned too: Doctor tips for being sun-wise with your eyes
There's a sun-sensitive organ that too often gets ignored: the eyes. Protect your peepers with these expert tips for spring and summer.
 
When disaster strikes, will your pets be safe? Preparedness tips for pet parents
Provisions to take care of pets should be part of every family's disaster preparedness plans. Take these steps to ensure your pets are cared for in the event of an emergency.
 
Kid-friendly foods that are also healthy appearing in restaurants across the country
In an effort to meet the growing demand among consumers for more healthful menu options, a number of restaurants are offering more nutritious and great-tasting menu options for kids.
 
The benefits of enjoying the healthy Mediterranean diet
Why does the Mediterranean diet work so well for so many people? Great taste is one big reason.
 
Celebrate the power of hearing during Better Hearing and Speech Month [Infographic]
May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, a time to reflect on the benefits and experiences we gain because of healthy hearing.
 
'Tune-In' to Glioblastoma during Brain Cancer Awareness Month
In recognition of Brain Cancer Awareness Month this May, Twitter users everywhere can support glioblastoma (GBM) patients.
 
Learn what hospice care really means to patients and their families
Hospice care supports living all the moments of one's life to the fullest with dignity regardless of how much time remains.
 
Lighten up summer with delicious salads and fun activities
It's easy to get outside for activities the entire family will enjoy and to revamp your eating routine to help the family shape up for the summer.
 
Summer do's and don'ts for hearing aid wearers
Whether you plan to spend your days basking in the sun by the beach or pool, or visiting exotic destinations, you should prepare to keep your hearing aids safe. Consider these tips.
 
Is macular degeneration limiting your ability to make new memories?
Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss and legal blindness, but there is a treatment giving seniors the ability to see again.
 
Sometimes, red is just wrong [Infographic]
Facial redness is one of the most common symptoms of the skin condition rosacea, a condition that often flies under the radar, but can be managed and treated.
 
Health care teams demand nurses with doctorate degrees
Health care leaders are facing the challenge of providing quality care while meeting the needs of an aging population. Nurses are responding to meet this demand and leading the care team through continued education.
 
The silent threat to productivity: untreated hearing loss impacts more than 1 in 4 [Infographic]
Hearing loss in the workplace is more common than you may think. Learn how common here.
 
Osteoarthritis knee pain? 4 pain-busting tips as the weather warms up
Knee pain doesn't have to put a damper on your enjoyment of warm weather activities. Here are tips to beat osteoarthritis knee pain.
 
3 serious medical conditions associated with hearing loss
Hard of hearing? More than your hearing might be at risk. Hearing loss is associated with three very serious health conditions: cardiovascular disease, dementia and diabetes.
 
Family turns grief into action; offers advice for raising awareness for a cause
Learn how one family is turning a tragedy into an opportunity to raise awareness for a rare genetic disease.
 
Life on the cutting edge: Groundbreaking stem cell research into Lou Gehrig's disease
Learn how cutting edge technology is leading to the development of new treatments in the fight against ALS.
 
Immunize your children to protect them from serious diseases [Infographic]
The best way to help protect children from a serious infection or disease is through vaccination. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a recommended vaccine schedule to help protect children.
 
The 5 nutritional supplements that should be on everyone's shopping list
Hardly anyone gets all the nutrients they need from diet alone. Here are five essential supplements to help meet nutritional needs.
 
Breathe easy with healthy tips for Asthma Awareness Month [Infographic]
Across the country, 25 million adults and children are living with asthma. Having an asthma action plan in place is critical to staying healthy.
 
Tips and tricks to help make living gluten-free easier [Infographic]
One in every 100 people has been diagnosed with celiac disease and an estimated 2.5 million Americans are undiagnosed. A few tips and tricks can make living gluten free a little easier.
 
True beauty radiates from within: bone up on bone health
Bone health is the foundation of true beauty. Here's how to take care of yours.
 
Is your handbag prepared to help save your life?
Women should carry aspirin in their handbags at all times to be prepared for a sudden heart attack. Here's why.
 
Sometimes red is wrong - especially when it's on your face
Many women over 30 don't know they are also the prime candidates to be affected by the common, yet often unknown, skin condition rosacea.
 
The skinny on pistachios: [Infographic]
Dieters need not fear the pistachio. The healthy fat in pistachios plus fiber and lean protein makes this nut an excellent healthy eating snack.
 
Gluten-free recipes guaranteed to please a crowd
Baking with naturally gluten-free ingredients can enhance the flavor and appeal of gluten-free recipes.
 
Computer screens, smartphones and TVs - blue light from electronic devices raising concerns for eye health
Dramatic shifts in digital tool usage and media consumption are exposing eyes to blue light from electronic devices which can be very damaging.
 
Help combat the significant impact of depression on individuals and businesses [Infographic]
Right Direction is a first-of-its-kind initiative to raise awareness about depression in the workplace and its effect on productivity, promote early recognition of symptoms, and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.
 
Heartburn-busting tips to keep summer feasting fun
From sweet barbecue and frozen treats, to spicy and rich foods, spring and summer are full of risks for people prone to frequent heartburn. This year, try to beat the burn with some quick tips to help manage the problem.
 
Safety tips to prevent summer fun from becoming a summer scare
No family wants to have summer fun turn into a summer scare. Consider these safety tips to avoid the extra dangers during this active season.
 
Great-looking, flavorful veggies are also good for your eyes
Summer's best-looking, best-tasting vegetables also deliver abundant nutrients that are good for your eyes.
 
How to be a sun-savvy super hero for your family
Protecting skin from sun damage is important throughout life. Parents can help kids establish sun-safe habits with these fun summer activities.
 
New research conducted by the University of California San Diego compares weight management approaches for people with type 2 diabetes [Infographic]
See how two different strategies affect individual weight loss goals.
 
The key to managing stress: identify causes and find simple solutions
If there is one aspect of life in the modern world that affects all of us, it's stress. In fact, it's so prevalent and can have such a serious effect on our health, that April has been named Stress Awareness Month.
 
Woman with hearing loss says hybrid hearing device is 'miraculous' and 'life changing'
If you've been living with hearing loss for a long time, it can be hard to believe there is anything new out there that can help - even if you've tried the most advanced hearing aids. But now there's new groundbreaking technology.
 
6 steps to control your blood pressure
The results of a simple blood pressure test may identify a condition that, when managed, could help reduce your chances for stroke or heart attack.
 
Guilt-free desserts to please the whole family
Dinner is over and your family is craving something sweet to end the meal. There are plenty of delicious options to satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth while keeping your family's diet balanced.
 
7 simple spring cleaning steps pack a powerful punch against indoor allergens
A few powerful spring cleaning steps can help you combat indoor inanimate allergens, so you can breathe happy, even when spring allergens make their way into your home.
 
Is your child eating kid-friendly foods that support overall health and wellness?
Smart ways parents can get kids to eat healthier foods.
 
Children's health concern: Every minute poison control answers a call about young kids getting into medicine
Children's health concern: Did you know every minute poison control answers a call about kids getting into medicine? Here's what you need to know about this growing problem and how to prevent it.
 
What will we do for great food? The answers may surprise you [Infographic]
Learn what people are willing to do in the name of a great meal. Read their answers and see if you agree.
 
Kick-start kids' summer with shoe-shopping tips for parents
When it comes to the health of your children, you do everything you can to help them grow up strong. Are you aware of the important role foot health plays in a child's overall development?
 
Healthy housekeeping tips offer a fresh approach to seasonal cleaning
Seasonal cleaning can be problematic for asthma sufferers. Learn what you can do to protect yourself during this season.
 
Try tasty simple swaps to lighten up your menu
When it comes to diet and health, small changes can lead to big rewards. The trick is to identify ingredients that make for easy trades, like milk, yogurt and cheese.
 
Diagnosed with kidney disease? Diet can help delay, prevent kidney failure
Chronic kidney disease affects one in 10 Americans age 20 or older, according to the CDC Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Managing the disease through diet and other lifestyle changes can help people delay or even prevent the most serious consequence of kidney disease: kidney failure.
 
Former all-star short stop and professional baseball coach Larry Bowa discusses his painful case of shingles
What disease is so intense it can cause a former professional athlete to experience the worst pain he has ever felt? Learn more about the shingles and who's at risk.
 
Beyond sound: Hearing loss linked to other health issues (Infographic)
Recognizing and treating hearing loss is an important aspect of overall health and wellness.
 
10 tips to help your kid speed to good dental health with NASCAR's Greg Biffle
Getting children to brush their teeth can be challenging. No parent wants to struggle with their child every morning and night to ensure they develop good dental habits and a healthy smile. Consider these tips.
 
5 surprising facts about baby boomers - including one that could save your life
Hepatitis C is a silent epidemic among baby boomers. Here's what boomers should know about detecting and treating this potentially deadly disease.
 
Tossing and turning at night? Stop counting sheep and start collecting zzz's
Too many distractions are keeping American's awake way later into the night. These tips help a person to relax in time for a good night of slumber.
 
Health care industry experiencing new demands for nurses
Nursing careers are going to continue experiencing high growth through 2022. Many careers are very patient involved, but other nursing careers may be managerial instead.
 
Stepping out for spring? People with diabetes should check their feet first
For those with diabetes, regular exercise helps increase circulation and is a critical part of staying healthy. But, before lacing up your sneakers, remember these important steps to ensure your feet are in shape.
 
Creating connections with children who have Autism
At its heart, autism is a disorder that affects human interactions. Families and caregivers are finding new ways to connect with children who have autism.
 
Dentist Dr. Debra Glassman on the Acid Truth
Dentist Dr. Debra Glassman answers a question about teeth sensitivity related to a diet filled with fruits.
 
What would Harvey Cushing say about Cushing's disease today?
Cushing's disease has made significant progress since the 1930s, however, there is still much that needs to be done regarding diagnosis.
 
Baby boomers: Three crucial times to review your Medicare options for retirement
Baby boomers facing the big decision of when to take Social Security retirement shouldn't overlook the importance of signing up for Medicare at age 65. Find out the three crucial times for baby boomers to review their Medicare options and why it's a great idea to do so.
 
Pump it up: Ways to grow the personal trainer profession
Americans are using personal trainers in a proactive approach to their personal health and well-being. There are opportunities in the fitness industry to ensure personal trainers concentrate on health and well-being for their clients.
 
Tips and tricks for healthy and tasty food substitutions from culinary experts
To be inspired and jazz up any meal time, take cues from culinary experts about clever substitutions for commonly used foods.
 
Eye-opening facts about aging eyes and vision problems
Most Americans know that vision problems begin to increase as they age. What they may not realize is that reduced vision is also linked to a higher frequency of falls, injuries and depression. Here are some facts and tips for maintaining eye health and vision while aging gracefully.
 
Taking a graceful approach to aging in place [Infographic]
 
Facing brain surgery? Know all your options
Fear is a normal reaction when you've just been told your headaches and blurry vision are symptoms of a brain tumor which is serious enough that you will need treatment. Whether you're facing the prospect of brain cancer or another neurological problem, it's important to face your concern by becoming informed about your condition and all treatment options.
 
Hearing loss affects all generations [Infographic]
Untreated hearing loss can lead to health and employment issues. Learn more about how it affects more than one in every six Americans.
 
Clean up the way you clean this spring - 7 tips to keep your home asthma-friendly this season
 
Prepping your meals for more nutrients
Want to obtain the most nutrition out of your meals? Incorporate fresh ingredients and pay attention to how they are prepped. A variety of cooking techniques can make certain foods are more flavorful while maintaining high nutritional levels.
 
Dueling with dry skin? Why honey is the bee's knees, head to toe
While winter gets the rap for being hard on skin, the truth is dry, itchy, flaky skin can occur in any season, and all over your body. When you're looking for an effective, time-trusted treatment for dry skin, it's hard to beat the moisturizing power of honey. No beauty ingredient has been around longer or provides more natural nourishment, head to toe.
 
Feed body and soul by giving your next Italian meal a nutritious twist
It is said that Italian food nourishes the body and soul by celebrating fresh ingredients prepared with love. Using care when selecting ingredients for your next Italian meal can be the difference between heavier fare and something family members can feel good about, especially at a time when many are striving to eat more nutritious foods. With some simple adjustments, such as switching to lean ground turkey in recipes that call for ground beef, it's easy to eat well without sacrificing taste.
 
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