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Men's health: Checkups, screenings key

Men are less likely than women to have preventive screenings and regular exams. Learn why men should reconsider their reservations and avoid a treatable situation turning deadly.

Mohammed Solaiman MD By Mohammed Solaiman July 17, 2024

Learn how to strengthen your resiliency muscle

Do you ever feel weighed down by negativity? Learn how to thrive through resiliency. Just as you train your muscles with exercise, use these seven strategies to strengthen your resiliency muscle.

Rosean Bishop LP By Rosean Bishop July 16, 2024

What makes tiny flaxseed a nutritional powerhouse?

Flaxseed may be small, but its health benefits are big. It contains numerous salubrious components, with highlighted nutrients being omega-3 fatty acid ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), fiber and lignans.

Allyn Wergin, RDN By Allie Wergin July 10, 2024

Staying safe in the heat during pregnancy

The body works harder to stay cool during pregnancy, which makes pregnant people more susceptible to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. When temperatures soar, staying hydrated and cool is crucial.

Abbey Rose, CNM, A.P.N.P. By Abbey Rose July 9, 2024

Brace for it: When to use an ankle brace

An ankle injury or arthritis can sideline you from sports and daily activities. Wearing a brace provides support and can get you back on your game. Read about the benefits.

Kurt Jacobson, L.A.T. By Kurt Jacobson July 8, 2024

4 essential food safety tips for summertime gatherings

Are you hosting a summer party or an outdoor event? Making food safety a top priority can ensure your guests have a fun and safe experience. Follow these four simple food safety tips.

Michael Ulrich MD By Michael Ulrich July 3, 2024

How tapering maximizes your potential on marathon day

Tapering or decreasing the length of your training runs before a race can improve your race-day performance. Learn why and how to design your taper.

Leslie Grommersch DPT By Leslie Grommersch July 2, 2024
Kimberly Olsen PT By Kimberly Olsen July 2, 2024
Desiree Essler PT By Desiree Essler July 2, 2024

6 tips for flood water safety

Intense rainfall and flooding lead to many areas playing host to standing water. When water accumulates, it can pose significant health and safety risks. Read six tips to help you stay safe.

Jessica Sheehy PAC By Jessica Sheehy July 1, 2024

How a different mammogram experience led to lifesaving cancer diagnosis

Without changes in breast screening options, Melissa Neuman would have gone longer before a tumor was detected. Learn about those changes and the effects on her breast cancer journey.

June 28, 2024

Pain relief for worn spinal disks

Back pain is common. Yours could be caused when the fluid-filled, shock-absorbing cushions in your spine wear out. Learn about why this happens and the nonsurgical to surgical treatment options.

Yannis Styliaras, M.D. By Yannis Styliaras June 26, 2024

Practical ways to raise confident kids

Confident children believe in themselves and can face new challenges without fear. Learn why these are essential for a happy life and how parents can communicate self-worth using these five messages.

Maegen Storm CNP By Maegen Storm June 25, 2024

Thriving, not just surviving, after bariatric surgery

Multiple health issues and not being able to keep up with her kids were the turning point for Katie Crow. That's when she sought out weight-loss surgery. Read how it's changed her life.

Kathriena Greenwell, M.D. By Kathriena Greenwell June 24, 2024