Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.
The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat. Read More
Dear Chris, I seem to get migraine headaches on the weekends, but I can’t tell why that would happen to me so regularly? What do you say? - Lisa in Libertyville, Read More
Dear Lisa, Depending on which research you believe (I always believe the research that supports what I always thought and ignore the rest), some people do experience weekend migraines. Experts theorize this might be due in part to changes in sleep and diet patterns, stress levels, and caffeine.
6 psychological signs it’s time for a new start
No, work isn't meant to be a "walk in the park," but it certainly shouldn't be an unpleasant, draining undertaking, either. Read More
As an entrepreneur, there are seemingly countless demands keeping you busy throughout the work day. Even the mundane task of checking emails can turn into a major time burden.
About 1 in 6 (17%) children in the United States has obesity. Certain groups of children are more affected than others. National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month provides a chance for all of us to learn more about this serious health condition. While there is no simple solution, there are many ways communities can support children with their journey to good health. Read More
Overweight children often become obese adults, with attendant problems such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
But a new study suggests there are "critical windows" where that path to weight gain can be changed.
The study, involving more than 2,700 Finnish adults, found what many studies have shown before: Childhood body mass index, or BMI, is a good predictor of adulthood obesity. Read More
Weight loss and weight management are drilled into the lives of people with type 2 diabetes and those at high risk for developing the disease. If losing weight was easy, we wouldn’t have a nationwide obesity problem.
Dr. Deneen Vojta, chief clinical officer of the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance at United Health Group, says many people who have experienced long-term success at keeping weight off for five years or more in the National Weight Control Registry do three things. Read More
Millions of Americans use electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). Young people especially, age 17 and under, have quickly taken up their use: Substantially more young people use e-cigarettes than any other tobacco product, including traditional combustible tobacco cigarettes.
Despite their popularity, little is known about the health effects of e-cigarettes. Read More
Make sure your vaccine records are up to date! Read More
When you or a loved one gets sick or injured, going to the right place helps ensure getting the care you need quickly and efficiently. This helpful checklist will help you evaluate whether you should seek attention at an Immediate Care or the Emergency Room. Read More
Gentlemen, it’s probably not going to get better on its own. Speak up about your most personal health concerns.
A physician who specializes in the male reproductive system and urinary tract called a urologist can help provide solutions. If you have urologic health concerns, talk with your doctor about first steps and referrals. Read More
Almost 24 million Americans live with an autoimmune disease—and many of them are women.
Your immune system is your body’s strongest defense against outside attackers, whether these are environmental factors or common bacteria and viruses you pick up from other people. So what happens when it turns on itself? Read More
Anyone can have a stroke. Everyone should be ready. Learn the F.A.S.T. warning signs! Read More
Your house is messy, and you feel miserable. Believe it or not, research has shown it’s common to feel this way.
According to a National Sleep Foundation survey, roughly 75 percent of people sleep better when they have clean sheets. Additionally, individuals who live in clean homes are generally healthier than their counterparts living in clutter, according to research conducted at Indiana University. Read More
Test your knowledge about this vital annual vaccine.
True or False:
- If you received a flu shot last year, you don’t need to get another one
- Everyone should get a flu shot
- A flu shot is the only way to protect yourself against the flu
This year's flu season is already the most widespread on record since health officials began keeping track 13 years ago, and has already caused the deaths of more children than what normally would be expected at this time of the year, federal health officials have said. What can I do to avoid getting sick?