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.
Learning to connect in today's society keeps relationships strong Whether it's at work, at home or among friends, building and maintaining relationships is one of the most important parts of life. As people get older, however, the ways in which connections are made and kept change due to life adjustments, new technology and health.
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?
How to find the right mental health practitioner While many Americans are familiar with the process of finding a medical doctor that suits their needs, not everyone is comfortable and confident in doing the same when it comes to their mental health practitioner.
Waterproof hearing aids allow Americans to get out and play Not too long ago Susan Kladitis felt like quitting life. The young grandmother and native of the Florida gulf coast is an avid kayaker and boater. Kladitis lives for the time she spends on the water with her family. But her old hearing aids placed far too many limitations on her lifestyle.
Become the boss of your weight loss From take-out to drive-thrus, it's easy to fall into traps of convenience and temptation when trying to lose weight. Here are five of tips to becoming the boss of your own weight loss.
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.
Get your credit score bikini ready The same principles that can help you look good can help your credit score be its best, too. Practice good diet and exercise habits and you'll look and feel better. Practice smart money management and your efforts will show in your high credit score.
Liver disease: unmanaged condition exacts a heavy toll Chronic liver disease, which often leads to cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) saps the body's vitality. Worse, it can rob someone of their mind. Here's what you need to know about this disease that is increasing nationwide.