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Keeping Up With Trends In Home Efficiency

Keeping up with seasonal trends in home comfort is often a time- and money-consuming challenge. There are a few trends that are here to stay, however, and some of those options can also help reduce your energy bills year after year. The company that brings you Tempstar brand heating and cooling products has the following […] Read More

Living a Better Life in Times of Chaos

Is your life full of chaos? Challenges such as stress, anxiety, illness and depression all contribute to a chaotic life. So how do you rid your life of the obstacles to your happiness and change it for the better? Yehuda Berg says the answer lies within a group of sacred letters from the biblical story […] Read More

Yes, You Can Bake It

Yes, You Can Bake It

Even if you’ve never baked before, the rewards of home baking are within your reach. Many recipes for baked goods aren’t at all difficult. Plum-Good Coffee Cake is a prime example. The coffee cake is a good way to add more fruit servings to your diet for breakfast, brunch or a late-night snack and, best […] Read More

Americans Would Prefer to See a Chiropractor Than Primary Care Doctor for Certain Conditions, Study Finds

Americans Would Prefer to See a Chiropractor Than Primary Care Doctor for Certain Conditions, Study Finds

To hear news outlets tell it, the majority of Americans are overwhelmingly unsatisfied these days. So it’s worth noting that a study in the Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics found that a whopping 83 percent of households surveyed were either “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with chiropractic care. Among the factors? Displaying “concern about a patient’s […] Read More

A Little Known Fact: Most Insurance Plans Cover Chiropractic Care

A Little Known Fact: Most Insurance Plans Cover Chiropractic Care

When you visit your doctor of chiropractic, feel free to have your insurance card ready. About 30 million Americans seek chiropractic care annually, and apparently not all of them know their visits are routinely covered by major medical insurance carriers, Medicare, workers’ compensation, and even some Medicaid plans. Part of the increased availability is a […] Read More

Tips to Help You Lower Your Cholesterol

Tips to Help You Lower Your Cholesterol

More than 100 million Americans have high cholesterol. So, you probably know someone dealing with the condition, or you may have high cholesterol yourself. Almost anyone can have an unhealthy cholesterol level. In fact, one in five people have high cholesterol. It’s a very common problem and, in many cases, it may be inherited. So […] Read More

Defying Hair Loss at Any Age

Defying Hair Loss at Any Age

Let’s face it, hair loss is not a welcome change at any age. With more than 70 percent of men experiencing male pattern baldness at some point in their lives, many of them seek a remedy. Hair loss treatments come in many varieties, but only a few work. Possibly the most reliable and permanent solution […] Read More

Americans Urged to Identify Their Cholesterol Goal, Get Health ‘Makeover’

Americans Urged to Identify Their Cholesterol Goal, Get Health ‘Makeover’

From fixing leaking roofs to repainting peeling walls, many people take on renovation jobs themselves to enhance their homes. But when it comes to enhancing their health, many Americans simply aren’t tackling the job. Nearly 38 million Americans have high levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol – a major risk factor for coronary heart disease and […] Read More

Immediate Stroke Diagnosis Critical for Recovery

Immediate Stroke Diagnosis Critical for Recovery

Every minute, someone in the United States has a stroke. Of the 700,000 victims each year, one-third die, and another third suffer permanent paralysis, loss of speech or memory lapses. The best way to minimize the effects of a stroke is to know the warning signs so the stroke victim can get immediate treatment. Warning […] Read More

In Recession, Luxury Hotels Offer Deals

In Recession, Luxury Hotels Offer Deals

In a tough economy, taking a luxury vacation might seem impossible. But some of the nation’s nicest hotels are taking steps — including lower rates and vacation specials — to lure new visitors. Take Gaylord Hotels. The luxury multi-property operation with resorts in Nashville, Dallas, Washington, D.C. and Orlando offers guests majestic views, high-end shopping […] Read More

Canvas Conveys Cancer Experience

Canvas Conveys Cancer Experience

Architect Nikko Shabtai was painting in a Beverly Hills art workshop when his art took on a life of its own. “I was painting a model when I unintentionally picked up my painter’s knife instead of a brush and painted her without a breast,” said Shabtai. A fellow artist at the workshop noted that the […] Read More

Survey Shows Unique Needs of HIV-Positive Women Often Not Addressed

Survey Shows Unique Needs of HIV-Positive Women Often Not Addressed

There are now an estimated 300,000 women in the United States living with HIV/AIDS. New findings from the “Women Living Positive” survey show that a communication gap exists between women living with HIV and their health care providers when it comes to having important discussions about HIV and its treatment that meet their individual needs. […] Read More

Stay in Step with your Diabetes

Stay in Step with your Diabetes

Nearly 21 million people in the United States are afflicted with diabetes, which accounts for 7 percent of the population. The prevalence of the disease is even higher among African Americans. In fact, approximately 13 percent of African Americans aged 20 years or older have the disease. And while diabetes is a chronic disease that […] Read More

Tips to Make Dining Out More Affordable

Tips to Make Dining Out More Affordable

As families find themselves strapped for cash, they’re spending less money and time dining out. In response, restaurant chains are evaluating their offerings and finding new ways to entice customers. Of course, Americans can learn to dine out even while sticking close to their budgets. Uno Chicago Grill offers these tips for less-expensive dining: – […] Read More

Homeowners Go Tankless to Resolve Hot Water Woes

Homeowners Go Tankless to Resolve Hot Water Woes

The average household has enough to worry about each day — from deciding when to start dinner to which load of laundry to wash first. The last thing anyone needs to worry about is having sufficient hot water for giving the kids baths, washing dishes, doing laundry — or, if you’re lucky — relaxing in […] Read More

Dentist-Approved Ortho Care Designed for Braces

Dentist-Approved Ortho Care Designed for Braces

Although braces are essential to correcting a variety of dental issues, cleaning braces with a standard toothbrush is as difficult as trying to floss with a jump-rope. The interweaving of wires and brackets traps all kinds of bacteria and food particles that cause plaque buildup and present the risk of tooth decay. Bacteria is usually the […] Read More

Fatigue? Weakness? Headache? What to Know About Iron Deficiency

Fatigue? Weakness? Headache? What to Know About Iron Deficiency

Iron deficiency, according to the World Health Organization, is the number-one nutrition disorder in the world — affecting approximately 7.8 million women in the U.S. The most common symptoms of iron deficiency are fatigue, weakness, headaches and irritability. Iron deficiency is more common among women (especially those of childbearing age), athletes, vegetarians and seniors. Before seeking treatment […] Read More

Hurting? Here’s How to Reduce Physical Pain

Hurting? Here’s How to Reduce Physical Pain

Chances are, you’re hurting right now. No, we’re not talking finances. (That’s a whole other story.) We’re talking the kind of long-lasting physical pain — arthritis, backaches, strains and the like — which the Institute of Medicine says at least 116 million U.S. adults experience at a cost to the nation of upwards of $558 billion […] Read More

Your Mother Wishes She Had This Prenatal Vitamin

Your Mother Wishes She Had This Prenatal Vitamin

Do your kids have your back? Apparently more so than many of you think. That’s the most heartening takeaway in an otherwise cautionary look at the diciest of American subjects — aging parents — that comes courtesy of the third biennial “Fidelity Investments Family & Finance Study.” Less heartening is that nearly 4 in 10 […] Read More

Weight Loss Procedure Hits a Nerve — Literally

Weight Loss Procedure Hits a Nerve — Literally

Turning 50 seems to come with its own set of challenges, unlike any other age — be it mental, emotional or physical. It’s also when your doctor is likely to start urging you to get a colonoscopy even if you do not have any symptoms. But what used to be an unpleasant, albeit necessary and […] Read More

Medicine Shifts Toward Laser Technology

Medicine Shifts Toward Laser Technology

If you are old enough, you may remember seeing science fiction comic books that used lasers to zap the enemy. It’s not unusual that ideas so noted and seemingly far-fetched become realities. We are more familiar with the military’s laser-guided missiles and LASIK than we are with low-level lasers in the form of healing light. […] Read More

Tips to Put a Stop to Early Aging

Tips to Put a Stop to Early Aging

Dermatologists can’t stress it enough: How you treat your skin now will affect its future appearance. While it may seem silly to worry about wrinkles long before you have any, it’s true that preparation pays off. According to dermatologists, more women in their twenties are asking for anti-aging tips. So, what can you do keep […] Read More

Choosing Coffee Makers For Coffee-Loving Couples

Choosing Coffee Makers For Coffee-Loving Couples

There are more than 2.2 million weddings each year, according to the U.S. Wedding Report. The coffee maker, a must-have appliance in the majority of American kitchens, is still one of the most popular bridal registry choices. However, it isn’t as easy to choose a coffee maker as it was in the past. New styles, […] Read More

Why Are Your Water Bills Increasing?

Why Are Your Water Bills Increasing?

It’s a common question. If consumption of water remains constant, or even goes down because of conservation, why does your rate go up? Unfortunately for consumers, there is no simple answer. A number of factors contribute to fluctuating water bills. The primary reasons include the need to repair and/or replace aging water system infrastructure (the tens […] Read More

Essential Foot Care Tips for People With Diabetes Can Save a Limb

Essential Foot Care Tips for People With Diabetes Can Save a Limb

Complications due to diabetes are the number-one cause of lower-leg amputations and account for nearly 86,000 amputations per year. Doctors estimate almost 50 percent of these amputations could have been prevented if the person had taken better care of their feet. “I can’t emphasize enough how important it is for a person with diabetes to […] Read More

Family Fun Alert: Go to the Park. Play. Vote.

Family Fun Alert: Go to the Park. Play. Vote.

Is there a park in your neighborhood that holds fond memories for you and your family? Are you heading to a state or national park this summer for a family vacation? If so, being active in your favorite park this summer could help it win big in the America Is Your Park campaign. Afterall, the […] Read More

Do More With Less

Do More With Less

It’s not easy being green. Much of what we purchase to feed our daily habits comes in extraneous packaging better suited to surgery than snacking. While growing eco-consciousness has yielded no shortage of products to help you avoid wastefulness, the simplest solution is to find ways to do it yourself — and the following products […] Read More

Haven’t Tried Sardines? Try These

Haven’t Tried Sardines? Try These

Sardines are consistently rated as the most nutritious and environmentally friendly fish you can eat, and yet some people remain suspicious. “Wait! They have bones and scales?” Well, yes, most premium sardines have bones — which melt away during processing, which is why they have more calcium per serving than a glass of milk. And yes, […] Read More

Key Ingredients for a Healthy Heart

Key Ingredients for a Healthy Heart

Estás listo para el verano? Para los latinos, el verano es el momento perfecto para celebrar con la familia. La vida familiar es una parte importante de la cultura latina, se cuidan los unos a los otros, viven cerca y usualmente socializan juntos. Desde tomar vacaciones hasta barbacoas en el verano, cada evento es una […] Read More

Healthcare Execs Favor Reform Initiatives

Healthcare Execs Favor Reform Initiatives

Hospitals, group practices, nursing facilities, medical device makers and other healthcare companies agree — by a near two-to-one margin, they favor President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform initiatives. The President hopes to ensure near-universal health coverage, improve quality, lower costs, support technological development and research, and improve preventative care. And most middle-market healthcare companies — those […] Read More

Make Your ?I Do’ Last Forever

Make Your ?I Do’ Last Forever

Between the thrilling proposal and the pre-wedding whirlwind -; setting the date, finding the perfect wedding dress, planning the honeymoon -; weddings should feel joyous and romantic. But after the wedding, couples should enjoy their newly wedded bliss -; not panic about digging themselves out of debt. According to the Association for Wedding Professionals International, […] Read More

Good Dental Care: Make It Safe

Good Dental Care: Make It Safe

Fitness, dance, MMA studios, spas and gyms looking for the next big trend may start to heat things up with FitBomb’s new specialized fitness sauna. The Studio Fitbomb far infrared sauna from Hi-Q Fitness is available for literally hundreds of health and fitness centers after its successful debut placement in Cabana Spas. “The addition of the Studio […] Read More

As Summer Nears, Remember the Power of Powder

As Summer Nears, Remember the Power of Powder

With summer approaching, the talk show gurus will be out in droves, sharing “insider” tips or little-known ways to best enjoy the season. What you probably won’t hear them mention are the many uses of a product most of us already have in our homes. Powder can be found in a variety of summertime sports […] Read More

Avoid Flu, Stick to Winter-Wellness Routine

Avoid Flu, Stick to Winter-Wellness Routine

Most of us can’t survive the winter without falling prey to at least one virus, infection or zealous set of cold germs. The phrase “winter wellness” sometimes seems like an oxymoron. After all, staying indoors in a closed air system makes people more susceptible to certain germs. Winter’s affection for cold, dry air means germs […] Read More

Top Ways to Fight Fevers in Kids

Top Ways to Fight Fevers in Kids

Fevers often set in fast and unexpectedly, leaving a caregiver little time to prepare — or to run to the store. Be ready to react the next time your child comes down with a fever by keeping a fully stocked fever-fighting arsenalin your home:* Drink Up: You know your child’s favorite flavors, so keep your pantry […] Read More

Aflac Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Aflac Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Not many things in life are certain, but odds are you will unfortunately face at least one health event that requires hospitalization and, following that, rehabilitation. While hospitals provide an array of helpful rehab services, most people prefer to get well in the comfort of their own homes. Although beneficial in the recovery process, home […] Read More

As Insurers End Coverage for Compounded Drugs, Patients Struggle

As Insurers End Coverage for Compounded Drugs, Patients Struggle

It’s a David-vs.-Goliath dispute, and millions of patients are caught in the middle — perhaps even unaware they’re about to lose coverage for the compounded medications they need for their conditions. At issue are the customized medications pharmacists prepare for patients who can’t metabolize or tolerate commercial drugs. Compounded medicines often are the only option […] Read More

4 Tips to Start Your Day a Little Earlier

4 Tips to Start Your Day a Little Earlier

If you happen to be a person who just can’t seem to find enough hours in the day, it might be time to get an earlier start. And, if you’ve already tried waking up before sunrise, only to meet a crashing halt following lunch, these four tips may help: Tip 1: Avoid hitting “snooze” at […] Read More

If You Want to Help Avoid Back Problems, Stop Slouching

If You Want to Help Avoid Back Problems, Stop Slouching

Remember how mom always reminded you about your posture? Turns out she was right. Years of poor posture, we now know, puts undue pressure on the spine and supporting muscles and ligaments that can result in everything from back pain to muscle strain to degenerative arthritis. And many of us make things worse on a […] Read More

Low-Calorie Waters Prevent Dehydration

Low-Calorie Waters Prevent Dehydration

With the arrival of warmer weather, many people spend more time outdoors – at the beach, playing sports or just strolling through the neighborhood. But as the needle on the thermometer rises, so does the need to combat dehydration. Dehydration is the loss of water and salts from the body. Although fluid loss occurs during […] Read More

Using Fitness to Launch You to Better Success

Using Fitness to Launch You to Better Success

Your journey through life should begin with one simple question: “What can I achieve with better health?” “Look 20 years ahead in your life, and you will know there’s no success without health,” says fitness expert Shawn Phillips, author of “Strength for Life” and “ABSolution: The Practical Guide To Building Your Best Abs.” “You can’t […] Read More

Honoring Nurses Who Make a Difference in the Lives of Cancer Patients

Honoring Nurses Who Make a Difference in the Lives of Cancer Patients

A diagnosis of cancer brings a variety of unwelcome struggles and emotional pitfalls. Throughout a patient’s treatment journey, oncology nurses are consistently on the front lines, readily available to be the important link between patients and their team of medical professionals. CURE magazine’s 2009 Extraordinary Healer Award for Oncology Nursing, sponsored by Centocor Ortho Biotech […] Read More

The Secret About Tuna: Why Dietitians Love It

The Secret About Tuna: Why Dietitians Love It

Do you know how good omega-3 fatty acids are for you? Among other benefits, omega-3s help reduce the risk of heart disease and may support your memory as you age. The American Heart Association actually suggests people eat fish rich in omega-3s — including tuna and salmon — at least twice a week. Tuna is […] Read More

Go Tankless to Resolve Hot Water Woes

Go Tankless to Resolve Hot Water Woes

The average household has enough to worry about each day — from deciding when to start dinner to which load of laundry to wash first. The last thing anyone needs to worry about is having sufficient hot water for giving the kids baths, washing dishes, doing laundry — or, if you’re lucky — relaxing in […] Read More

Transport Food to Holiday Parties in Style

Transport Food to Holiday Parties in Style

With the holidays fast approaching, amateur and professional chefs are busy thinking up new recipes, and tasting and testing them. The problem for many, however, is transporting dishes to their final destination. Often, hot meals become cold in transit. And, let’s face it: holiday parties are only as good as the food that is served. […] Read More

Households Find Fruits and Vegetables in Home Juicing

Households Find Fruits and Vegetables in Home Juicing

The home juicing trend is undergoing a resurgence as more people recognize the benefits of a diet bursting with fresh fruits and vegetables. According to the Produce for Better Health Foundation, it’s estimated that only 6 percent of individuals eat the recommended daily servings of vegetables, and only 8 percent achieve the recommended servings of […] Read More

How to Fight Winter Morning’s Chill

How to Fight Winter Morning’s Chill

As winter’s chill sets in, getting out of bed may turn into a daily challenge. But there are ways to put some pep in your morning step. Morning can be an enjoyable time to collect yourself and prepare for the day. The following tips will help jumpstart your day. * Open up your shades as the […] Read More

Don’t Be Caught Downwind At Your Summer Barbecue

Don’t Be Caught Downwind At Your Summer Barbecue

A summer barbecue is one of life’s simple pleasures. Yet, too many hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans and ice cream cones can give way to another, less-pleasant fact of life: gas. Indeed, daily flatulence is normal and necessary. In fact, the average person passes gas up to 25 times per day (the human body produces one to […] Read More

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