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The nation’s most deadly disease

The nation’s most deadly disease

Few people understand just how much a threat cardiovascular disease (CVD), or heart disease, can be. Consider this: heart disease is the leading cause of death in the world. Cardiovascular…

Cool season skin care: Leading dermatologist shares easy-to-implement skin care tips rooted in moisturization

Cool season skin care: Leading dermatologist shares easy-to-implement skin care tips rooted in moisturization

Women across the country, whether based in the snow belt or Sunshine State, notice and feel the effects of cold weather and climate shifts on skin. Plus, 2014 is turning…

Selecting a Medicare plan: making the right choice

Selecting a Medicare plan: making the right choice

Seventy percent of people 64 and older say that selecting the right Medicare coverage impacts their ability to live a healthy life, according to a national survey of Medicare-eligible Americans…

Rare moms join together to bring attention to rare diseases

Rare moms join together to bring attention to rare diseases

Every parent knows that caring for young children can wear you down to the bone. But imagine what that would be like if your child’s life was at risk every…

Benefits of cochlear implants in older adults go beyond restored hearing

Benefits of cochlear implants in older adults go beyond restored hearing

As a private pilot and frequent commercial passenger, John Walkup’s hearing worsened over a number of years. But during one memorable airline flight, he suddenly lost most of his hearing,…

Being a proactive patient goes a long way in the fight against breast cancer

Being a proactive patient goes a long way in the fight against breast cancer

The grim reality is that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. But women don’t need to sit back and wait for breast cancer…

Using your Health Insurance Marketplace coverage on Jan. 1, 2014

Using your Health Insurance Marketplace coverage on Jan. 1, 2014

With the start of the new year, millions of Americans will have access to health coverage for the first time or have improved coverage because of the health care law.…

Working can benefit those suffering with a chronic illness

Working can benefit those suffering with a chronic illness

No one needed to tell Houston’s Robert Gandy that he would reap health and wellness benefits from continuing to work after he started dialysis four years ago. For more than…

Helpful or hurtful: Should you keep taking fish oil supplements?

Helpful or hurtful: Should you keep taking fish oil supplements?

Every day, millions of Americans take supplements to get the vitamins and nutrients their bodies need to stay healthy. Like many others, you might take a daily fish oil supplement…

Early detection and treatment can slow the progress of kidney disease

Early detection and treatment can slow the progress of kidney disease

More than 26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease (CKD), a progressive loss of kidney function that’s most often caused by diabetes or high blood pressure. Both kidneys are usually…

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