High blood cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, the first and fifth leading causes of death in the United States. High cholesterol is asymptomatic; therefore, blood cholesterol screening is the only way to know one’s risk.1
September is Healthy Aging Month® and the time to get started on better health practices. Each day is a new beginning, and a great time to reinvent your physical, social, mental and/or financial wellness. Here are some tips to help you celebrate.
It is hard to believe that summer is coming to an end and the start of a new school year has arrived. In addition to necessary back-to-school preparations such as school supplies and clothing, it is important to make your child’s health and wellness a priority as well. To get you started, below are some helpful tips that will offer your child the best chance for a safe and healthy school year. Continue reading
We all know that traveling is exciting, but it can also be stressful and detrimental to our health when we are constantly on the go. Veering from your daily routine can easily derail your health and fitness regimen; and it is easy to use “I’m on vacation” as an excuse to eat out. Certain modes of travel also pose their own risks, like airplanes and cruise ships, which can have a lot of people packed into confined spacing—making it easier to encounter germs. So, while you are traveling this summer, be sure to keep these tips in mind to help ensure you have a healthy trip. Continue reading
At the beginning of the month, we chatted about why men do not go to the doctor and briefly covered what to expect at a routine preventive care visit. The screenings your doctor may perform at your visit—based on your age, health and risks—can help men stay healthy. Continue reading