5 Important Things We’ve Learned About Autism

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While there are many reasons autism feels like a “new” disease, such as increased awareness and new classifications, it has actually been documented in medical history since the 1900s. Today, the CDC says that about 1 in 68 children fall somewhere on the autism spectrum. With the increased focus on the disease, we have learned a lot, and ... Read More...

Depression Leading Cause of Disability Worldwide

Last week, the World Health Organization announced that more than 300 million people are living with depression, making it the leading cause of poor health and disability worldwide. Depression is a disorder of the brain that leads to constant feelings of sadness, hopelessness and low energy that are so strong that you can have trouble with daily ... Read More...

Physical Activity Key to Managing Arthritis

Over 54 million adults live with arthritis, a condition that causes pain, stiffness, and swelling of the joints that can significantly impact even minor daily activities. The most common form, osteoarthritis, occurs when cartilage at the end of bones wears down, impacting joints in the shoulder, elbow, hand, foot and ankle, hip, spine, and ... Read More...

Supporting Healthy Communities

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We know health is influenced by diet and exercise. But, it's just as important to recognize the factors that can impact the collective health of our communities -- everything from water quality, to well-maintained sidewalks and streets, to access to health care providers. County Health Ratings: How to Improve the Health of Communities Today, the ... Read More...

Know Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

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Today is Diabetes Alert Day, a call to action to understand and lower your risk for type 2 diabetes. Over 29 million people in the United States have diabetes and type 2 diabetes is the most common form. It occurs when the body does not use insulin properly. The good news is it can be prevented or delayed with healthy lifestyle choices. Visit ... Read More...

Positive Thinking and Your Health

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When faced with a serious or life-threatening diagnosis, what’s one thing you can do to help bolster the immune system? Take a look on the bright side. Research has long shown the link between positivity and health benefits like lower blood pressure, less heart disease, better weight control and healthier blood sugar levels. Now, ... Read More...

10 Things to Know About Fibromyalgia

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You’ve probably heard commercials for fibromyalgia treatments, but if you don’t know anyone with the disorder, you’re probably not clear on exactly what it is. In general, it's a chronic disorder that can cause fatigue and muscle pain throughout the entire body. Here are 10 more things to know about fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia affects ... Read More...

Promising New Multiple Sclerosis Treatments

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system that can affect a person's brain, spinal cord and eyes. While the effects are different for everyone, it can cause everything from loss of vision to paralysis and slurred speech. An estimated 2.3 million people suffer from MS around the world. While there’s no known cure at ... Read More...

How to Keep Your Family Healthy Around The Flu

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When someone in our household gets the flu, of course, our first thought is how to care for them and make them comfortable. However, the next thought is typical: “Please, oh please, don’t let the rest of us get it too.” Too often the flu runs rampant through households, picking off one family member after the other until you’re all ... Read More...

5 Things Caregivers Need to Know About Glaucoma

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When caring for a loved one with a disease, signs and symptoms of other health issues can be easily overlooked. If you’re caring for someone -- especially someone who is elderly -- glaucoma is one of which to be aware. Often referred to as the “the sneak thief of sight," glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness; the key word ... Read More...