The 4 Greatest Salt Myths

Salt is everywhere, it seems. It is on our tables, in many of our favorite foods and even in life-saving hospital infusions. After more than a century of debate over the role of salt in human health, the overwhelming medical evidence makes it clear that reducing salt in the U.S. diet may pose a greater […]

Gut Check: Eat The Right Kinds Of Whole Grains With The Right Kinds Of Fiber To Cut Cancer Risk

Can cutting back on whole grains be bad for your gut and deadly to your health? Though some popular diets promote the elimination of grains, a recent report from the American Institute for Cancer Research suggests this may be ill-advised. Researchers say 47 percent of colorectal cancers can be prevented with lifestyle changes, such as […]

Childhood Vaccine Rates Increase But More Parents Also Are Refusing

Childhood and adolescent vaccination is considered by many to be one of the greatest public health accomplishments of the 20th century, but based on the results of a new study by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), there is still more work to do to ensure children and teens are protected against the diseases […]

Women: Top Ways To Boost Health In 2018 In Under 5 Minutes Per Day

A new year brings new opportunities to focus on health and fitness. The following are four easy ways to boost your health in less than five minutes per day. Drink water before each meal. Drinking enough water each day helps to boost hydration, improve energy and aid digestion. But drinking before meals may offer another […]

5 Steps To Prepare For Open Enrollment

Millions of Americans will select or switch their health benefits plan during open enrollment, so now is the time to prepare for that decision that usually happens once a year. More than 70 percent of Americans say they are prepared for open enrollment, yet most people struggle to understand basic health insurance terms, according to […]

The Opioid Overdose Epidemic: The Time To Act Is Now

The opioid epidemic is on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose — that includes prescription drugs and heroin –and more than 6,000 children (0-5 years of age) experience unintentional opioid exposure each year. 1,2 As greater national attention turns to tackling […]

Want to lose weight? Research Proves A Big Breakfast Is The First Step

If you want to lose weight, you’re not alone. More than half of Americans desire to shed pounds, according to Gallup. This goal inspires people to take action in many ways, from increasing exercise to modifying meals. One thing many people do is skip breakfast in order to lower calorie intake. While this may seem […]

Staying Healthy While Traveling Overseas

Each year, travelers from the United States (U.S.) head to popular destinations. And while many have Zika on their mind while traveling, and are aware of the need to bring sunscreen, bug repellant and other travel necessities, many don’t know that cholera may be a bigger threat than they thought and most don’t take the […]