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Blog: Four Questions to Ask Yourself About Alcohol Use

Alcohol Awareness

Alcohol use disorder, or AUD, is a growing problem in the United States. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, about 17 million Americans age 18 and older were diagnosed with AUD in 2012. Drinking too much on a single occasion or over a period of time read more

Overcoming Plateaus

Plateaus

A plateau is defined as “a period or state of little or no growth or decline.” It can be extremely discouraging when initially you begin to see weight loss or fitness gains and then suddenly all those changes seem to come to a halt. You might connect plateaus with weight read more

Vaccinations Can Prevent HPV

HPV virus

Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI), and anyone who is sexually active can get it. It is so common that nearly all men and women who are sexually active get HPV at some point in their lives. There are more than 150 related viruses read more

Emotional Eating: How to Cope

Emotional Eating: How to Cope

If you raid the fridge when you’re stressed or upset, that’s called emotional eating. Emotional eating affects most everyone from time to time, but regularly letting your feelings guide your food intake can affect your health. Sadness, boredom, and other negative emotions can drive emotional eating. Emotional eating includes polishing off read more

Brain Boosters to Prevent Memory Loss

If your goal is to stay sharp as you age, there are many ways to boost your brain’s ability to remember and recall information. Although some factors are out of your control, studies have shown that the following steps may help you maintain your brain. Maintain a healthy lifestyle. You’ve heard read more

Parents/caregivers: Create a media plan that fits your family, each child

Digital media—from computers and tablets to video games and television—surrounds children every day. All this can lead parents/caregivers to ask, “How much is too much?” The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released new policy recommendations and resources to help families balance healthy media time within a typical day for children read more

Staying Fit the Old-fashioned Way

Stroll down the aisles of any department store these days, and your eye will be drawn to an appealing collection of labor-saving gadgets. These can include everything from snow blowers and electric hedge trimmers to remote controls for the TV and DVD player. It's enough to alarm every health and exercise read more

Five Fresh Forms of Indoor Fitness

When the temperature drops this winter, don't let your motivation for exercise fall along with it. Cold weather doesn't have to put a chill on your fitness routine, even if the treadmill or stair-stepper seems boring compared with jogging or riding your bike outside. It is important to ask yourself: How read more