Health is a Way of Life
We live in a goal-oriented society. Most of us imagine a healthier version of ourselves and make plans to achieve it, with mixed success and satisfaction. Instead, let's look at health as a process, informed by knowledge, which we practice a little bit every day.
How to Help Someone Quit Smoking: 6 Tips for Supporting Their Health
If someone you love is a smoker who wants to quit, it's only natural that you'd want to give them your support and encouragement. But learning to live without tobacco is no easy task, and any major life change can be a touchy subject, so it's tough to determine the best way to offer your help. If you're wondering how to help someone quit smoking and aren't sure where to begin, here are six tips to get the conversation started and give your loved one the support they need.
7 Tips for Sharing Holiday Cheer with People With Alzheimer's
The holidays can be a stressful time for people with Alzheimer's, as well as their caregivers. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to make this busy time of year easier on everyone. Here are seven tips to help you keep your loved one with Alzheimer's comfortable and supported this holiday season.
Avoid Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: The Importance of Safe Sleep
Any parent who's had a new baby knows it takes a while to adjust to life with your tiny new family member. In everything from feeding to sleeping, there's a very real learning curve. Infant sleep is a common source of questions: What's normal? What bad habits should you avoid? And most importantly, how do you make sure your baby is sleeping safely?
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Healthy From the Bottom Up: Diabetic Foot Care Tips
In our lifetime, our feet take us around the world five times over. Still, it's easy to forget about our feet until they bother us. Many foot problems result from simple neglect and abuse from poor-fitting shoes. Foot health is vital to overall wellness, and issues with our feet sometimes signal larger problems affecting our entire bodies.
Cold and Flu Myths: Shedding Light on the Facts
Let's face it, cold and flu myths are everywhere. Well-meaning as they may be, many people's supposed words of wisdom about how to avoid getting sick -- and their advice about what you should do once you've caught a cold or flu -- could probably use a good dose of medicine. Here's what's really happening when you have a cold, plus what you can do to get well quickly.