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It's Never Too Late to Stop Smoking

HealthDay News

You're never too old to reap the health benefits of quitting smoking, a new study finds. Even quitting in your 60s can add years to your life....Read More

Family All Together At Christmas Dinner

Choose the Healthy Food Options This Holiday Season

HealthDay News

Even the best intentions to make healthy food choices during the holidays can be derailed, the American Heart Association cautions. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid moments of weakness when dining out or going to gatherings....Read More

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Dental Cleanings May Help Keep Lungs Clean, Too

HealthDay News

Regular dental checkups not only keep your smile bright, they may also keep your lungs healthy....Read More

Three prescription bottles spilling medications onto surface

How Older People Can Head Off Dangerous Drug Interactions

Taking multiple medications and supplements could cause serious problems, FDA warns

Potentially serious drug interactions are a daily threat to older people who take multiple medications and supplements, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration....Read More

Senior woman blowing nose

How to Protect Yourself From the Seasonal Flu

HealthDay News

Don't let this year's flu season catch you by surprise. Experts say an annual flu shot is the best way to avoid the aches, fever, congestion and fatigue that flu brings -- and to protect those who are at high risk for flu-related complications....Read More

Woman Meditating

Finding Balance: Easy Relaxation Techniques You Can Use

EatingWell

“Just relax.” What is it about that well-intended advice—usually suggested when you're tearing your hair out—that makes you do just the opposite? You can thank a hormone called cortisol, which is a natural steroid the body produces more of when you're constantly under stress. Frequently elevated levels of cortisol can cause weight gain, poor sleep, immune deficiencies and irritability—so your continued good health literally depends upon your ability to relax. Here are some easy techniques to help you get started....Read More

Old Couple Cuddling

Need to Boost Your Memory? Then Get Your Zzzz's

HealthDay

A good night's sleep can help you remember new faces and names, researchers report. The researchers showed 20 photos of faces with matching names to 14 volunteers in their 20s. Twelve hours later, participants were shown the photos again and asked if the faces and names matched. ...Read More

5 common heart health myths debunked

Dr. Andy Manganaro

As the number one cause of death in both men and women, knowledge is power when it comes to preventing heart conditions. Whether it runs in your family or not, this is one health issue you shouldn’t ignore. “Unfortunately, everyone has an old wives’ tale associated with heart disease and cardiovascular health, says Dr. Andy Manganaro, chief medical officer at Life Line Screening. “For example, many women don’t know they are more likely to die of heart disease than breast cancer.”...Read More

Why Women Should Lower Their Holiday Stress Level

Why Women Should Lower Their Holiday Stress Level

HealthDay News - November 2015

The stress of making holiday time a happy time can put women at risk for heart problems, an expert warns....Read More

Allergy and Asthma Sufferers Beware as Holiday Season Kicks In

Allergy and Asthma Sufferers Beware as Holiday Season Kicks In

HealthDay News - November 2015

Two-thirds of allergy sufferers have symptoms year-round, so it's not just a matter of the first freeze hitting and your symptoms disappearing....Read More

Doctors Collaboration

9 in 10 Cardiovascular Doctors Support Vascular Screenings for People with Risk Factors

Life Line Screening - October 2015

Preventive screenings by Life Line Screening may be the essential preventive health care tool you’re missing....Read More

Understanding When You Should Have a Prostate Cancer Screening

Joelle Reizes - September 2015

In honor of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to touch on the issue of understanding when you should have a prostate cancer screening....Read More

How Much Do You Know About Cholesterol?

EatingWell - September 2015

Quiz yourself on your knowledge of cholesterol by answering “true” or “false” to the following statements....Read More

The Cost Effectiveness of Preventive Health Screenings

Joelle Reizes - September 2015

Some individuals may assume that going to a health screening provided by a third-party and not their primary doctor must be expensive. Learn the truth, here....Read More

Health Tips to Avoid Bug Bites

HealthDay - September 2015

If you’re like many of us and dislike the smell and feel of insect repellant, there are other ways you can avoid being dinner while enjoying a warm, summer night outside....Read More

Set a Date to Lose the Weight

Diana Kohnle - September 2015

Feeling cynical about your weight loss goals? You may be able to turn things around if you set a date for your end goal....Read More

Quick Tips for Healthy Aging

EatingWell - September 2015

Eating right can help you age gracefully and healthfully—and sometimes all it takes to make smarter diet choices are just tiny tweaks....Read More

AFib awareness heart

Anxiety or AFib? Understanding Signs of Irregular Heartbeat

Life Line Screening - September 2015

Is it anxiety or AFib? Here is the information you need for understanding the signs of an irregular heartbeat from the professionals at Life Line Screening....Read More

Summer Book Reading Suggestions, Part 1

Summer Book Reading Suggestions Part 1

John Hartness - August 2015

Ahhhh, summertime. The birds are singing, the children are playing, and the families are vacationing. Don’t forget the sunscreen, the bathing suit, the sandals, the big floppy hat, and most importantly – the book....Read More

Babysitting Your Grandchildren Can Help Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

Babysitting Your Grandchildren Can Help Reduce Alzheimers Risk

Joelle Reizes - August 2015

Taking care of your grandchildren is more than a fun and rewarding way to spend your time—it's also been shown to help reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease....Read More

4 amazing health benefits of gardening

4 Amazing Health Benefits of Gardening

Joelle Reizes - August 2015

Gardening is more than just a favorite pastime for countless people—it's also a great way to improve your health....Read More

Know your risk for aneurysm.

Health Tip: Know Your Risk for Aneurysm

HealthDay - July 2015

An aneurysm occurs when part of an artery bulges, may rupture, and could cause dangerous internal bleeding....Read More

Any activity is better than no activity, light activity can boost seniors' health.

Any Activity is Better Than No Activity: Light Activity Can Boost Seniors' Health

HealthDay - July 2015

Regular light exercise can be as good for seniors as moderate or vigorous exercise, according to a new study....Read More

Healthy habits can help reduce your risk of chronic kidney disease.

Understanding Chronic Kidney Disease

Joelle Reizes - July 2015

Chronic kidney disease (CKD), or the gradual loss of kidney function over time, affects 26 million adults across the country – but there are lots of easy things you can do to identify and reduce your risks....Read More

Hot weather safety essential for seniors.

Hot Weather Safety Essential for Elderly

HealthDay - July 2015

As the thermometer rises, so do serious health risks for seniors and others with chronic medical problems....Read More

What to expect with Life Line Screening.

What to Expect with Life Line Screening

Joelle Reizes - July 2015

Do you know what to expect with Life Line Screening? This health screening walk-through will tell you exactly what your screening experience will entail. ...Read More

Invest in your health.

Health Tip Invest in Your Health

HealthDay - July 2015

A healthier you usually means a healthier family, get tips on how to achieve better health....Read More

Too much sitting can make you anxious.

Can Too Much Sitting Make You Anxious

HealthDay - July 2015

People who spend too much of their day sitting may be more likely to feel anxious, a new review suggests....Read More

Important information about preventive health screenings.

What You Need to Know About Preventive Health Screenings

Joelle Reizes - July 2015

You've probably heard of preventive health screenings. They can be effecttive at providing insights about early disease risk so you can take proactive steps with your doctor to prevent chronic illnesses....Read More

Healthy living as easy as 1-2-3.

Healthy Living Can be as Easy as 1 2 3

Joelle Reizes - June 2015

When it comes to your health, it’s not the time to test your luck. Taking proactive steps to limit your risk and help prevent disease is a better bet for overall wellness....Read More

Summer safety tips every senior should follow.

6 Tips to Keep Your Body and Skin Healthy This Summer

Joelle Reizes - June 2015

With summer rapidly approaching it’s time to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. So while you are busy having fun gardening, traveling, walking or simply enjoying your favorite pastime in the sun, remember to stay cool and follow these 6 tips to keep your skin and body healthy in the hot summer heat....Read More

Staying fit may delay the onset of high cholesterol.

Staying Fit May Delay the Onset of High Cholesterol

Health Day - June 2015

Staying fit may delay normal age-related increases in blood cholesterol levels by up to 15 years....Read More

High blood pressure FAQs.

High Blood Pressure FAQ

Eating Well - June 2015

Get expert answers to your frequently asked questions about high blood pressure. ...Read More

One Third of Americans Have a Mix of Risk Factors for Heart Disease

One Third of Americans Have Dangerous Mix of Heart Risk Factors

HealthDay - May 2015

More than one-third of U.S. adults have a combination of health problems collectively known as metabolic syndrome that increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes....Read More

Helpful eating strategies to take with you on the road.

4 Healthy Strategies to Take on the Road

Eating Well - May 2015

It always helps to plan ahead (and to pack a good pair of walking shoes); here are a few tips to help you stay on track while you’re on the road....Read More

Understanding the brain and how to prevent a stroke.

Understanding the Brain and How to Prevent a Stroke

Joelle Reizes - May 2015

Do you know the number one cause of adult disability? You may be surprised to learn the answer is stroke....Read More

5 cholesterol myths.

5 Myths About Cholesterol

Eating Well - May 2015

New information may change what you think you know about HDL and LDL cholesterol and heart health. ...Read More

4 quick tips to reduce lifestyle risk factors for stroke.

4 Tips to Reduce Lifestyle Risk Factors for Stroke

Life Line Screening - May 2015

Change is hard, but this may be easier than you think. Follow these quick tips to lower your lifestyle stroke risk factors:...Read More

Two minute walks every hour may help offset effects of sitting.

Two Minute Walks Every Hour May Help Offset Effects of Sitting

Health Day - May 2015

Getting up and walking for two minutes every hour could help reverse the negative health effects from prolonged sitting, new research suggests....Read More

Feeling stressed? You may have a higher obesity risk.

Stressed? You May Have a Higher Obesity Risk

Joelle Reizes - April 2015

Studies have linked stress to biochemical changes that can trigger cravings and lead to obesity. ...Read More

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What You Need to Know about Stress and High Blood Pressure

Life Line Screening - April 2015

According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 50 million American adults have high blood pressure. ...Read More

Healthy stress management tips from Life Line Screening.

7 Fun Activities to Help You Manage Every Day Stress

Life Line Screening - April 2015

Stress is something we encounter, sometimes on a daily basis. The key is how we manage it. ...Read More

How Stress Affects Health

15 Ways Stress Can Affect Your Health

Life Line Screening - April 2015

Have you ever raised a teenager, bought a house, planned a wedding or had a deadline at work that you almost missed? Stress occurs more often than we think and can...Read More

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