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Stress and depression can ruin your holidays and hurt your health. Being realistic, planning ahead and seeking support can help ward off stress and depression.

 


Take Action to Prevent the Flu

Take time to get a flu vaccine. The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against influenza and its potentially serious complications. Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs. Take flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them.

 


Frequently Asked Influenza (Flu) Questions: 2019-2020 Season

What's new this flu season? The CDC is here to answer your questions. Click here to learn more.

 


Recharge Yourself

Any amount of time you take for yourself is important. Being out of “caregiver mode” for as little as five minutes in the middle of a day packed with obligations can be a meaningful reminder of who you are in a larger sense. It can help keep you from becoming consumed by your responsibilities.

 


Taking Good Care of Yourself

Taking good care of yourself is important. Some people find that their physical, spiritual, and emotional health are all connected, and that supporting one supports the others. Taking care of all aspects of you will increase the likelihood that you stay well.

 


World Mental Health Day 2019: Focus on Suicide Prevention

Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide. Join us, on 10 October, in “40 seconds of action” to raise awareness of the scale of suicide around the world and the role that each of us can play to help prevent it.

 


September is National Cholesterol Education Month

September is National Cholesterol Education Month, a good time to get your blood cholesterol checked and take steps to lower it if it is high. Children, young adults and older Americans can have high cholesterol. Learn how to prevent high cholesterol and know what your cholesterol levels mean.

 


Four Steps to Food Safety

Following four simple steps at home — Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill — can help protect you and your loved ones from food poisoning.

 


The Importance of Vacations to our Physical and Mental Health

All adults have lives that are filled with some form of stress, even if we don't truly acknowledge this fact. Chronic stress takes its toll in part on our body's ability to resist infection, maintain vital functions, and even ability to avoid injury. Vacations have the potential to break into the stress cycle. We gain perspective on our problems, get to relax with our families and friends, and get a break from our usual routines.

 


Summer Safety

Anybody can be at risk for a heat-related illness. Follow these summer safety tips, like taking extra breaks and drinking lots of water.

 


Sunscreen: How to Help Protect Your Skin from the Sun

As an FDA-regulated product, sunscreens must pass certain tests before they are sold. But how you use this product, and what other protective measures you take, make a difference in how well you are able to protect yourself and your family from sunburn, skin cancer, early skin aging and other risks of overexposure to the sun.

 


10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's

Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer's or other dementia. Alzheimer's is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. If you notice any of them, don't ignore them. Schedule an appointment with your doctor.

 

 

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

In May alone, some 65,000 Americans will experience a stroke with many unaware that they were even at risk. Less than a third will arrive in the emergency room within three hours, the optimal time period for better outcomes.

May marks National Stroke Awareness Month, and this year the National Stroke Association is turning the spotlight on the 10 modifiable risk factors that account for 90% of strokes globally.

 


Eating Disorders: About More Than Food

Eating disorders are serious medical illnesses marked by severe disturbances to a person’s eating behaviors. Obsessions with food, body weight, and shape may be signs of an eating disorder. These disorders can affect a person’s physical and mental health, but eating disorders can be treated. Learning more about them can help you spot the warning signs and seek treatment early.

 


What you should know about colorectal cancer screenings

Colorectal cancer almost always develops from precancerous polyps (abnormal growths) in the colon or rectum. Screening tests can find precancerous polyps, so that they can be removed before they turn into cancer.

 

Ten Recommendations for Cancer Prevention

Around 40 percent of cancer cases are preventable, which means that 694,000 cases of cancer could be prevented in the U.S. every year by reducing our exposure to the cancer risk factors that we can control – including diet, weight and physical inactivity.

 


Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, but the disease is preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening (Pap and HPV tests).

 


Holiday Depression, Anxiety, and Stress

The winter holiday season, with celebrations such as Christmas, Hanukkah, and Thanksgiving, for most people is a fun time of the year filled with parties and social gatherings with family and friends. But for many people, it is a time filled with sadness, self-reflection, loneliness, and anxiety.

 

 

Stress, depression and the holidays: Tips for coping

Stress and depression can ruin your holidays and hurt your health. Being realistic, planning ahead and seeking support can help ward off stress and depression.

 


Wildefire Smoke FAQ

What is in wildfire smoke? How can I reduce exposure to wildfire smoke? Should I wear a mask? AirNow's FAQ page has all the important questions and answers you need to keep you and your family informed.

 


10 Tips to Protect Yourself from Unhealthy Air

The American Lung Association encourages everyone to get involved in the fight for cleaner, healthier air. Here are some simple, effective tips for protecting you and your family from the dangers of air pollution:

 

Cold Versus Flu

Flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses but they are caused by different viruses. Because these two types of illnesses have similar symptoms, it can be difficult to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. In general, flu is worse than the common cold, and symptoms are more common and intense

 


Misconceptions about Seasonal Flu and Flu Vaccines

No, flu vaccines cannot cause flu illness. Flu vaccines are currently made in two ways: the vaccine is made either with a) flu viruses that have been ‘inactivated’ (killed) and that therefore are not infectious, or b) using only a single gene from a flu virus (as opposed to the full virus) in order to produce an immune response without causing infection.

 


Hereditary Breast Cancer and BRCA Genes

About 5% to 10% of breast and 10% to 15% of ovarian cancers are hereditary. Hereditary cancer means cancer runs in your family, and could be caused by a change in certain genes that you inherited from your mother or father.

 

 

What You Should Know About Ovarian Cancer

There is one cancer that is silently killing women: ovarian cancer. Why? Largely because it has no screening test, and women are largely unaware of its symptoms. Here's what you should know..

 


Benefits of Mindfulness

Practices for Improving Emotional and Physical Well-Being

Mindfulness is the practice of purposely focusing your attention on the present moment—and accepting it without judgment. Mindfulness is now being examined scientifically and has been found to be a key element in stress reduction and overall happiness.



Acupuncture beneficial during allergy season, study finds

Eight weeks of acupuncture during allergy season decreases the number of days of antihistamine use in patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR), according to a new study published in Acupuncture in Medicine.


 

9 Ways Pets Make You Smarter, Stronger, and More Resistant to Stress

As if you needed another reason to love your furry friend, your pet could give you these health-boosting benefits.

The researchers say people inclined to treat animals or objects like people (like when you talk to your pet) are also more prone to having traits like empathy and unconventional thinking to guard them against that negativity.

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