Health & Wellness
NEW Keep Your Heart Healthy
Four ways to manage stress and lower your risk of developing heart disease 500-word article provides four quick, real-world solutions to lowering your stress level and improving your heart's health.
NEW YIn Pursuit of a Cure
Alzheimer’s Disease Researchers Test Promising Treatments & Remedies (850 words)
It’s no secret that Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia among people age 65 and older. Scientists estimate that 4.5 million Americans currently suffer from the disease and -- if current population trends continue and no cure is found --that number will grow to13.2 million by 2050.
The 85-and-older age group is now the fastest growing segment of the population. Within the next 25 years, the number of Americans, age 65 and older, is expected to double in size to about 72 million, according to a 2005 U.S. Census Bureau report on aging. These facts are important because, beyond age 65, the number of people with AD doubles with every 5-year age interval. One study shows that nearly half of all people age 85 and older have AD. All these factors combine to fuel researchers’ urgent need to find a cure. Committed and resolute, they spend their careers looking for clues, searching for answers and conducting studies with the hope that a cure for AD is near.
NEW Taking Care of Your Ticker (1,100 words)
Medical strides in cardio care including surgical advances, improved devices and new medications, make it easier to keep your heart beating healthy. Read about four recent developments that are worth knowing about.
YProactive Healthcare for Women (700 words)
Women are living during a fabulous time. But to prevent disease and stay healthy into their 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond, it’s critical for them to take an active role in their overall well being. Comes with An Ounce of Prevention for Women sidebar (400 words).
YMeditation is Good for Your Health (900 words)
Recent studies confirm that meditation's positive effects on overall health and well being. This article outlines eight benefits of meditation. It includes a brief pullout box on how to meditate.
Give Yourself a Break: 18 Quick, Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Relax and Re-energize (450 words)
In our busy, fast-paced lives, it's hard for women to find even a few minutes to claim as their own. If your day is jam-packed with meetings, errands and grocery shopping, consider these quick, inexpensive and easy ways to sneak in a break. You can recharge your battery and get ready to face your next deadline, hurdle or load of laundry.
YMeaningful Meditation Lowering Stress and Calming the Spirit Through Stillness (1,400 words)
There are many ways to combat stress – some ways are healthier than others are. A short 15 minutes of meditation can help to help minimize and alleviate the daily stresses of life. This article offers a look inside the benefits of meditation. Find out what is meditation; learn about its history, how to get started and ways to reap the benefits of stilling your mind.
Queasy Does It: The Unavoidable Truth About Morning Sickness (1,400 words)
Some 66 percent of expectant mothers experience some type of morning sickness (afternoon sickness, evening sickness) during the first few weeks of their pregnancies. This article explores why it may be beneficial to a healthy pregnancy and when, in severe cases, an expectant mom should consult her doctor. There’s also help in the form of practical tips to minimize or alleviate the discomforts of pregnancy sickness. Also available in an 800 word version.
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What You Need to Know Before Your Child Sees an Orthodontist (1,300 words including a sidebar)
With all of the changes in orthodontics, wearing braces isn’t that long and painful chapter in a child’s life that it used to be. This article highlights the technological improvements and talks about when to first take your child to the orthodontist.
Does Your Child Need Glasses? (950 words)
How can you tell if your child has a vision problem? This article helps parents evaluate when there’s cause for concern and what to look for as a sign of vision trouble.
Just Skip It!: Jumping Rope is a Great Way to Stay Fit and Have Fun, Too (700 words)
This 700-word article reminds readers of jump roping as an exercise option. Jump roping is not only a great addition to your fitness routine but it can be fun for the whole family.