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Six Common Myths About Alzheimer’s Disease

Six Common Myths About Alzheimer’s Disease

The brain is complicated, and scientists are always learning more about how it works. Even after many years of studying Alzheimer’s disease, there’s still a lot about the aging brain that we don’t know. Here are the basics: Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects the...

Five Ways to Manage Your Asthma

Five Ways to Manage Your Asthma

Asthma is one of the most common diseases worldwide. While there’s currently no cure, medical advancements have made it possible for people with asthma to manage their symptoms and lead a normal life. If you’ve recently been diagnosed with this condition, here are...

Post-Holiday Health: Navigating COVID-19 Variants, Flu, and RSV

Post-Holiday Health: Navigating COVID-19 Variants, Flu, and RSV

When it comes to post-holiday health, we tend to focus on resolutions like eating well or exercising more. But it’s hard to stay committed to resolutions when you’re sick, which is why illness prevention should be a priority. Contagious viruses like  COVID-19,...

Symptoms of the Early Stages of HIV

Symptoms of the Early Stages of HIV

When first cases were reported in the 1980s, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) had no cure, and was frequently fatal. Although it’s still a lifelong disease, HIV is no longer a death sentence. Advancements in medicine have made it possible for people with the disease...

Tips to Lower Blood Sugar

Tips to Lower Blood Sugar

Controlling your blood sugar has a number of health benefits, including lowering your risk of diabetes and prediabetes. If you’re already living with diabetes, you know that managing blood sugar is key to controlling your condition and preventing complications. ...

Food for Healthy Lungs

Food for Healthy Lungs

Your lungs are some of the most important organs in your body. While your immune system has natural defenses to keep them healthy, your lifestyle habits can have a meaningful impact on your lung health, too. Avoiding or quitting smoking should be a main priority, but...

Healthy Aging: Tips for Maintaining Well-being as You Grow Older

Healthy Aging: Tips for Maintaining Well-being as You Grow Older

September is Healthy Aging Month, and with the population of people over 65 expected to grow 45% larger by 2060, it’s important to understand how to enjoy yourself through your golden years. The aches and pains, changes and challenges that can come with age-related...