Recent scientific evidence shows that people who consumed a small amount of dark chocolate every day can reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke. The cocoa bean contains a compound called flavanols, which can lower blood pressure and improve blood flow to the brain.Read More
High blood pressure is called the silent killer for a reason. One in three adults in the U.S. has it, many with no symptoms, no red flags, and unless they’ve seen a doctor lately, no idea their numbers are so high they are at risk for heart attack or stroke, according to Centers for Disease Prevention and Control.Read More
According to the CDC, smoking habits are established primarily during adolescence but public health professionals are determined to reverse this trend.Read More
Nearly half of all cervical cancer diagnoses are made during the late stages of the disease, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Once the condition has spread, successfully battling the disease is more difficult.Read More
Approximately 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year and one American dies from a stroke every 4 minutes on average according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Read More
Women account for just over half of the total heart disease deaths and steps to helping improve your life now will curtail heart disease in the future. The following offers key factors that affect the condition of your heart.Read More
Fear is a major factor in convincing American seniors to avoid colonoscopy, despite the importance of the procedure to preventing colon cancer, says a survey from the Colon Cancer Alliance.Read More
New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that many Americans are still coming up short when it comes to getting their recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 32.5 percent of adults get two or more servings of fruit per day, while 26.3 percent report that they consumer vegetables at least three times per day.Read More
Each year, millions of Americans enjoy the summer sunshine by participating in outdoor activities, going to the beach and replacing sweaters and slacks with shorts and tank tops. Most Americans take care of their skin by slathering on sunscreen, but they may not know that some sunscreens don’t provide the maximum protection needed to ward off damaging sun rays.Read More
For people from all walks of life, life insurance serves as a valuable safeguard against unexpected tragedies that can leave loved ones financially struggling for years.
For example, even the healthiest individuals aren’t immune to the risk of choking. In fact, a survey released earlier this year found that about 28 percent of the public has actually witnessed an individual choking.Read More