Health Education


Bullying: Lessening the Harm to Your Child

Stories of childhood bullying, spread quickly by social media, are making news headlines and bringing the dangerous behavior to light. A topic once contained to...

December 14, 2017 / 4 min read


Toy Safety 2017: The Latest on Injury...

There were an estimated 174,100 toy-related, emergency room-treated injuries — and seven deaths — in 2016 to children younger than 15, according to a new report...

December 13, 2017 / 2 min read


Roundup: Flu Season Off to a Busy...

Early signs point to a rough 2017-2018 flu season, with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting twice as many cases of...

December 8, 2017 / 4 min read


Shingles, Flu and You: What to Know...

There’s a new shingles vaccine and adults should be vaccinated with it starting at age 50, according to an advisory committee to the U.S. Centers...

December 7, 2017 / 4 min read


Why Dog Ownership Can Mean Living Longer...

Dog ownership is associated with a lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, alleviating social isolation and improving one’s overall perception of well being, according...

November 27, 2017 / 2 min read


Tips for Defeating Acid Reflux Naturally

GERD, known mostly as “acid reflux,” is the most common reason Americans are referred to gastroenterologists, doctors who specialize in disorders of the digestive system....

November 22, 2017 / 3 min read


‘I Never Thought I’d Be a Candidate...

At age 47, and with no apparent risk factors for cardiovascular disease, Cristina Totoricagil, an assistant school principal, suffered a heart attack while exercising at...

November 21, 2017 / 3 min read


Smokeout 2017: 1 in 5 Americans Still...

One in five Americans are using a tobacco product, primarily cigarettes, cigars, or pipes, according to a new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease...

November 16, 2017 / 2 min read


The Health Benefits of Meditation (Video)

Meditation is now being linked to a decrease in a person’s risk of heart disease. For the first time, the American Heart Association (AHA) has...

November 8, 2017 / 2 min read