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Cancer Deaths Drop 22% in 20 Years: Are We Winning The War on Cancer?

Here's some good health news to start off the new year — cancer deaths have declined by about 22% during the past two decades. According to The American Cancer Society (ACS), if rates continued as the…


10 Worst New Year’s Resolutions (And How to Make Them Work)

New Year's resolutions have been around a long time. Some of us make them half-heartedly, some of us do it with great purpose. Few of us actually achieve our goals by the end of the year. Maybe it's b…


5 Things To Know Before You Take That Drink

If you're like most Americans, you'll celebrate the New Year with a few cocktails and a champagne toast. But do you know how much alcohol is in your drink of choice or how long it takes to work its wa…


The One New Year’s Resolution You Really Should Make

If you make only one New Year's resolution this year, make it this one, because it can affect everything else. It's something that comes instinctively to babies. Our dogs and cats are experts. The res…


Overwhelmed? 3 Ways Your Stuff is Sapping Your Energy

If you feel tense, irritable, or just plain blah in what should be the comfort of your own home, maybe you've got a "stuff" problem. Stuff on the dining table, stuff hanging out of drawers, and stuff …


5 Things You Should Be Doing if You Value Your Health

We all want to feel healthy and strong, but no fad diet or pill or special secret will get us there. It's about the decisions we make every hour of every day. It's in what we choose to consume, how mu…


Only 1% of Women Know This About Lung Cancer Lung cancer seems to be a silent epidemic. More than 224,000 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year. The five-year survival rate is only 16-18%, one of t…


Hosting Thanksgiving? 5 Essential Tips to Avoid Food Poisoning or a Fire

All across the United States, families will soon be gathering for Thanksgiving dinner with turkey all the trimmings. For most, the meal will be delicious and biggest concern will be over how many calo…


6 Things To Know About Open Enrollment

'Tis the season in the Marketplace — it's Open Enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA, a.k.a. Obamacare). I know, I know. You'd rather go Christmas shopping than health insurance shopping. On t…


How Diabetes Affects Your Heart

You know about diabetes and you know about heart disease, but did you know that if you have diabetes, you're twice as likely to die from heart attack or stroke? That's because high blood glucose level…


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