The Top 10 Men's Health Issues

  • Posted on: 21 June 2017
  • By: jleff
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Men die at higher rates than women and, on average, die younger than women. So, what are the causes and what can men do about it?
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Men die at higher rates than women and, on average, die younger than women. So, what are the causes and what can men do about it?

We all know that when it comes to men and women, differences abound.

I'm sure you can create a list of facts to back that up.

But when it comes to men's and women's health, one difference is troubling: Women outlive men, and that gap is widening, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). On average, women outlive men by more than five years.

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De-Stress by Decluttering and Organizing Your Home

  • Posted on: 12 June 2017
  • By: jleff
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Living in an organized home—with children—can be a reality.
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Living in an organized home—with children—can be a reality.

Moms everywhere know that staying organized is important when it comes to finding those car keys or that beloved stuffed animal. But even more importantly, staying organized plays a role in your family's health and overall wellbeing.

Having less "stuff" and clutter in the home means less stress: you'll have fewer items and surfaces to clean, wash, vacuum, dust, launder, and store.

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Mammogram Guidelines Change—and Differ—Once Again

  • Posted on: 17 November 2015
  • By: Elizabeth Batta...
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The American Cancer Society recently changed its mammogram guidelines, recommending women start screening at age 45, but guidelines still differ.

If you're feeling confused about mammograms and what type of schedule to stick to, you're not alone.

It seems that every time new guidelines come out, little time passes before those guidelines change once again. And it's not uncommon to find differing opinions from different organizations, which only makes the issue that much more bewildering.

The latest shift comes from the American Cancer Society (ACS).

Why can't everyone be on the same page?

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Who Is Caring for the Caregivers?

  • Posted on: 1 September 2015
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Caregiving is a tough, time-consuming, stressful task. Here are some tips to help caregivers care for themselves and their own health.

A wife, hesitant to put her ailing husband into a nursing facility or assisted living facility, chooses instead to care for him at home to save on costs and give him more attention.

A daughter, holding down her own full-time job, helps her elderly mother, who lives nearby, with medical or nursing-type tasks. She also oversees her mother's doctor appointments and does her grocery shopping and much of the cooking.

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Help Put an End to Fat-Shaming

  • Posted on: 18 August 2015
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The "F word"—fat—often reflects prejudices and causes shame and hurt. Join the Obesity Action Coalition in ending fat-shaming.

How many times have you heard the "F word"?

How many times have you said the "F word"?

No, I'm not talking about that four-letter word that is used so often and makes some people cringe. I'm talking about that THREE-letter word that does the same thing:

FAT.

As in, "You're fat. You need to lose some weight," or "She's so fat it's a wonder she can fit through the door."

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Conference on Aging: An Event Worth Watching

  • Posted on: 29 June 2015
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Don't miss your chance to participate in the White House Conference on Aging, which helps improve the quality of life of older Americans.

Some think of growing older with a sense of appreciation. They feel liberated, proud, vital—and even happier. They flourish. They get to spend more time with their families, travel more for pleasure and have more time to devote to hobbies, volunteer work or even starting a new career.

Yet others associate aging with the word "invisible." They think their opinions matter little; they feel cast aside and disparaged. They fear illness, disability and memory loss.

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New Chronic Migraine Screening Tool Available to Help You Communicate Headache Symptoms and Their Impact

  • Posted on: 2 June 2015
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If you have frequent, severe headaches that interfere with your life, you may want to check out this tool for chronic migraine screening.

Do you have frequent headaches, so severe that they interfere with your work, school or other activities?1 Do you often take medications for your headaches?

If so, you may have chronic migraine and should talk to a specialist about your symptoms. Chronic migraine is a medical condition defined by 15 headache days per month, with each headache lasting four hours or more, and at least eight of those headache days being associated with migraine.2

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Mother's Day: A History

  • Posted on: 22 April 2015
  • By: Elizabeth Batta...
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Mother's Day was founded as a day set aside to honor mothers. How do you like to celebrate Mother's Day?

We all know our moms are special, but Anna Jarvis wanted society as a whole to give moms their due. As a result, on the second Sunday in May, children around the country honor their moms in ways ranging from a simple homemade card to a weekend spa retreat.

Though we may celebrate in many ways—and we'd love to hear about your favorite Mother's Day tradition—Anna Jarvis preferred to keep it simple.

Mother's Day history

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A Holiday Wish for Peace at Home

  • Posted on: 18 December 2014
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Holidays can be emotion-charged and not always peaceful. Here are some tips for keeping peace at family gatherings.

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Songs about peace on earth resonate throughout the holidays—and a heart-warming thought it is—but many of us are just wishing for peace in our own families.

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