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Any activity is better for your heart health than sitting – even sleeping

Researchers say sitting for prolonged periods is detrimental to heart health.  Researchers report that any activity is more beneficial to heart health than sitting, including sleeping. Experts say daily activity can help with blood pressure, glucose levels, and muscle strength. They say that even taking 5-minute walking breaks during the workday can be beneficial. That’s […]

Infection Control

How Infections Spread Germs are a part of everyday life and are found in our air, soil, water, and in and on our bodies. Some germs are helpful, others are harmful. Many germs live in and on our bodies without causing harm and some even help us to stay healthy. Only a small portion of […]

What is breast Cancer?

Breast Cancer Awareness Wondering when to start or how often to get screening mammograms?  Ask your doctor when you should get a mammogram. Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, when it is easier to treat and before […]

What You Can Do to Protect Youth From the Harms of Vaping

Parents and educators—including teachers, administrators, and coaches—can play an important role in protecting youth from e-cigarettes, also known as vapes. As students go back to school, it’s the perfect time to educate them about the dangers of vaping. E-cigarettes are electronic devices that heat a liquid and produce an aerosol, or a mix of small […]

All signs point to a rise in Covid Covid hospitalizations, deaths and wastewater data — among other indicators — are all increasing as the U.S. heads into fall. Signs in the U.S. continue to point to a rise in Covid activity as fall approaches. Hospitalizations are rising. Deaths have ticked up. Wastewater samples are picking […]

What to know about eczema

Eczema is a condition in which patches of skin become inflamed, itchy, cracked, and rough. Some types can also cause blisters. Home remedies and medical treatment can help manage and prevent flares. Different types and stages of eczema affect 31.6 million people in the United States, which equals more than 10% of the population. Many […]

Healthy Lifestyles

A healthy lifestyle can help you thrive as you move through your life’s journey. Making healthy choices isn’t always easy – it can be hard to find the time and energy to exercise regularly or prepare healthy meals. However, your efforts will pay off in many ways, and for the rest of your life. Steps […]

Mediterranean Lifestyle Can Help Lower Your Risk of Cancer, Early Death

Eating foods associated with the Mediterranean diet has been associated with lower cancer risks.  New research shows that individuals adhering to a “Mediterranean lifestyle” have 29% lower risk of all-cause mortality and 28% lower risk of cancer mortality compared to those who do not. The Mediterranean lifestyle includes a variety of factors including diet, eating […]

Young People Are Having Less Sex Than Their Parents Did at Their Age, and Researchers Are Exploring Why

Young adults aren’t behaving like their parents: They’re not drinking as much, they’re facing more mental health challenges, and they’re living with their parents longer. On top of that, computer games and social media have become a sort of stand-in for physical relationships. All that means young Californians aren’t having as much sex. The number […]