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You and Your Health

Wisconsin Has Highest Percentage of Binge Drinkers in the Country

The Centers for Disease Control have named the home state of this year’s Super Bowl champs as the state with the highest percentage of binge drinkers. According to the CDC, Wisconsin holds the highest percentage of adult residents who are binge drinkers with 22.8 percent. continue reading »

What Causes Arthritis Pain?

What Causes Arthritis Pain?

It's no secret to any person with arthritis that pain comes with the territory. But what makes arthritis so painful? The Arthritis Foundation offers this list of contributing factors: continue reading »

Take Safety Precautions in the Snow, Ice

Take Safety Precautions in the Snow, Ice

Winter weather may put many at risk for injuries, experts stress. The huge winter storm producing up to two feet of snow Wednesday in some sections of the United States could also cause a blizzard of injuries continue reading »

Health Tip: Help Prevent Bruises

Health Tip: Help Prevent Bruises

Here are safety suggestions. A bruise creates a darkened area of skin, when an injury causes small blood vessels to leak below the skin's surface. continue reading »

Health Tip: Dealing With Hot Flashes

Health Tip: Dealing With Hot Flashes

Suggestions for what to do. What middle-aged woman hasn't begged the question: Is it warm in here or is it me? That hot, hot feeling that seems to come over you continue reading »

La FDA asegura que los implantes de mama se relacionan con un tipo poco común de cáncer

La FDA asegura que los implantes de mama se relacionan con un tipo poco común de cáncer

Según la agencia, el riesgo para cualquier paciente individual es reducido, pero las mujeres y sus médicos deben estar al tanto. continue reading »

Coordinated School Health—Key Strategies

Coordinated School Health—Key Strategies

The health of young people is strongly linked to their academic success. Learn how to improve students' health and academic achievement by coordinating health programs within schools and among education, health, and social service agencies. continue reading »

Number of Americans with Diabetes Rises to Nearly 26 Million

Number of Americans with Diabetes Rises to Nearly 26 Million

More than a third of adults estimated to have prediabetes. Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, according to new estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). continue reading »

Survey Shows Fewer Hispanic Seniors Getting Flu Shots

Survey Shows Fewer Hispanic Seniors Getting Flu Shots

Vaccination rates found to be especially low among newest immigrants. Hispanic seniors in the United States are less likely than their white counterparts to be vaccinated against flu and pneumonia, a new study has found. continue reading »

Some Older Drivers’ Vision Problems Different Than Thought

Some Older Drivers’ Vision Problems Different Than Thought

May be too aware of background movement, rather than have reduced vision, study finds. continue reading »