Health & Wellness
Clearing the air: What an HVAC cleaner should really do in your home
Those statistics about indoor air pollution and it's relation to respiratory problems convinced you it was time to get your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system (HVAC) cleaned. HVAC companies are among the top 10 industries with the most complaints, according to the Better Business Bureau. So how can a homeow...
Back to school: Hey, parents, it's not just for kids
The kids got their back-to-school haircuts and picked out new outfits. You've stocked up on school supplies and healthy after-school snacks, and you're prepared to limit your child's non-school screen time. Like many parents, you're now wondering if there's more you can do to help your kids succeed this year at school. T...
Ask the Pharmacist: Medication tips for school-aged children
Packing a lunch, signing permission slips and laying out clean clothes for the morning are all part of parents' to-do lists when prepping for their children's day at school. But for parents of the 6.5 million American children being treated for a chronic medical condition, preparing for school also means putting pill bot...
Tips for seniors on managing health care costs
Finding the Medicare coverage that best fits their needs and their pocket books is challenging for many seniors. Health care plans make changes to their coverage. People's health conditions change. Not keeping on top of these changes can mean problems. Suddenly seniors may find they don't have needed coverage, their doct...
In breast cancer detection, the test matters
One in eight American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. However, early detection coupled with advanced treatment options has cut mortality rates by a third in the U.S. over the past 20 years. Today, a new breakthrough technology is poised to provide a dramatic improvement in breast cancer dete...
Facing surgery? How you can help ensure the best outcome
When you're facing surgery, it's normal to feel anxious. Many people find it daunting to completely surrender their well-being to others. Fortunately, you can do a lot to prepare yourself for surgery and anesthesia, and take steps to help your physicians, including your anesthesiologist, achieve the best possible outcome...
Scalp smarts: The five haircare secrets every man should know
While many men are concerned with the appearance of their hair, scalp health is often overlooked. Most guys do not realize that a great head of hair begins with a well-nourished scalp. Feeding the scalp provides the right foundation for great hair, and when the scalp is not properly cared for, it can impact how hair looks.
Three ways to give energy savings the green light in your home
"Red means stop, green means go" - we learn that axiom as children. When it comes to home energy costs, however, going green can help homeowners put a stop to runaway utility bills. And maximizing your home's use of natural light - call it "green lighting" - is a great way to boost your home's energy efficiency.
Coping with acne: A teen's guide to clear skin
Teenagers across the country experience excitement, anxiety and stress as they get ready to head back to the classroom. This mix of emotions can shift teens' hormones into overdrive, aggravating the symptoms that cause acne. A breakout is the last thing any teen wants to deal with on the first day of school. Here is an e...