Health & Wellness
Five ways to help kids boost their brain power
Everyone is born with about 100 billion brain cells. We form new connections between these cells throughout life, but the rate is particularly high when we're young. Since those connections facilitate thinking and learning, parents who want to help give their children an intellectual edge should consider the brain-health...
Summer driving tips for boomers
Whether you're heading to your beach house or visiting family in far-off locales, summer driving can be a fun, fulfilling experience. But while drivers of all ages can enjoy the pleasures of a long trip, changes in roads, road rules and driving conditions can make it more important for older drivers to make extra prepara...
Restaurants team up to offer kids more healthy dining options
Summer has officially arrived, and with it, the busiest restaurant season of the year. Families will use the soaring temperatures as an excuse to get out of the kitchen and opt instead to dine out, savoring a taste of summer before the season ends. Regardless of the season, healthful menu options are a growing trend.
Osteoporosis in men: Top 5 tips for healthy bones
Think you're not at risk for osteoporosis because you're a male? Think again. Men make up 20 percent of all Americans suffering from the condition, according to medpagetoday.com. It's a common misconception that only women suffer from bone loss when, in reality, men experience it, too. Approximately 2 million American me...
Foot care tips to keep boomers moving
Today's baby boomers and seniors are stepping out in everything from frisky flip-flops and hot heels to righteous running shoes and powerful hiking boots. Footwear is no longer dictated by age, but rather by the activity level and fashion sense of the wearer. Still, like everything else about our bodies, our feet change ...
Taking strides to stop diabetes
Every year, rain or shine, walkers across the country join together to bring awareness to a deadly disease. They walk for their friends, family, co-workers and themselves. Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, the American Diabetes Association's signature fundraising walk, raises more than $20 million a year to support the As...
Stay healthy with the right amount of salt
Many Americans are becoming increasing frustrated with medical reports that advise avoiding certain foods like fats, coffee, alcohol and then later say that these things are actually good. When it comes to the question of how much salt to consume, however, the situation becomes much different since the human body needs s...
Summer entertaining made easy
Summer is in full swing, and that means more time for friend and family get-togethers, outdoor dining, and overall fun in the sun. Whether your outdoor gatherings are small and casual or formal, large-scale events, here are some tips to make your summer celebrations a big hit.
Top 10 tips for personal and property safety on campus
It's time to start back-to-college planning, buying school supplies and preparing for move-in day at campuses around the country. Students will be living independently, meeting new friends and enjoying all that the college experience has to offer. However, young adults on their own - many for the first time - can be unf...