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How HIV Screenings Work and Why They’re Important
An estimated 15%–or one in seven–HIV-positive people are completely unaware of their status despite that care and support are more available than ever.
What Is Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV?
Efforts to increase awareness of the HIV prophylaxis and use among at-risk populations are working, but it remains underutilized, according to the CDC.
Your Guide to a Healthier Thanksgiving
A health guide to Thanksgiving does not have to be synonymous with tips to reduce your calorie intake at the main meal. Here are ways to support a mind body connection, from recognizing hunger cues to mindful meditation.
Making the Commitment to Quit Smoking
If you’ve been toying with the idea of quitting smoking and need a little extra motivation, put a big red circle around the month of November.
Your Complete Guide to Men’s Health Screenings
Men are much more resistant to doctor's visits and are more concerned with responsive than preventative health. One doctor stresses: It's time they become their own health advocates.
Can I Get a Stroke, Even if I’m Young and Healthy?
Five things you thought you knew about stroke.
Do Pumpkin Spice Products Have Any Nutritional Value?
Pumpkin and pumpkin spice boast many nutritional benefits, but have you ever read the ingredients label on these products to see if they actually contain any real pumpkin or pumpkin spice?
Real Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Yogurt Topping
'Tis the season for pumpkin spice flavored everything. Skip the processed goods and try this healthy muffin recipe.
Five Back-to-School Health and Wellness Concerns
From seemingly innocuous foods, to undiscovered ailments and classroom bullies, there are a handful of concerns to watch for as children get back to school.
Does the Heat and Humidity Affect Your Heart?
There are a few things all of us should remember during the dog days of summer so we don’t overheat.
Summer Fruit ‘n’ Veggie Pasta Salad
This pasta salad is gluten free, antioxidant rich, high fiber, high protein and low carb.