Getting well, staying well
No matter how lucky or careful a person is, it is practically impossible to spend all one’s days without illness. When confronted with a life-changing health condition, there are many important ways one can take charge and manage it effectively. In this series, we take a close look at the things you should know in order to be the best custodian of your own wellness.
How to Stay Healthy and Avoid Injuries as an Older Skier
Any skier will tell you there's nothing like a cool, clear winter day on the slopes: You make your way down the soft white powder, traversing mogul after mogul as the sun shines down through the trees. But as you gain experience with age, you also develop creaky joints, which can limit your ability to bounce back after one of these memorable runs. Luckily, if you're an older skier, there are some proven methods you can use to help you avoid injury and stay in shape for the slopes.
How to Help Someone Quit Smoking: 6 Tips for Supporting Their Health
If someone you love is a smoker who wants to quit, it's only natural that you'd want to give them your support and encouragement. But learning to live without tobacco is no easy task, and any major life change can be a touchy subject, so it's tough to determine the best way to offer your help. If you're wondering how to help someone quit smoking and aren't sure where to begin, here are six tips to get the conversation started and give your loved one the support they need.
7 Tips for Sharing Holiday Cheer with People With Alzheimer's
The holidays can be a stressful time for people with Alzheimer's, as well as their caregivers. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to make this busy time of year easier on everyone. Here are seven tips to help you keep your loved one with Alzheimer's comfortable and supported this holiday season.
The First 6 Steps: What You Need to Know About an Epilepsy Diagnosis
Epilepsy can be a frustrating illness to deal with for both sufferers and their families. The condition is common -- millions of people experience epileptic seizures -- but it's not as well-understood as one would hope. It can arise after an accident or an illness, but often, the cause of the onset of epilepsy is never discovered.
Youth Football and Concussion Risk: Should You Say No?
Football season has arrived, and hockey season is nearly here, too -- not to mention basketball and soccer. If your child is one of the millions who begs to play a contact sport each fall, you may find yourself hesitating over concerns about concussion risk. If so, you're not alone. One third of parents say they won't let their kids play football due to the potential for brain injury, as research from the Barrow Neurological Institute reports.