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Osteoarthritis is a leading cause of disability in America

May 14, 2016 According to the Arthritis Foundation, osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of disability affecting more than 27 million adults in America. more »»

Say yes to life: Become an organ, eye and tissue donor

April 16, 2016 Organ, eye and tissue donation may not be the most popular topic, but it is one that saves thousands of lives every year. There is no age limit to becoming a donor. In fact, the oldest donor was 93. more »»

Not sleeping well can lead to other problems

March 12, 2016 We all look forward to a good night’s sleep. Sleep allows our body to rest and restore its energy level. more »»

Many women are unaware of risks for a heart attack

February 13, 2016 Each year the American Heart Association, the Centers for Disease Control, and the National Institutes of Health compile the latest statistics on heart disease in the United States. more »»

Four ways that exercising helps with arthritis

January 16, 2016 According to the Arthritis Foundation, physical activity is the best non-drug treatment for improving pain and function for people with osteoarthritis. more »»

Some healthy lifestyle choices for 2016

December 12, 2015 Getting ready to make your New Year’s resolutions? According to the National Health Institute, by mid- February, 67 percent of these promises we make will no longer be a part of our daily lives. more »»

Gratitude will help you to be healthier and happier

November 14, 2015 This is the time of year that asks us to count our blessings and to help those less fortunate. more »»

Fall risks for seniors: Myths and realities

October 17, 2015 Many people think falls are a normal part of aging. The truth is they are not. Most falls can be prevented, and you have the power to reduce your risk. more »»

The do’s and don’ts to make sure your medication works safely

September 12, 2015 According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices, 40 percent of adverse drug reactions requiring hospitalization occur in people more than age 6. more »»

Reader’s genetic high cholesterol may not need drug

August 16, 2015 DEAR DR. ROACH: I need a second opinion. more »»

Movement can be profound for your health

August 15, 2015 The studies just keep coming. Sitting for long periods may be very bad for your health and even your life expectancy. Sitting too much may cause health problems even if you exercise regularly. more »»

Be sure to protect your heart in the summer heat

July 18, 2015 Whatever brings you outside this summer, it’s important to stay safe and healthy as the heat rises. According to the American Heart Association, heat can be hard on your heart. more »»

How to make your summer safer and more enjoyable

June 13, 2015 We all have memories of fun-filled summer days when school was out and we could swim, ride our bikes, camp out and enjoy the beautiful Adirondack weathe. more »»

Do you know the signs of a stroke? Think F.A.S.T.

May 16, 2015 May is American Stroke Month, the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s annual campaign to increase awareness of warning signs, and what to do should you or someone you know... more »»

Early detection is key to minimizing effects of cancer

April 18, 2015 There are more than 100 types of cancer that can develop throughout the body, which grow at different rates and respond to different treatments. But, they all have one thing in common. more »»

Overcoming obstacles to eat smart and live strong

March 14, 2015 It can be difficult to meet the daily food and exercise recommendations for a variety of reasons, such as not having enough time, money, lack of transportation, or health issues that get in the way... more »»

Knowing the facts and symptoms of heart disease

February 14, 2015 The term heart disease, according to the Center for Disease Control, refers to three different types of heart conditions. The most common is coronary artery disease, which can lead to a heart attack. more »»

Tips for staying safe and sound during the winter

January 17, 2015 Winter weather can definitely be frightful. There are things you can do to be better prepared for winter weather situations. more »»

Give of yourself during this upcoming holiday season

December 13, 2014 Take a look around at all that you have. You might think that you have “nothing” or “not that much. more »»

Five easy steps to help reduce risk of diabetes

November 22, 2014 According to the Mayo Clinic, if you are overweight or have a family history of diabetes, then you are at risk for developing diabetes. more »»



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