Wellness & Lifestyle

  • Consumer Health: The benefits, challenges and skill of breastfeeding
    by Laurel Kelly on August 2, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    World Breastfeeding Week will be observed Aug. 1–7, which makes this a good time to learn more about the benefits, challenges and skill of breastfeeding. In its Breastfeeding Overview, the American Academy of Pediatrics states its continued support of “the unequivocal evidence that breastfeeding protects against a variety of diseases and conditions,” as well as

  • Consumer Health: Lung cancer, smoking and why it’s always a good time to quit
    by Laurel Kelly on July 31, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    World Lung Cancer Day will be observed on Sunday, Aug. 1, which makes this a good time to learn more about the connection between lung cancer and smoking, and why it’s always a good time to quit. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society. Lung

  • Mayo Clinic Minute: How to start a running routine
    by Jason Howland on July 30, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    Running is one of the easiest ways to work out and stay fit. But for beginners, how do you get started? Here’s Jason Howland with your Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0:59) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: “Mayo Clinic News Network.” Read

  • Consumer Health: Balance training — easy, fun and important
    by Laurel Kelly on July 29, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    A well-rounded fitness routine contains several elements, including aerobic fitness, strength training, core exercises, and flexibility and stretching. The fifth element is balance training. Balance refers to the ability to stay upright and steady, whether you’re standing, kneeling, sitting or squatting. Several sensory systems in your body contribute to good balance. Your vision, inner ear and

  • Consumer Health: What do you know about hepatitis?
    by Laurel Kelly on July 28, 2021 at 12:32 pm

    World Hepatitis Day will be observed on Wednesday, July 28, which makes this a good time to learn more about hepatitis. Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver, usually caused by specific viruses. The five main strains of the hepatitis virus are referred to as types A, B, C, D and E. While they all cause