Wellness & Lifestyle

  • Consumer Health: What is stuttering?
    by Laurel Kelly on October 22, 2021 at 10:00 am

    International Stuttering Awareness Day will be observed on Friday, Oct. 22, which makes this a good time to learn more about this speech disorder. Disfluency in speech, including stumbling over words, and word or phrase repetition, likely affects up to 5% of all children at some point in their development, according to the American Academy of

  • Consumer Health: Sepsis is serious
    by Laurel Kelly on October 18, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Nearly 270,000 people in the U.S. die each year as a result of sepsis, and one-third of people who die in a hospital have sepsis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sepsis occurs when the body’s response to an infection damages its own tissues. When these infection-fighting processes turn on the body, they cause

  • Consumer Health: Are you due for a mammogram?
    by Laurel Kelly on October 15, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    National Mammography Day will be observed on Friday, Oct. 15, which makes this a good time to check if you’re due for a mammogram. A mammogram is an X-ray image of your breasts that is used to screen for breast cancer. Mammograms play a key role in early breast cancer detection and help decrease breast cancer deaths. Breast

  • Mayo Clinic Q and A: Can medications and supplements interact with one another?
    by Cynthia Weiss on October 13, 2021 at 1:19 pm

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: As I have gotten older, doctors have placed me on more medications, such as for blood pressure and cholesterol. Also, as I age, I have chosen to take some supplements that are supposed to improve my memory, reduce cholesterol and prevent cancer. Should I worry about these supplements interacting with one another or

  • Consumer Health: What is mental health?
    by Laurel Kelly on October 8, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    World Mental Health Day will be observed on Sunday, Oct. 10, to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support of mental health. This is a good time to consider the differences between normal mental health and mental health disorders. Mental health is the overall wellness of how you think,