January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

People who have 20/20 vision can still have glaucoma

January is National Cervical Health Awareness Month

Because of Pap smears and vaccines for HPV, the incidence and death rates of cervical cancer have plummeted.

Healthy aging: Living longer and living better

Improvements in public health and medical treatment have significantly increased life expectancy in the past 60 years. People more frequently live into their 80s and 90s and even top the century mark.

Is it an infection … or is it breast cancer?

A rare form of breast cancer often escapes detection. It changes the appearance of the breast and rarely has a lump.

Quick Chicken Chili

Chili hits the spot in cooler weather. It tastes good and is good for you.

Fresh Truck

A mobile farmers market brings healthy food to low-income communities


You don’t need fancy equipment to get a good workout

Walking – it’s cheap and it’s easy

Walking is the simplest aerobic exercise to improve health

Hooked on exercise

Daily exercise is a prescription to reduce stress and anxiety.

America’s battle against obesity

Whether classified as a disease or a disorder, obesity is a leading cause of premature deaths in this country.

A CLOSER LOOK — visceral fat

Abdominal, or visceral, fat — weight centered at and above the waist — poses a threat to a person’s health.

Complications of obesity

Obesity is not merely a cosmetic issue. Excess weight increases the risk of many diseases:

How do you measure up?

BMI and waist size are used to calculate disease risk

Portion size matters

Growing portion sizes are changing what Americans think of as a "normal" portion, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.