The healthcare industry is a labyrinth. Attempting to navigate the system, what to do about rising costs and how to buy health insurance — to name a few things — can feel like wading through a muddy river full of snakes. (Yikes.) We won’t pretend that we understand all the ins and outs of the… Continue Reading ›

We’re halfway into January and you’re motivated to slim down, get in shape and get healthier. Go you! There’s just one problem: your knees. Whether it’s from age, a medical condition or excess weight — or a combination thereof — your knees have been holding you back on living your best life in 2020. Alas…. Continue Reading ›

If you have Medicare, then you probably know that open enrollment happens in the fall because you’re inundated with advertisements for Medicare Advantage plans. But you might also have started seeing ads in the last few weeks about a separate enrollment period. It’s called the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period, a relatively new addition to… Continue Reading ›

Young tobacco users got an unpleasant surprise for the holidays in 2019: Just before Christmas, lawmakers raised the federal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. It’s a significant change, one designed in part to curb smoking in older teenagers and prevent children from picking up a bad habit before they even leave… Continue Reading ›

Open enrollment for major medical insurance ended on December 15th for most of the country. Unless you live in one of the handful of states with longer enrollment periods, that means you won’t be able to get Obamacare health insurance until next November if you missed the signup period. But it doesn’t mean you can’t… Continue Reading ›

Ahh, the new year. A fresh start and a chance to be a better you — well, that’s the goal, anyway. But if you’re like most people, you tend to ghost your resolutions quicker than you ghosted that overly enthusiastic couple you met at your spouse’s work party last month. In fact, only about 20%… Continue Reading ›

You might have a vague idea about heart disease, or you might know a lot about it. Either way, heart disease remains the number one cause of death in the United States, making it a subject worth talking about regardless. Here are six things you need to know, starting with what qualifies as “heart disease.”… Continue Reading ›

Along with daily exercise and comfortable mattresses, snuggling with a nice book in bed is a habit that the National Sleep Foundation highly recommends for promoting healthy sleep habits. Reading is one of the best activities you can choose to wind down before you get some shut-eye. The advent of tablets and smartphones has made… Continue Reading ›

Good nutrition makes a difference in your life whether you’re 21 or 61, but the older you get, the more critical it is to pay attention to what you eat and drink. Research continues to link proper nutrition with a host of health benefits, including helping people retain cognitive function (i.e., brain power) as they… Continue Reading ›

A healthy diet can improve your overall wellbeing. The right food may also have the potential to prevent or ameliorate certain diseases or chronic conditions. While dietary modifications are no substitute for professional medical care, they may lower your risk of certain conditions, moderate symptoms and perhaps even reduce your needs for certain medications. Instead… Continue Reading ›