10 reasons to quit smoking already – and how to do it

Tobacco use remains the single most preventable cause of disease, disability and death in the U.S. According to the CDC, tobacco kills over 400,000 people annually from smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke, and another 8.6 million live with a serious illness caused by smoking.

Here’s a list of reasons to quit, and tips to help you quit for good.

5 tips for reaching a healthy weight loss goal

All without the word “diet.” If you’re concerned about your health, you can succeed at weight loss. All it takes is a common-sense approach that includes these five weight loss basics.

How to detect and prevent a stroke: know the facts

A pharmacist recently shared his story of reaching for his alarm clock in the middle of the night and discovering his left hand was not working. He was having a stroke and needed immediate medical care. Would you know what to do if you or someone else is having a stroke? What can you do to lessen your risk of getting a stroke?

Stop seasonal allergies with these 5 quick tips

Spring’s here! The good news: warmer weather. The bad news: more of the tree, weed and grass pollens that cause, or “trigger,” allergy symptoms for millions of people. Seasonal allergies cause sneezing, wheezing, coughing, runny and stuffed noses, postnasal drip, watery eyes and itching of the nose and eyes. Symptoms can be mild or severe and can even lead to sinus or ear infections and worsening of asthma.

Know how to prevent accidental poisonings

Accidental poisonings are a major public health problem. Every day in the U.S., about 2,000 people are treated in emergency rooms as a result of unintentional poisoning – couple that with the fact that unintentional poisoning deaths rose by 160% from 1999 to 2009. Given that it was National Poison Prevention Week this week, it’s a good occasion to learn more about the risk of poisonings and what you can do to prevent them.

Travel health tips: be ready for your next vacation

Whether you’re planning a far-away journey or a close-to-home camping trip, you’ll be joining millions of people traveling this spring and summer. No matter where you go, there are a few steps you can take to stay healthy and avoid illness or injury.

Diet & Fitness: a “healthier you” starts with simple diet changes

With spring approaching, or – for some parts of the country – at least a possibility of spring sometime in the future, now’s a great time to evaluate your diet and see if there are any day-to-day habits that could use an overhaul.