Health & Wellness
Facing surgery? How you can help ensure the best outcome
When you're facing surgery, it's normal to feel anxious. Many people find it daunting to completely surrender their well-being to others. Fortunately, you can do a lot to prepare yourself for surgery and anesthesia, and take steps to help your physicians, including your anesthesiologist, achieve the best possible outcome...
Scalp smarts: The five haircare secrets every man should know
While many men are concerned with the appearance of their hair, scalp health is often overlooked. Most guys do not realize that a great head of hair begins with a well-nourished scalp. Feeding the scalp provides the right foundation for great hair, and when the scalp is not properly cared for, it can impact how hair looks.
Coping with acne: A teen's guide to clear skin
Teenagers across the country experience excitement, anxiety and stress as they get ready to head back to the classroom. This mix of emotions can shift teens' hormones into overdrive, aggravating the symptoms that cause acne. A breakout is the last thing any teen wants to deal with on the first day of school. Here is an e...
Shoe shopping with teens? Sanity-saving tips for parents
Many parents agonize over making just the right choice for their baby's first pair of shoes. In one important way, however, picking infant shoes is easier than choosing for an older child: babies have nothing to say about what style or brand you put on their feet. Teens, however, have strong opinions about fashion - opin...
Three ways to give energy savings the green light in your home
"Red means stop, green means go" - we learn that axiom as children. When it comes to home energy costs, however, going green can help homeowners put a stop to runaway utility bills. And maximizing your home's use of natural light - call it "green lighting" - is a great way to boost your home's energy efficiency.
Outdoor sports gear for world-class athletes - and the rest of us
If you tuned into the games this summer, you saw all sorts of sophisticated new gear to help the athletes perform their best. These elite competitors relied on the most up-to-date, cutting-edge equipment and clothing to help them swim, bike and run faster - even if it was only to shave off a mere thousandth of a second.
Fighting the growing problem of childhood hunger in America
When thinking about childhood hunger, many people envision poverty-stricken regions on another continent, far from home. However, millions of children right here in the United States don't know where their next meal will come from. It's called "food insecurity," and it's a big problem in communities across the country.
Are you at higher risk for prostate cancer?
Prostate cancer is a growing concern in the United States as an estimated 28,170 men will die of prostate cancer in 2012, making the disease the second leading cause of cancer death in men behind lung cancer. While any man may get prostate cancer, there are certain risk factors that may place you - or your loved one - at increased risk.
Is your home making you sick?
Your home - it's your castle, your sanctuary. But could the place you go to escape the rest of the world be bad for you? Formaldehyde, chloroform and even asbestos could be in your home and you may not even know it. Here is what every homeowner should know.