Healthy-Fat Foods

Healthy-Fat Foods

Fish Naturally fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, herring, lake trout, sardines, and albacore tuna are good sources of omega-3 fatty acids. These are “good” fats that help keep your heart healthy. They may also help keep your brain sharp, especially as you...
Your Guide to Eating Healthy Carbs

Your Guide to Eating Healthy Carbs

Make the Right Choice Think of carbs as raw material that powers your body. You need them to make sugar for energy. They come in two types: simple and complex. What’s the difference? Simple carbs are like quick-burning fuels. They break down fast into sugar in...
Surprising Causes of Chest Pain

Surprising Causes of Chest Pain

Panic Attack This can feel like a heart attack. Besides chest pain, you may be short of breath, feel your heart race, or go numb in your hands or feet. Some people feel dizzy or worry that they’re about to die. A stressful event can bring it on, or it could come out...
Cold and Flu on the Rise? How to Prepare

Cold and Flu on the Rise? How to Prepare

Maybe your daughter got off the bus looking pale and feverish. Or maybe you feel a scratchy throat and a stuffy nose coming on. Whatever the symptoms, you expect a lot of sniffles and coughs this week. Before the virus knocks you and your family out, try these tips to...
African-Americans and Heart Disease, Stroke

African-Americans and Heart Disease, Stroke

Heart disease is the  No. 1 killer for all Americans, and stroke is also a leading cause of death. As frightening as those statistics are the risks of getting those diseases are even higher for African-Americans. The good news is, African-Americans can improve their...
How to Have Healthy Breasts for Life

How to Have Healthy Breasts for Life

No matter your age, to keep your breasts healthy it helps to learn what’s normal and what’s not. It will put you on the lookout for changes that could be signs of trouble. Just like any part of your body, find out what to expect at different stages of...