AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Subversive Sirens imagine a better world
The world of queer synchronized swimming is very small. But the Subversive Sirens, a non-binary synchronized swimming team out of Minnesota, is making a big splash. (Forgive the pun.) Advocating …
FOSTER THE FAMILY
What do you do when a foster child you have raised for several years is suddenly going home to her birth parents? How do you react the first time the school principal calls you in to discuss a …
Best time to prune most plants is late winter
As fall turns to winter, you may be looking at the bare, brown branches in your yard and wondering when to cut them back. Overall, the answer is not yet! But there’s lots to think about before …
Seward Co-ops’s changing of the guard
Local grocer Seward Co-op’s 50th anniversary is coming to a close this year, but there’s also another significant occasion taking place where many folks shop for sustainable and fair …
GREAT TOILET PAPER CHALLENGE AT MINNEHAHA FOOD SHELF
The Minnehaha Food Shelf has seen an enormous increase in demand for its services since the first of the year and several area churches have stepped up to try to meet the demand by collecting a …

5 Health Tips to Help You Succeed in the New Year

(Family Features) New Year's goals and resolutions are often focused on weight loss or exercise. Consider these tips to start the new year with a healthy routine.

Healthy Habits for Your Home

(Family Features) Your home living environment plays a major role in your health and comfort, so incorporating some new habits like these can help you establish a healthier lifestyle.

5 Heart Health Tips for the Holidays

(Family Features) Food, drinks, gifts and time with family make the holidays a merry occasion for people across the country. However, all that celebrating can sometimes become a distraction from maintaining heart health. Consider these heart-healthy tips as you celebrate the season.

Take Control of Blood Pressure

(Family Features) Effectively managing your blood pressure can help reduce your chances of life-threatening medical events, even death. Gain confidence and learn how to take control of your blood pressure with these tips and resources.

Life After Stroke: 5 tips for recovery and daily living

(Family Features) While each person's stroke recovery journey is unique, starting the path toward rehabilitation as soon as it's medically safe allows stroke survivors to mitigate the lasting effects.

Nipping Alzheimer’s disease in the blood

MindImmune, a drug discovery firm at the University of Rhode Island, is poised to move into clinical trials, pioneering a breakthrough approach to preventing Alzheimer’s disease, focused on blocking aberrant immune cells in the blood from entering the brain

Seniors Saving Nearly $2,000 Annually with Medicare Advantage

(NewsUSA) - Medicare’s open enrollment period ends on December 7, and an estimated 31.8 million seniors and Americans with disabilities will choose a Medicare Advantage plan for their health …

New Noninvasive Face Lift Targets Sagging Skin and Muscles

(NewsUSA) - The holiday season is coming, and with the return to in-person events, everyone wants to look their best. But many people who might consider a skin-tightening treatment shy away from …

The Key to Post-Pandemic Well-Being Is Lots of Self-Care, Study Reveals

(NewsUSA) - The unprecedented stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic pushed many to place a renewed importance on their overall health. This led to a new appreciation for self-care as people …

Dollar General Shoppers Get Help Choosing Pain Relievers

(NewsUSA) - When shoppers are already in pain, navigating the huge selection of products in the over- the-counter (OTC) pain reliever aisle can feel overwhelming. There’s a lot to choose from, …

5 ways to maximize your health coverage benefits

(BPT) - Understanding the full scope of benefits provided by your health insurance plan can be confusing. From premiums and deductibles to in-network providers and co-pays, there’s a lot to …

Diabetes Management: It Takes a Team

(NAPSI)—Almost every American has a family member or friend affected by diabetes, and more than 1 in 10 Americans have the disease. Diabetes occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, …

How to restock your diabetes emergency kit before the end of the year

(BPT) - The end of the year is fast approaching. For patients living with diabetes, this is a great time to check your emergency kit and replenish it with any supplies and prescriptions while …
Monkeypox

Debunking common monkeypox myths

Stacker compiled a list of myths about monkeypox and investigated their viability using news, scientific, and government reports.

Monkeypox vaccine in the US: What public health experts know so far—and what they don't

Stacker compiled a list of frequently asked questions about the currently available monkeypox vaccine from governments, scientific sources, and health experts.   

Understanding Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC): What Every Woman Should Know

(BPT) - We often talk about breast cancer as if it is one disease. “Yeah, she had breast cancer,” or “she had a lump removed.” Even, “she has breast cancer. She’s …

Myth-busting 4 misconceptions of moderate-to-severe eczema

(BPT) - Sponsored by PfizerLiving with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis – also known as eczema – can be challenging.[1] In addition to having the physical burden that includes …

How a HouseCalls visit changed – and may have saved – one man’s life

(BPT) - A knock on the door at Roy Gault’s home may have saved his life.Roy, who is in his late 70s, was feeling fine when nurse practitioner Diana Dombrowski showed up at his home for a …

How one test can determine your food sensitivities — and help improve your health

(BPT) - Research has found that 70% of illnesses can be prevented by changes in lifestyle and diet. While many Americans may believe that food affects their health, most don’t know what to …

New options for affordable insulin

(BPT) - In the United States, there are 37.3 million people with diabetes. And for many, diabetes is an expensive and complex medical condition, often requiring multiple medications — including …

Suffering from Constipation? It Could be IBS-C or CIC

(BPT) - While many adults experience constipation at various times in their lives and know how uncomfortable it can be, when those symptoms are severe and stick around for long periods of time, you …

Take Control: How managing blood pressure can help save lives

(Family Features) Effectively managing your blood pressure can help reduce your chances of life-threatening medical events, even death. Gain confidence and learn how to take control of your blood pressure with these tips and resources.

4 Steps to Live in the Present Every Day

(Family Features) Many people find themselves thinking about what happened yesterday or what might happen tomorrow, making living in the now a challenge. You can overcome those hurdles and live each day more fully by adopting habits that promote physical and mental well-being, including these suggestions.

5 Ways to Invest in Your Health This Holiday Season

(Family Features) While you should still focus on your total diet, supplements are a simple and convenient way to fill in dietary gaps during the holidays.

Helping Veterans Handle IBD

(Family Features) For many veterans, their greatest battle isn't against enemy forces. It's a challenge that lies within their own bodies. An estimated 66,000 veterans live with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Arm yourself with more information about IBD and your options with these tips.

Sleep is Good Medicine: 11 tips for healthier sleep

(Family Features) When it comes to your health, sleep is just as important as physical activity and nutrition. These tips can help you create a healthy sleep routine to improve your health today and in the long run.

States with the highest flu vaccination rates

Stacker examined the CDC's Influenza Seasons Vaccination Coverage Trend Report to determine the states with the highest rates of influenza vaccination.  

How human height has changed over time—and what might be behind it

Changes in average height in a population say a lot about how nongenetic factors can affect human development. GigaCalculator examined data from the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration to see how average height has changed globally over time.