Category Archives: Healthcare

Eat a variety of nutritious foods, including vegetables, to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels.

6 ways to lower your cholesterol

High LDL cholesterol can lead to heart disease, which is the number one cause of death in the U.S. That’s why it’s important to take steps early on. While someRead More

 Though your body needs cholesterol, too much of it can cause health issues.

Cholesterol: Know the terms

What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in the cells in your body. Your body needs cholesterol to make hormones, vitamin D, and substances that help you digest food.Read More

For women with high-risk breast cancer, physical activity is linked to longer survival and a lower risk of their cancer returning.

NIH breast cancer research roundup

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) helps fund thousands of studies nationwide to better understand and treat breast cancer, which will affect one out of eight women in the U.S. duringRead More

Cheryll Plunkett, middle, with her daughter, son, and husband.

Cheryll Plunkett never stops fighting

Cheryll Plunkett of Medway, Massachusetts, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002 and diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2015. I was diagnosed in 2002, 13 months after my second child wasRead More

Common vaping devices and e-cigarettes.

Vaping: What you need to know

Vapes are battery-operated devices that heat liquid with nicotine, marijuana, or flavorings. Some vapes contain other unknown substances or chemicals. When heated, the liquid turns into aerosol, which people inhaleRead More

Father and teenager smiling

Tips for talking to your teen about vaping

Vaping nicotine or marijuana can cause long-lasting health problems for your child. So, it’s important to talk with your young or teenage children about the potential dangers of vaping. HereRead More

Vaccines help your body fight off infections.

Back to school health: Vaccination checklist

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, which brings attention to the value of protecting yourself and your family from vaccine-preventable diseases like chickenpox and the flu. Vaccines help control andRead More

Two elderly individuals talking to a doctor or nurse practitioner

Stroke: What you need to know

A stroke happens when blood stops flowing to the brain. A person’s brain cells start to die within a few minutes because they can’t get the oxygen and nutrients theyRead More

Stroke survivor Gregory Symko, D.C., demonstrates a tool that helps patients improve their balance and coordination.

A personal approach to stroke treatment

Gregory Symko, D.C., is a chiropractor who specializes in helping people with brain issues related to stroke. He helps them improve their hand-eye coordination and balance issues, working with theirRead More

Lyme disease: What you need to know

What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi that is transmitted through the bite of an infected blacklegged tick, also called a deer tick.Read More