Health & Wellness
Give your identity a health checkup
When it comes to your health, the old adage, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," still rings true. It's doubly valid when you're talking about the health of your digital and financial identity. Giving your identity a checkup is every bit as important as getting your annual physical and flu shot, or exercis...
Why Alzheimer's should factor into your retirement plan
In an ideal world, you will retire and enjoy many years fulfilling your dreams and spending time with those you love the most. Your retirement years can be some of the happiest and most enjoyable years of your life. But while we all hope for the best outcome possible, it may be prudent for you to plan for the possibility...
'Tis the season for holiday baking
The holidays are a busy season. From cooking and baking for family and friends to holiday shopping and preparing for time-honored traditions, the season will pass in a blur. Regardless, it's also the time of year when everyone has holiday cookies and extra-special meals on their minds.
Three unexpected areas where you can improve home safety
While it's impossible to anticipate and guard against every eventuality, it still pays to think about some dangers that are often overlooked - but that can be every bit as tragic as more obvious threats. Here are some accident risks that are statistically worth worrying about when you're working on making your home as sa...
Caring for a child with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome - it takes a village
Having a reliable support system is important to all of us. It is particularly important to the families of those living with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), a severe and rare form of epilepsy that affects an estimated one in 50,000 to one in 100,000 children and up to 4 percent of children with epilepsy. Many families may be struggling with the demands of caring for a loved one with this condition - a task that may require around-the-clock attention and support.
From hurricane help to health care questions - 2-1-1 is there
Wouldn't it be great if there was a number you could call if you had any sort of question about resources in your community, from something as simple as where to find the nearest library to something as urgent as where you can find relief after a catastrophic event? Good news: You don't have to wish for this all-in-one h...
How those with a rare disease can stand up to intolerance
Whether verbal or physical, bullying can cause real suffering for its victim and can ultimately interfere with a person's social and emotional development. A common target for bullying and intolerance are those people with qualities that may set them apart from their peers, such as health-related issues.
Simple secrets for dodging holiday weight gain
The holidays are full of fun activities, tasty treats and plenty of celebration, but being busy and eating all the extras can quickly lead to weight gain. With a few key strategies, it's surprisingly easy to enjoy the season to the fullest and still avoid Santa's extra bulge.
Demystifying Medicare Part D enrollment
With so many options based on where you live and what prescriptions you need, selecting a Medicare Part D Plan can be complicated and time consuming. However, every American 65 and older must enroll in a plan for 2013 by Dec. 7, 2012.