Should vaccines be required?

Vaccination has long been a familiar, highly effective form of medicine and a triumph of public health.

Counseling Corner: Taking steps to minimize memory loss

Everybody forgets things at times. But as we age, most of us may become aware that our memories are not quite as sharp as they once were. We may find it happening more often that we forget where we left ...

A new way to die: Legal intervention

We are forced to accept a new category is listed among the leading causes of death in America: legal intervention.

Risk of the Zika virus growing in the U.S.

As the seasons change from warm to hot, residents should be very cautious of not only the heat but also the rising health risks, such as the Zika virus. “With summer coming, the Zika threat will get worse,” said Claude ...

Are you getting the most out of that family vacation?

Summer vacations are a fairly recent innovation, becoming popular around the middle of the 19th century.

Gluten and FDA food labeling

An estimated 3 million Americans suffer from celiac disease, a genetic autoimmune digestive disorder that damages the small intestine

Drinking water to beat the heat

As the weather gets warmer, drinking enough water is more important than ever.

Counseling Corner: Let’s all go outside and take a walk

Looked outside lately? Yes, that’s sunshine and warm weather – a perfect time to get out and get moving.

What you need to know about sepsis

The number of people who suffer from a potentially life-threatening type of inflammatory syndrome that affects the entire body – called sepsis – has grown by an average of nearly 9 percent each year over the past 22 years.

Counseling Corner: Do the children really know how you feel?

Experts will constantly tell you that good communication is a necessary element in any successful relationship.

What you should know about the hepatitis virus

Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy and remove poisons. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. One type, hepatitis C, is caused by the hepatitis C virus. It usually ...

Counseling Corner: Helping your child reach a healthy weight

The percentage of children who are overweight, or even obese, is still very high. And while most parents are anxious to try and help their children get to a healthier weight, it can be a difficult task to accomplish.

Think About the Link: Hep C and cancer

At the age of 9, Emelda Thein left Burma with her family and ended up in a Thai refugee camp for 15 years before moving to the U.S. She shared her experience during the Think About the Link Campaign summit ...

Lupus and autoimmune diseases

Many chronic diseases are the result of the body’s immune system mistakenly perceiving that the body is under attack from foreign bodies. A counterattack is then launched – an inflammatory response meant to vanquish the intruder. In reality, the immune ...

Counseling Corner: Who are professional counselors?

Too many people know only one aspect of the counseling profession and may be unaware of all that professional counselors have to offer