Have you been so focused on COVID-19 that you haven’t given much thought to the approaching cold and flu season? Fortunately, you’re not destined to get sick. Build up your defenses now so that you can fend off germs when they attack.
According to a study from American Cancer Society (ACS) researchers, about 42% of cancer cases and 45% of cancer deaths in the U.S. are linked to lifestyle risk factors—meaning they could be preventable.
Body mass index (BMI) is an easy way to estimate body fat and screen for weight categories that could lead to health issues. For all ages, BMI is based on height and weight measurements. But for kids and teens, BMI is also plotted on gender- and age-based growth charts. Using these charts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pediatricians can compare BMI levels with other children at the same development stage.
If you think you may have allergies, talk with your healthcare provider about getting tested.
Arthritis is usually thought of as a disease that occurs later in life, but one child in every thousand develops a juvenile form of this illness. Take this quiz to learn more.
Making sure your blood sugar is under control is key to managing your type 2 diabetes. It will also help you stay healthy. This video explains how to test your blood sugar and manage your medicines. It also tells you what problems to watch for.