Living Well

Get Ready: Flu Season Is Already Here

I can tell it’s already cold and flu season with just one look around the office. There are people coughing, blowing their noses, and struggling through fatigue.

Typically, flu season doesn’t really start until October. But we’ve already seen confirmed cases in the U.S. Just last week, a plane landing at JFK airport in New York had 19 people taken off with illness. Several of them tested positive for the flu.

These Four Tips Could Save Your Life

Your life could change in a split second.

Imagine you’re home alone. Maybe you slip in the shower. Maybe your socks slip on the stairs. Maybe you trip over your Chihuahua. But before you know it, you’re on the floor – injured and possibly unconscious. This could mean anything from an ER visit to expensive nursing-home bills… or even death.

Send This to Every Man You Know

It’s the No. 1 cancer diagnosed in men. About one in six men will receive a diagnosis during his lifetime.

Prostate cancer affects thousands of American men every year. Fortunately, even though it’s the most common cancer in men, it’s also far from the deadliest. In fact, many men die of other diseases before the cancer progresses to a point where it can be fatal. But it’s still crucial to understand this cancer and what to do should you receive a diagnosis.

Four Ways to Keep Your Phone From Spying on You

It felt like we had a spy in the office.

My two assistants chatted the other day about artificial sugar replacements. A few minutes later, one of their smartphones lit up. It was an ad from her Amazon app saying there was a sale on bags of erythritol sugar replacement.

How John Philip Sousa Fights This Disease

I suspected something was wrong when I had to help the older man with his jacket.

I was on a flight to JFK airport in New York. I noticed his hands shaking, but I didn’t say anything. That is, until I realized it was actor and science-communications advocate Alan Alda.

Turn Off Your Phone to Save Your Eyesight

Get off your smartphone… unless you want to go blind.

That advice might seem sensational, but we’re getting closer to that reality. And it’s all because of blue light.

Don’t Let Your Doctor Dismiss This Deadly Disease

It’s the No. 1 killer in both men and women.

But heart disease isn’t always getting the right diagnosis.

Three Ways to Get Shut-Eye This Summer

You toss and turn at night. You can’t get comfortable. Maybe it’s too hot in your bedroom or you can’t shut off your brain after a busy day. Or maybe some heavy summer thunderstorms are keeping you awake.

If so, you’re not alone. About 60 million Americans suffer from chronic insomnia. What’s more, as many as one in three Americans experience at least mild insomnia, according to the Sleep Health Foundation.

One of This Year’s Biggest Hacks… And You Probably Haven’t Heard of It

Social media giant Facebook has been in the headlines ever since a data breach left more than 87 million records vulnerable.

And, as we mentioned last week, the company’s shares continue to suffer from the bad press.

Two Eating Habits You Should Start Today

Looks like all those early bird diners have the right idea…

According to a recent study out of Barcelona, folks who eat an “early” dinner had a lower risk of breast and prostate cancer. Early, in this study, meant before 9 p.m.