Health and Wellness Library
Here you will find information on various health and wellness topics organized by key subjects. If there are topics you would like information on please reach out to your Wellness Liaison, Carla Cosio.
Inside Brain Health - We regularly focus on the best ways to exercise our bodies. It is also important to give your brain a workout as well.
Colorectal Cancer - This cancer is also called colon cancer or rectal cancer, depending on where the cancer is. It is the third most common cancer in the United States. And it occurs most often in people older than 50.
What is Prediabetes? - Prediabetes is a warning sign that you are at risk for getting type 2 diabetes. In this article you will find information on the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of prediabtes.
A Detailed Look at Diabetes - Tips to manage this chronic health condition; including maintaining a healthy weight through food and exercise.
Emotional Wellness Toolkit - How you feel can affect your ability to carry out everyday activities, your relationships, and your overall mental health. Use the toolkit and flip each card for checklists on how to improve your health in each area.
What is Alzheimer's - Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of mental decline, or dementia. In this article you will find information on the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's.
Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) - Provides information about what Pink Eye is, its symptoms, how is is diagnosed and treated.
How to Acheive Financial Wellbeing - By taking a few calculated steps now, you can plan for your financial future; plus the value of life and disability coverage.
Staying Active in Hot Weather - Tips to stay active outdoors during the hot weather.
Getting Around Barriers to Exercise -You know exercise is good for you, but you are feeling resistant. Examine your barriers and review ways to you overcome these barriers.
Flu Questions & Answers - Article with answers to questions about the Flu.
Tension Headaches - Most headaches are tension headaches. Learn more about causes of tension headaches, symptoms, how they are diagnosed and treated and ways to prevent these types of headaches.
Migraine Headaches - Migraines are painful, throbbing headaches that last from 4 to 72 hours. When you have a migraine, it may be so painful that you are not able to do your usual activities. Learn more about causes of migraines, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment and what to do when you feel a migraine coming on.
Healthy Eating: Eating Heart-Healthy Foods - Information on changes you can make to eat heart healthy foods.
Heart-Healthy Lifestyle - A heart-healthy lifestyle is important for everyone, not just for people with existing health problems. Learn what you can do to have a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Heart Attack and Stroke in Women: Reducing Your Risk - Heart disease and stroke are leading causes of death for women throughout the world. Learn why and how to reduce your risk.
Giving Thanks - Exploring the science of being grateful. Plus, four tips to health holiday eating.
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) - COPD is a lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. It is caused by damage to the lungs over many years, usually from smoking. In this article you will find information on the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and management of COPD.
Benefits of Eating Breakfast - For years, nutrition experts have said that a healthy breakfast is a key start to the day. Not only do we think and perform better on the job, they tell us, it supports our well-being in many other ways.
Developing a Plan for Healthy Eating - Developing a plan for healthy eating means setting goals, tracking your progress, and rewarding yourself.
Dietary Supplements - Learn about dietary supplements, what they are used for and if they are safe.
Easy Way to add Fruits and Veggies to your Day - Learn some basic tips and tips for each meal.
Health Claims on Food Labels - Food makers can make health claims about certain nutrients, such as calcium, fiber, and fat, that are found naturally in foods. Learn about legally defined terms on labels - if you see these terms you can trust it meets the criteria for that term.
Men's Health - Men have a lot of unique health issues. Our topics can teach you about everything from hair loss to an enlarged prostate. You will find lots of information here to help you make good health decisions and live a longer, healthier life.
Healthiest Approaches to Self-Improvement - September is self-improvement awareness month. Read about approaches you can take to be successful in your self-improvement goals.
Sun Protection - Most skin cancer can be prevented. Learn about ways you can protect your skin from the sun to help decrease your chances of developing skin cancer and help prevent wrinkles.
How to Sleep Better - Tired of tossing and turning at night? These simple tips will help you sleep better and be more energetic and productive during the day.
Desk Stretch Exercise to Reduce Stress - Many of us spend the majority of our waking day sitting in front of a computer or relaxing in front of the television. All of this day-to-day inactivity causes our joints and muscles to get stiff and places stress on our bodies. Incorporate some desk stretch exercises to improve your productivity, ability to handle stress, and overall well-being.
Stress in Children and Teens - Children and teens notice and react to stress in their family and also experience their own stress. It is important to recognize stress in children and teens and help them with healthy coping strategies.
Stress Relief and Relaxation - Stress is a fact of life. Although some stress is normal and even needed, too much of it can affect your quality of life and your health. There are simple things you can do to help relieve stress.
10 Signs to Thyroid Issues - Thyroid hormones are essential for metabolism, as well as for overall growth and development.
Weight Management and Loss
National Healthy Weight Week January 17-23, 2021 - The key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight isn’t about short-term dietary changes. It’s about a lifestyle that includes healthy eating, regular physical activity, and balancing the calories you consume with the calories your body uses. Visit this site for information on helping you reach a healthy weight.
Focus on Women's Health - How women can slow down and take a necessary break for their overall health; plus erasing the stigma of mental health on World Mental Health Day.