January is Thyroid Awareness Month, and if you ask friends, family, and colleagues what they know about their thyroid, chances are they’ll tell you they are pretty sure they have one, but have no clue what it does.
The lack of awareness about the existence of our thyroid gland is alarming since an estimated 15 million Americans currently have undiagnosed thyroid problems.
Ensuring our thyroid gland is healthy and functioning properly is important to our overall well-being.
Nearly 79 million Americans are currently living with HPV (human papillomavirus), which remains the leading cause of cervical cancer among women today. Most individuals living with HPV don’t even realize they are infected.
The Good News?
At one time, cervical cancer was one of the most common causes of cancer death for American women. However, over the past few decades the cervical cancer death rate has been reduced by over half, primarily due to the increased use of screening tests.
Whether your 2015 was an all-around good year or one you hope to forget, you will likely want to send it off with a bang.
New Year’s Eve is a night to have fun and celebrate the coming year while reminiscing about the past 365 days with family and friends. For millions, it’s the largest and most anticipated celebration of the year.
If hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration at home with family and friends, attending a house party, or traveling out of town, take precautions to help ensure you and your companions are safe and sound when the clock strikes midnight.
With only a week to go before Christmas, online shopping options for delivery before Christmas are dwindling.
That being said, those of us who have waited until now to tackle our shopping lists may be forced to face the hectic department stores which are currently overflowing with other frantic last-minute shoppers.
And by the look of the crowded parking lots, it looks like Santa’s helpers still have plenty to do. So if you feel like you are in a league of your own, don’t panic! There are plenty of us still scrambling to find the right gifts.
The holiday season is a time to celebrate with friends and family. Unfortunately, for many it also becomes a time for over-eating and weight gain.
Tempting calories are waiting around every corner. Frosted sugar cookies, delicious fudge, seasonal coffee drinks, egg nog, and those tempting chocolates waiting at the office each day can definitely cause the clothes to fit more snug during the Christmas season.