LGBTQIA+ and Cancer Care: How to Navigate Barriers to Health Care
Health care providers need to take positive steps toward promoting the health of LGBTQIA+ cancer patients. Unfortunately, given the state of the U.S. health care system, self-advocacy is often essential. This article helps LGBTQIA+ patients avoid barriers to their cancer care.
Published: Thursday, September 8th, 2022 | Read more
Using Family Games to Encourage Healthy Development
Research has found that making time to play games together supports more effective, open family communication and a greater sense of togetherness. But the benefits of gaming together don’t stop there. Playing games has also proven to help children develop academic skills like mathematical reasoning and reading.
Published: Wednesday, August 17th, 2022 | Read more
How to Create an Exercise Plan that Sticks
We’ve all set fitness goals and watched them fizzle out. The trick is to create exercise plans that are realistic and manageable, whether your goals involve weight loss, muscle building, or overall health. One behavior change technique that you can use is called “action planning.” Think of it like a checklist of items you need to have, which makes it easier for you to track your progress and plan for physical activity in your day.
Published: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022 | Read more
Helping Kids Get the Sleep They Need
Regularly getting good sleep supports both mental and physical health. Parents often worry that their children are not getting enough sleep and busy schedules make it hard to prioritize sleep. Luckily, there are many strategies that parents can use to help their kid sleep.
Published: Wednesday, July 20th, 2022 | Read more
Tips for Parenting Healthy Habits in Kids with Mental Health Challenges
Getting daily movement and enough sleep can meaningfully improve kids’ mental health. But parents are pulled in many directions at once, and improving physical activity and sleep habits often just don’t make the cut. This partly arises out of the misconception that their children need to make huge, unrealistic changes for it to make a difference. In fact, small, manageable changes can help develop life-long healthy habits that can make mental health conditions much more manageable.
Published: Wednesday, July 6th, 2022 | Read more
Blue in the Face: The Effects of Blue Light on Sleep
Blue light exposure near bedtime can have a disruptive effect on sleep. This can lead to poor sleep and drowsiness during the day. Following these steps and avoiding screens before bed can help you create better sleep habits.
Published: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022 | Read more
Staying Healthy while Coping with Grief
The weight of grief brought on by the pandemic is hard to fully process. The loss of lives, jobs, social interactions, and what we all knew as “normal” impacts us all. With so much grief circling the globe, it’s important to understand the physical health effects of coping with grief. Here are some tips to facilitate the grieving process and improve your overall well-being.
Published: Wednesday, June 8th, 2022 | Read more
Coronasomnia: Keeping Good Sleep Hygiene During the Pandemic
The stressors caused by the COVID-19 pandemic make good sleep health difficult to maintain. Here’s how you can keep good sleep hygiene during the pandemic.
Published: Thursday, May 19th, 2022 | Read more
Promoting Health and Wellbeing for Survivors of Sexual Violence
Sexual violence can have many poor physical and mental health consequences for survivors. Here are evidence-based strategies that can improve recovery from sexual trauma. Healing from trauma takes time and won’t happen overnight but these strategies can be helpful for healing and creating a happy and healthy lifestyle.
Published: Friday, May 6th, 2022 | Read more
5 Proven Ways to Encourage Friends and Family to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19
The reluctance to get vaccinated against COVID-19 can be difficult to discuss, even with your friends and loved ones. Here are 5 proven methods that may be effective in your argument for vaccination.
Behavioral Medicine and Climate Change: Strategies That Benefit Your Health and the Planet
Many people abdicate personal responsibility when it comes to climate change. Yet, there are many simple behavior changes we can make to help mitigate the negative effects of a changing climate while we improve our health.
Why Racial Justice Matters for Our Health
Patients from racial/ethnic minority groups face greater healthcare challenges, but we can work together to achieve greater healthcare equity.
Regular Mammograms Are Beneficial, But Don’t Forget about Your Breasts the Rest of the Year
Mammograms are essential to breast cancer detection, but it's important to do more. Learn how to screen yourself for early detection.
Published: Monday, October 25th, 2021 | Read more
Lazy Days of Summer: How to keep children active all year long
Learn tips and tricks to keep your kids active throughout the year as summer winds down.
Published: Monday, September 27th, 2021 | Read more
When Does Eating Become a Problem?
Most don’t take the time to think about their own eating habits such as what they eat, when they eat, and why they eat. Learn to recognize the signs of problematic eating.
Published: Monday, September 20th, 2021 | Read more
The Importance of Social Support for People with Cancer
The diagnosis and treatment of cancer can be an isolating experience. Learn the strategies to support those coping with cancer.
Published: Monday, July 26th, 2021 | Read more
To Weigh or Not to Weigh?
Detailed self-weighing can be frustrating, difficult to sustain, and can feel overwhelming at times. Learn how to add self-weighing to your routine without the negative consequences.
Published: Monday, July 12th, 2021 | Read more
Choosing a Therapist after Cancer
A cancer diagnosis is an extremely stressful event. Many cancer patients find it helpful to share their experience with a therapist. Learn how to find a therapist that suits your needs as a cancer patient.
Published: Monday, May 31st, 2021 | Read more
A Guide to Preconception Health Considerations
Preparing for a healthy pregnancy begins before conception. Learn how to improve your health prior to conceiving for the healthiest possible pregnancy-- for both you and your baby.
Published: Monday, May 3rd, 2021 | Read more
Ask the Experts: Positive Coping Strategies for Managing COVID-19 Stress in the Winter Season
The combination of winter and COVID-19 means that, now more than ever, it is important to employ positive coping strategies and engage in stress and anxiety reducing activities.
Published: Monday, March 15th, 2021 | Read more
Coping in the Era of COVID-19: Lessons Learned from Cancer
Despite the significant challenges of cancer, most survivors cope well with their illness. There are important lessons to be learned from cancer survivors about coping in the era of COVID-19.
Published: Monday, February 8th, 2021 | Read more
COVID-Safe Winter Physical Activity Ideas: A Special Focus on Older Adults
Physical activity levels dropping around the world in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for older adults during the winter. Learn tips and tricks for staying active while pandemic restrictions are in place, even as the cold weather sets in.
Published: Monday, January 25th, 2021 | Read more
A 3-Step Approach to Responsive Feeding During Infancy and Beyond
As a new parent, it can be hard to know what the best approach is when it comes to feeding your infant. Learn to recognize the signs of infant hunger and fullness cues from responsive breastfeeding.
Published: Monday, January 11th, 2021 | Read more
Keeping Kids Active during COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has made it challenging for parents to limit their children’s screen time and encourage physical activity. Learn tips and tricks to engage kids in physical activity when access to typical activities is restricted.
Published: Monday, December 28th, 2020 | Read more
Strategies to Address COVID-19 Related Stressors in Healthcare Settings
Healthcare workers are facing unprecedented demands during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are a few strategies that healthcare workers can use to manage the challenges of the pandemic.
Published: Monday, December 14th, 2020 | Read more
How to Get the Most out of Your Telehealth Appointment
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many clinicians have transitioned to telehealth appointments. Get the most out of your virtual visit with these tips and tricks.
Published: Monday, November 23rd, 2020 | Read more
Assertive Communication and Stress
Your communication style impacts your ability to manage stress. Learn methods to communicate assertively to help your stress management.
Published: Monday, November 9th, 2020 | Read more
How Meditation and Mind-Body Programs Reduce Worry and Help You Stay Present
It's difficult for many to quell worry and live in the present moment. Learn tips and tricks to help practice mindfulness and reduce worry.
Published: Monday, October 26th, 2020 | Read more
Mindfulness is more than a mental practice: It is the integration of information gained through greater awareness of both the mind and the body in relation to the environment. Learn how to incorporate mindfulness into your daily activities.
Published: Monday, October 12th, 2020 | Read more
Trying to Stay Healthy During a Global Pandemic?
It is especially important to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn tips and tricks to stay healthy during this challenging time.
Published: Monday, September 28th, 2020 | Read more
Walking Through Challenging Times
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are walking less. Learn tips and tricks to increase physical activity to manage chronic conditions like Osteoarthritis.
Published: Monday, September 14th, 2020 | Read more
Changing Cooking Habits: How to Cook Healthy Food for your Family
The increased demand for cooking during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to many households feeling overwhelmed. Learn how to de-stress the cooking process with these tips and tricks.
Published: Monday, August 24th, 2020 | Read more
Women’s Health: Facts about Birth Control, STIs and Condoms
Get the facts on STIs, birth control and condoms, and how they affect women's health.
Published: Monday, August 10th, 2020 | Read more
Women’s Heart Health Part 3: Tips for Talking to your Doctor
Many women struggle to discuss heart health with their doctor. This is the third part of a three-part series on Women's Heart Health.
Women’s Heart Health Part 2: Keys to Preventing Heart Disease and Managing Heart Health for Women
Despite how common heart disease is for women, women can prevent heart disease and manage heart health by practicing healthy behaviors. Learn more about tips and tricks here. This is the second part of a three-part series on Women's Heart Health.
Women’s Heart Health Part 1: What to Know about Women and Heart Disease across the Lifespan
Women’s health issues can uniquely contribute to a woman’s risk for heart disease across the lifespan. This is the first part of a three-part series on Women's Heart Health.
Grandparents as Champions for Health Promotion
As grandparents' involvement in daily life shifts, they can work with parents to promote nutritious eating and good health.
Published: Monday, June 29th, 2020 | Read more
Prevention, Survival and Recovery from Cancer: The Case for Exercise
Research shows that exercise and physical activity can help prevent cancer, as well as increase odds for survival and improve recovery. Learn ways to improve functioning and quality of life after cancer with exercise.
Published: Monday, June 15th, 2020 | Read more
Six Ways to Support a Friend with Cancer
A cancer diagnosis can come as a shock-- especially when it happens to a friend. Here are six ways to support a loved one who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
Published: Monday, May 18th, 2020 | Read more
Tips for Beating Burnout in Graduate School
It's no surprise that many graduate students face burnout. Learn tips to prevent, recognize, and address burnout.
Published: Monday, March 16th, 2020 | Read more
Feeling depressed and struggling with Motivation? Build Momentum!
Dealing with depression can be challenging, especially when feeling unmotivated. Learn some tips for building momentum for when depressed moods persist.
Published: Monday, March 9th, 2020 | Read more
Caring for an Older Adult? How to Detect Delirium in Your Loved One, and What You Can Do
The onset of delirium in older adults can be sudden. However, early detection and prevention of delirium is possible.
Published: Monday, February 17th, 2020 | Read more
Four Healthy Habits for Seniors to Reduce Cognitive Decline and Prevent Dementia
Cognitive decline and dementia can take a toll on anyone's quality of life. This decline can be prevented by improving certain lifestyle behaviors.
Published: Monday, February 3rd, 2020 | Read more
Physical Activity for Older Adults: It’s Never too Late to Improve Your Health
Despite common misconceptions, older adults can benefit from engagement in physical activity.
Published: Monday, January 27th, 2020 | Read more
What You Should Know About Eating Behaviors and Diabetes
If you have diabetes, you know that eating is often the most challenging aspect of diabetes management. Learn how to identify and overcome some common problematic eating habits.
Published: Monday, January 13th, 2020 | Read more
Stress & Eating Habits: How to Manage Stress & Eat Healthy During the Holidays
Sticking to a healthy eating plan to lose weight can be challenging, especially during the holidays when our stress levels can be at their highest. Learn how stress affects eating habits and some tips to help you stay healthy this holiday season.
Published: Monday, December 23rd, 2019 | Read more
Five Healthy Eating Tips for Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain
It’s common for adults to gain about 1-2 pounds between mid-November and January, but health researchers have identified several holiday eating habits that can help you get ahead of your New Year’s resolution.
Published: Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 | Read more
Aging with HIV: Four Tips for Older Adults with HIV
Learning about a new medical condition or complication with treatment can be overwhelming. Here are 4 healthy aging tips for people with HIV.
Published: Monday, November 18th, 2019 | Read more
Physical Activity Programming: An Opportunity to Promote Health and Well-Being Among Military Veterans
Learn how physical activity programming in community organizations can help veterans make healthy transitions to life after military service.
Published: Monday, November 4th, 2019 | Read more
Myths About Chronic Pain
We all have misconceptions about pain. Here are some of the most common myths that persist about chronic pain and the facts to correct them.
Published: Monday, October 21st, 2019 | Read more
Insomnia in Older Adults: Tips to Master Sleep as We Age
How we sleep and how we can sleep better changes as we age. Check out these tips for older adults with poor sleep or insomnia.
Published: Monday, October 7th, 2019 | Read more
How Can Primary Care Teams Address Insomnia in the Context of Persistent Pain?
Insomnia can be caused be a number of medical conditions, including chronic pain. Learn how behavioral health professionals can help treat insomnia without sleep medication.
Published: Monday, September 23rd, 2019 | Read more
The Bridge to Saving Lives: Community Health Workers
What are community health workers? Learn how these public health professionals help promote disease prevention in culturally appropriate ways.
Published: Monday, September 9th, 2019 | Read more
7 Myths about the HPV Vaccine: HPV Vaccine Facts and the Science Behind Them
Learn the myths and know the facts about HPV Vaccines. The science behind the HPV Vaccinations.
Published: Monday, August 26th, 2019 | Read more
PrEP Facts & HIV Prevention
Learn the facts about PrEP, how effective it is at HIV Prevention and what you need to know if you are considering PrEP.
Published: Monday, August 12th, 2019 | Read more
What is Diabetes Distress?
What is Diabetes Distress? Learn the signs of diabetes distress and how you can help your loved one manage their diabetes.
Published: Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | Read more
Understanding the Impact of Trauma: How Trauma Can Affect Your Body & Mind
Learn how violence and trauma affects millions of people worldwide and how trauma can impact your mind and body.
Published: Monday, July 8th, 2019 | Read more
Letting Go of Stress: Using Yoga and other Meditative Movement Activities to Relieve Stress
Healthy ways to feel less stress include exercise or walking, listening to music, praying, or participating in yoga or meditation. Recently the use of “Meditative Movement Activities” are becoming more popular as a healthy way to relieve stress.
Published: Monday, June 24th, 2019 | Read more
8 Tips for Choosing a Health App
There are so many health-related mobile apps these days, it can be overwhelming to find the apps that really work for you. Here are some tips from behavior change experts on choosing apps to help you manage your health
Published: Monday, June 10th, 2019 | Read more
Sun Safety: How to Protect your Skin from the Sun this Summer and All Year Round
Get tips on protecting your skin from the sun this summer. Know your sunburn risk and keep your skin protected from skin damage.
Published: Friday, May 24th, 2019 | Read more
Infant Nutrition: Breastfeeding & Introducing Solid Foods to Your Baby
What is the best nutrition for infants? We have all heard that breastfeeding is the best, but there are many concerns new mothers have with breastfeeding. The following outlines the benefits of breastfeeding your infant, concerns you may have and how to go about introducing solid foods to your infant.
Published: Monday, May 20th, 2019 | Read more
How to Eat More Fruit and Vegetables
So many people have trouble imagining how to reach the recommended servings of fruit and vegetables a day. Here are some ideas to get you to the recommended daily vegetable and fruit servings each day.
Published: Monday, May 6th, 2019 | Read more
Grad School Mental Health Crisis: How Students can Impact Mental Health through School Policy
Half of all PhD students experience psychological distress and a third are at risk of a common psychiatric disorder. Learn how you can get involved at your institution to promote mental health for grad students.
Published: Monday, April 22nd, 2019 | Read more
How to Manage Stress Naturally During Pregnancy
Pregnancy can be a stressful time, but understanding how to manage stress during pregnancy can help you feel more positive, help reduce health complications during your pregnancy, and help you enjoy this special time in your and your baby’s lives.
Published: Monday, April 15th, 2019 | Read more
Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy
Prenatal care goes beyond visits to your doctor. Staying active and eating healthy during the months of pregnancy provide huge value for you and your growing baby.
Published: Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 | Read more
Tips for Staying Healthy in Graduate School
Tips to help improve your mental and physical health in Graduate School. Staying healthy is hard as a Graduate Student, get the tips you need to say healthy during school.
Published: Monday, March 25th, 2019 | Read more
5 Easy Ways to Get More Active
You can meet your exercise goals with these easy tips for getting more active and sticking with your routine. Learn more about getting active today.
Published: Thursday, March 21st, 2019 | Read more
5 Tips for Healthier Grocery Shopping
These tips will help you stay focused, improve your grocery shopping, and leave the foods you want to avoid at the store so you don’t have to resist them at home.
Published: Monday, February 11th, 2019 | Read more
The Secret Behind Successful Behavior Change Using the ACT2 Method
Learn about a method for using small changes in your day-to-day routine to achieve long-term health goals.
Published: Monday, February 11th, 2019 | Read more
Three Steps to Maintain Health Habits
Sticking with a healthy habit can be difficult, but these three steps can help you understand and avoid common obstacles to maintaining healthy behaviors long-term.
Published: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 | Read more
3 Common Weight Loss Pitfalls
Having trouble losing or maintaining your weight? Learn the common weight loss pitfalls and tips on how to keep your weight management plan on track.
Published: Friday, February 1st, 2019 | Read more
Dangers of Sitting
Understand the dangers of sitting and how you can decrease the time spent sitting.
Published: Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 | Read more
Weight Loss: Meet Your Goals with a Support Network
Find out how to reach your weight loss goals this year through a support network. Get the support you need for long term weight loss and healthy living.
Published: Thursday, January 10th, 2019 | Read more
How to Get the Most out of Your Fitness Tracker
Learn how to get the most out of your fitness tracker. Get advice on how to choose the right fitness device, how to get started, how to set goals and more.
Published: Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 | Read more
What You Need to Know Before You Try At-Home Genetic Testing & DNA Tests
Learn what you should consider before taking an at-home genetic test. DNA testing can offer ancestry & health information, but there are things to consider before you take a genetic test.
Published: Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 | Read more
The 7 Components of a Successful Weight Loss Plan
Learn what to look for in a weight loss plan in order to find the one that will help you meet your weight loss goals.
Published: Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 | Read more
Finding Trustworthy Answers to Health Questions
Learn how to find trustworthy health advice and answers to your health questions on the internet, from people you know and from medical professionals.
Published: Monday, December 31st, 2018 | Read more
10 Tips for Getting the Most out of Your Doctor Visit
Get the most out of your doctor visit with these 10 tips. Learn how to prepare for your doctor visit, what to do during the visit and after your visit.
Published: Sunday, December 30th, 2018 | Read more