The New York State Department of Health recently awarded St. Peter’s Health Partners and Capital Roots two grants to work collaboratively to advance multiple health initiatives across the Capital Region. [...]
It is estimated as many as 54 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone mass. A good way to determine if your bones have become porous is through a bone density scan. But what test is best, and where should you go? LiveSmart takes a look.
With the arrival of the warmer weather, many people turn to their bicycles for exercise. But, before you even think about pedaling off, you need to make sure you have a bike helmet. [...]
After-parties are often part of the graduation ritual, but exercise caution -- they have the potential to be marred by alcohol and drug use, violence and other negative outcomes.
Although women still account for 99 percent of new breast cancer diagnoses in the United States, the American Cancer Society reports that about 2,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in men in 2016. [...]
The abuse of over-the-counter and prescription drugs is high among pre-teens and teens, with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reporting nearly one in five teens admitted to abusing prescription medications. [...]
People at highest risk for skin cancer include those with red or blonde hair, fair skin, blue or green eyes, pale complexion, and/or a family history of skin cancer, especially melanoma. But everyone should think about sun safety -- remember to slip, slap, slop this summer! [...]
As of 2014, there were more than 21.8 million military veterans in the United States; of those, 9.4 million are 65 and older. The Community Hospice helps aging veterans face their special end-of-life issues with dignity, honor and respect. [...]
Children and teenagers should not be given aspirin if they have chickenpox, flu, an upper respiratory illness or have a fever accompanying any undiagnosed illness. The reason? Reye's Syndrome. [...]