For those who are living with lupus, daily activities can be a struggle and life can become inconsistent. While many people are experiencing debilitating symptoms, from the outside, many of those with lupus don't "look sick."
Living with or caring for someone with a rare disease can be challenging as symptoms of these diseases are often misunderstood, misleading or misinterpreted, and as a result, people affected by uncommon illnesses are sometimes left feeling discouraged, frustrated and isolated. To help recognize those impacted by rare diseases and the challenges they face, on or around February 28, 2014, events will be held across the globe to drive awareness, build support, highlight medical advances and look toward the future for the rare disease community.
Five simple ways to find deeper meaning in everyday life
Turbulent, fast-paced, chaotic - the modern world is increasingly hectic. From this oft-crazy environment, a new movement is emerging - where people are pausing to find deeper meaning in everyday life. Self-empowerment and true emotional connections can counterbalance daily stress and uncertainty, providing happiness and a genuine sense of worth.
Crucial steps needed for healthy and safe homes in 2014
As Americans brace for more snow, ice and below-freezing temperatures this winter, education about and protection from residential fire and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning become increasingly important. This is especially true considering that U.S. residential fire and CO deaths and injuries account for far more fatalities in most years than all natural disasters combined.
Staying happy and healthy this season the active way
The holidays are a time to share joy and happiness with loved ones. Yet with long lines, holiday parties and traveling, this time of year can really be exhausting. Add in the cold weather and other everyday stresses and you will find staying happy and healthy during the holidays can be downright impossible.
When lives are on the line, Navy Aviation Rescue Swimmers answer the call. These brave men and women embody the courage of America's Navy - often going into harm's way to complete their rescue missions in some of the most extreme environments imaginable.
Across the country, 25 million Americans are living with asthma. As the winter months come to an end and the spring makes its arrival, the change in seasons can be problematic for adults and children with asthma. It's important for asthma patients to understand the triggers of each season to prepare for symptoms as the temperature changes.
When someone you love is being emotionally or physically abused by her partner, it can be difficult to know the best way to show support without appearing judgmental or invasive. But statistics show that violence typically continues and escalates if no one takes action to stop it. Here are some simple tips and resources to help you start a conversation that could lead to positive changes.
Explosive Ordnance Disposal: The ultimate bomb squad
Diving beneath ships. Parachuting out of aircraft. Clearing Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Navy Explosive Ordnance (EOD) Technicians control weapons and render safe explosives on land, in the water or wherever perceived threats may lurk. Protecting others by handling situations with steady hands and even steadier nerves.
Caring for your community: Three ways to give back year-round
Do you think your family should get involved in volunteer efforts, but you don't know how to get started? Whether you choose to be active in your community on a weekly basis or dedicate holidays to helping out, it's never too late to begin giving something back, and there are many ways to make a difference on a local and national level.
Nearly every state addressing medical marijuana legislation
As the medical community and many Americans come to accept the use of marijuana to treat a range of diseases and symptoms, state legislators are working to keep pace with laws concerning marijuana for medical use.
Make the most of your end-of-year charitable donations
Giving back is a big focus of the holiday season. Yet it can be difficult to decide which charity will do the most with the donations it receives - and how those donations can positively impact the donor come tax season. Keep the following points in mind to ensure that your charitable donations have the most positive impact - for both you and the beneficiaries of your generosity.
The holidays are known for eliciting cheer, thanks and a sense of community as families come together to share some of their most treasured traditions, whether that's gathering for a special meal, organizing an activity or finding a way to give back to those less fortunate.
How patients can impact the future of cancer care and actively participate in their cancer journey
More than 1.6 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2014, according to the American Cancer Society, with more than half a million Americans expected to die from it. While we have seen significant advances in cancer treatment over the past several years, the medical and scientific communities continue to strive to identify new and improved treatment approaches.
The holiday season is a time for celebrating with loved ones, but family and friends aren't always nearby. Although you may not be able to spend the holidays together in-person, there are still plenty of ways to show out-of-town loved ones you care. With a thoughtful approach, you can find easy ways to spread some holiday cheer, whether your nearest and dearest live across the street, across the country or even across the globe.
Metastatic breast cancer - also referred to as stage IV breast cancer - occurs when breast cancer has spread to other parts of the body. Approximately 159,000 women in the U.S. are living with MBC, and this number is projected to increase to more than 164,000 by the year 2015. Since there is generally no cure for MBC, many women focus on living well with the condition while integrating continuous treatment into their lives.
The perfect 10 for your heart: new science shows combination of omegas supports heart health
One in three U.S. adults may benefit from support for healthy blood lipids, such as triglycerides, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Maintaining healthy blood lipids is an important - but often overlooked - aspect of promoting cardiovascular health and overall wellness for vibrant aging.
Plugged in, tuned out: Teen distraction increases pedestrian accidents
From dating to driving to curfews, there's a lot to worry about if you have a teenager. You want to keep your child safe and likely have talked about distracted driving and avoiding texting while behind the wheel, but technology can be distracting while walking, too. More teens are plugged in and tuning out to the world around them. An alarming 39 percent were observed typing on a phone, and 39 percent were wearing headphones while crossing the road according to a new report.
Know what employers want before applying to be in law enforcement
With the economy improving, more job opportunities are appearing, giving today's students openings to show prospective employers their skills and professional talents. However, the job market is still competitive, and students need to know - and then acquire - the skills prospective employers want.
Women's style: Expert advice for dressing and feeling more confident
A variety of factors play into a confident appearance, but many women are unaware of simple ways they can come across as more poised and self-assured every day. Bobbie Thomas, national style expert and author of The Power of Style: Everything You Need to Know Before You Get Dressed Tomorrow, shares her advice on quick and easy ways to look and feel more confident.
Modern answers to help seniors stay in their homes longer
Retirement marks the start of the golden years, the period when hard-working individuals can put their feet up to relax after a long, successful career. But for seniors who think they can no longer live in their homes alone, retirement may be a stressful time. They worry they will have to give up the homes they have enjoyed for so many years.
Blue is the new black. It is also the national color for colorectal cancer education. Who better to talk about the cancer than Carmen Marc Valvo. He is one of the nation's top designers. And he also has had the disease.
Whether you do it to boost your health and fitness, balance your lifestyle or as an environmental choice, taking up cycling has many benefits. Some ride down rocky trails or up burly hills, some ride for sport and some ride just for fun or to get around. But everyone can take advantage of the healthy benefits of cycling.
Small tumor, major consequences: an acromegaly patient's journey
Paula Van Nostrand, a fit, health-conscious 34-year-old woman was training for her first triathlon when her life was placed on a trajectory no one saw coming. She began experiencing unexplainable symptoms but ultimately attributed them to her training.
For most, childhood is a time of innocence. It is a time when wonder and excitement exist around every corner. Children view the world as an open book of infinite possibilities where they can be or do anything they want, limited only by their imagination.For children battling a life-threatening illness, childhood takes on a very different feel. Hospital stays, doctor visits and intrusive procedures replace playgrounds, activities and field trips. The usually carefree approach to each day gets tainted by concerns about health and the future. Learn how you can make a difference.
Approximately 980,000 restaurants serve communities across the U.S., according to the National Restaurant Association (NRA). Many have deep roots in those communities - they know the needs of their neighbors and recognize they are an integral part of everyday life.
Mentors wanted: How to guide more young women to success in STEM
Careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are growing and quickly. Despite attractive career opportunities for the next generation of STEM workers, the industry continues to be predominantly male. Women make up only 24 percent of the STEM workforce, the U.S. Department of Commerce reports.
Did you know that one in 10 people struggle with depression? Depression can consist of a range of symptoms and it can also impact every aspect of a person's life including social, family, personal and work/school life. Depression affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act, and affects people during their prime working years.
Transforming the world: A new program fosters the next generation of leaders
What will be the world's next big innovation? Whether it's a cure for a disease that has plagued the world for generations or a new tool that makes life easier, one thing is for sure: science and technology will play a role in its creation.
Ways your family can give back to the community, country and world this holiday
The holiday season is a time when people are looking to give back. Sometimes this giving back encompasses spending time with others in the community, and other times it is showing support for programs that give back across the world.