Cholesterol -- how high is too high? Which is the good type and which is the bad? Those are questions most of us have. But for a specific group of people, the answers are much more critical. These are people suffering familial hypercholesterimia. In other words, very high cholesterol levels that run in families. In fact, it's the most common, life threatening genetic disorder. But odds are you've never heard of it.
While most women fear a diagnosis of breast cancer, odds are greater they'll be diagnosed with heart disease -- the number one killer of women. That's why the American Heart Association is serious about educating women on their risk and how to lower it.
When health officials went after cigarette smoking, they never envisioned something promoted as a tool to help them would become its own problem -- vaping. How to tackle both of these, especially as the number of kids vaping has reached epidemic proportions according to the United States.
When the New Year rolls around, many of us feel pressure to turn over a new leaf, but what does that really mean. How do we determine the changes we need to make and then how do we stick to our resolutions?
When the days get short and the cold weather settles in many people become depressed. It's estimated 500,000 of us suffer from seasonal affective disorder. What are the symptoms and how do you fight back?
Much has been studied and written about the mental health issues facing our veterans. One of the barriers to seeking treatment is attitude -- how to break down stereotypes, how to improve access -- all things the VA has been working on.
The holidays may be the most wonderful time of the year, but they can be filled with pressure. One of the areas parents worry about involves the toys their kids get as gifts. Find out how to pick the ones that are best for them.