‘Alcohol is Not Your Friend:’ BCBSM Medical Director of Behavioral Health Digs into His Passion for Advocating Against Alcohol Abuse
Dr. William T. Beecroft has advocated against alcohol abuse for much of his 40-plus-year health care career. Here, he reflects and shares some candid thoughts.
Preventing Falls at Home: Ways to Reduce the Risk for Seniors
Understanding why seniors are at risk of falling can help individuals, caregivers, friends and families prevent them from happening in the first place.
Ways to Protect Your Brain Health Through a Healthy Lifestyle
Aging experts say diet, exercise, sleep and social habits play a big role in protecting brain health and preventing mental declines and dementia.
Colon Broom Craze: The Health Effects of the Social Media Trend
Laxatives can cause short-term weight loss due to lost water. Overuse or improper use can lead to dehydration and ultimately put you at risk for colon cancer.
Disordered Eating vs. Feeding and Eating Disorders: Signs to Watch For
Learning the different types of eating disorders, as well as the signs of an eating problem, can help as a first step. Here’s what you need to know.
Preventing Cervical Cancer: Why Pap Test Rules Have Changed
Guidelines on when women should get Pap and HPV screenings for cervical cancer have changed recently. Women should talk to their doctor about options.
How to Clean Your Humidifier – and Why it’s Important
Humidifiers add moisture to the air to help care for our dry skin during winter. But know how to clean these machines to keep the mist healthy.
How to Talk to a Loved One About Dementia, Alzheimer’s Concerns
Talking to a family member or close friend about your concerns related to changes in mental health and cognition as they age is not always an easy discussion.
Gracefully Greying: Why Dental Health Matters As You Age
Gracefully Greying correspondent Lila Lazarus talks with a dentist about the importance of regular dental checkups during the aging process.
Calamine Lotion as Makeup Primer: Does the Viral Trend Really Work?
Some TikTok users claim calamine lotion works well as a makeup primer for people with oily skin. However, health experts have their concerns.
Male Life Expectancy: How Men Can Add Years to Their Lives
There are many social, behavioral, and biological factors that impact life expectancy. For men, a few of those factors are particularly key.
Lactose Intolerant? Here’s How to Get Calcium Without Dairy Products
The RDA for calcium in adults is about 1,000 daily milligrams. If you are lactose intolerant, these non-dairy foods can help you get there:
Cold Water Therapy and Cold Water Immersion: Do They Work?
Is cold water therapy effective? In some circles it is thought to reduce swelling and inflammation, which is why athletes take to it. But it's not for everyone.