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Mental Swaps: How to Turn a Negative Into a Positive

Once negativity sets in, it can be hard to overcome. It relentlessly grabs hold of your thought processes and holds on tight. And if you aren't careful, it can turn into an endless cycle: Stress brings negativity, and negativity brings even more stress. While no one is immune, most people linger in negative thoughts only for a short while. They shake off those destructive patterns and return to more positive thinking. But for some, that's not always an easy thing to do. If negativity has you in its harmful grip, learn ways to break that destructive cycle and improve your physical, mental, and emotional health.

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Mental Swaps: How to Turn a Negative Into a Positive

Once negativity sets in, it can be hard to overcome. It relentlessly grabs hold of your thought processes and holds on tight. And if you aren't careful, it can turn into an endless cycle: Stress brings negativity, and negativity brings even more stress. While no one is immune, most people linger in negative thoughts only for a short while. They shake off those destructive patterns and return to more positive thinking. But for some, that's not always an easy thing to do. If negativity has you in its harmful grip, learn ways to break that destructive cycle and improve your physical, mental, and emotional health.

Preventing Skin Cancer: How to Protect Your Skin

Soaking up the sunshine. Getting your vitamin D. Having a healthy glow. All these things sound great, but increased skin cancer risk does not. Does that mean you have to become a night owl? Of course not! Just learn how to enjoy the sun safely — and your skin will thank you.

Talking About Men’s Health: How to Plan for Your Men’s Well Visit

Even if you feel healthy and don’t have any health conditions today, you should still see your doctor once a year for your well visit. These annual appointments can help you avoid problems in the future by assessing your risk factors for developing various health conditions early when they’re more treatable and potentially reversible. If medical offices make you uneasy, knowing what to expect when you go for your men’s well visit will go a long way in helping you relax (and actually keep your appointment)!

How to Respond When a Loved One is Hesitant About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Many people around the world are anxiously awaiting their turn to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, while others are still deciding if getting vaccinated is the right choice for them. The “to vaccinate or not to vaccinate” against coronavirus debate has been the topic of many family discussions. We’re here to help you make informed decisions — and answer difficult questions.

Understanding the Different Types of Diabetes

Chances are you or someone you know has diabetes. So, you may recognize the terms type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes since that’s how we’ve traditionally categorized the variations of this condition. This overview of the different types of diabetes can help you gain more control over your — or your loved ones — condition.

The Health Benefits of Hiking

No matter the location or landscape, spending time in nature during a good hike is good for your physical, mental and spiritual health. Getting outdoors can help strengthen your immune system, reduce blood pressure, increase energy, boost your mood and find focus. Combine all of that with the low-impact cardiovascular activity of walking, and the health benefits are clear!

5 Preventive Screenings You Should Never Skip

We get it: life gets busy and sometimes taking the time to schedule an appointment for yourself takes a backseat to – well – just about everything else. But it’s important to make your health a priority. Here’s a list of preventive screenings that are important to prioritize for your whole health.

What to Know About the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Johnson & Johnson recently announced that the COVID-19 vaccine developed by their vaccine division, known as Janssen Pharmaceuticals, has shown to be 66% protective against moderate-to-severe COVID-19 infection. It is 85% effective overall at preventing hospitalization and death in all regions where it was tested. Here’s all you need to know about this vaccine.

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Treat Heart Disease and Hypertension with Your Diet

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What to Know About Coronavirus Vaccines and Their Side Effects

With the coronavirus vaccines being approved and distributed, we’re turning a corner on this year and looking forward to better days ahead. Coronavirus vaccines from pharmaceutical companies Moderna and Pfizer have shown strong promise in protecting against COVID-19 in clinical trials. Here are the ways these vaccines work, how they compare to each other and what to expect from them.

How Mental Health Affects Whole Health

Your mental health has important influences on your whole health. People who have a positive outlook and feel more joyful about life have a better chance of being healthy, while those who struggle with mental health may be more likely to experience health challenges. Let’s talk about why.