American Heart Month is observed every February. The goal of this observance is to raise awareness about the importance of having a healthy heart.

In honor of Heart Health Month, we are sharing important information about heart disease and tips that can increase your quality of life and lower your risk for heart disease.

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The start of the new year brings a chance to set New Year’s resolutions. You can set up many health goals to help your body stay well all year round. Here are a few important goals to follow in 2024.

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Every year, influenza (the flu) affects about three to 11% of Americans. This common illness is highly contagious. It can spread when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks.

Sometimes, the flu can be very severe and lead to death. Older adults are especially vulnerable to illnesses like the flu. However, getting the flu vaccine may prevent you from getting sick.

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Diabetes affects an estimated 11.3% of the U.S. population. This chronic disease develops when your blood sugar levels are too high.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. This year, take time to learn about diabetes signs and symptoms. Then, share this information with your loved ones so they can take steps to reduce their risk.

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Low self-esteem affects about 85% of adults and teens around the world. Having low self-esteem can make you feel sad, angry, and depressed. It can also reduce your quality of life and increase your risk for mental health problems.

If you have low self-esteem, there are several ways to boost it naturally. Here’s more about the importance of self-esteem boosters and how they can improve your mental health.

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Mental health disorders are highly common in the United States. More than one in five U.S. adults is living with a mental illness.

Mental illnesses such as depression and PTSD are risk factors for suicide. Being able to spot suicide warning signs can help you determine whether a loved one needs help.

Suicide Awareness Month is observed every year in September. Knowing the link between mental health and suicide can help you protect your loved ones.

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Sunshine, long days, and warm weather are some of the many good reasons to head outdoors during summer. Illnesses like the cold and flu tend to be more common during winter. But summer comes with its own list of health hazards.

Here are the top summer health hazards and ways to stay safe if you plan on being outside.

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If you have Medicaid, it may be time to reapply for your benefits. Right now, almost 1.8 million Maryland Medicaid participants are at risk of losing their benefits. This may include you.

Here’s what you need to do to renew your coverage.

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Summer is upon us, which means longer, sunny days and warmer weather. This hot season promises lots of fun and relaxation. It also comes with challenges.

Follow these health tips to stay safe and have a memorable, healthy summer.

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Having a healthy mind is just as important as having a healthy body. Taking good care of your mental health can reduce your risk for many physical health problems.

May is Mental Health Month. Here’s why mental health matters and steps you can take to support loved ones struggling with their mental well-being.Read More »