The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that in 2010 alone, more than 65,500 Americans will be diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and four out of 10 lymphoma cases will be of the indolent, or slow growing, form. Have a support network is vital to patients copying with the disease.

When you start the search for a nursing home or residential care facility for a loved one, what do you look for? A good place to start is by looking up -- not to see how clean the ceiling is, but to determine whether or not the facility has a fire sprinkler system.

Americans are taking a closer look at their own personal health and assessing changes they can make, as the topic of health care remains front and center. More and more, people are paying attention to the cost of prevention and care for chronic illnesses such as diabetes, as they have a high risk for health complications.

One in two Americans is living with a chronic disease. Chronic diseases are persistent and recurring, and are typically either hereditary or the result of factors such as poor diet, obesity or lack of exercise. Having these five simple screenings can be a first step in determining whether or not you are at risk for a variety of treatable – and preventable – chronic diseases.

If you couldn’t hear well, would you wait five to nine years or longer to address the problem? Many people do just that. The average age of first-time hearing aid users is 67, yet the Better Hearing Institute reports that nearly half of all people with hearing loss are younger than 55. Why the delay in seeking help?

Osteoporosis sufferer Virginia Klucikowski, an 87-year-old retired school nurse from Evergreen Park, Ill., and cancer patient David Sepulveda, a 65-year-old worker for the Chicago Transit Authority, are among those who annually suffer an estimated 1.4 million spinal fractures worldwide. They are also among 700,000 who have benefited from a minimally invasive procedure for treatment of spinal fractures.

Nick Souleotes, 43, and his 92-year-old grandmother, Ruth Franks, were diagnosed with colon cancer on the same day and four days later had their cancer removed through minimally invasive colon surgery. Both are thankful for the minimally invasive treatment option that got them back to their lives quicker than they expected.