Ask any woman what essentials she always carries with her, and you’re likely to get a long and varied list: cellphone, keys, makeup, wallet; those are just the basics. But comedienne, talk show host and mother Joy Behar has recently added a new item to her list of “must-haves.” It’s a small silver-colored tote and key chain that’s slightly smaller than a lipstick, and its contents could one day help save her life.

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.

Women may be known as the more talkative sex, but when it comes to certain sensitive health topics their lips are sealed – even with their closest friends. Nearly 40 percent of women with symptoms of bladder weakness have never discussed the problem with anyone, according to a recent survey.

Job loss, divorce, death of a spouse, serious illness or disability -- it’s hard to imagine experiencing a major life crisis. Unfortunately most of us will at some point in our lives.

How many seniors does it take to change a light bulb? It only takes one, but it can be a lot more rewarding if it takes two -- a senior and a youth, a grandparent and a grandchild, an "acorn" and an "oak." Intergenerational activities increase cooperation, interaction and exchange between people of different generations. Here are some activity ideas for people of different ages.

Millions of Americans are affected by stress. And it’s no wonder with the high demands of balancing a job, family, friends and other commitments. The effects of stress include anxiety, insomnia, headache, irritability, social withdrawal, depression and many other troublesome symptoms. Here is a breakdown of treatment options that might work for those suffering from stress.

With the stock market in the doldrums, and flurry of bank failures and subsequent federal bank bailouts, increasing numbers of retirement savers are choosing credit unions for their individual retirement accounts (IRAs).