The new year often means resolutions like being healthier or exercising more often. What many people don’t know is that our joints are the critical part of the body that allows us to be active and do the activities we most enjoy.

According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in the course of a year, Americans suffer one billion colds. With statistics like that, one might assume that most Americans know how to treat their cold and flu symptoms. Here are some heart healthy tips for the cold and flu season.

While chlorine has long been used as a disinfectant in drinking water, more and more U.S. water supply companies have been switching to chloramine. But despite chloramine’s prevalent use, its safety for consumers is still highly debated.

Growing older and getting reading glasses seem to go hand in hand, just like getting gray hair or wrinkles as you age. But that doesn’t have to be the case if you take steps to care for your eyes as you age.

It’s no secret that accessing health care is a challenge for the 47 million Americans who are uninsured. What most people don’t know is that free or low-cost health insurance programs are available and that they may qualify for them.

How will you find the energy to for exhausting morning car-pooling, after-school practices and weekend games now that summer is over? By pledging to commit to a healthier lifestyle. One of the greatest benefits of adopting better nutrition is increased energy. So say “buh-bye” once and for all to fast food and unhealthy snacks that zap energy, and “hello” to healthier living with these easy tips.

The H1N1 flu virus may be the newest concern this season, but it’s not the only health threat for children at school worthy of serious attention. Threats like cockroaches, stinging insects and other types of common pests like rodents are very real, affecting classrooms, cafeterias and school grounds across the country. Controlling pests like these is a daily challenge for school systems at all levels, and to do it effectively, they need access to the right tools to fight, prevent and eliminate these persistent problems.