Health and Wellness

Small steps can improve health and wellness. Exercising more and eating healthier can help us live longer and better lives. For those coping with illness, embracing healing with a positive attitude and a healthful mindset can make a real difference. Taking a day by day approach can help those recovering from addiction and those who face other health challenges.
Knitting for health

The Positive Power of Working with Your Hands

Research shows that creating something with your own two hands stimulates brain chemicals that improve mental health.

Sliced banana bread loaf with walnuts and cinnamon on wooden board.

A Mother's Answered Prayer for Her Son's Recovery

She had always leaned on her faith. But when it came to her drug-addicted son her faith did not feel enough.

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Do You Know the Symptoms of a Stroke?

Use this helpful infographic to learn what you need to know

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What to Do During and After a Stroke

Get practical advice on what to do if you have a stroke and discover how to manage your recovery

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Speech pathologist Elizabeth Ballone with Jim Woods.

A Miraculous Recovery in Hospice

After his stroke, he was not expected to live and was sent to hospice care. The story didn't end there.

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Stroke: How a Woman Helped Save Her Friend

Merry Jo Escher didn't feel good. Her quick-thinking friend recognized the symptoms and got help

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What I Learned from Surviving a Stroke at 48

Her advice to stroke survivors, and everyone else, too.

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Rita’s own experience inspired her desire to care for others.

A Stroke Survivor Finds New Purpose and a New Job

After a pair of debilitating strokes at 49, she chose to help others recover

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4 Tips to Help Protect Your Kids from Drugs and Alcohol

Practical advice from the medical director at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Youth Continuum

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How to Commit to a Regular Bedtime—and Reap the Health Benefits

A new study shows that a consistent bedtime could lengthen your life. Here’s how to stick to a regular sleep schedule.

Dr. Thomas Andrew in his days as New Hampshire’s chief medical examiner

Why This Former Pathologist Is Going to Seminary

He witnessed the opioid epidemic, but the memory of a Boy Scout leader led him to a new path.

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At 92, Dorothy Steel Got a Role in 'Black Panther'

When she started acting at 88, this former IRS employee had no idea she'd appear in a blockbuster

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These 8 Hollywood Icons Over 60 Are Stealing the Spotlight in 2018

These celebrities are proving that talent and a good work ethic are ageless.

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The Prayers of Others Saw Her Through Opioid Withdrawal

In the throes of flagrant opioid withdrawal, she was beginning to despair, but the prayers of friends and strangers lifted her up.

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