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Check with companies, employers about stop-smoking services, benefits

Sandy Praeger, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, is encouraging consumers to check with their health insurance companies or employers regarding coverage for smoking cessation services and the specific benefits included in their policies.

July 09, 2014 | | Lifestyle

Civic Oration: The Effects of Sleep for a Healthy Lifestyle

Drew - 5th grade

July 02, 2014 | | Lifestyle

Eat Smart Play Hard

Abby - 6th grade

June 25, 2014 | | Lifestyle

Kansas State University hosts national summit June 9-10 to improve rural access to healthy food

Local grocery stores are vital to rural America. But as small towns lose population to larger cities, the issue of finding healthy food in rural areas is a growing concern.

June 11, 2014 | | Lifestyle

The Truth about Steroid Use

Do you have any clue what a steroid is? Would you take the risk of becoming strong, but have really bad health problems? Do you also want to be healthy? Taking steroids will not help you achieve a healthy lifestyle.

June 11, 2014 | Garrett Hirsh | Lifestyle

Study links positive fitness center climate to better health

Sticking to an exercise routine is not easy, especially when the gym is not exactly a person's favorite place to be. Two University of Kansas researchers have published a study showing that, when exercisers perceived the climate at a fitness center as positive, caring and task-involving, and found the staff to be positive and supportive, those subjects were both more likely to commit to exercise and have higher life satisfaction in general.

June 11, 2014 | | Lifestyle

Unwanted souvenir: Kansas State University horticulturist explains how to avoid poison ivy when enjo

You may have heard the phrase "leaves of three, let it be" when it comes to detecting poison ivy. Kansas State University horticulturists say it is a bit more complicated than that.

June 04, 2014 | | Lifestyle

The Effects of Sugar on Your Health

Humans are born with a sweet tooth. We crave the processed sugar in everything from cakes to muffins to donuts to soda. We just can't get enough.

June 04, 2014 | Ryan Nicholson | Lifestyle

Let’s start talking about health and weight

There is a rather large and somewhat disturbing truth in this area that is hard to talk about, but we all must start the conversation.

June 04, 2014 | Palmer Steverson and Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D. | Lifestyle

A Healthy Lifestyle Against Smoking

Do you think living a healthy lifestyle involves smoking? Well, I certainly don't. You can't live a healthy life while smoking. Smoking can be very dangerous.

May 21, 2014 | Allen To | Lifestyle

The Importance of a Healthy Lifestyle Sun Protection

Life flourishes under the watchful eye of sunshine. No matter the season, sunshine always provides us opportunities to visually experience the world around us.

May 14, 2014 | Riley Smith Holy Family School | Lifestyle

Sleep Your Way to Better Health

Today I'm sure you have prepared yourself to spend some time listening to our presentations on healthy living. I'm hoping you even learn a thing or two. But don't feel guilty if your eyelids get heavy and your head starts to droop. I won't be offended. Sleeping is as important as eating, drinking, and breathing. But I must warn you, as comic writer Anthony Burgess is quick to point out, "Laugh and the world laughs with you; snore, and you sleep alone!"

April 16, 2014 | | Lifestyle

Helpful tips to prevent cycling injuries

As cold winter months give way to prime bicycling weather, USA Cycling anticipates more than 70,000 Americans will take to roadways and pathways by bike this year. In fact, the number of cyclists has increased by 67 percent over the last decade.

April 16, 2014 | | Lifestyle

Fall prevention: key to avoiding brain injuries

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI), followed by automobile accidents, being struck in the head and assaults. Furthermore, falls cause half of the TBIs among children aged 0 to 14 years and cause more than 60 percent of all TBIs among adults aged 65 years and older.

March 12, 2014 | | Lifestyle

Moran’s Memo: Defeating Alzheimer’s Disease

Every 68 seconds someone in America develops Alzheimer's disease – a devastating and irreversible brain disease that slowly destroys an individual's cognitive functioning, including memory and thought. Alzheimer's currently affects more than 5.2 million people in the United States and more than 35.6 million worldwide. As the population ages, the number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer's after age 65 will double every five years, while the number of individuals 85 years and older with this disease will triple by 2050.

March 12, 2014 | Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) | Lifestyle

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