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Heart Health in Young Adults

Heart Health in Young Adults

It’s American Heart Month, and this year’s focus is on preventing heart disease and promoting heart health in young adults. More young adults are dying of heart disease, and their rates of risk factors are rising.

When you’re a young adult, the best way to protect yourself from heart disease is with smart lifestyle choices, like eating a heart-healthy diet.

Heart Healthy Lifestyle Choices


Find time to be active, from yoga class to lunchtime walks. Aim for 2.5 hours of physical activity per week.

Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely to smoke tobacco products. Avoid tobacco altogether, or kick it now to protect your heart.

Avoiding Tobacco and Addiction


You’re never too young to know your numbers. High blood pressure and cholesterol can affect you younger than you might realize. Learn to take your own blood pressure.

Learning About Blood Pressure


Stick to a medication routine to manage and control conditions like high blood pressure that put your heart at risk.

A Medication Routine


Reduce stress in your life to protect your heart. Even high levels of noise, like living by railroad tracks, may be bad for your stress level and your heart.

Stress, Noise, and Your Heart


Stay in the know and see your doctors annually. Even now, we’re still learning more about what can cause heart attacks in healthy people.

Staying On Top of Your Heart Health

Beat Stress Tips

Tips to Beat Stress

It was Everybody Deserves a Massage Week, so we helped you take a minute for yourself each day with these tips to beat stress.

If you’ve never had a massage, they’re a great way to relax, relieve muscle tension, and help your immune and digestive systems.

Massage Away Stress


Grab some gum. It’s been shown to relieve anxiety and stress and improve alertness while multitasking.

Fighting Strss with Gum


Watch a viral video, comedy special, or your favorite rom-com. Laughter can lower stress hormones, reduce inflammation in the arteries, and increase good cholesterol.

Laughter for Your Stress


Unplug from your technology, turn off your phone, and shut off the news. Taking a break can genuinely help you beat stress.

Eat a square of chocolate, suck on a peppermint, or sip on hot chocolate. Sweets can stem the production of the stress hormone.

A Dose of Sweetness


Try a stress-relieving yoga routine. It’s great exercise, and you’ll feel refreshed and calm afterward.

Stress-Fighting Yoga


Learn to knit, cross-stitch, or sew. Repetitive motions have been shown to help sooth anxiety.

Knit Your Way to Peace

Healthy Lung Month

Healthy Lung Month

It’s Healthy Lung Month, and we think it’s important you know how your lungs work.

Make sure you know the signs of lung disease and are prepared to talk to your doctor.

Prepared to Talk Lungs


Keep your lungs healthy by adding exercise and avoiding smoking, pollutants, and infections.

Breathe Easier with Exercise


Visit the blog EACH Breath to stay up-to-date on healthy lung news and info.

Blogging to Breathe Better


Members can help their lungs with our no-extra-cost program Quit For Life® to break tobacco’s hold.

Quit Now for Healthier Lungs


Find local support for your lung disease, cancer, or issues.

The Support Your Lungs Need


Give back and get involved to protect lungs with events in your area.

Events to Get Involved


Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Blood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Learn more about the types of blood cancer, including Leukemia and Lymphoma, and join the fight!

Get videos, webcasts, drug listings, and free info booklets and get smart about blood cancer.Researching to Prevent


Learn more about blood cancer in the news with these handy news releases.

Cancer Right Now


If you’re suffering from blood cancer, find the support you need.

Conquering Cancer Together


Join a community advancing blood cancer research and driving change.

Teamwork to Beat Cancer


Show your support by shopping to fight blood cancer.

Fighting for a Cure


Donate to fight blood cancer before September ends and be the change.

Supporting the Cause


National Immunization Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Vaccines save 9 million lives around the world each year.

Another 16 million deaths could be prevented by increasing vaccine use around the world.

Shots Around the World


Do you know how vaccines work to protect us? Learn more.

The Importance of Vaccines: Myths vs. Facts


Are your kids up to date on their shots for this school year? Make sure they’re ready!

Summer Health Checklist


These shots can protect your kids in the future. Make sure they get them!


Know your whole family’s shot schedule. (And don’t forget flu shots!)

Shot Schedule


Trials for Ebola vaccines started in February. How close are we?

The race is on to stop Zika virus in it’s tracks with a vaccine. A look at the challenges.

Preventing Zika Virus