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What you should know about the coronavirus

As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) dominates news headlines, it’s natural to feel afraid or anxious. The situation is rapidly changing and the healthcare community is still learning how coronavirus spreads, how severe it is, who is most at risk and how it will affect our communities. On behalf of Higi, we want to help […]

The most important thing you can do to protect yourself (and others) from coronavirus

It’s difficult not to panic as the spread of coronavirus dominates both national and international news headlines. The virus, which began in China and has affected at least two dozen other countries to date, can cause respiratory illnesses like the common cold and pneumonia. Doctors are still not completely certain how the virus is spread, […]

Daily aspirin therapy no longer recommended for those without a history or heart attack or stroke

According to a recent AARP article, the American Heart Association no longer recommends that adults who have not had a heart attack or stroke take a low-dose aspirin a day to prevent one from occurring.  This new advice is based on recent research showing that the risks of taking aspirin on a daily basis can […]

US cancer rates drop, but obesity remains a risk

A recent article in The New York Times shared some rare positive news about cancer death rates: between 2016-2017, the cancer death rate in the United States decreased by 2.2 percent. Since 1991, the rate has dropped 29 percent, with 2.9 million fewer cancer deaths. The drop in cancer deaths is due to multiple reasons, including […]

Health lessons from the world’s longest-living populations

Reflecting on the first month of 2020, some of our new year’s resolutions may be in full-swing – while others may have already been forgotten about. Often, the most difficult resolutions to keep up are those that are based on the latest health fads, like starting a brand new diet or exercise routine that promises […]

Top Two Nutrients that Support Your Healthy Immune System†

Sponsored by Nature Made* By: Nature Made During the fall and winter months, it seems like our immune systems need extra support to help sustain our overall health and wellbeing. While there are several ways to help ensure a well-functioning immune system, making sure that we provide our bodies with nutrients that support immune system […]

New research on the potential link between permanent hair-dye and breast cancer

A new study has revealed a new, surprising potential risk factor for breast cancer: the use of permanent hair dye or chemical straightening treatments. According to the researchers, hair products contain more than 5,000 chemicals, including those that can interfere with a woman’s hormone function and cause health risks. Analyzing data from the Sister Study, […]

The inflammation-lowering benefits of running

There’s no shortage of health reporting the many physical benefits of exercise. The latest? That consistent, long-term running can help aging muscles remain healthy as we get older. Research shows that physically fit people tend to have lower levels of inflammation in their bodies than inactive people do. Chronic inflammation (inflammation that lasts for months […]