Diabetes is one of the most prevalent health problems in our country, with some 29.1 million Americans -- or 9.3 percent of the population -- battling the condition.  Here's an even scarier statistic: Three in ten Americans with diabetes don't even know that have it. That's not good. ...

The winter months are not only responsible for seasonal colds, mountains of snow, and temperatures far below freezing, but also one of the most dangerous risks to your health: lack of vitamin D. With the sun only shining while most of us work, it's important to get this vitamin from different sources.

Few things seem quite as innocent or pure as a kiss. But there are hidden health dangers in locking lips, and you should probably be aware of them as the season for flu and other illnesses falls upon us.

You've heard it before, maybe even a few times here on our website; the office environment can be hazardous to your health! Just because you have your work responsibilities, doesn't mean you can't also focus on staying healthy and happy.

I woke up just this morning with that wonderful feeling, that I'm sure most folks get around this time of year; that itch in the back of the throat, combined with that slight bit of sniffles. Throw in a minor cough, and you're got the makings of a cold! 'Tis the season, indeed!

We live in an age where technological and scientific advancements are opening the door to some pretty incredible possibilities. New research on reversing the process of aging in humans has some people wondering if we're coming too close to "playing God."...

Concussions are among the scariest injuries a human can incur, in large part because so little is known about them at this point. If you've ever taken a jarring blow to the head, there's a good chance you've experienced lingering symptoms such as headaches, dizziness and nausea.  There's also a good chance you've had little...

With Ebola cases emerging in the United States and news coverage reaching a frenzy, the dangerous communicable disease has a whole lot of people on edge. As we discussed recently, there's no reason for great concern yet. But the situation does serve as a reminder of the importance of staying sanitary in public places.

As Halloween is fast approaching, we will soon be seeing little ghosts, goblins, witches, wizards and pirates roaming about our neighborhoods. There's no need to fear, however, as long as we take precautions and make sure that the children wearing these cute and creepy costumes will do their trick-or-treating in the safest conditions...

Do you know the signs you or someone around you could be having a heart attack? This is crucially important knowledge, because early recognition can literally be the difference between life and death.

 A sense of panic is spreading through many corners of the United States with news that the Ebola virus has made its way into the country.  Should you be nervous?

With the recent reports of the first domestic case of the Ebola virus, it's becoming more important for Americans to familiarize themselves with some of the characteristics and terminology of this disease.

The controversy over flu shots and vaccinations in general is ongoing. It shouldn't be, though. With the knowledge that is available to us, we should all be getting a flu shot with a doctor's approval. ...

We know about the wide-ranging benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Chief among them might be a longer life, with new research showing we can reduce our risk for one of the most deadly occurrences by sticking to five fundamental healthy habits.

Quite possibly the quickest was to head down a long-term risk path of coronary artery disease, organ failure, and stroke is by possessing a high blood pressure. Though there have been many advancements in prescription medicine, the best ways to lower that pressure are the natural ways.

It's no secret that obesity in America has risen to alarming heights, with some states nearly doubling the rate of adult obesity in the early '90s and 2000s. With such direct links to a number of serious, long-term health issues, the search for major solutions to this problem has been a top priority in recent years.

Have you ever noticed that when someone gets sick in your office, the bug tends to spread around quickly, often affecting a large percentage of your co-workers and perhaps even yourself? That's because, as a new study illustrates, the workplace can be a breeding ground for viruses, with the most prominent culprits being objects...

 Are they a critical step in the ongoing movement to banish cigarettes from society, or are they simply a gateway to the real deal, and a loophole allowing people to smoke in public places? The debate over e-cigarettes rages on.

By now, you have surely seen (or perhaps even participated in) the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. This phenomenon is sweeping the nation, with videos popping up featuring high-profile celebrities, athletes, politicians and undoubtedly several people on your Facebook feed. Incredibly, I've seen a number of people actually complaining...

A few months ago, during Men's Health Week here on Wellki, we reviewed five tests that every man should have. One of those is a colon cancer screening, which is recommended every five years for men over 50. And here's some good news: a new solution might make getting this test a WHOLE lot easier.