Clockwise: Julie Brogan with her granddaughters Phoebe, Niamh and Rowan. (Photo courtesy of Julie Brogan) Julie Brogan’s granddaughters, ages 9, 12 and 13, spend part of every summer at her home overlooking Lake Michigan in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. They enjoy paddle boarding, swimming and working on projects in the professional painter’s art studio. Their experiences…

(katia26, Depositphotos)Summer is a time to have fun in the sun – but it’s also the season for keeping a watch on your health. Heat-related illness, dehydration and sun exposure are among the most common concerns as temperatures rise. To prevent a potentially dangerous situation, here are five safety guidelines and numbers to know. Heat…

(Cavan Images, Getty Images) It’s no secret it can be challenging to maintain resolutions about eating healthy and staying fit. And now is when good intentions – especially those that began oh-so-long-ago at the beginning of the year – can start to wane. But rather than relying on vague ideas about changing your behavior, setting…

(Cavan Images, Getty Images) It’s no secret it can be challenging to maintain resolutions about eating healthy and staying fit. And now is when good intentions – especially those that began oh-so-long-ago at the beginning of the year – can start to wane. But rather than relying on vague ideas about changing your behavior, setting…

(Ariel Skelley, Getty Images) Active-duty Army personnel have worse cardiovascular health than civilians of similar ages, a surprising new study has found. Only 30% of soldiers had ideal blood pressure, compared to 55% of civilians, researchers reported Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Only a third of both soldiers and civilians weighed…

(Ariel Skelley, Getty Images) Active-duty Army personnel have worse cardiovascular health than civilians of similar ages, a surprising new study has found. Only 30% of soldiers had ideal blood pressure, compared to 55% of civilians, researchers reported Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Only a third of both soldiers and civilians weighed…

(Klaus Vedfelt, Getty Images) Need another reason to take that vacation? It’s probably good for your heart and mind. Research over the years has suggested that holidays – and breaking away from a stressful daily routine – reap more than just scenic photos and souvenirs. One of the most-cited studies, the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention…

(Klaus Vedfelt, Getty Images) Need another reason to take that vacation? It’s probably good for your heart and mind. Research over the years has suggested that holidays – and breaking away from a stressful daily routine – reap more than just scenic photos and souvenirs. One of the most-cited studies, the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention…

(Halfpoint Images, Getty Images) As people approach retirement and plan for expenses, health care is high on the checklist. Out-of-pocket medical costs will inevitably arise, but taking healthy steps heading into the golden years can help avert costly doctor visits, prescriptions and medical treatments. “Our challenge as a society is to impress upon folks that…

(Halfpoint Images, Getty Images) As people approach retirement and plan for expenses, health care is high on the checklist. Out-of-pocket medical costs will inevitably arise, but taking healthy steps heading into the golden years can help avert costly doctor visits, prescriptions and medical treatments. “Our challenge as a society is to impress upon folks that…