Yuma, Arizona (NAPSI) - Many Americans are taking their health care into their own hands in a surprising way.

Houston, Texas (NAPSI) - Social networks and blogs have taken the information-rich resources of the Internet and made them a part of everyday conversation: According to a recent Pew Internet study, 80 percent of Internet users, or 59 percent of U.S. adults, look online for health information. Networks like Facebook, review sites such as HealthGrades and Yelp, and comments and questions posted online are extremely useful tools for researching personal health matters.

Riverside, California (NAPSI) - Researchers may soon have good news for many of the estimated 2 million Americans who have cerebral palsy, a condition that is caused by a brain injury before birth or during the first few years of life.

Seattle, Washington (NAPSI) - Most people recognize that coffee is a great way to wake up and focus in the morning, but what many may not know is that an extract derived from the coffee bean can also be an effective way to maintain healthy glucose levels already within normal range and lose weight.

Houston, Texas (NAPSI) - There’s good news for those with diabetes. Many feel they must choose between maintaining a healthy weight and managing their glucose levels. A new book says that it’s possible to do both.

Tempe, Arizona (NAPSI) - As children return to school, it’s important to start their day with a nutritious breakfast to help them succeed.

Tempe, Arizona (NAPSI) - After a long, cold winter, most women look forward to the warm days of summer and enjoying some fun in the sun.