Yuma, Arizona (NAPSI) - It may not be the first thing most people think about when it comes to looking fit and living healthfully, but dietary fiber can be good for just about every, well, fiber of your being.

Dallas, Texas (NAPSI) - Aleta Kellam, 55, was an active medical professional living a full life when heart failure started to make even the simplest tasks, like walking up a flight of stairs, almost unbearable. Concerned she wasn’t receiving the full story about treatment options, she turned to several online resources, where she learned about how the HeartMate II® Left Ventricular Assist Device, or LVAD, was giving heart failure sufferers a second chance at life.

Washington, DC (NAPSI) - Efforts to track and analyze amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, have been sporadic in the U.S. until now.

Houston, Texas (NAPSI) - There’s helpful news for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. There are practical steps family caregivers can take to make an environment safer whether that environment is a room or an entire home.

Tempe, Arizona (NAPSI) - More than 300,000 men die each year from heart disease in theUnited States, making it the leading cause of death for men. Unfortunately, half of the men who die suddenly from this disease have no previous symptoms.

Yuma, Arizona (NAPSI) - Seven million children in the United States have asthma and more than half of them will experience an asthma attack this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) but a few simple steps can make a difference. Asthma, the CDC says, causes children to miss 11 million school days a year, and African American and Hispanic children are disproportionately affected. But there’s good news. There are ways to manage your child’s asthma and help prevent attacks before they happen.

Yuma, Arizona (NAPSI) - There’s good news for homeowners. Protecting yourself and your loved ones fromWest Nile virus may be easier than you realize. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself is eliminate all standing water on your property.