RadioMD: Staying Well

RadioMD: Staying Well

  • Common GI Issues in Women

    Apr 21, 2014 | 10 min
    Are you constantly feeling tired, nauseous or bloated? You may have GI issues.Almost everyday you feel uncomfortable due to bloating, cramping or an upset stomach. It happens so often that you don't think anything of it. However, you may want to listen to your gut, it could be telling you something is seriously wrong.Do you have a digestive issue that you're not properly addressing?Bloating is very common. Numerous things relating to a gastrointestinal problem can cause bloating but it can also mean a gynecology issue such as endometriosis. One of the main reasons you become bloated has to do with what you are eating.Your body is different than anyone else's. What helps your body may harm so...
  • Emerging Techniques in Spinal Surgery

    Apr 21, 2014 | 10 min
    Minimally invasive surgery has similar results to traditional techniques with less blood loss, less pain, less muscle damage and shorter recovery time.Back pain is very common amongst individuals. In fact, according to the American Chiropractic Association 31 million Americans experience back pain at any given time.Your spine is composed of 26 bones, multiple ligaments, muscles and discs that could be compromised when you've injured your back. More than likely you will need to go see a doctor in order to find the best treatment option for you.Have you heard of minimally invasive surgery?Even though back pain is widely common that doesn't mean the answer is always surgery. However, if you're ...
  • Diabetes Among Minorities: Why You Are At Greater Risk

    Apr 21, 2014 | 10 min
    Diabetes is on the rise among African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asians and Pacific Islanders. If you are a minority, you are more likely to develop diabetes than whites. Why is that?Diabetes is on the rise throughout the nation. In fact according to the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million adults and children in the US have diabetes, this accounts for 8.3 percent of the population.Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death in the US, is a metabolic disease in which the body's inability to produce any or enough insulin that causes elevated levels of glucose in the blood.Minorities are more likely than whites to develop diabetes.What makes minorities more at risk for thi...
  • Seasonal Allergies: What Treatment Is Best For You?

    Apr 14, 2014 | 10 min
    According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, 16.9 million adults and 6.7 million children suffer from seasonal allergies.Springtime can be wonderful, especially if you live in an area where the winters seem to drag on. The blooming flowers, buds on the trees and the appearance of green can bring you back into a happier state of mind. However, springtime also means pollen, dust and allergens are appearing as well, causing your to feel foggy, stuffed up and uncomfortable.You're not the only one who's miserable.In fact, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, 16.9 million adults and 6.7 million children suffer from seasonal allergies.Allergy ...
  • Healthcare Reform: New Role of the Community Pharmacy

    Apr 14, 2014 | 10 min
    Your community pharmacist role is changing, for the better.Trying to understand and discuss healthcare reform can be confusing and very frustrating. A trend has emerged in healthcare, an expansion of community pharmacist.A community pharmacy is a pharmacy that deals directly with people in a local area. Responsibilities of a community pharmacy counseling, checking and dispensing prescription drugs to the patients with care, accuracy and legality.Their roles are changing, for the better.Pharmacists now are providing more support than they ever have in the past. For example, community pharmacists give out immunizations and are more involved with patients by providing ongoing support in order t...
  • Simple Workouts You Can Do From Your Hotel Room

    Apr 14, 2014 | 10 min
    You don't need to head to your hotel's gym in order to get an effective workout.Whether you had to travel for work, or you wanted a relaxing vacation, have you ever panicked about when you fit a workout in? The thought of taking a vacation from your workout routines sends your anxiety through the roof.What if there was a way you do still go on vacation while still having time to have an effective workout?You never thought it was possible to workout at the airport or on the plane. It won't be a huge sweat session, but it still counts as exercise. When you're on the plane, just getting up and walking around can help your body. Sitting down, lifting your legs and moving your feet into tiny circ...
  • GlassesOff: An App to Improve Your Vision

    Apr 14, 2014 | 10 min
    An iPhone app will make your reading glasses a thing of the past.Have you been depending on glasses in order to read, watch and see? You know the frustration of losing glasses, not being able to read dinner menus or your favorite book. The only option that has been available for your aging eyes is Lasik surgery.What if there was a way to change your vision so you wouldn't need to use reading glasses or go through surgery?GlassesOff, is a personalized product that monitors user performance and progress to constantly adjust your eyes. It's important to understand how vision works, as the quality of and image captured and the ability to process that image in your brain can be very different fro...
  • 3 Major Gynecological Cancers

    Apr 07, 2014 | 10 min
    Most of gynecological cancers are hard to diagnose because of the vague complications.Do you know the importance of getting these exams each year?You've been debating on whether or not a women's health exam is needed. You haven' been going annually like suggested and can't remember the last time you got yourself checked out.Do you know the importance of getting these exams?By getting these exams you are reducing your risk of gynecological cancers. In the US, endometrium cancer (uterine) is the most common cancer of the female reproductive organs. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society, about 52,630 new cases of cancer of the uterus will be diagnosed in 2014. About 8,590 women will...
  • Caffeine and Heart Disease: What's the Correlation?

    Apr 07, 2014 | 10 min
    Americans drink an estimated 400 million cups of coffee every day, and caffeine is consumed by 80 percent of the population in many forms.Who doesn't enjoy a freshly brewed coffee in the morning, or a tea for midday pick me up? There's no denying the numerous health benefits associated with caffeine. However, these benefits work in moderation. Going overboard and obsessively drinking caffeine can trigger insomnia, increase your heart rate and anxiety.Does caffeine have harmful effects on your heart?If you stick to caffeine in moderation, your heart heath is not in harms way. However, if you're having more than six cups of coffee a day or more than 400 mg of caffeine, then you might want to c...
  • Oral Cancer: Do You Know Your Symptoms?

    Apr 07, 2014 | 7 min
    according to the Oral Cancer Foundation, 43,250 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year alone, causing 8,000 deaths.Oral cancer is the largest group of cancers falling under the names of mouth cancer, tongue cancer, tonsil cancer and throat cancer. In fact according to the Oral Cancer Foundation, 43,250 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year alone. Oral Cancer also has a high death rate because the cancer is typically discovered late in the development.Do you know your symptoms?The most common symptoms are lesions on your tongue, on the surface on your cheek. These can feel dense and look discolored. You might also notice sores withi...
  • Free Prescription Medications Through Patient Assistance Programs

    Apr 07, 2014 | 10 min
    Have you suffered from paying too much on your prescription medications?Prescription drugs can make your life a lot easier to manage your health but they come with a huge price tag, leaving you burdened. Prescription drugs can also lead to many people depending on these medications.You're not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control, over the last ten years the percentages of Americans who took at least one prescription drug in the past month increased from 44 percent to 48 percent.Have you heard of patient assistance programs?Patient Assistant Programs have been around for a few decades but have gained popularity in recent years. There are also over 200 programs available that ar...
  • Are ACL Injuries More Common in Women?

    Mar 24, 2014 | 10 min
    ACL injuries are on the rise in women, and ACLs are the most common knee injury. In fact over 200,000 torn ACLs occur in the U.S. each year.Your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of four ligaments that are located in your knee to provide stability. When a quick change of direction or if part of your knee comes in contact with a hard object, or a pivot happens in your knee, your ACL can be torn.You will know for sure if you've torn your ACL when your knee pops, swells and you feel excruciating pain. When your ACL is torn, your knee can become unstable. Surgery is an option, since there is a way to reconstructing your ACL from other tissue. This gives your knee back the stability it lost...
  • Signs that You May be an Alcoholic

    Mar 24, 2014 | 10 min
    You like to have a few drinks every night when you come home from work, that's no big deal, right?Recent studies have shown that 53 percent of adults in the U.S. that one or more than one of their relatives has a drinking problem. Are you part of that statistic?Alcoholism is a chronic and often progressive disease that causes you to drink too much alcohol affecting you to not have the ability to live a normal or healthy life.Excessive alcohol use can cause immediate and long-term health related risks, including car accidents, alcohol poisoning, neurological problems, cancer, liver disease and in some cases, death.How do you know if you have a problem?A sign that you might have a drinking pro...
  • Triamcinolone Acetonide Nasal Spray Moves OTC

    Mar 17, 2014 | 10 min
    FDA approves steroid triamcinalone acetonide (TAA) nasal spray to be sold over-the-counter. Are there any risks?If you have allergies, you know the worst time of year is when the seasons begin to change. Allergies leave your nose runny, your sinuses stuffed and your mood completely miserable.Did you know that one in five people in the U.S. have allergies or asthma symptoms? In fact, 55 percent of the U.S population tests for more than more allergens.Usually you'd have to get a prescription from your physician in order to get your allergies in control.Not anymore.Recently, the FDA voted 10-6 in a favor to allow the steroid triamcinolone acetonide (TAA) to be moved and sold over the counter, a...
  • What's The Deal With Morning Wood?

    Mar 10, 2014 | 10 min
    You're woken up every single day by your man's erection. Does this mean that your man is more aroused in the mornings?Sharing a bed with your man can be great, that is until your daily wake up call comes from between your sheets and not your nightstand.You may think your man just had a very intimate sexual fantasy in his sleep and is looking for a way to have it satisfied. This is not always the case.Did you know that morning wood has nothing to do with sexual desire?Actually, it happens when your man is in his REM (rapid eye movement) sleep cycle. During REM, your body turns off some neurotransmitters that regulate body functions, one of them being in charge of stopping erections.REM decrea...
  • Oral Sex Debate: Are You Missing Out?

    Mar 10, 2014 | 10 min
    41 percent of women enjoy giving and receiving oral sex and feel empowered while doing so. However, 17 percent don't like it and feel that is can be demeaning.Oral sex is just as intimate, if not more intimate than sex. In fact, in a recent survey in Woman's Day indicates that couples will spend at least 20 minutes on foreplay before intercourse.41 percent of women enjoy giving and receiving oral sex and feel empowered while doing so. However, 17 percent don't like it and feel that is can be demeaning.Is there anything you and your partner can do to help you enjoy the benefits of oral?The first step to help you and your partner get intimate is to communicate your fears, desires and fantasies...
  • How To Orgasm Every Time You Have Sex

    Mar 10, 2014 | 10 min
    You know the Big O feels great, but you aren't always getting it. Are there ways to increase the chances during intercourse?It's no surprise that orgasms make sex amazing, but what if you can't climax every time you and your partner are intimate? You're not alone. According to several survey's, roughly only 25 percent of women always climax with their partner.Wishful thinking?The female orgasm is much more complex than males. Many women aren't getting the right stimulation during intercourse because majority of the positions are not focusing on the right areas.By placing a pillow underneath your pelvis during the missionary position helps reach the g-spot, an erogenous zone located inside yo...
  • How To Fight Fair In a Relationship

    Mar 10, 2014 | 10 min
    How you argue and resolve a conflict with your partner can seriously determine a happy and successful or doomed relationship.No matter if you've been dating for five years, or married for two, you are bound to have a fight(s) with your significant other. Some may seem silly and are easily resolved and forgotten within ten minutes. What about those other stubborn and never-ending fights?Depending on how you argue and resolve a conflict with your partner can seriously determine a success or doomed relationship.During any fight, it's important to ask yourself what you are truly upset about and why this fight is taking place.Are you looking to resolve the conflict or to just get even with your p...
  • Considering Adoption? What You Need To Know

    Mar 10, 2014 | 10 min
    According to the US Department of State, from 1999-2012 there was a total of 242,602 adoptions, more than half were female and under the age of one year.families. Did you know that hundreds of thousands of couples are looking to adopt each year?According to the US Department of State, from 1999-2012 there was a total of 242,602 adoptions, more than half were female and under the age of one year.Adoption can be an expensive and also a prolonged process depending on the services that you decide. For example, at The Cradle, an adoption agency in Illinois, the average waiting time is one year after you complete your home study.How do you know which adoption agency to choose?Picking an adoption a...
  • Why You Need Perfect Posture

    Mar 03, 2014 | 10 min
    Having poor posture plays a role in many injuries, and can be the reason for your chronic body pains.You've been told your whole life to sit up straight and you might have even had a mother or teacher physically correct your slouched back. You might want to thank them instead of rolling your eyes. Do you know why posture is so important for your health?At a foundational level of your health, having correct posture is the most important thing you can have. Everything in your health like breathing, exercising, how you do your daily functions depends on your posture.Did you know that posture uses 90 percent of our energy value?You are naturally compromising your posture and have been since the ...
  • Prevention Driven Heart Care

    Mar 03, 2014 | 10 min
    Is there a way to stop a heart attack from happening?Heart disease is the number one killer for both Men and Women, and according to the CDC, kills 600,000 people every year in the United States.What is the most important way to prevent heart disease from happening?Unfortunately there is not just one thing that needs to be changed in order for your heart disease risk factor to lower; it's your whole lifestyle. The most common outcome of heart disease is a heart attack or stroke, which is caused by plaque building up in your arteries. Making sure your arteries are clean is a great start to prevent heart disease.Having a heart healthy diet that eliminates your weekly KFC, McDonald's and greasy...
  • Coffee & Caffeine: How To Cut Back

    Mar 03, 2014 | 10 min
    Did you know that coffee in America is a $30 billion industry and that Americans drink an estimated 400 million cups a day?You've grown found of having a few cups of coffee in the morning before work, a cup or two at work and before you know it by the end of the day your head is pounding and your hands are shaking.Is this a sign you need to cut back?There's no denying the powerful benefits of what coffee can do for your health. However, when you're constantly craving and wondering when you're next caffeine dose will be, you might have a problem.The hardest thing you have to answer is why you need to drink coffee or energy drinks. Are you turning to your cup of coffee to get you going in the ...
  • Are You a Yogi? Plan Your Yoga Retreat NOW!

    Feb 24, 2014 | 10 min
    If you're a fan of yoga, wellness or travel, a yoga getaway is just what you need.Are you a fan of wellness, yoga and travel? If you've always wanted to truly get away from everything and focus on your peace of mind and your health, a yoga trip is just for you.If you've never been on a yoga retreat but have always wanted to, there's no excuses now as to why you can't go.Specific destination yoga retreats have gained popularity throughout the last couple of years and have destinations all around the world like India, Thailand, Mexico, Caribbean, Italy, Colorado Mountains, Costa Rica, the list continues.What about all the planning that's involved?First, is your location. How much are you reall...
  • 10 Things Every Woman Should Know By 25

    Feb 24, 2014 | 10 min
    Grab your pen, paper or laptop and take some notes, ladies!Time moves pretty fast and before you know it you're in your mid-twenties and you're reminiscing on those college days when you could eat, drink and sleep like a pro.You hate to hear it, but it's time to put your big girl panties on and learn what you need before getting any older and wasting any more of your time on things that are unnecessary.You've been through it all: never-ending job searches, bitter friendships, several heartbreaks and those feeling of regret after long nights partying. Now, you're serious about what you are willing to tolerate as you approach your late twenties and beyond.One, cut the social fat. Just because ...
  • Myths and Truths About Lesbian Sex

    Feb 24, 2014 | 10 min
    You've heard, and might have seen it all before, but what do you really know about sex between lesbians?There are a lot of myths about what lesbian sex is and how it should be. The misinformation on what lesbian sex should look like mostly comes from movies and porn.Newsflash, just because you saw it in a movie doesn't mean it actually exists.Just to make things clear, there is no such thing as Lesbian Sex either. Sex is part of everyone's sexuality. It's just sex.The first myth you're probably thinking of is penetration. There is no sex unless there's penetration. False. Any person, regardless if they are a lesbian or not may not feel penetration is part of sex. It all comes down to what th...
  • Can Cord Blood Cure Sickle Cell?

    Feb 17, 2014 | 10 min
    Sickle Cell is a red blood cell disease that has no widely available cure.Sickle cell disease is a condition that changes normal, round red blood cells into cells that are shaped like half moons. Sickle cells move through your blood stream and have a higher risk getting stuck on blood vessels, which can stop oxygen from getting through.Sickle cell is an inherited disease that causes lifelong health problems such horrible pain and anemia. There are antibiotics and immunizations that are available to help maintain pain but there is no widely available cure other than stem cell donation, which can be very hard to find a direct match.What about Cord Blood?Chloe Pratt, a five-year old girl was bo...
  • Is Rebound Sex a Way To Move On?

    Feb 17, 2014 | 10 min
    After a breakup you might think the quickest way to get over someone is to sleep with someone else, but is that healthy?You and your long-term partner just broke up, leaving you devastated, vulnerable and wanting to get over it as soon as possible.What about rebound sex?Before hitting the sheets with some random stranger, think of why you are really having rebound sex. Is it a way of revenge, to make your ex jealous or do you need a self-esteem boost?If you need a self-esteem boost, rebound sex might be a way to make yourself feel attractive again, to make you feel desirable and wanted and to erase the memory of your ex.In the long-run, do random hookups help you move on faster to possibly f...
  • Fire Up Your Energy Levels With Food

    Feb 17, 2014 | 10 min
    You're tired ALL the time but don't know why. Can your food choice be to blame?You are eating healthy, you exercise daily and get enough sleep every night but you're still so tired. Is it your healthy diet that's ruining your energy levels?Think about it. Certain foods that you eat cause your blood sugars to rise rapidly then immediately fall, causing a chaotic mess of how you feel and your energy levels.What did you eat for breakfast today? If you skipped because you didn't have time or didn't feel hungry you're not alone. 31 million Americans skip breakfast daily, which brutally impacts your blood sugar and energy levels.A great food that's easy to make and doesn't require lots of time is ...
  • Foods To Keep Your Arteries Clean

    Feb 17, 2014 | 10 min
    Just because you exercise doesn't mean you're in the clear of heart disease. What you put on your plate can save your life.Just because you exercise doesn't mean you're in the clear of heart disease. What you put on your plate can save your life.Heart disease is the number one killer for both men and women. You may think that you don't have anything to worry about since no one in your family has had heart issues. You exercise daily so you should be in the clear, right?Wrong.Just because your family history is clear and you exercise does not mean that you are free to shove your face with unhealthy, sugary, high calorie, processed foods.Those foods high in saturated fats and trans fats do dama...
  • Infertile? Super Foods Can Help

    Feb 17, 2014 | 10 min
    You hear all the food you can and can't eat throughout pregnancy, but what about foods to help increase your chances of becoming pregnant, do they exist?You and your partner are trying to create mini-mes but have noticed a little trouble along the way. You've been trying for months but don't have a pregnancy to show for it.Before heading to your doctor to begin invasive testing, try your own fertility treatments by eating natural super foods.A major super food is buckwheat, a healthy grain that significantly drops insulin and testosterone levels, a process that increases ovulation. When you're ovulating, your chances of conceiving are that much higher. Also, to those who are gluten-free, buc...
  • Questions To Ask Before Tying The Knot

    Feb 10, 2014 | 10 min
    First comes love, then comes marriage, but most couples skip a crucial step between their love and their future.Love can be wonderful, special and rare, but love can also be blinding. If you have certain expectations of what your future holds with your significant other (having five kids, practicing a specific religion, working while also being a full time mom) wouldn't you think to talk to your partner before the wedding date?Most couples don't.While dating you are just sharing little things like blankets to watch a movie, food to snack. When you're engaged you're not just sharing the little things anymore, you're sharing things that you might not have realized.So, what questions should you...
  • Is Killing Crazy? Link Between Mental Illness and Murder

    Feb 10, 2014 | 10 min
    According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 1 in 4 Americans suffer from a mental illness.Everyday you turn on your television, pick up a newspaper or on your browser and see another mass murder that has taken place. There's gun violence, bombings, stabbings and even beatings talked about daily that make you wonder why someone would ever commit these heinous crimes.Were these just random acts of violence, or is there a link between untreated mental illness and murder?According to the National Institutes of mental health, 1 in 17 Americans suffer from a serious mental illness, (such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression) and the vast majority of those people are not g...
  • Are You a Social Alcoholic?

    Feb 10, 2014 | 10 min
    You say you don't have a problem because you only drink at social gatherings...Is that just an excuse?Social alcoholic, or the social drinker is known as a low-risk drinker. You may not think that you have a problem and start to become defensive when your friends or family begin to ask you questions on your drinking habits.You're just a social drinker, and there's nothing to worry about. What does that even mean?Of course you can go to a party and have a few drinks while being social, however are you having the same symptoms as an alcoholic but just in a social setting? Or are you saying that you're a social drinker to hide your true patterns of alcohol abuse?A social drinker should be able ...
  • Ways to Emerge From Heartbreak

    Feb 10, 2014 | 10 min
    Step away from the Ben and Jerry's.When you're in a long, loving relationship it's hard to process that you've just been dumped. The breakup seems out of nowhere, which leaves you more vulnerable than ever.You may think the best therapy post break up is a tub of your favorite Ben and Jerry's, a sappy romantic comedy movie and to take shelter on your couch for weeks.Unable to allow yourself to move on damages your overall health. Depression, lack of sleep, junk food eating and reflecting on the past will keep you from moving past the breakup and finding love again.When you're grieving, it's hard to focus on staying healthy and positive. The most important way to emerge from heartbreak, is to ...
  • Beyond Sex: Becoming Emotionally Intimate with Your Partner

    Feb 03, 2014 | 10 min
    Why your emotions are just as important as sex in your relationship.You thought that it would never happen to your relationship. You two shared an intense passion for one another, and could barely keep your hands to yourself.The years started to pass, and so did the times that were once spent fogging up windows and multiple sweat sessions. You're having sex less often that you ever imagined.Whether it's from feeling exhausted from both of you and your partner's demanding jobs, your children, or if your man suffers from EDYou're feeling less connected to your partner than ever.Is there another way?Michael Russer was diagnosed with prostate cancer and unfortunately, from the cancer and the tre...
  • Men & Eating Disorders: It’s A Guy Thing Too

    Feb 03, 2014 | 9 min
    Despite awareness about eating disorders, in recent years eating disorders in men have been on the rise.Did you know 40 percent of Americans have experienced an eating disorder, or know someone with an eating disorder?Eating disorders are commonly associated with females, however a recent study found that 17.9 percent teenage boys and 2.4 percent men have experienced some form of an eating disorder.Do eating disorders affect men the same way it affects women?Eating disorders in women are concerned with being skinny, and even though some males do too, most males who suffer from an eating disorder are usually concerned with their muscular build.Why have eating disorders in men been increasing?...
  • Do’s & Don'ts of a Breakup

    Feb 03, 2014 | 10 min
    Should you or shouldn't you obsessively stalk your recent ex-flame on Facebook? Probably not.Breakups can be hard, especially when you thought things were going great. Even though it sounds like a good idea at the time to throw things at your recent flame's head out of rage, obsessively stalk your ex's Facebook, or call and randomly hang up, it's not.Not only are you holding onto all the upsetting emotions of the breakup that can cause even more stress and damage to your health, you're also not allowing yourself a chance to heal and move onIt's also not uncommon that since this huge change in your life just happened, you are impulsively thinking of ways to change everything else in your life...
  • Foods To Boost Your Heart Health

    Feb 03, 2014 | 10 min
    Heart disease is the number one killer for men and women. Changing to a heart healthy diet can lower your risks.If you're trying to watch what you eat while also being heart conscious, you're not alone. More than 26.5 million adults have heart disease. You may think that if your family history doesn't have a long line of heart issues you're in the clear.You are wrong.While your genetics do play a role in your health, a huge factor is your lifestyle.According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death of both men and women. Every year 715,000 Americans have a heart attack. Eating a heart healthy diet can decrease those risks. Your doctor will probably recommend to eat a diet that...
  • 7 Health Benefits Of Beer

    Feb 03, 2014 | 10 min
    Why you should make some room in your fridge for a 6-pack.Beer lovers, rejoice! Recent has shown that drinking beer has surprising health benefits. YES, you read correctly. Doctors will say during your check ups that drinking alcohol in moderation is good for your health, but wine has usually been the go to beverage.Here's a secret, did you know that wine and beer contain the same amount of antioxidants?This doesn't mean that you should be pounding beers back like you're back in college, but one to two beers certainly wouldn't hurt.According to the USDA, who conducted over 50 different studies found that beer that is consumed moderately, it saves 26,000 lives per year due to lowered disease ...
  • Eat Like a Caveman: What You Need to Know about Going Paleo

    Jan 27, 2014 | 10 min
    Paleo is also known as the caveman diet, hunter-gather diet, and the stone-age diet... but what makes it so popular?Another diet that has made its way into your thoughts, and you're questioning whether or not you should give it a go: the Paleo diet.Paleo has been around for many decades, but in recent years has gained popularity and has actually been revered as one of the top dieting plans.So, what exactly is the Paleo diet?Also known as the caveman diet, Stone Age diet and hunter-gather diet, the Paleo diet focuses on eating wholesome foods containing high protein and high fiber foods such as leans meats and fish, fruits and veggies, nuts and other healthier fats.If the cavemen didn't have ...
  • Medical Marijuana: Safe for Your Aging Pets?

    Jan 27, 2014 | 8 min
    More states are beginning to legalize medical marijuana usage, which has many vets and animal behavioral experts wanting research done on safety for pets.Times are changing, and for the first time in many years medical marijuana isn't getting bashed like it used to. Regular people, and even doctors, are more open to usage... especially if it helps ease their patients' pain.What about medical marijuana for your aging four-legged companion?More states are beginning to legalize medical marijuana usage, and many veterinarians and animal behavioral experts are raising the importance of research on the safety for pets.Is it safe, and should you use it for your pet?Expert on Animal Behavior, Darlen...
  • Are You Normal or Nuts?

    Jan 27, 2014 | 10 min
    Readers Digest spoke to a panel of experts to get all the right answers to your normal or nutty thoughtsSometimes you feel paranoid, neurotic and even phobic about certain thoughts that you have. You don't dare to share them in fear of being accused of being nuts.Certain thought processes or even certain actions that you have done might make you think twice if you are part of the Looney Tunes. How normal is it to think certain absurd thoughts? Are you the only one?Is it normal to think about my own or a loved ones funeral? Recent findings show not at all.Readers Digest spoke to a panel of experts to get all the right answers to your normal or nutty thoughts.Executive Director for Readers Dig...
  • Stay Stress-Free While Planning Your Wedding

    Jan 27, 2014 | 10 min
    Is there a way to stay calm and collected through all the planning?You just got engaged to the love of your life and you are overjoyed with emotions. Planning the wedding should be a fun, exciting and happy time...right?Not only are you trying to stay within a budget, but also trying to please yourself, and your partner, your parents and your soon to be in-laws can drive someone to insanity. It's no wonder easy- going women turn into bridezillas.How come brides aren't speaking out about the true stressors involved with planning a wedding?Turns out it's not just the bride to be that gets overwhelmed, but in a recent survey found that 23 percent of men said they found planning for their big da...
  • Freezing Temperatures: How To Keep Your Dog Warm

    Jan 27, 2014 | 4 min
    Precautions to take to ensure your four-footed family members stay safe during harsh winter months.In the dog days of winter, challenges can emerge when you're trying to take care of your dog.If your face feels tingly, your hands have gone numb and your body frozen from the bone chilling wind, can you imagine how your companion feels?Just like it can for you and your family, tolerating the cold can vary for dogs based on their breed, coat thickness, and activity level and body fat storage.You wouldn't want to spend hours locked outside of your home when below zero temperatures set in, so why would you let your dog?There are ways to make those daily walks and exercise trips more comfortable, ...
  • What Millennial’s Need to Know About Saving & Finance

    Jan 13, 2014 | 9 min
    Many Millennials have little to no money or are using their entire paycheck just to stay afloat.Millennials may know a thing or two about what's trending in the social world, but when it comes to saving and planning for the future, they often don't have a clue to the importance behind a steady bank account.Generation X and the rest of the world may say Millennials are lazy, narcissistic, have an itch for traveling and want to spend money any way possible. However, most Millennials have no money or are using their entire paycheck just to stay afloat.A study conducted by Financial Finesse found that 29 percent of millennial respondents figured out how much money they will need for retirement, ...
  • 5 Awesome Super Foods You’re Not Eating

    Jan 13, 2014 | 10 min
    Super foods, nutrient-rich foods that are terrific for good health, come in all shapes and sizes, but require a little hunt in your grocery store.You want to eat healthier, or you have been eating healthy but are getting a little unenthusiastic about chicken and broccoli for dinner again. It happens to more people that just you, that's why there are so many great insights on ways to switch up your food.But, what about the lesser-known healthy alternatives that every foodie, health motivator and your best friend forgot to tell you about?Super foods, nutrient-rich foods that are known for their health benefits, come in all shapes and sizes. However, they may require a little hunt in your groce...
  • Peak Winter Produce to Stock in Your Kitchen

    Jan 13, 2014 | 10 min
    Produce specifically meant for the harsh winter months to help you stay on track with healthy eating.Oh, the weather outside is frightful but don't worry, your produce can still remain delightful. Favorite spring and summer fruits like strawberries and raspberries are farther from your reach as they continue rising in price.This however does not give you an excuse to head to the bakery, chips or ice cream aisle and completely drop your positive attitude on maintaining a healthy diet during the dark days of winter.Knowing which veggies and fruits are available during the cold months is crucial. For example, one fruit that gets overlooked are pears. Loaded with vitamin C and fiber, this fruit ...
  • Exercising Your Dog: Good For Both of You

    Jan 13, 2014 | 10 min
    Exercise is not only beneficial to your life, but to your four-legged companions too.All dogs need to find ways to burn their energy, and depending on your dog's breed, your furry friend may need more exercise throughout the day than just your typical walk.Just like for humans, exercise has multiple benefits for dogs.For example, exercising your four-legged buddy increases bone, joint, heart and lung health and can even increase your dog's lifespan.Exercise can also help decrease anxiety, build trust and confidence, and eliminate play biting, jumping, and barking.What types of exercises are there for your dog and when should you begin them?Certified animal behavior consultant, Steve Dale, CA...
  • What Your Dog’s Behavior Is Telling You

    Jan 13, 2014 | 10 min
    Your dog's behavior may seem cute and funny as a puppy, but can later turn into a destructive mess.You finally caved and ended up becoming a dog owner. Even though you are experiencing the joys of having a new family member around you have no idea what kinds of dog behavior should be accepted or not.For example, you've heard from your friends who are also beloved dog owners to not let your four-legged buddy sleep with you on your bed, or jump up on your couch because that shows that the dog is dominant and will not listen to you.Is this true? What other behaviors should you be looking out for?Certified animal behavior consultant, Steve Dale, CABC discusses your dog's behavior, what it's tell...
  • Are You Addicted to the Internet?

    Jan 06, 2014 | 10 min
    One out of every eight Americans experiences signs of internet addiction, and 34 percent check their smartphones before getting out of bed.It happens to you all the time... you thought you'd pop online to check your Facebook and before you know it five hours have passed. Your cell phone is running low on battery and you get anxious at the thought of not having it turned on; or not having it in your hands.You're constantly checking your Facebook, Twitter, and searching around Google in the morning, during commuting hours, before tucking into bed at night and all the time in-between.You want to rip your hair out when your Internet gives out for no reason and find yourself a little embarrassed ...
  • Yo-Yo No More: How Dieting Harms Your Health

    Jan 06, 2014 | 10 min
    There are over 100 million dieters in the U.S., and these dieters will make at least 4-5 attempts per year to change their unhealthy habits. Are you one of them?It seems like every day there is a new diet on the market or new nutrition information that has been linked to better health and wellness. You, being intrigued by this new way that can help you lose weight, may think there's no harm in drastically changing your diet... yet again.Is there?Constantly changing your eating habits, such as limiting your food intake or completely eliminating groups of food can be associated with serious diseases that can damage your overall health, and could be potentially life threatening.There are over 1...
  • Loving Yourself is Better for Your Health

    Jan 06, 2014 | 10 min
    Learn why loving your body is the most crucial element in your overall health.As a woman, living amongst thousands of advertisements of what your body should look like can do more than just damage your self-esteem.In today's world, you aren't pretty or close to being perfect unless your ribcage shows, your size zero pants are a little loose and, let's not forget, most importantly your breast sizes up to a Double-D.Who came up with these standardized beauty requirements?What's even worse is that women you once looked up to for not falling into these "normalized" categories have now fallen victim to Photoshop, proving that you shouldn't feel comfortable in your own skin.Developing a positive a...
  • Nutrition Trends to Expect in 2014

    Jan 06, 2014 | 10 min
    What could you possibly expect to see in 2014 that you haven't already?Another year means there is a lot to look forward to: new goals, new expectations and new health trends. You've lived through it and seen it all; the south beach diet, the Atkins diet, zero carb diet and the newest wheat-free diet.What could you possibly expect to see in 2014 that you haven't already?No matter what day of the year, millions of people are looking for ways to lose weight or maintain their weight-loss goals. Dieting and "new" weight-loss ideas will forever be Googled and sought out.So, what do you expect to see in 2014?Registered Dietician, health editor, and author, Rachel Berman, RD, CD/N, will discuss the...
  • Tilapia Worse For You Than Bacon?

    Dec 16, 2013 | 10 min
    The source of where you're getting your fish from may determine how healthy it is for you.You've heard that by increasing your fish intake and decreasing the amount of bacon you throw in your frying pan could help increase your overall health. That thought almost seems too obvious. However, depending on the source of where you get your fish raises some interesting questions.The most common farm raised fish are tilapia, salmon, carp, catfish, sea bass and cod. Tilapia is the most popular, known as the "aquatic chicken" because of how accessible and inexpensive they are.New findings comparing wild caught fish to farm raised fish show that fish might not be such a healthy alternative to your fa...
  • Avoid An Accident: Pet Car Safety Tips

    Dec 16, 2013 | 7 min
    According to a recent AAA survey, 31 percent of drivers admitted to being distracted by their pets.Depending the length of your road trip, traveling with your four-legged friend can be an overly anxious experience. Is the dog going to try to climb out the open window? Will they have to go to the bathroom? Can pets get carsick? The questions never end.Just like traveling with any other friend, there are always risks. According to a recent AAA survey, 31 percent of drivers admitted to being distracted by their pets.This could lead to accidents that don't only hurt your pet, but you and the other passengers in the car.According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, more than 43 millio...
  • Medical Mistakes: How To Avoid Misdiagnoses

    Dec 16, 2013 | 10 min
    Wrong medical diagnoses can cost you in money, invasive procedures and even death.A medical misdiagnosis isn't that unheard of these days. Giving the wrong prescription, an unnecessary invasive procedure and the wrong diagnosis does more than burn a hole in your wallet. Medical misdiagnoses can cause patients unnecessary pain, discomfort and in the worse case, death.According to recent findings, an estimated 10 to 20 percent of patient cases are misdiagnosed. 28 percent of 583 diagnostic mistakes were life threatening, lead to disability or resulted in death. According to The Journal of Clinical Oncology, 44 percent of patient's cancers are misdiagnosed.How can this be happening in developed...
  • Brittle Winter Hair: The Healthy Hair Diet

    Dec 16, 2013 | 10 min
    Frizzy, dry, brittle hair can leave your scalp flaky and itchy, especially in the brutal winter months. Could the solution lie in the foods you eat?The temperatures are dropping, the snow is flying and you're stocking up on flannel sheets and wool socks.Yup, it's officially winter... which brings with it certain beauty challenges, including the state of your locks. After you shower and try everything possible to get your hair to look as good as it did in the summer, you may begin to question if it's acceptable to wear a baseball cap for the next several months.Frizzy, dry, brittle hair leaves your scalp flaky and itchy. There's really no point in trying to manage your hair during the brutal ...
  • Foods to Help Fight the Flu

    Dec 09, 2013 | 10 min
    Eating right when you're body's immunity is low can help you bounce back from the flu.You've done all you can to prepare for flu season; you got the shot, have taken your vitamins religiously and carry a travel-sized hand sanitizer everywhere you go. However, even with all the precautions, the flu virus can manipulate its way into your body, knocking you down on your butt.Over 200 strains of the flu virus are easily obtainable right outside your door, causing millions of people to fall ill during the colder seasons and turn to over the counter medications to help. You may feel like there's not much more you can do other than rest and let your medicine kick in... or is there? Could there be s...
  • Are You at Risk for Shingles?

    Dec 09, 2013 | 10 min
    One in three Americans is at risk for shingles, with over one million cases diagnosed each year. What should you do if you develop this painful condition?If you've got a painful, blistered, itchy rash that wraps along either the right or left side of your torso, you might have shingles.Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a viral infection (varicella-zoster virus) causing a painful inflammation of the nerve ganglia that erupts the skin around the middle part of your body. This is the same virus that causes chicken pox.If you've already had chicken pox, you're not safe. In fact, the virus remains in your body. The risk of a shingles outbreak increases as you age. Shingles causes a burnin...
  • Everyday Habits that Hurt Your Spine

    Dec 09, 2013 | 9 min
    13 million people go to the doctor each year due to low back pain. Are your everyday habits to blame?Low back pain is one of the greatest problems people have when it comes to chronic pain. It is the second most common reason people visit doctors and is the leading cause of disability in the United States for Americans under the age of 45.According to recent research, 60 to 80 percent of adults in the United States suffer from chronic back pain. Low back pain affects your spine's flexibility, stability and strength, leading to your pain, discomfort and stiffness.In this segment of Staying Well, Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Affilliate Assistant Professor of Clinicial Biomedical S...
  • Feeling Pressured to Try Anal Sex?

    Dec 09, 2013 | 10 min
    At the top of many males' sexual "to-do" lists is partaking in anal sex with their partner; but some women are reluctant to try it. Should you just say no?Heterosexual anal sex has been around for decades, but has recently been rising as a popular sexual experience between heterosexual couples. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, anal sex in heterosexual couples under the age of 45 has become increasingly more popular over the past few years.Men have more tendencies to list anal sex on their sexual "to-do" lists than women... but more women have become open-minded than previously thought. In a recent survey, 45 percent of young women said they are more likely to try anal s...
  • Life Lessons from Your Furry Friend

    Dec 09, 2013 | 10 min
    From unconditional love to loyalty, dogs have always had your back.For years, dogs have been known as man's best friend and the most loyal companion that you will ever have. Who else greets you with love and excitement as soon as you walk through the door? Without any judgment, dogs have been by your side.Yes, caring for a dog is a huge responsibility; but the hidden lessons that are gifted through their presence far exceeds any materialistic object. There's a reason why dogs are used for therapy sessions, and walked through hospital walls.Dogs have powerful intuition, trust their gut and always are the first to react in emergency situations or when something feels unnatural. Dogs, as well a...
  • Foods That Boost Your Mood

    Dec 02, 2013 | 10 min
    When you're feeling blue or overly anxious, reaching for certain foods have been shown to be just as (if not more) beneficial than medication.It's in the middle of the afternoon and you've just snapped at a coworker, for no reason. What just happened? Crankiness can be a sign of your body needing fuel. and can be fulfilled with a quick fix of peanut butter and apples. Sometimes worrying about deadlines at work, your relationships at home can consume your daily tasks and interfere with your happiness. Omega-3 Fatty Acids have been shown to lower depression.When you're feeling blue or overly anxious reaching for certain foods have been shown to be just as (if not more) beneficial than medicati...
  • A New Contraceptive with Added STD Protection? Yes!

    Dec 02, 2013 | 10 min
    A new contraceptive that will protect against both sexually transmitted diseases AND pregnancy.A contraceptive that protects against both sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy was announced at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists' annual meeting in the form of a vaginal ring.Similar to the existent NuvaRing contraceptive, the new vaginal ring would be inserted into the vagina and lasts up to 90 days. The vaginal ring would prevent pregnancy by releasing levonorgestrel, a hormonal contraceptive and would also prevent against sexually transmitted diseases by releasing tenofovir, an antiretroviral that has been proven to prevent replication of HIV and herpes.Head of drug ...
  • Feeling Pressured To Try Anal Sex?

    Dec 02, 2013 | 10 min
    At the top of males sexual to do lists is partaking in anal sex with their partner, but some women are still hesitant to trying it.Heterosexual anal sex has been around for decades, but has recently been rising as a popular sexual taboo-breaker between heterosexual couples. According to the Center for Disease Control anal sex in heterosexual couples under the age of 45 has become more popular over the past few years.Men have more tendencies to list anal sex on their sexual to do lists than women, but more women have become open minded than previously thought. In a recent survey, 45 percent of young women are more likely to try anal sex with their partners.If you are feeling pressured to have...
  • Alzheimer's: Myths & Truths Exposed

    Nov 18, 2013 | 1 min
    Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, with no cure currently available.It's a common thing as you age; your mind doesn't feel as sharp as it used to be. But does this mean that you should worry about the possibility of having Alzheimer's?Alzheimer's disease is a neurological disorder where the death of your brain cells causes memory loss and cognitive decline. The disease progresses as you age, causing most patients to seek 24-hour medical attention.According to the Alzheimer's Association, in 2013 more than five million people aged 65 and older are suffering with this disease. Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United State...
  • Cancer & Relationships: Getting through It Together

    Nov 18, 2013 | 10 min
    Studies show that in couples who dealt with cancer as a team, their relationship was associated with greater intimacy.Finding out you have cancer is life-changing, and can often put a dent in relationships... primarily with your significant other. The extra amount of stress can cause tension and lead to challenges within your relationship.However, according to a study in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, couples who deal with the illness as a team, rather than individually, experience greater intimacy.Sorting through the negative yet highly important responsibilities, like writing up a new will, doesn't need to be the only communication throughout your illness. Talking about ...
  • Pet Obesity: Is Your Companion Too Fat?

    Nov 18, 2013 | 10 min
    Did you know that 52.5 percent of dogs in the U.S. and 58.3 percent of cats are overweight or obese? Is YOUR companion too fat?Obesity isn't just on the rise in humans; it's also affecting your pets. Pet obesity is a growing epidemic throughout the world and has similar consequences in cats and dogs as it does in humans.Health risks, including type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, crippling arthritis and cancers, have been linked to obesity in pets. Most owners are unaware that their companions are overweight, which has led to the growing problem of overweight pets getting even fatter.According to a survey conducted by the Pet Obesity Prevention, 36.7 million, or 52.5 percent of dogs in the ...
  • Gender Reassignment Surgery: Understanding the Operations

    Nov 18, 2013 | 10 min
    An estimated 100-500 gender reassignment surgeries are performed in the United States each year.Gender identity is an important characteristic for people. However, some people express that their minds and bodies don't match each other and want to go under gender reassignment surgery. Gender reassignment surgery, often known as a sex change, is a procedure that changes genital organs from one gender to another.An estimated 100-500 gender reassignment surgeries are performed in the United States each year. Surgeons will require that if a person wants to undergo surgery, they must live and represent themselves as the sex they wish to be for a minimum of one year and to seek a professional psych...
  • Toxic Co-workers: How To Keep Your Cool

    Nov 11, 2013 | 10 min
    If you're turning red from holding in your frustrations, there's an easier way to keep your cool while waiting for the clock to strike five.You know this story too well, you are up all night working on a project for a huge presentation, and your co-worker who doesn't lift a finger takes all the credit. They aren't the only co-workers you're surrounded by. Don't forget about the gossips, the pushovers, flirts, those pretending to do work, and those who like to smother your boss with compliments.If you're turning red from holding in your frustrations, there's an easier way to keep your cool while waiting for the clock to strike five.In a survey conducted by TODAY.com showed that 84 percent of ...
  • Science of Binge Eating: Why You Can’t Stop

    Nov 11, 2013 | 10 min
    You have self-control and move past your impulses but still find yourself coming out of multiple food hangovers. Why does this keep happening?It happens to you more often than you are willing to admit. You're still unsatisfied after you've already eaten a personal sized pizza, so you reach for chips, candy, ice cream, anything that's in your sight.After you come out of your food coma, with a haze of dancing sugarplums, you're confused and are unaware of what just happened. You're not alone. Many people overeat, but when does binge eating become an issue?If you're scheduling time to let yourself binge, or binge eating in private, you should ask yourself why you are doing so. Binge eating is a...
  • PFD: What to Do When Your Pelvis Hits the Floor

    Nov 11, 2013 | 10 min
    One out of four women suffer from pelvic floor disorder but feel too embarrassed to do anything about it.One out of four women suffer from pelvic floor disorder, but often feel too embarrassed to do anything about it. Pelvic floor disorder (PFD) occurs when the muscles or connective tissues of the pelvic area weaken or are injured. The pelvic organ drops from its usual position and pushes against the walls of your vagina.Women who have pelvic floor disorder can experience urinary problems, pain or pressure in their pelvis and low back, and muscle spasms. Pelvic floor disorder is more common in women who are obese, pregnant, have given birth or are post-menopausal; but the disorder is not a n...
  • PFD: What To Do When Your Pelvis Hits The Floor

    Nov 11, 2013 | 1 min
    One out of four women suffer from pelvic floor disorder, but feel too embarrassed to do anything about it.One out of four women suffer from pelvic floor disorder, but often feel too embarrassed to do anything about it. Pelvic Floor Disorder is when your pelvic organ drops from its usual position and pushes against the walls of your vagina.Women who have pelvic floor disorder can experience urinary problems, pain or pressure in their pelvis and low back, and muscle spasms. Pelvic floor disorders is more common in women who are obese, pregnant, have given birth or after menopause, but is not a normal part of getting older.Medical Director of the Chronic Pelvic Pain program, Associate Professor...
  • Millennials: Career Advice for Success

    Nov 11, 2013 | 10 min
    Post-graduation you may expect a huge paycheck and the best office in the building. Newsflash: you have to be more realistic.Post-graduation from college, you may expect a huge paycheck and the best office in the building. Newsflash: you have to be more realistic.Sure, you've just secured your first job, but you have no idea how you will exactly fit in with the company. You're power-hungry but don't want to come off too strong, or as an overconfident newbie. How do you set a balance to not fit the stereotype of a "millennial"?Millennials are known as Generation Y, born in the years between 1980-2000, and are characterized as self-obsessed, lazy and demanding everything be given to them... no...
  • Millennials: Career Advice For Success

    Nov 11, 2013 | 1 min
    You expect a huge paycheck and the best office in the building. Newsflash: You have to be more realistic.Recently a graduate from college, you expect a huge paycheck and the best office in the building. Newsflash: You have to be more realistic.You've just nailed your first job, but have no idea how you will exactly fit in with the company. You're power-hungry but don't want to come off too strong, or as an overconfident newbie. How do you set a balance to not fit the stereotype of a millennial?Millennials are known as Generation Y, born in the years between 1980-2000 and are characterized as self-obsessed, lazy and demand everything be given to them. Not something you want to prove true at y...
  • What Really Turns Women Off

    Nov 04, 2013 | 10 min
    Feeling more than irritated with your significant other lately? Your partner's habits can help determine when you're ready to throw in the towel.You may think you've found the perfect companion; but as time passes, you find more things that aggravate you and completely turn you off.Some habits are small and inconsequential when it comes to the big picture. In any successful relationship, you can't waste your time picking out every single flaw. It's also true that only you can determine how to react based on how your partner acts.Obviously not every single woman is the same, which makes women even that more challenging to figure out. What one woman likes, another woman will hate. However, the...
  • Driving While Drowsy? Tips to Stay Awake

    Oct 28, 2013 | 10 min
    More than 40,000 injuries and 1,550 deaths are caused by drowsy driving annually and is considered more dangerous than drunk driving.If you have a long car trip planned but feel like you're too tired to drive, you shouldn't be getting behind the wheel. Driving drowsy can make you less attentive, slow your reaction time and affect your ability to make quick decisions. Recent research has shown that drowsy driving causes more damage than drunk driving.According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Association, more than 40,000 injuries and 1,550 deaths are caused by drowsy driving annually. Most of these accidents occur between the hours of 1-6 am, since your internal clock isn't fightin...
  • Corset Diet: More Harmful Than Beneficial

    Oct 28, 2013 | 10 min
    There's a reason why these garments were left behind, wearing corsets for long periods of time cause acid reflux, trouble breathing, and can even bruise internal organs.There have been many diet ideas over the years, some include cutting your calorie intake, eliminating carbs, but a new trend has emerged, wearing a corset. Dated back several centuries, corsets were once described as an indispensable way to show the beauty of the female figure.There's a reason why these garments were left behind, wearing corsets for long periods of time cause acid reflux due to the pressure put on your stomach, trouble breathing, from the pressure put on your diaphragm and lungs, and can even bruise internal ...
  • 5 Healthy Alternatives To Fast Food

    Oct 28, 2013 | 10 min
    Everyday one in four Americans will visit some type of fast food restaurant, and Americans will spend more than $110 billion annually on fast food.Fast food's main purpose is to be a quick alternative for you when you don't have any time to make a meal for yourself. However, research is finding that fast food can be doing more damage to your health.Chicken nuggets were observed from two national food chains to determine what you were actually consuming. Research found that chicken meat was actually not the main ingredient-pause for shock-but fat made up an equal or greater portion of the nuggets.Putting fast food into perspective, if you were to eat a Wendy's morning melt Panini with sausage...
  • Halloween Candy: What's Really Inside the Wrapper

    Oct 28, 2013 | 8 min
    Americans eat around 24 pounds of candy every year, but do you really know what you're eating?Kids aren't the only ones who get excited about candy, but adults get just as thrilled to eat leftover candy from Halloween night. Unfortunately, today there are so many more ingredients mixed into candy than the normal chocolate or vegetable oil. Americans eat around 24 pounds of candy every year, but do you really know what you're eating?For example, the infamous candy corn contains Blue No. 1, which is a synthetic dye used in soaps, shampoos and other cosmetics. Candy corn also contains Yellow No. 5, a dye that's found in DayQuil, wax that's used to polish your car, and fortune cookies. M&M's, on...
  • Overactive Bladder? It's Time to Talk About It

    Oct 28, 2013 | 10 min
    Roughly 30 Americans have an overactive bladder, 40 percent affecting women.An overactive bladder can be an embarrassing issue to bring up with your friends, family and even your doctor. However, when you're rushing to use the bathroom eight or more times a day, and more than twice in the middle of the night, it's time to break the silence and discuss treatment options.Overactive bladder occurs when abnormal nerves send signals to your bladder at the wrong time, causing its muscles to squeeze without warning. An overactive bladder isn't as uncommon as previously thought. Roughly 30 Americans have an overactive bladder, 40 percent affecting women.Not only is it an annoyance to constantly feel...
  • LASIK Surgery 101

    Oct 21, 2013 | 1 min
    LASIK surgery reduces the need to wear eyeglasses or contacts.LASIK is the most popular eye corrective procedure and stands for Laser In Situ Keratomileusis, which is using a laser underneath the corneal flap (In Situ) to reshape your cornea and correct vision problems. LASIK surgery also reduces the need to wear eyeglasses or contacts.According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, approximately 36 million Americans wear contact lenses, and more than 150 million Americans use some sort of eye corrective eyewear to compensate for refractive errors.Usually, a three-month supply of contact lenses coast about $44, which accumulates to $176 annually. If you've been wearing contacts for 25 ye...
  • Teeth As Tools: What NOT to Use Your Teeth For

    Oct 21, 2013 | 9 min
    Using your teeth as tools may seem harmless, but can lead to chipping, tooth loss, root canals and permanent damageIt sounds harmless; you don't have access to a can opener, scissors or any other sharp object to open a tricky bag of chips, or a stubborn bottle top, so you think to use your teeth.Even though the enamel on the top surface of your teeth is the hardest part of your whole entire body, using your teeth as a tool can do more harm than good.Habits like chomping on a pencil, or using your teeth to rip off tags from your new clothes don't seem that life threatening, but the outside pressure can cause your teeth to chip, crack and if the pressure is strong enough, break. Using your tee...
  • Are You Balding? Women's Hair Loss Treatments

    Oct 21, 2013 | 1 min
    Most people lose 50 to 100 strands of hair every day. When should you start to panic?Hair loss seems more of a men's issue, but women are just as likely to lose, or have thinning hair leading up to becoming bald. Hair loss in women becomes most noticeable in your 50s and 60s, but it can happen at a younger age due to a variety of reasons.For example, certain medications like Cholesterol lowering drugs, Blood thinners, Antidepressants and anti-inflammatory drugs interfere with the hair growth cycle can stop hair from being formed properly.According to the American Academy of Dermatology, most people will lose around 50 to 100 stands of hair everyday, and around 250 when you wash it. Even thou...
  • Habits That Ruin a Relationship

    Oct 21, 2013 | 10 min
    Relationships aren't always about the rainbows and butterflies, but are your bad habits the reason for the downfall?Relationships aren't perfect, and can have more ups and downs than a roller coaster ride. However, healthy relationships require honest communication, mutual respect, and good habits from both sides.It's easy to spend countless hours getting worked up and over-analyze about a Facebook status or picture, or a sudden phone call that interrupts date night, or even looking for faults in why the relationship won't last.Relationships require work, and can be happily successful, but before you lash out at your partner, or find something else to add to the cons list, should you be work...
  • Doctors Exit Plan Due to Health Care Changes

    Oct 21, 2013 | 10 min
    Within the next three years, 60% of physicians say they will retire from medicine earlySince Obamacare started at the beginning of the month in October, many physicians are losing control of their clinics and practices, and parts of their benefits.In a survey conducted by a Deloitte research team, six in ten physicians, or 60 percent, said they are planning to retire from the medical field early. The same 60 percent say the medical field is in jeopardy, for it no longer belongs to the experts.Physicians fear the medical field will seem more like an assembly line, where time is limited and patients are rushed in and out of the door without the time that's needed in appointments.Executive Dire...
  • What Your Gums Say about Your Health

    Oct 14, 2013 | 10 min
    Depending on your oral care, your gums can be a reflection of your overall health.Gums have some of the most important roles in oral care. It's crucial to keep them healthy in order for them to do their jobs properly. Ligaments within your gums hold your teeth to your jaw so you are able to bite, chew and move your mouth. Alveolar processes are bones that contain sockets in your gums for your teeth. Lastly, the gingival consists of the mucosal tissue that protect the roots of your teeth.Flossing, rinsing with mouthwash, and brushing your teeth can all have a major affect on your gums and your overall health. The most common gum disease is gingivitis, which affects over 50 percent of males an...
  • Is Your Jewelry Making You Sick?

    Oct 14, 2013 | 2 min
    Approximately 5-20 percent US residents get the flu, but you never think it's because of your jewelryThe Centers for Disease Control estimates that 76 million people get sick, around 300,000 people get hospitalized and 5,000 people die due to foodborne illnesses, viruses or flu related sicknesses annually.You wash your hands excessively; follow doctors instructions, but you never think that your jewelry could be the root to you feeling ill. However, 60 billion dollars worth of jewelry is sold in the US every year, most of the jewelry is sold unclean and have been shown to have higher bacteria levels than skin, even after you've washed your hands.Dr. Holly Neefe shares why your jewelry could ...
  • The Importance Domestic Abuse Awareness

    Oct 14, 2013 | 10 min
    One in four women have experienced some sort of domestic abuse in their lifetime. What the organizations are doing to lower that number.Domestic Abuse Awareness Month started on the first day of October in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. It was originally intended to help assaulted women and their children. However, it wasn't until October 1987 that the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was respected.One in four women, or 25 percent have experienced some sort of domestic abuse in their lifetime. Every year, three million women are physically abused by their husband or boyfriend, and women in ages 20-24 are at the greatest risk of experiencing nonfatal intimate...
  • How Bad Breath Affects Your Health

    Oct 07, 2013 | 10 min
    Bad breath can be caused by your lifestyle, but sometimes there is a more serious reason why your breath has a terrible odor.Having bad breath can do more than chase your friends, co-workers and significant other away... it could mean something more serious is going on with your health.Diabetics have uncontrollable blood sugar levels and are more prone to gum diseases that cause bad breath. A fruity or sweet chemical smell often will release from diabetics' mouths because the body is attempting to get rid of excess acetone through breathing.In most cases, though, bad breath is caused by your lifestyle factors. This includes how often you are brushing, flossing, using mouthwash and how much w...
  • The Scary Truth about Intermittent Explosive Disorder

    Oct 07, 2013 | 10 min
    Intermittent explosive disorder affects 3-4 percent of people annually, can it happen to you?It's a common frustration experienced, usually when you have had a long day, and your patience is already running thin. Horns honk, cars swerve in and out of your lane, and fingers are flipping every time you turn your head. You're about to lose your mind, but you don't act out aggressively. That's not the case for those with Intermittent Explosive Disorder.Intermittent explosive disorder is a behavioral disorder characterized by extreme expressions of anger to the point of uncontrollable rage. People with this disorder could attack others and their possessions.Intermittent explosive disorder affects...
  • The Facial Treatments You Need as You Age

    Oct 07, 2013 | 10 min
    There is no magic potion that can make your skin perfect, but there are certain treatments that can help your skin as you ageSkin ages with you, and depending how you take care of your skin, especially when you're younger will determine how your skin will look the rest of your life. Each age generation has different areas of concern. When you're in your 20s it's acne, when you're in your 30s it's wrinkles.You can't cheat age, but you can make your skin healthier. Unfortunately there is no magic potion that can make your skin perfect, but there are certain treatments and creams that can help.Licensed Esthetician Founder of Truth In Beauty Consulting, Meredith Foster discusses the best treatme...
  • Stretch Mark Minimizers

    Oct 07, 2013 | 2 min
    Getting rid of stretch marks can be a challenge, especially when there are so many products promising to do so. Will they ever go away?Stretch marks are one of the most difficult things to get rid of. After rapid weight gain, growth spurts, or pregnancy you want to get rid of the embarrassing marks left behind on your body.Happening in the middle layer of your skin, the dermis, which supports your skins outer surface, the epidermis is why they are easily spotted on arms, legs, stomach and the back.Knowing how stretch marks happen may seem obvious, but there are other factors that can contribute. Stretch marks are genetic, which means if your mother had them during pregnancy, you are likely t...
  • Dietary Tips for Radiant Skin

    Oct 07, 2013 | 10 min
    The best remedy for radiant skin is not in beauty stores, but rather in your kitchen. Staring at your face in a high magnifying mirror can be intimidating and often leads to an obsession of finding flaws, such as age spots, crows feet and wrinkles.Dry and itchy skin can become frustrating, especially when none of the products you use are as effective as they claim to be. What if the key to glowing and radiant skin was eating certain foods?One key essential to incorporate in your diet is eating the "good" kind of fats into your diet. Avocados contain monounsaturated fatty acids that not only help lower cholesterol, but also contain anti-aging antioxidants.Your skin will shed over 35,000 cells...
  • Why Women Are Freezing their Eggs

    Sep 23, 2013 | 1 min
    With fewer women having children in their 20s, there's a growing trend for women of all ages to freeze their eggs. Should you?Traditional expectations of women, marriage and bearing children almost seem unheard of these days. It's not that women don't want children; it's just that they don't want them right now. More than ever before, women are career-focused and waiting longer to say both "I do" and "Let's get pregnant."As women age, an estimated 35 to 39 percent report fertility problems. Your eggs become less viable and the challenges of conceiving also increase.So, what can you do if you're just not ready to be a mommy, but don't want to lose your window of opportunity?Freezing your eggs...
  • How Your Parents Affect Your Relationship

    Sep 23, 2013 | 10 min
    Observing how your parents interact could lead to an understanding of your own relationshipsWhen you're a little kid, the best learning tool is through observation within your environment. You pick up what love is, what it means to be a mother, father, spouse, what it means to trust, and how to express emotion.When you see your parents interact, you assume that is how to treat your significant other. But what happens if the parents relationship puts the child in a hostile environment, or if the child has to go through a divorce? As we know, divorce can get ugly. Co-parenting amicably after a divorce or separation is rarely easy, but it give your children the emotional stability needed.How mu...
  • Healthier Ways to Tailgate This Season

    Sep 23, 2013 | 10 min
    How to avoid fulfilling a linebacker's pant size while still enjoying yourselfFall means one thing to a lot of people: football season. The average American will spend $100 annually on sports programing and 27 percent of the population will spend six to ten hours a week watching football.Not to mention, NFL Super bowl is one of the largest viewed sporting events. Last Super bowl, in February 2013, there were more than 108 million viewers. Whether you follow college or pro, everyone can agree: tailgating and the food are important.Tailgating can be a lot of fun, but for those who are trying to diet or watch their weight, feel like it's an entrapment for failure. No matter which way you turn, ...
  • Low Sex Drive? How to Boost Your Libido

    Sep 23, 2013 | 6 min
    According to a recent study, one-third of women ages 18-59 suffer from low sex driveWhat's keeping you from hitting the sheets with your partner? It's a reoccurring theme: Date night was a huge success; your significant other looks irresistible and is sending you all the signals for wanting to get intimate. You on the other hand lose your sexual desire. You feel too full, too tired, and come up with excuses as to why, "tonight just isn't going to happen."If you can't remember the last time that you've wanted to have sex with your mate and feel like your libido is on a roller coaster ride, you're not alone. According to a recent study, one-third of women ages 18-59 suffer from low sex drive.T...
  • Peak Produce: Autumn Superfoods

    Sep 23, 2013 | 1 min
    Apples: one of the ubiquitous fall foods that should not be underestimatedThe seasons are changing yet again. You're putting away your flip-flops in exchange for flats and boots, tank tops for sweaters and mentally preparing for the weather that's ahead. However, just because the temperatures are dropping doesn't mean you need to skip out on all the produce that is in the peek in your local farmers market or grocery store.Ubiquitous fall foods should not be underestimated. A fruit that is extremely popular this time of year are apples. Coming in at only 95 calories per medium sized apple, with four grams of fiber, this superfood also accounts for 14 percent of your Vitamin C daily intakeRegi...
  • 10 Embarrassing Massage Questions Answered

    Sep 16, 2013 | 10 min
    You're intrigued with the thought of purchasing a massage, but would feel more committed if there were some answers to the questions that you're too shy to askMassage therapy can be a relaxing experience to help with stress, and can also treat chronic pain. Massages can also be purchased to use as a gift, with your significant other to combine the feeling of romance and relaxation.Then again, what about all the embarrassing and awkward experiences you've heard, that have left you coming up with questions on your own? For instance, what if I have to really use the restroom during a massage?Whether it's your first time getting a massage, or you are an experienced spa goer, some questions may b...
  • Workaholics: Signs That You're Burnt Out

    Sep 16, 2013 | 9 min
    Feeling like you're running on fumes? Your body & mind might be telling you that you've had enoughA workaholic is someone who is addicted to work. You come to the office early, stay late, and answers emails in the middle of the night, but could your workaholic ways be hurting your health?Most workaholics are addicted to the adrenaline or the high their mind and body feels from the product of their success. But your obsessive-compulsive tendencies may be the root cause of your stress, anxiety, fatigue and irritability. Working hard is not the same as a workaholic.The imbalance of work and your social life may also be affecting your relationships. Workaholics tend to isolate themselves, feelin...
  • Still Single? Why there isn't Something Wrong With You

    Sep 16, 2013 | 10 min
    Trying to find good enough reasons to help justify why you're still single to your friends and family?Having numerous relationships that end up going south and dates that don't light a spark can be extremely disappointing. Friends and family often ask you with an incredulous undertone, "why are you still single?" Well isn't that a loaded question. For starters, I've had to ditch a few Mr. Wrongs, I haven't found Mr. Right and I didn't want to get married, just to get married.Did that answer suffice?You are tired of the assumption that if you're 30 or older and still single, then there must be something wrong with you. Isn't it possible that you haven't found the right match, and in the meant...
  • Panic Disorder: Get Your Life Back

    Sep 16, 2013 | 10 min
    If you're dealing with panic disorder, it may seem like you will never live a normal life again, but now you can learn how to take control when panic sets inSome anxiety is considered normal and even beneficial. It is understandable to feel anxious on a job interview, first date or first day of school. Everyone can relate to these symptoms and experiences. An anxiety disorder is determined by the intensity of the experience and can interfere with everyday life and become a debilitating problem.Having panic disorder is different than having anxiety. Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder, where you have repeated attacks of intense fear or nervousness that something bad will happen. This...
  • What is the Health Insurance Marketplace?

    Sep 16, 2013 | 10 min
    Coverage starts as soon as January 1, 2014 and the open enrollment ends March 31, 2014, so it is important to learn about your options as soon as possibleStarting October 1st, 2013 millions of Americans who lack health insurance or want to explore other options can sign up to obtain coverage through the online Health Insurance Marketplace, which is established as part of the Affordable Care Act. The Marketplace, sometimes referred to as "exchanges," is a new way to find health coverage that is best suitable for you.Either your state or federal government runs the Marketplace. With your Marketplace application, you can enroll, apply for subsidies to lower your premiums, see if your income and...
  • Is Your Metabolism Broken?

    Sep 09, 2013 | 10 min
    Do you have trouble losing weight, no matter how much you diet and exercise? You may be suffering from a "broken metabolism." Yes, a broken metabolism, or slow metabolism is an actual term, which means your metabolism has been damaged due to a faulty fitness lifestyle and diet regime.What causes your metabolism to break down or seem to have a personality of its own? Weight loss and management is not about eating less, but about eating the right way for your body type. When you do not have the proper nutrition and exercise routine, your hormones, such as the thyroid and leptin are affected; subsequently your muscle tissue begins to break down, causing your metabolism to act out of whack.Remem...
  • Trend: Fewer Women Are Getting Married

    Sep 09, 2013 | 10 min
    Who says a happy ending has to be when you walk down the aisle?It doesn't seem this way on TV, with the popular reality wedding, family and dating shows scattered throughout the networks, but it's a new trend within our society that fewer women are getting married.In 1970, 60 percent of women between the ages 20-24 were married, and 90 percent of women were married by the time they turned 29. However, in 2010, 20 percent of women were married by the time they were 24, and only 50 percent before they were 29.Women are increasingly becoming focused on their education, career and are totally content with waiting to find Mr. Right, if ever. Others simply don't have the desire to get hitched.Rebe...
  • Working with an Ex: How to Deal

    Sep 09, 2013 | 10 min
    Breakups are rough in general. But still having to work with your Ex makes it worse.Dating within the workplace isn’t that uncommon. According to a Career Builder survey, 39 percent of people say they have dated at least one coworker. In fact, more than 30 percent of couples that meet at their job end up getting married. But what about the relationships that don’t last? The breakup may have been horrible or tough, but there still needs to be a professional approach to dealing with it; especially while at work. Having to see your former significant other/cube mate around the office, or work on projects together for ten hours a day, five days a week can make going to work dreadful. This, howev...
  • How To Overcome Your Phobia of Flying

    Sep 09, 2013 | 10 min
    The process of traveling can be stressful in itself, and the thought of having to travel by plane can't someone over the edgeTraveling by plane is one of the fastest, and easiest forms of transportation to get from point A to point B: a much needed vacation, back home to see family or friends, or a business trip.However flying is a common fear and can be an extremely difficult experience for those who need to travel. In fact, Nearly 1 in 3 adults are afraid of flying, or aerophobia. This causes a person to have excessive fear, which can be triggered by just the thought of having to go on a plane.Author, doctor, and expert of anxiety and phobias, Dr. Reid Wilson, PhD shares his successful tip...
  • Cancer is Serious Business

    Sep 09, 2013 | 10 min
    Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, MD, PhD is the founder of the Burzynski Clinic where he works with terminally ill patients and is widely known for his independent documentary that has gone viral, "Burzynski: Cancer is Serious Business."Dr. Burzynski won the largest and considerably the most complex legal battles against the Food and Drug Administration in American history. His continual victorious battles were centered on Antineoplastons, his gene-targeted cancer medicines, which he discovered in the 1970′s.Dr. Burzynski's offers the nontoxic cancer therapy treatments, without the terrible adverse side effects of conventional methods. Traditional radiation therapy and chemotherapies poison cancer c...
  • The Affordable Care Act: What You Need to Know

    Sep 04, 2013 | 10 min
    Do you know how the Affordable Care Act ( ACA) will affect you and your family? Starting Oct 1st, there will be many changes happening that will take place and you need to know how to proceed.Do you know how the Affordable Care Act ( ACA) will affect you and your family?Starting Oct 1st, there will be many changes happening that will take place and you need to know how to proceed.Since it took effect in 2010, the health reform law, otherwise known as the Affordable Care Act or ACA, has made important changes to the way health care coverage works for children and families. Now you can compare insurance options to find the right plan for you and your family.As of January 1, 2014, almost all Am...
  • How to Conquer Emotional Eating

    Aug 26, 2013 | 3 min
    Experts estimate that 75% of overeating is due to emotions. Emotional eating is a huge barrier to weight loss and a healthy lifestyle.Food can be very comforting. Emotional eating is the desire to eat in when you are feeling stressed, anxious, angry, or sad. Experts estimate that 75% of overeating is due to emotions. Emotional eating is a huge barrier to weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. Serotonin (a neurotransmitter found in the human brain) is a substance designed to transmit messages from one nerve cell to another. It relays signals to the brain to regulate how a person feels. Serotonin levels determines a persons mood, and can affect other behaviors such as: hunger, sleep, sexual resp...
  • The Best & Worst Protein Bars

    Aug 26, 2013 | 10 min
    How can you tell if your bar is healthy or doing more harm than good?As their name suggests, protein bars contain a significant amount of protein. They can be a a convenient, small meal or snack, especially when you're on the go. Many protein bar makers can help you lose weight, build muscle and give you a much-needed energy boost. Of course, vegetarians need to be conscious of what sources they are getting their protein from. Protein bars can be a great substitution for vegetarians who should eat a variety of protein-containing foods each day.Although a lot of protein bars, or "nutrition" bars, can end of being more like candy bars, since they harbor stealth ingredients like hydrogenated oi...
  • Flirting with a Co-Worker: Where to Draw the Line

    Aug 26, 2013 | 10 min
    What then is the motive when flirting at work? Is it simply fun and playful? Or is there an ulterior motive?Have you heard of the term "work girlfriend or boyfriend?" This typically refers to a coworker who flirts platonically during business hours, without any romantic intentions. Flirting to advance one's career is widely regarded as taboo, but between colleagues - without a reporting relationship - it may be more acceptable. It is certainly more common.You develop relationships and bonds with your co-workers. Professional relationships often involve mental and emotional support. You may even consider your "work boyfriend" a confidant, where a vent session can help relieve a stressful day....
  • How to Walk Away From an Unhealthy Relationships

    Aug 26, 2013 | 10 min
    Often times you mistake love for power, causing relationships become a power struggle; who is in control?In every relationship there are some really good days and some really bad days. If all is fair in love and war how do you know when to keep fighting through or to walk away?There could be plenty of warning signs and red flags throughout a relationship, yet you stay amongst our significant other anyway. You hate to quit, because quitting is for losers, right? There can be numerous reasons why you stay, although your justifications don't make sense to the people outside of the relationship, and sometimes yourself. There can be a cognitive distortion in relationships that often involves the ...
  • Are You Almost Anorexic?

    Aug 26, 2013 | 10 min
    Studies have shown that at least 1 in 20 (1 in 10 teen girls) have displayed key symptoms of anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder, but never address the disorder because they don't fully meet the diagnostic criteria.Is your relationship with food a problem? According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, it’s estimated that eating disorders affect over 11 million people in the U.S. Studies have shown that at least 1 in 20 (1 in 10 teen girls) have displayed key symptoms of anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder, but never address the disorder because they don't fully meet the diagnostic criteria. If this is the case for you, you may be "almost ...
  • The Not so Healthy Juices

    Aug 19, 2013 | 10 min
    Many juice drinks contain more sugar because of the artificial sugars added in – unless they are 100% fruit.According to the Huffington Post, PepsiCo agreed to settle out of court for $9 million over a class action lawsuit that claimed 'natural' and 'non-GMO' on their Naked Juice products were misleading, since they are made with GMO ingredients, synthetic and 'unnatural' items.100% Orange juice, for example, is a convenient and great-tasting way to meet nutrient needs, providing vitamin C, potassium and calcium, but many experts say the biggest issue is juice isn't filling like whole fruits. Vegetable juice is packed with fiber that can help control hunger. It generally has far less sugar a...
  • 10 Snacks Under 100 Calories

    Aug 19, 2013 | 10 min
    Although, snacking is an area where many people drop the ball when it comes to healthy eating, snacking doesn't have to be all bad. Although, snacking is an area where many people drop the ball when it comes to healthy eating, snacking doesn't have to be all bad. You want to reward yourself with guilt-free snacks, that do not cancel out your typical dietary regimen. The trick is to change your snacking habits and control your options. Licensed and registered dietitian, Katherine Tallmadge, MA, RD shares the best snacks that will help you maintain your weight loss goals.
  • How to Avoid Fish Fraud

    Aug 19, 2013 | 10 min
    Does fish fraud put people at a health risk or just cheat them out of better quality seafood?This sounds a little all too familiar: Europe was caught passing horse meat as beef to consumers, and the nightmare of not knowing what truly lies on your dinner plate continues here in the United States with fish. One third of the seafood sold in grocery stores and restaurants are mislabeled.Back in February 2013, Oceana, an international group advocating for the protection of oceans, conducted a study that collected DNA samples from over 1,200 fish from 674 retail outlets in 21 states to investigate how honest the fish was labeled.The study found that the most collected fish, snapper was mislabeled...
  • 10-Step Approach to Prevent and Manage Diabetes

    Aug 19, 2013 | 8 min
    It's no secret that diet is essential for preventing and managing diabetes, but balancing a diet is much easier said than done. What exactly is a healthy diabetes diet?Type 2 Diabetes, is a chronic condition caused by high levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Type 2 diabetes is an international health crisis and is one of the most common non-contagious diseases. An estimated 366 million people had diabetes in 2011, and is continuing to get worse. Many people transition through a "prediabetes" stage, where blood glucose is elevated but is not high enough to be considered diabetes. Research proves that people with prediabetes can take steps to reduce their risk of developing diabetes. A hea...
  • How Pollution Affects Your Health

    Aug 12, 2013 | 10 min
    Can the heavy traffic in your commute be affecting your health? No matter where you live, the quality of the air you breathe impacts you every day.Can the heavy traffic in your commute be affecting your health? No matter where you live, the quality of the air you breathe impacts you every single day. Air pollution is the contamination of air by smoke and harmful gases; mainly oxides of carbon, sulfur, and nitrogen. Air pollution comes from many different sources, such as factories, cars, and smoke - all of which release a wide variety of pollutants affecting air quality.Negative health effects increase as air pollution worsens. How air pollution impacts your health is determined by several f...

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