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6 Ways to Maintain Good Oral Health Sep 24th, 2021

A wise soul once said, “The mouth is the window for the health of the body.” It’s true – most diseases manifest themselves through the mouth. For this reason, maintaining good oral health and hygiene is very important for your well-being. People who face dental problems go through a lot...

5 Benefits of Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine Aug 27th, 2021

If you have already gotten the COVID-19 vaccine – great job! However, if you are still unsure whether the vaccine is suitable for you or are feeling anxious about getting it, we're here to help! This article will bust the myths you've heard by discussing the benefits of the COVID-19...

3 Common Eating Disorders Everyone Should Know About Aug 14th, 2021

In the United States alone, eating disorders impact approximately 20 million women and 10 million men. You can find them in all populations regardless of age, gender, sex, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, etc. Because of the impact of their symptoms on physical health, eating disorders can cause notable medical complications...

How to Boost Your Metabolism in 5 Simple Ways Aug 3rd, 2021

For weight watchers everywhere, increasing your metabolism is like a Holy Grail; but the speed at which your body burns calories is dependent on many things. Some people are blessed with a genetically speedy metabolism. Even while resting, women burn fewer calories than men. However, for most people, metabolism slows...

How to Maintain Your Cholesterol Levels After 50 Jul 27th, 2021

Our liver creates an important wax-like substance known as cholesterol. Our bodies need this substance to build the structure of cell membranes and make hormones like testosterone and estrogen. You can also find this substance in several foods that you eat, such as meat, chicken, fish, eggs, and high-fat dairy...

The Most Common Contraceptives for Women Jun 30th, 2021

Access to contraceptives for women worldwide has transformed several lives, giving women more control over how, when, and if they choose to reproduce. However, with so many options available, choosing which contraception to use can seem like a challenge. In this blog, we will discuss the most common contraceptives for...

Overcoming Anxiety and Depression: A Self-Help Guide Jun 22nd, 2021

Depression and anxiety are common mental health conditions that can co-occur. A research study found that half of the people with either depression or anxiety suffer from the other condition. Although both depression and anxiety have their own causes, they share many similar symptoms. Ways to deal with both mental...

Common Injuries among Athletes Jun 15th, 2021

Due to the nature of their profession, athletes are highly likely to suffer from several medical problems, which are either directly or indirectly related to the physical activities they carry out daily. The most common of these medical problems are injuries and infectious diseases. An injured or infected athlete is...

How to Maintain Your Blood Pressure Levels Naturally May 15th, 2021

In a very important conversation, Luke Laffin, MD, Co-Director of Center for Blood Pressure Disorders at the Cleveland Clinic, said that only 30% of blood pressure management entails medications. The remaining 70% is about changing your lifestyle. There is a high chance that medicines won't work effectively if you do...

The Importance of Vaccinating Your Child May 14th, 2021

Every parent wants to do what's best for their children. Sure, car seats and baby-proofing tools can keep your child safe, but how can you protect your child from harmful diseases? The answer lies in vaccinations. Prevention is undoubtedly better than cure, and vaccines are the best way to prevent...

4 Warning Signs of Liver Disease May 9th, 2021

Our liver is responsible for many critical functions within our body. If it becomes diseased or gets injured, it can cause significant damage to the body. Liver disease (also called hepatic disease) is any disturbance in the liver that can cause illness. It is a broad term that encompasses all...

Common Skincare Ingredients that Are Linked to Cancer May 1st, 2021

The laws governing the skincare and cosmetics industry are very limited. You will be surprised to know that some known cancer-causing ingredients are allowed in beauty products. How can you ensure you don't buy a product that puts you at risk of developing cancer? You read the ingredient list! Let's...

Common Thyroid Diseases: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments Apr 25th, 2021

Thyroid, a small, butterfly-shaped gland in our bodies, is responsible for producing hormones that influence most of the metabolic processes in our bodies. It is located at the base of our necks, below the larynx. It is wrapped around our trachea (windpipe). The thyroid is part of the endocrine system...

4 Diseases You Can Inherit from Your Family Apr 16th, 2021

Hereditary diseases are described as diseases that run in families. They are often passed down from one or both parents to a child, who may then pass it to their children. Genetic mutations cause hereditary diseases. While all hereditary diseases are gene mutations, not all gene mutations are hereditary.  Genetic...

Top 5 Food Allergies Apr 13th, 2021

Food allergies are extremely common. Around 10% of people in the world suffer from some sort of food allergy. Food allergies are different from just feeling uneasy after eating certain foods. They are much more severe and, in some cases, can even take your life if not treated immediately. Let...

Establishing your Baseline of Health Mar 21st, 2021

One of the most significant benefits of having an annual physical exam is your doctor's insight about your health. Knowing about your health condition and potential risk factors can help you set goals for yourself. One of the many ways in which doctors spot unhealthy trends during your annual physical...

Urinary Tract Infection: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Mar 8th, 2021

A urinary tract infection is one of the most common infections that affect the human body. 25% of all reported infections turn out to be urinary tract infections. Responsible for 8.1 million doctor visits each year, this infection affects around 50% to 60% of all women and 20% of all...

Creating Time for Self Care Feb 27th, 2021

Self-care is a MUST for good mental health. Talk to any expert and they will tell you how important it is to take time out for yourself to focus on your mind and body. Even Elon Musk, the richest man in the world, hangs out with his friends, watches movies,...

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 Feb 7th, 2021

There are many challenges one faces as a parent. Recognizing that your child might have a mental health disorder is one of them. Millions of parents around the world are unable to identify that their child may be suffering from a mental health issue since children display symptoms quite different...

Top 5 Reasons for Acidity and Heartburn Jan 30th, 2021

Do you often feel a burning sensation in your chest and a sour taste in your mouth? You might be a victim of acid reflux and heartburn. Acidity and heartburn are unpleasant conditions, and two of the most common gut complaints that hospitals across the United States report. Let’s explore...

National Cervical Health Awareness Month: All You Need to Know Jan 25th, 2021

As we enter into the New Year 2021 with joy, let's not forget the 13,000 women who are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year in the United States. This disease, although deadly in early stages, is highly preventable and treatable. January has been declared as the official National Cervical Health...

Surviving Joint Pain During Winter Jan 10th, 2021

While the winter season comes with its own charm, our joints do not feel the same way. Our bodies often feel stiff during the cold months. For people who already suffer from joint diseases, like arthritis, the weather brings even greater trouble by exacerbating joint stiffness and pain. Let's look...

Support Your New Year Health Goals with an Annual Physical Examination Jan 3rd, 2021

A New Year signifies a fresh start. For some people, the New Year means achieving new goals like getting a college degree, getting married, or starting a family. For others, the New Year is all about setting achievable health goals, adapting healthy dietary and exercising habits, and focusing on their...

Understanding Your Family History and How It Can Help You Dec 27th, 2020

Learning, understanding, and recording your family's history can impact you significantly. It gives you a chance to select the stories you want to carry forward and remain a part of your identity. Some people want to learn about their past for sheer curiosity, while others might research to find out...

5 Beautiful Nature Hikes around Dallas to Rejuvenate Your Mind and Body Dec 13th, 2020

If you are searching for a dirt trail and a chance to connect with the wilderness, Dallas is the place to be. There are many local trails in the area where you can head over to get some exercise or just enjoy 30 minutes of peace and calm. We have...

National Handwashing Awareness Week 2020 Dec 6th, 2020

As children, we are taught to wash our hands before meals, after playing outdoors and using the restroom. Our elders teach these habits to us for a reason. Handwashing is one of the best ways to prevent the transmission of germs and reduce the chances of diseases. December 6th to...

5 Ways to Prepare Your Body for Winter Dec 1st, 2020

The buzzing winter holiday season is here! As soon as you notice the first cool winter breeze, start preparing your body for the days to come. The cold temperature brings with it serious ailments as well as feelings of melancholy. Hence, to stay healthy all season long, adopt good habits....

Let’s Talk About Diabetes Nov 23rd, 2020

For a diabetic person, living with the disease means fully-committing to it. Diabetic patients are always on the lookout to keep their blood sugar levels in control. It is very common for complications to arise in diabetic patients that can lead to severe and life-threatening health conditions. As a diabetic...

Healthy Habits Before the Holidays Nov 15th, 2020

The time between Halloween and New Year’s Eve is packed with festivities. Being a part of these festivities means attending turkey dinners and buffets with multi-course meals as well as devouring eggnog and sugar cookies with your loved ones. An important question that usually arises this time around is how...

Texas Seasonal Allergies: All You Need to Know Nov 7th, 2020

Allergies affect more than 50 million people in the United States. The fall season in Texas begins in early September and is followed by the dry winter season in December. For people who have allergies, this can be a painful time of the year. Let’s take a deeper look at...

Social Distancing in DFW: Activities for Kids Nov 1st, 2020

The Coronavirus has completely changed business and household dynamics all across the United States. A majority of kids are attending school virtually and have minimal-to-none extra-curricular activities . This new norm is taking a toll on kids and parents alike. In this blog, we will share some ideas around Dallas...

Pinktober: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Oct 25th, 2020

Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in women all around the world. In the United States, 1 out of every 8 women develops breast cancer during her lifetime. The rates of catching the disease are high, and so are the mortality rates. In 2018 alone, 627,000 women around the...

Finding Balance While Working From Home Oct 17th, 2020

It has been more than 6 months since the Coronavirus has kept us all indoors in quarantine. With businesses and travel coming to a halt, people are now working remotely from the comfort of their homes to avoid the spread of the virus. Several companies have provided home office setups...

Flu vs. Common Cold vs. Coronavirus: How to Distinguish Oct 11th, 2020

Since the Coronavirus outbreak, many comparisons have been made between the virus, influenza (flu) and the common cold. It is extremely important to create awareness between these 3 different health conditions that are very different but have very similar symptoms so more people can implement preventative health measures. Let us...

4 Most Common Ear Problems You Should Know About Sep 27th, 2020

Ear problems are among the most prevalent ENT disorders. They are unpleasant and uncomfortable in children but not a cause for concern if they subside after a few days. However, if the  ear problems don’t disappear on their own, you may be dealing with symptoms of bigger underlying issues. Here...

5 Early Warning Signs of Glaucoma That Shouldn’t be Ignored Sep 20th, 2020

Glaucoma is an eye disease that gradually damages the optic nerve. It is caused because of fluid buildup inside the eye due to a lack of drainage. If not treated early, glaucoma will affect vision and lead to blindness. In many cases, glaucoma is asymptomatic until an ophthalmologist detects it...

Deviated Septum: When To See A Doctor Sep 13th, 2020

Did you know that your two nostrils are supposed to be divided into two halves by your nasal septum? The nasal septum is an incredibly thin, fragile wall between both nostrils and is made of bone and cartilage. The nasal septum is supposed to separate the nostrils by equal proportions,...

What is a Healthy Body Fat Percentage? Sep 7th, 2020

Most people hit the gym either to lose weight or maintain their fitness levels. Two of the biggest names that get thrown around  when discussing body fat percentage are Brad Pitt from Fight Club at around 6% and Christiano Ronaldo at around 7% - but these are not ideal numbers...

How Dangerous are Mosquito Bites? Aug 28th, 2020

Mosquitoes are arguably among the most dangerous animals on the planet accounting for millions of deaths every year. These flying parasites have the ability to carry and transmit diseases to humans. For the most part, mosquito bites are nothing more than an itchy nuisance that will go away on its...

Foods That Fight Anemia Aug 23rd, 2020

Anemia occurs when the body’s red blood cell count drops below a minimum level. It is a common blood condition that affects 1/3rd of the world’s population. Men are said to have anemia when their hemoglobin level drops below 13.5 gram per 100 ml. Women have anemia when the hemoglobin...

Can’t Stop Sneezing? 4 things that cause you to sneeze. Aug 16th, 2020

2020 has been one big foul so far with all kinds of flus and pandemics dominating the headlines. Then there are seasonal allergies that bring with them a runny nose and sneeze – or both. In these anxious times, it is important to learn more about the reasons that may...

7 Things You Need to Know About Crohn’s Disease Aug 7th, 2020

Like most autoimmune diseases, Crohn’s is unique to each person and requires a personalized treatment plan. Here are 7 things you should know about Crohn’s disease 1. It is Different for Everyone Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune condition that typically causes inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes the immune system...

All You Need to Know About Athlete’s Foot Jul 24th, 2020

Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that affects the upper layer of the foot’s skin. It usually affects people whose feet have been sweating for a long period in tightfitting shoes, a phenomenon commonly observed in athletes hence the name. Since an athlete’s foot is contagious, it can spread to...

What is Nasal Congestion and Can it be Treated? Jul 17th, 2020

Nasal congestion can be caused due to a myriad of reasons including seasonal flu, colds, and allergies. That being said, it can also be caused due to more serious health conditions. It is when the blood vessels lining up your nasal passages become irritated and inflamed. They begin to rapidly...

Triceps Tendonitis Jul 13th, 2020

The triceps muscle is a thick band of connective tissue that starts at the back of the shoulder joint and runs to the back of the elbow. Overuse it too much and you’ll experience what is known as triceps tendonitis, or inflammation of the triceps muscle. The most common cause...

Seasonal Allergies in Texas and How to Deal with Them Jul 5th, 2020

Texas is a popular place to call home and a tourist attraction thanks to the vastness and diversity of its climate and landscape. Most newcomers who visit Texas for the first time aren’t aware of some of the allergies that the locals have already adjusted to. The seasonal allergies in...

5 Common Eye Diseases You Need to Know About Jun 28th, 2020

A large percentage of the human population will experience eye problems at some point in their lives. Some of these eye problems are usually minor and will heal on their own, or can be treated at home. Others will require care from an eye specialist. Here is our list of...

4 Tips to Stay Healthy During Pregnancy Jun 20th, 2020

Pregnancy is an exciting time and has so many memorable moments, both big and small, but it can be a complicated journey. You’ll be getting a lot of advice from just about everyone about certain dos and don’ts during pregnancy. You will have to decide what is important to you....

Different Types of Headaches Jun 14th, 2020

There’s more to the story of a headache than the throbbing pain that accompanies it. It’s a good idea to learn what type of headache you’re dealing with to learn which medication or treatment to use first. Headaches can be triggered by lack of sleep, fatigue, stress, medications, and even...

4 Ways to Relieve Carpal Tunnel Jun 5th, 2020

From self-care at home to surgery, you have a lot of options when it comes to relieving and treating carpal tunnel. Do keep in mind that there is no one size fits all rule that works for all cases. Every individual case may be different. Treatment methods that worked for...

The Ultimate Guide to Irritable Bowel Syndrome Jun 1st, 2020

Did you know that an estimated 1 in 5 people in the US suffers from irritable bowel syndrome, affecting more women than men on average? This makes it the most common disorder diagnosed by physicians. IBS is more than just the after-effects of a bad meal and can happen periodically...

4 Common Toe Problems You Should Know About May 23rd, 2020

The human foot has many moving parts that work together to keep us ‘on our toes’. Despite their relatively fragile anatomy, our feet can take some serious punishment and then some. But they do have their fair share of limitations and problems, most of them involving toes. Foot problems are...

7 Science-Based Foods to Improve Your Gut Bacteria May 16th, 2020

Did you know that the human body contains trillions of microorganisms that outnumber human cells by 10 to 1? The majority of these microbes live in our digestive tract where they play an important role in digesting food, making vitamins, strengthening the immune system, and fighting germs. But, there are...

Busting the 5 Most Common Coronavirus Myths May 10th, 2020

The internet is rife with endless discussions revolving around the coronavirus which has caused endless havoc on an unprecedented scale. This has naturally given rise to a flood of information including stories, narratives, and of course – myths. It is important to separate fact from fiction because failure to do...

Why Social Distancing Works May 1st, 2020

The coronavirus has been spreading like wildfire and causing death on an unprecedented skill, this is why governments are asking their communities to stay at home in their efforts to reduce contact between people. This is known as social distancing and if done right, can slow the spread of the...

5 Best Practices to Prevent Coronavirus Apr 26th, 2020

The coronavirus is not going anytime soon, at least not until we’ve developed herd immunity or we find a cure for it. Either of these will take time. Until then, we have to be on our guard to prevent the rampant spread of the virus. Flattening the curve depends on...

5 Most Common Heart Diseases Apr 18th, 2020

Heart diseases account for nearly 630,000 deaths in the United States every year. It’s so frequent that every 40 seconds, at least one person will have a heart attack, and every minute, at least one person will die from heart related conditions. The heart is an extremely complex organ with...

All You Need to Know About the Coronavirus in Texas Apr 12th, 2020

COVID-19 blindsided the world. It may have started out in China but has spread like wildfire all over the world. Since our immune systems have never faced off against such a strain before, herd immunity is rendered helpless.  The US, which only had a handful of cases starting March, now...

What Is Acute Pancreatitis? Apr 5th, 2020

Acute pancreatitis is a condition where your pancreas suffers from acute inflammation. The pancreas is a vital organ of the body. It is located behind the stomach. It is responsible for the production and distribution of digestive enzymes and hormones that help control blood sugar levels (insulin and glucagon). Given...

COVID-19: 10 Ways to Keep Your Kids Busy at Home Mar 23rd, 2020

While staying at home has become the new norm for all of us, keeping our kids occupied and thriving has become a challenge on its own. Here are some creative ideas that might save your sanity while hunkering down at home: Go camping: Cover up two pieces of furniture (like...

Let's Talk About Sleep Mar 15th, 2020

Getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep every day is necessary for optimum physical and mental performance. However, 50 percent of people over the age of 65 will suffer from a certain type of sleep disorder that prevents them from getting an adequate amount of rest. In this article, we...

What are Skin Tags? Mar 8th, 2020

Skin tags are small, soft protrusions found on the skin. They are composed of collagen and blood vessels and are different from warts as they hang off the surface. Skin tags are generally benign and do not indicate any serious underlying condition. In most cases, skin tags will bother an...

What is Emphysema? Feb 29th, 2020

Emphysema is a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in which your air sacs can become stretched, overinflated, or narrowed. They may also collapse and get destroyed. When this happens, air pockets can form in your lungs, and the air becomes trapped in your damaged air sacs. As a result,...

4 Natural Home Remedies for Treating the Common Cold and Flu Feb 24th, 2020

Getting the common cold or flu can be a tiresome impediment in your daily routine. For the most part, all you need to do is rest to get better. However, it would not hurt if your ailment went away faster, would it? As it turns out, there are many home...

5 Types of Endocrine Disorders Feb 15th, 2020

The endocrine system consists of 8 glands that produce hormones. Hormones act as chemical messengers that travel through the bloodstream to your tissues and organs. They influence all your body processes and are responsible for reproduction, growth and development, metabolism, sexual function, and your mood. There are two major types...

Overactive Bladder Feb 8th, 2020

Overactive bladder or OAB is a condition where you have an involuntary urge to empty your bladder. It is a relatively common health problem that afflicts nearly 33 million people in the USA. Around 30% of men and 40% of women suffer from overactive bladder symptoms. Most people assume that...

How Can You Treat Anemia? Feb 1st, 2020

Anemia is a condition where your red blood cell count is lower than usual. It can also result due to low levels of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is an iron-based protein found in red blood cells that helps them carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. It also...

The Impact Of Stress On A Cellular Level Jan 27th, 2020

Stress is a common part of our lives these days. We know it is bad, but that does not stop us from worrying about the smallest of things. Many studies have linked the prevalence of stress to many serious health conditions. For instance, stress acts as a precursor to obesity,...

Shigellosis: The Symptoms And Treatment Jan 19th, 2020

Shigellosis, also known as Shigella, is a bacterial infection that causes food poisoning. It is caused by a type of bacteria known as Shigella. Infected individuals can suffer from dysentery, stomach pain, and fever. Shigellosis can spread easily in places such as day-care centers, refugee camps, long-term care facilities, and other similar...

Celiac Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Jan 11th, 2020

Celiac disease is a disorder that affects the digestive system. It results due to an autoimmune reaction to gluten. Gluten is a protein that is found in grains such as wheat, rye, barley, and triticale. It may also be found in oats produced at processing plants as it can get...

Causes and Treatment of Athlete’s Foot Dec 14th, 2019

Athlete’s foot is a type of fungal infection that affects the feet. It is commonly associated with athletes because of the frequency of the infection among sportspersons. However, this infection is common among other people too. The infection usually begins from your toes. You’ll notice a scaly red rash forming...

The Importance of Mouth Guards Dec 7th, 2019

Mouth guards are protective devices designed to shield your teeth, jaw, tongue, and mouth. They are inexpensive, yet can go a long way in protecting a person who plays contact sports. In spite of the apparent advantages that mouth guards have to offer, many athletes still show willful negligence by...

How Can You Increase Your Calcium Intake? Nov 24th, 2019

Calcium is an essential mineral required by the body. It is necessary for maintaining bone health. Calcium also plays a vital role in helping your muscles and nerve tissue function properly. A calcium deficiency can lead to a host of medical problems. You can suffer from osteoporosis and osteopenia. Calcium...

Living with High Blood Pressure: How Do You Manage? Nov 17th, 2019

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a condition where your blood pressure rises to an unhealthy level. Measuring your blood pressure is based on two things. These include the amount of blood that passes through your blood vessels, as well as the resistance it meets. Narrow arteries can...

4 Types of Viral Infections and What You Can Do About Them Nov 8th, 2019

Viral infections are responsible for several diseases, some of which can be fatal. Viruses are infectious agents that survive and reproduce by attaching to a host cell. Most viruses are responsible for causing a number of diseases in living things. However, some viruses such as bacteriophages can be useful. In...

Symptoms and Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism Nov 2nd, 2019

A pulmonary embolism is a condition where an artery in your lungs gets blocked. This can be due to a tumor, an embolus, or a blood clot. In most cases, a pulmonary embolism occurs due to a blood clot blocking one or more arteries. This blood clot can originate in...

Appendicitis Oct 27th, 2019

You can experience abdominal pain for any number of reasons. Most of the time, this is not a matter of concern. However, if you are experiencing this pain because of an infection in your appendix, then you need to get medical help immediately. Your appendix is a thin appendage that...

What Is Postpartum Depression? Oct 18th, 2019

Many women experience baby blues after giving birth. This involves feeling anxious, sad, and overwhelmed. You can also have mood swings, cry for no reason, and lose your appetite. For most women, these symptoms go away after a few days. In other cases, you can develop long-lasting depression. This is...

How Can You Improve Bone Health? Oct 12th, 2019

Osteoporosis is becoming increasingly common in men and women these days. 1 in 3 women as compared to 1 in 5 men over 50 years of age will suffer from at least one bone fracture due to osteoporosis, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation. To the uninitiated, osteoporosis is a...

Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Oct 5th, 2019

We all experience a certain amount of anxiety daily. This is a natural response exhibited by the body when you are confronted with a stressful situation. However, there is a difference between an occasional bout of anxiety and a mental illness. For instance, if you feel incredibly anxious most of...

Which Vitamins Are Good for Muscle Health? Sep 28th, 2019

You have probably heard a lot about vitamins and the role they play in many essential body functions. For example, vitamin A is necessary for eye health. Vitamin D contributes to your immune system and helps you fight disease. To the uninitiated, some vitamins also play a significant role in...

Six ways to prevent acne Sep 15th, 2019

You may think acne is the domain of post-pubescent teenagers, but the fact is that just about anyone could be vulnerable to this. From hormonal changes and genetic proclivity to overly dry skin, any combination of factors could be contributing to your acne.  Luckily, there is plenty you can do...

Preventing Tooth Decay: the benefits of a professional tooth cleaning Sep 9th, 2019

Tooth decay is caused by plaque, which is that sort of a film that develops on your teeth over time.  It is an acidic substance that slowly destroys the tooth enamel. If you do not take care of plaque in time, it could lead to cavities. It is recommended to...

The Causes and Treatment of Varicose Veins Aug 31st, 2019

Many people might not know what they are called, but varicose veins are the twisted and swollen veins that often appear on your legs and feet. They are usually blue or deep purple in color. There are several risk factors associated with varicose veins, and it is a fairly common...

What Is Fibromyalgia? Aug 23rd, 2019

Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder that is associated with feeling widespread pain in your bones and muscles. The sufferer also experiences general fatigue. Since the symptoms of Fibromyalgia are subjective in nature and cannot be diagnosed through tests, Fibromyalgia tends to get misdiagnosed and is misunderstood to be a different...

The Importance of A High Fiber Diet Aug 19th, 2019

Do you get enough fiber in your diet? Fiber is only obtained through plant foods like fruits and vegetables. High fiber diets have a tendency to make people feel more full after eating, which could lead to less overall consumption altogether. Research also shows that the higher fiber concentration may...

Living with Multiple Sclerosis: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment Aug 10th, 2019

Multiple sclerosis is a disease that causes your immune system to attack the myelin sheath that is present around the nerve fibers of your central nervous system. As a result of the damage to the myelin sheath, the brain is unable to transmit nerve impulses as efficiently as it should....

What Does Too Much Sugar Do to Your Body? Aug 3rd, 2019

Everyone knows that too much sugar is bad for you. It puts you at risk of diabetes, makes you gain weight, and can cause a number of health problems.  Even if you are not a diabetic, or are gifted with a naturally fast metabolism, high sugar intake is just bad...

What Causes Abdominal Bloating? Jul 28th, 2019

Abdominal bloating is a painful condition that usually occurs due to the accumulation of gas in the abdomen. Your stomach tends to feel tight and will protrude outwards. A bloated stomach is fairly uncomfortable and embarrassing to deal with and it can have a direct impact on the quality of...

Walking you way to good health Jul 22nd, 2019

Physical activity is a necessary part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. While most people will interpret this as doing vigorous exercise in the gym, simply walking on a daily basis can also have a positive impact on your health. Let’s take a look at how your body benefits from walking...

Osteoarthritis: Early Detection and Treatment Jul 13th, 2019

Osteoarthritis is a disease of the joints. It is a degenerative condition that occurs when the cartilage that is present between your joints starts to thin. As a result, your joints are unable to move smoothly. A person suffering from osteoarthritis will suffer from swelling and stiffness in their joints....

Swollen Lymph Nodes: Should You Be Worried? Jul 8th, 2019

Swollen lymph nodes, more commonly referred to as swollen glands, is a condition where your lymph nodes become enlarged due to infection. Lymph nodes are soft nodules of tissue that are located throughout your body. They are a part of the body’s immune system and help fight infection. Lymph nodes...

Lupus: Causes and Symptoms Jul 1st, 2019

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that is chronic in nature and has no cure. According to the Lupus Foundation of America, nearly 1.5 million Americans suffer from Lupus. Women are more susceptible to Lupus, especially when they can bear children. Most individuals develop lupus between the ages of fifteen to...

Which Sunscreen is Right for You? Jun 23rd, 2019

With so many different types of sunscreen hitting the marke, it is easy to see why choosing one for your skin can be so confusing. Whether you are going out on the beach, or shopping, or simply heading out for a walk, wearing sunscreen is a must unless you want...

Gout: symptoms and treatment Jun 16th, 2019

Gout is a kind of arthritis that involves the formation of miniature crystals inside your joints and around them. A person suffering from gout will experience swelling and severe pain in their knees, toes, ankles, and fingers. Nearly 8.3 million people suffer from gout in the United States. It is...

Vitamin C to the Rescue! Jun 7th, 2019

Did your mom ever chase you to drink orange juice? Were oranges a common companion with the soups you gulped down during your cold? Vitamin C has long been known for its skills that help you fight common cold. Over the years doctors and nutritionists have found several more benefits...

The Obesity Epidemic: Prevent It in Your Children May 31st, 2019

Are you worried about your child’s eating habit? Do you think they might cross the obesity line? Is your constant nagging becoming ineffective? Over the last decade, obesity has become a grievous health issue in America. The obesity rates among children are getting double with time. Obesity is a non-contagious...

How Much Salt Should You Be Taking? May 25th, 2019

Most of us try and avoid a high sugar intake, but taking too much salt can be equally dangerous for your health. According to the American Heart Association, the average adult must limit their sodium intake to 1,500 – 2,300 mg per day. Most Americans consume an excess of 1,000...

How to Prevent STDs May 17th, 2019

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that are transmitted through sexual contact. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are around 20 million new sexually transmitted infections in the USA every year. Most of these are not harmful; however, some can result in serious health problems if...

Understanding Type 1 Diabetes May 11th, 2019

Type I diabetes is a chronic condition that occurs due to the lack of insulin. The condition is less common as compared to Type II Diabetes; however, it still affects around 5% of the American population. Type I diabetes was previously referred to as juvenile diabetes because of its tendency...

Having a Strong Core – Why It Is So Important May 5th, 2019

The core comprises of a group of muscles that controls and stabilizes the pelvis and spine. Apart from the apparent benefit of having a good physique and looking good, strengthening your core has a lot of other benefits as well. Here are some basic reasons why it’s so important to have...

Gluten Sensitivity: More Common Than You Think Apr 26th, 2019

Have you seen the ‘gluten-free’ labels on various food products? Is it a passing trend? Or is there more to than what meets the eye? The rise of gluten-free consumption is almost always linked with the diet conscious section of the society. While in reality, it is an essential part...

Is Your Food Making You Sick? Learn about Food Allergies! Apr 19th, 2019

Did you know that an estimate of 15 million Americans have food allergies, out of which 5.9 million are children below the age of 18?  As its name suggests, food allergy is your body’s allergic reaction to certain consumed food – and it could be something you have been eating...

Lung Cancer: What Are the Risk factors? Apr 12th, 2019

Since our lungs draw in and use the air from the external environment, any harmful thing that we breathe in can negatively affect them. Upon continuous damage and prolonged exposure to these harmful substances, a fatal condition called lung cancer may arise. The risk of developing lung cancer increases, as...

What is Type 2 Diabetes? Apr 8th, 2019

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that causes your body to resist the effects of insulin, thereby affecting your body’s ability to metabolize glucose. Alternatively, your pancreas may just stop producing an adequate amount of insulin to maintain a normal level of glucose in the bloodstream. This is the...

The Advantages of a Plant-Based Diet Apr 1st, 2019

Do you want to be healthy? Want to lose that muffin top? Are you looking for a diet plan? Then we suggest you opt for a plant-based diet. This diet may tell you to lay off those beefy steaks, smoky barbeques or greasy burgers. However, it does not ditch them...

How do You Treat Flu with Antiviral Drugs? Mar 22nd, 2019

While most people will recover from the flu by themselves over time, some people are at risk of flu-related complications. These people may need antiviral drugs to prevent such complications, or to reduce the duration and severity of the flu. Here’s how you treat flu with antiviral drugs. Who is...

How Can You Treat Flu Symptoms? Mar 7th, 2019

If you’re wondering what treatments can best manage the flu, you’re in the right place. Most treatments don’t target the illness itself so much as help relieve symptoms like a fever, coughs and aches. Let’s have a look at some flu treatments that you can utilize to treat flu symptoms....

Something's Causing That Gas! Are You Lactose Intolerant? Mar 4th, 2019

Do you get gas every time you eat dairy? Did you know that this could be a sign of lactose intolerance? Milk is the first food that babies are introduced to. Human stomachs are designed to digest this nutritious superfood to gain energy and strength. Yet, there are many people...

The Flu: What Are Its Symptoms And Complications? Feb 27th, 2019

Generally called the flu, influenza refers to a viral infection that targets the lungs, throat and nose – the respiratory system. Adequate care is usually enough to get over the influenza virus quickly, and in fact, flu symptoms will normally resolve on their own. However, there are times when complications...

Four Common Sleep Disorders and How to Recognize Them Feb 23rd, 2019

Did you know that about 50 to 70 million U.S. adults suffer from sleep disorders? That’s what the American Sleep Association says! Sleep disorders are characterized by a disturbance in the amount, quality, or timing of sleep, or in behavioral or physiological conditions related to sleep. Occasional trouble sleeping due...

The Importance of Iron in Your Diet Feb 16th, 2019

Iron is a key nutrient that ensures proper growth and functioning of the body and promotes the production of proteins that transport oxygen and regulate cell development. It is necessary to consume adequate amounts of iron in your diet to preserve the bodily functions. If you fail to do so,...

Six Ways to Prepare for Menopause Feb 11th, 2019

Menopause is an inevitable part of a woman’s life – and she knows it. As soon as she steps into the adult phase of her life, concerns about the changes she will experience as she goes through menopause start to develop. Menopause is characterized by twelve consecutive months without a...

High Glycemic Foods: How Sugar Can Erode Your Health Feb 3rd, 2019

Do you know why high glycemic foods are unhealthy for your body? They cause a spike in your blood sugar level and increase the insulin level in your body. High glycemic foods are perhaps a major risk factor for developing different types of cancer, including lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate...

Immunizations – Because Your Health Matters! Jan 26th, 2019

Immunization or vaccination is a simple yet effective way of prevention against many serious diseases. Over the years, immunizations have saved countless lives by preventing different illnesses, diseases, and disabilities in the United States alone. Many diseases are vaccine-preventable but unfortunately, they infect many people every year just because they...

Sleep: The Best Medicine! Jan 19th, 2019

You might think of sleep as time wasted – but it is an absolute necessity, just like food, water, and air. Your body needs sleep to function optimally, both on a physical and mental level. In sickness or in health, a compromise on your sleep is a compromise on your...

Vitamin F - the Importance of Fiber in Your Diet Jan 13th, 2019

Do you eat 20 grams of fiber every day? Probably not, right? The FDA requires you to eat 20-30 grams of fiber daily. Yet, most people don’t even eat half the recommended portion. This might be because most of the fibrous parts of the plant are thrown away. More importantly,...

Five Steps to Recognizing Autism Jan 8th, 2019

Did you know that Autism Spectrum Disorder affects an estimate of 3 million individuals in the United States? It is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the U.S. Autism is a term used for children who have difficulty speaking and interacting with others. It is a life-long condition further characterized by...

Five Tips to Taking Care of Your Kidneys Dec 28th, 2018

Your kidneys are in charge of cleaning the blood. They play a vital role in excreting the waste products and toxins out of your body – and this perhaps is reason enough to take good care of them. A failure to keep your kidneys healthy may result in kidney complications...

Depression: It’s Very Real Nov 4th, 2018

Unfortunately, millions of people in the world do not consider depression as a ‘real’ health problem. More often than not, depressed people are told to just ‘get over’ it because ‘it is all in their head’. Some people even think you can ‘catch’ depression as you catch a cold –...

The Advantages of Breastfeeding Oct 27th, 2018

When it comes to the ideal nutrition for newborn babies, there is nothing better than breastfeeding! Breast milk has all the essential nutrients in the right amounts, hence providing optimal nutrition to babies. In addition to being readily available, baby’s sensitive digestive system finds it easy to digest. Research studies...

Anxiety: So Much More Than ‘Just Stress’ Oct 13th, 2018

While stress and anxiety go hand-in-hand and can feel very similar, they are different. But it is easy to see why people often confuse one for the other. It is important to understand that stress is a normal part of life – it can even be positive and beneficial for...

Identifying The Signs Of Stroke Sep 15th, 2018

When an individual experiences a stroke, the blood flow to their brain dramatically varies. If not addressed immediately, it can increase the chances of disability, brain damage, or could even become life threatening. Understanding and recognizing the signs of a stroke are essential to make sure medical help is immediately...

Ways to Treat Obesity Sep 9th, 2018

Obesity has become one of the leading causes of serious diseases. Obese individuals have an increased risk of conditions such as gallbladder disease, diabetes, stroke, heart attack, high blood pressure, and various types of cancers. To reduce the potential health risks and enhance the quality of life, it is important...

Hemorrhoids And How To Treat Them Aug 27th, 2018

Hemorrhoids occur typically as a result of increased pressure from straining in bowel movements, pregnancy or due to overweight. This typically becomes an ongoing problem when an individual reaches midlife. By the time people reach the age of 50, majority of them have experienced at least one hemorrhoid symptom including...

Hearing Loss – Causes and Symptoms Aug 17th, 2018

Hearing loss is the third major health issue in America, and it can greatly affect the quality of relationships and life in general. According to reports, more than 45 million Americans suffer from hearing loss. Today’s modern life has added a plethora of elements in our lives that are ear-damaging...

Triggers For Asthma Jul 28th, 2018

Having asthma means you have to keep a close track on the triggers or causes that can provoke an asthma attack. These triggers can vary from individual to individual and some might react to a few of these triggers while others might react to all of them. In some cases,...

Mindfulness and My Health Jul 16th, 2018

Mindfulness helps you in living in the present moment. Instead of constantly worrying about your past, your future and stressing over the tasks you have to do, it allows you to slow down and focus your attention at the existing moment and accepting it. Constant stress and multitasking in today’s...

Hair Loss: Can I Do Anything About It? Jul 7th, 2018

Hair loss is a rather common occurrence. It is normal to lose around 100 strands of hair every day but drastic thinning of hair and hair loss is a cause of concern. The m­ajority of people experience bald spots or thinning hair around the age of 50. Even though it...

Joint Swelling: Causes and Treatment Jul 1st, 2018

Joint swelling typically happens when the amount of fluid in the tissues around a joint increases. Stiffness and pain or even both might also occur along with the swelling of the joints. The affected area may seem bigger or might form an irregular shape. This is a usual reaction of...

Calf Pain – Causes and Prevention Jun 20th, 2018

The calf is a group of muscles located on the lower side of your leg, right below your knees and includes three main muscles—soleus muscle, lateral gastrocnemius muscle, and medial gastrocnemius muscle. Any issue with these muscles or other muscles in the region can lead to calf pain.Causes of Calf...

Which Medicines Are Safe to Take in Pregnancy? Jun 16th, 2018

Treating an ailment can get complicated during pregnancy. You might be tempted to try out the usual medications you took pre-pregnancy but you should also be hesitant due to side effects. The medications could be safe for you but they might not be safe for the baby. It is usually...

How to Prevent Diabetes Jun 9th, 2018

Diabetes affects numerous individuals all over the world. If left untreated, this can lead to heart disease, kidney failure, blindness and other severe health conditions. However, before the diagnosis of diabetes, the levels of blood sugar are increased but not enough to cause diabetes. This stage is called prediabetes. According...

Common Reasons For Leg Swelling Jun 1st, 2018

Swelling in your leg can be due to numerous reasons that can range from mild to serious. It can be caused due tight stockings, standing or sitting for long duration, not being active or being overweight. It may also be a sign of circulation or heart problems. Typically, one experiences...

Check That Label: Ingredients to Avoid In Your Foods May 19th, 2018

While many of us look at the amount of carbs, fats, and calories we consume, it is just as important to check the labels of the food we buy at the supermarket. Lab generated chemicals, flavor enhancers, and artificial sweeteners are present in so many foods that actually harm us....

Planning for Pregnancy May 5th, 2018

It is never too early to start planning for pregnancy if you are trying or just thinking about starting a family. Proper planning and health care helps in determining the changes you need to make to get pregnant. This enhances the chances of healthy pregnancy and delivery. It takes a...

Canker Sores Apr 29th, 2018

Canker sores are shallow and small lesions that appear on your gums’ base or your mouth’s soft tissues. Also known as aphthous ulcers, these are not developed on your lips or around your mouth like cold sores but occur inside your mouth. However, these sores may become painful and make...

Travel Tips for Your Health Apr 22nd, 2018

Flying from place to place has become a necessity, especially when it is work related travel. Entrapped in a metal tube airborne for long hours is not a very comfortable experience and is bound to put a toll on even those individuals who travel frequently. Getting jet-legged and exhausted is...

Ways To Prevent Bad Breath Apr 8th, 2018

Who likes being told that their breath stinks? No one. But it’s worse when you don’t even know it. Bad breath is not just embarrassing for you and others around you but it can also be an indication of your overall poor health.Fortunately, there are easy ways to prevent bad...

Blurred Vision, Floaters, And Other Common Eye Problems Apr 1st, 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that about 250 million individuals worldwide are visually impaired and more than 80% of these cases could have been cured or avoided. This is the main reason routine eye exams are crucial for everyone. A regular checkup can help in early detection and prevention...

Difficulty Swallowing Mar 24th, 2018

Having difficulty in swallowing is referred to as dysphagia and is the inability of an individual to swallow liquid or food easily. Individuals with dysphagia experience a hard time eating or drinking and often tend to choke during the process of swallowing. In many cases, the difficulty in swallowing can...

Birth Control: What Are My Options? Mar 18th, 2018

Selecting a method of birth control depends on numerous factors like your health, age, and personal preference. There are various options available to prevent pregnancy but whether it’s a device or a pill, all these methods have their own pros and cons. They also come with risks like painful menstrual...

Memory Loss: When Should I Be Concerned? Mar 10th, 2018

Misplacing your glasses, forgetting a name or losing track of your appointment – this happens to the best of us. We barely give much attention to these memory lapses when we are young. However, as time passes, we begin stressing and worrying about these lapses. It is a fact that...

Juicing: Pros and Cons Mar 3rd, 2018

The journey of healthy eating can often become a bit complicated with a number of half truths and uncertainty, especially, when it comes to the consumption of vegetables and fruits in drinkable form. Many argue that fruits and vegetables should be consumed raw or cooked while others say juicing is...

Heart Health for Women Feb 24th, 2018

You take care of your family, your work and your home - but when was the last time you even thought about caring for the well-being of your heart? This is usually the last thing on a woman’s to-do. It is a common belief that heart disease is mostly prevalent...

Antibiotics: The Pros And Cons Feb 17th, 2018

Antibiotics have been an effective means of treatment in modern medicine since 1940s. They provide defense against various diseases and infections and even save lives. Antibiotics have been reported to prevent and cure a range of mild to severe diseases and ailments by eliminating bacteria and preventing its growth.However, there...

All about pink eye Feb 10th, 2018

Pink eye is a common problem these days among 2 million Americans ranging from all ages. It can happen to anyone and it can be treatable. However, like any other health issue, it should not be taken lightly as it can become a nuisance if it is not taken care...

The importance of getting a pap smear Feb 3rd, 2018

Getting a regular medical checkup is the key to preventing any serious illnesses that may develop later. .One of the most important tests women over 21 should get done is a pap smear. A pap smear is crucial in determining the signs of cervical cancer. Don’t wait until it’s too...

Heel pain/plantar fasciitis Jan 26th, 2018

Any part of the body that starts to hurt can hinder your day-to-day function and heel pain is no different. Be it standing, walking or running, they can all be painful if your heel hurts. Heel pain, or plantar fasciitis, is quite a common problem for many people. What is Plantar...

Men's Top 5 Health Concerns Jan 21st, 2018

Taking care of your body should be the priority in every stage of your life but even more after the age of 40. For men, taking proper care for their health might not be their top concern as everyone leads busy lives; whatever little time they might go in their...

How to protect your kids from germs Jan 13th, 2018

Kids have a weaker immune system than adults and are prone to get sick easily - so it is essential to take precaution and protect them from germs. Germs can come from the unlikeliest of places and they are present everywhere.Children have a knack for getting their hands into everything;...

Foot fungus: The bad and the ugly Jan 6th, 2018

Foot fungus can be painful and annoying when you walk. Foot fungus occurs when the skin of the toes is infected with fungi due to cracks in the skin or the toenail. It is hard to distinguish foot fungus until you start seeing the skin color and texture change, coupled...

Sore throat: what you should know Jan 1st, 2018

We’ve all had mild to severe versions of a sore throat sometime in our life. There are a variety of reasons why someone might get a sore throat; here are the 4 most common types of sore throat problems are:Tonsilitis:This means that the tonsils have an inflammation and they need...

5 Ways to increase your focus and concentration Dec 17th, 2017

Having a laser like focus and concentration is not something that one can get everyday; but if you have been suffering from poor concentration or a lack of focus for longer than usual, then its time to step up to improve it. Having poor concentration affects a person in other...

Pre-travel medical consultation Dec 3rd, 2017

Traveling around the world is exciting but before you head out, there are some preliminary measures that you need to take to prevent health problems while you are traveling. Getting a medical consultation before you travel to a new country is standard procedure for many people.  In fact, some countries...

Preparing for fall allergies Nov 25th, 2017

Fall might be a favorite time of the year for many people, but this is not the case for people who suffer from seasonal allergies. For some people, allergies can come as early as late summer. With just a few tweaks and care, you can have an allergy free fall and...

Understanding Knee Pain Nov 19th, 2017

Knee pain is a common problem for the elderly. After all, years worth of walking, running, sitting, standing and countless other movements take their toll and start giving you signs that you need to go a bit easy on your knees. However, even young people suffer from knee problems. No matter...

The benefits of Probiotics Nov 11th, 2017

A lot of people have heard about probiotics but don’t know much about them or their benefits. They are basically substances that promote the growth of microorganisms in the body. These microorganisms are beneficial as they help the organs perform their functions properly. For example, intestinal flora are the bacteria...

How much sleep should your kids be getting? Nov 3rd, 2017

It is ironic that as adults, we are struggling to find time to get proper shut eye, while kids run away the moment you tell them that it is bedtime.Although you don’t really have to worry about little babies as they can sleep for almost an entire day and just...

Ear infection in kids Oct 29th, 2017

One of the most common health problems kids face are ear infections. Ears are very sensitive and they hurt a lot even if there is a slight pressure on the ear drum. The most common ear infection is called otitis media and it is commonly found in children as little...

5 calcium-rich foods Oct 15th, 2017

We have all been told about the importance of calcium since our childhood. A glass of milk in the morning and at night was often mandatory because our growing bodies needed it.Calcium is indeed an essential mineral for the bones and teeth, and it sets the foundation for a healthier...

Shoulder injuries and how to care for them Oct 8th, 2017

Shoulder injuries result in excessive wear and tear of the muscles. A sudden pull can even cause dislocation. Usually, the injuries start out as soreness or a sharp and sudden pain when you are trying to pick up something or reach for something upwards. There are minor shoulder injuries like...

Bug bites and how to treat them Sep 29th, 2017

As much as we love being outdoors, it brings along some pests that are hard to control. Some just cause harmless little bites while others can cause diseases and infections.Thus, here are some precautionary measures you can take in order to avoid bug bites. For those who have already been...

5 essential tips to lose weight Sep 25th, 2017

Losing weight has always been a hot topic everywhere in the world. Whether it’s on TV, or in books and magazines, fad diets are trending every season that people are going crazy over. Although it is important to be happy no matter what body size you have, should you wish...

Lifestyle changes for PCOS sufferers Sep 16th, 2017

PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is such a common medical issue these days that according to research around 5 million women in America are suffering from it. PCOS is a common condition among 5-10% of women of childbearing age. It is an endocrine disorder in which high levels of insulin and...

All you need to know about tennis elbow Sep 10th, 2017

Tennis elbow, (also called lateral epicondylitis) is an injury that happens generally to adults anywhere from 30 years and above and is quite painful. It is caused by stressing the arms for prolonged periods of time due to strenuous activities and overuse.This is also common among tennis players because of...

5 Reasons to get a mammogram Sep 2nd, 2017

One of the most important women’s health issues is breast cancer. According to statistics, 1 in 8 women in the United States gets diagnosed with it in their lifetime. Every year there are over 60,000 new cases of breast cancer detected in women, out of which over 12,000 are malignant...

Carpal Tunnel - A Common Source of Pain and Discomfort in Hands Aug 27th, 2017

Have you experienced some numbness in your hand lately? Does the tingling sensation cause you to jerk your hand or scratch it? Does it fall asleep or causes pain when moved after some time?All these are symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.Carpal tunnel is a health condition in which the sufferer...

When Snoring Can Harm Your Health Aug 19th, 2017

What is Snoring?Snoring is the noisy pattern of breathing that is created due to the constriction of the throat and other airways. The throat muscles move and vibrate with every breath that goes in and out of the body. As the airway becomes narrower, the noise of the vibration becomes...

Thyroid – Is it Too High or Too Low Aug 11th, 2017

The thyroid is a small gland located at the front of your throat, shaped like a butterfly. Unlike popular opinion that considers it quite insignificant, in the grand scheme of things, the thyroid plays a major role in maintaining our optimal health and our body’s correct functionality. Here’s what you...

Take a Vacation from Constipation Aug 6th, 2017

Many people believe constipation is associated with the difficulty to defecate alone. However, it involves more complex processes than just that. The term constipation also includes hard or lumpy stools, inability to fully empty the rectum, or strained bowel movements.Having a normal bowel movement is a must. But before we...

Skin Cancer: When Is A Mole Is More Than Just A Mole? Jul 30th, 2017

Moles are growth on the skin made of melancytes (cells) which gives it the unique colorization. Although, they appear almost black, they are actually brownish in color when looked under a microscope. They can either be flat, rough, raised, smooth or have hair growing out of them. Their shape structure...

Ringing In The Ears - Do You Hear What I Hear? Jul 23rd, 2017

If you hear ringing in your ear for no apparent reason, it may be tinnitus. But before we disclose what it is and if it can be prevented or not, we first need to understand how we hear sounds in the first place.When sound waves hit the inside structure of...

Safe Summer Activities: Some Ideas to Keep Kids Physically Active Jul 16th, 2017

According to statistics presented by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, every child needs at least 60 minutes of daily physical activity.With summer vacation, most parents face the dilemma of how to keep the kids physically active, engaged, and entertained during the summer break. You still have to go...

A Pain In The Neck Jul 10th, 2017

Have you been lately experiencing stiffness in your neck? Do you wake up in pain after sleeping? Does the pain last for only a couple of minutes before going away? Or is it too severe that you have started relying on painkillers?Neck pain is a common type of arthritis in...

Acne - The What, Why, and How Jul 2nd, 2017

Acne is the most common skin problem around the globe. In USA alone, 85% of the population suffers from mild to severe cases of acne as per the statistics reported by the American Academy of Dermatology.What is Acne?The word acne has a Greek origin. It was derived from the word...

How to Beat the Texas Heat Jun 24th, 2017

When one thinks of summers, we all imagine trips to the beach, cooling off by a pool or enjoying margaritas and iced tea. But as much as we all wait for it to begin, it has a gnarly side too –especially if we were to talk about the Texas summer....

Cough - When to See Your Doctor Jun 21st, 2017

In our busy lives, it isn’t uncommon that our health ranks the lowest on our list of priorities, especially when the concerned condition is something as insignificant as a cough. Some assume it will go away on its own in a few days while others would rather self-medicate to get...

How to Put the Fire Out Of Heartburn Jun 18th, 2017

Heartburn is a very common health condition that nearly every adult experiences at some point in their lives. It refers to a burning sensation in the chest or right behind the breastbone which, at times, creeps up to the throat. It happens when the muscles in the lower esophagus sphincter...

Keen on Caffeine? Here’s What You Should Know Jun 12th, 2017

What is the very first thought that enters your mind when you wake up on a Monday morning?If you’re anything like the average American, you’re fuzzy and disoriented and can only think of one thing: Coffee! Or that is pretty much what most of us think every morning.Lives are so...

Listen Up! - How to Improve Your Kids’ Attention Jun 5th, 2017

Most kids, at one point or another, struggle with their attention span. That’s not to say that they’re suffering from ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, because really, not every child is. However, in today’s technology driven world, the distractions available to a child are seemingly endless, which just seems...

In Times of Tummy Trouble May 29th, 2017

Everyone who has recently felt a tummy-ache, raise your hands up and say ‘AYE’!Did you? And your friends? Members of your family, too?I’m sure most of you would have very quickly raised your hand up and shouted AYE in unison because tummy trouble is so common that it rarely feels...

An Aspirin a Day, Keeps the Doctor Away May 22nd, 2017

There are more health fads and medication trends out there than you can count. Some are particularly beneficial, some tend to work slightly, others tend to make little to no difference, and then there are those that actually do more harm than good. One such trend is the ‘an Aspirin...

Supplements and Vitamins May 18th, 2017

Generally, vitamin and mineral supplements, the ones that are easily available over the counter in the form of chewable tablets, liquids, pills or powders are considered a good choice for young and older adults, alike. These supplements are said to pick up the nutritional slack that most people face when...

Making Rash Decisions May 8th, 2017

Skin irritations, or rashes are perhaps one of the most common causes for infants, and toddlers to visit their doctors.A skin rash or reaction can be indicative of a multitude of things. While a majority of skin rashes in small children are completely harmless, mostly resulting from various skin allergies;...

5 Essential Steps to Better Health May 3rd, 2017

It’s common perception that in order to achieve optimal health, one has to spend exorbitant amounts of money. However, that is definitely not the case. The journey to better health, though different as it may be, is far simpler and easier for every single one of us. Here are 5...

Help! I Have a Headache and I Can’t Get Up- What You Should Know about Migraines Apr 26th, 2017

A majority of us have suffered from a splitting headache at one point or another. We’ve been overworked, stressed, worried and we’ve felt a headache coming on. However, not everyone that suffers from headaches finds them so debilitating that they are rendered unable to move, speak, or temporarily even see.So...

You snooze, you win! Apr 19th, 2017

Do you feel lethargic and slow? Almost like you can’t comprehend what’s going on around you for a good while? Are you particularly dependent on you first couple cups of coffee to properly wake up and face the day?If yes, then it’s not just Monday blues that are lasting pretty...

Back Pain or a Medical Emergency? When You Should Seek Treatment Apr 14th, 2017

Do you remember just how many times in the past couple of months you’ve thought to yourself or even complained to someone of having a slight backache? We’re guessing you don’t exactly remember. That’s alright. Small aches and pains are a regular part of life.You could be working too hard...

A Guide to High Cholesterol Apr 9th, 2017

There are two medical terms that we tend to commonly hear associated with aging and health. One is high blood pressure, and the other, high cholesterol. But really, what is cholesterol and why are high levels detrimental for your overall health?What is Cholesterol?Cholesterol is one of the many substances found...

Hypertension – What You Need To Know Mar 29th, 2017

Hypertension is a term so common that one tends to hear it from time to time; usually associated with someone we might know who hasn’t been doing so well lately.  The frequency with which we hear this particular term has somewhat caused the general public to adapt a blasé attitude...

Seasonal Aller-geez not again! Jan 26th, 2017

It’s that time of year again! The winter wind has begun to howl and so have your sinuses! If you’re suffering from sneezing, coughing, itchy or burning eyes, or runny nose, you are among the 50 million Americans estimated to have seasonal allergies, also known as hay fever.While the environmental...

What’s stress got to do with it? [part 2] Nov 11th, 2016

In Part 1, we explored the relationship of stress with many different parts of our lives. In the end, we concluded: Don’t ignore it, confront it!Luckily, confronting stress is a much more peaceful and reflective process than implied. The first step, again is to RECOGNIZE that it impacts me on...

What's stress got to do with it? [part 1] Oct 28th, 2016

We experience it all the time. A cold that just doesn't seem to go away. A pulled muscle that's taking a long time to recover. Small amounts of memory loss. Sometimes more serious conditions underlie these symptoms. But the majority of the time, for the majority of people, it's one...