Is it Bad to Stay Indoors All Day?

 September 1, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed everything indoors. Classes became online. Work became home-based. Even bonding and meet-ups with friends became virtual. While this abrupt shift in our way of life is necessary to prevent the spread of the virus, spending all day at home also has its fair share of possible health risks. Is it Bad […]

What (Too Much) Cholesterol Is Doing to Your Body

 August 15, 2021

Cholesterol is a wax-like substance found in your cells and blood. Your liver creates most of the cholesterol in your body. As for the rest? It comes from the different foods you eat. Cholesterol travels in the blood bundled up in packets referred to as lipoproteins. Cholesterol has two forms: High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is the […]

How to Lower Your Child’s Odds of Getting Lice

 August 1, 2021

Getting treatment for lice should be a priority of any household, as lice do not go away on their own. If you ignore the problem, likely, you, your family, your friends, and their loved ones will all get infested eventually. “No Nit Policy” in Schools Most schools in the United States follow the National Pediculosis […]

3 Main Reasons CAM Is Rising in Popularity

 July 15, 2021

Many treatments fall under the umbrella of Complementary and Alternative Medicine or CAM. Some of the most commonly used CAM therapies include: Acupuncture Chiropractic Food counseling Herbalism Massage Naturopathic medicine Supplementation Tai chi Yoga and meditation The conditions and diseases CAM can help address are as varied as the therapies mentioned. Almost anything that someone […]

How to Enjoy Ice Cream if You Have Diabetes

 July 1, 2021

Living with diabetes can be challenging, especially if you have a big sweet tooth. Plus, as the weather heats up in summer and the need for something cool and refreshing intensifies, is it possible to enjoy ice cream and other chilled desserts if you have this chronic disease? Jump for joy because the answer is […]

A Reminder to Use Sunscreen As We Go Outside Again

 June 30, 2021

Following several months spent mostly indoors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the weather is heating up again and the great outdoors is calling our names, asking us to enjoy some sunshine.  However, experts warn that after spending so much time indoors, our skin may burn easier. Dangers of Excessive Sun Exposure After Lockdown In general, […]

Too Much TV Dulls the Brain: What You Can Do

 June 1, 2021

The more time you spend watching television in your 40s, 50s, and 60s, the higher your risk of cognitive decline and brain damage in later years, according to scientists who presented three new studies at the 2021 American Heart Association’s Epidemiology, Prevention, Lifestyle, and Cardiometabolic Health Conference. The researchers used TV watching as a measure […]

How Ditching Breakfast Cereals Can Help Reduce Cancer Risk

 May 15, 2021

Breakfast is still the most important meal of the day, and what you choose to eat this morning matters just as much. Morning cereals have been an American household staple. It is the most convenient choice for people who live busy lives and only have a few minutes to prepare food.  The big cereal companies […]

5 Reasons Your Period is Late (Besides Pregnancy)

 May 1, 2021

Missing your period is not always a sign of pregnancy. In fact, many women have experienced missed periods in certain months despite not having intercourse in recent days before. There are many external reasons why this occurs, some more likely than others. Here are some common factors that directly affect a woman’s menstrual cycle. 5 […]

Is Online Therapy Worth It?

 April 15, 2021

The pandemic has taken a toll on the mental health of the majority of people. Besides being unable to live life normally, people cannot meet their support systems in person, deal with financial or emotional stress. They may experience difficulties with the people they live with. Because of this, online therapy sessions have become increasingly […]