Health and Lifestyle

Is Social Media Really Driving Us Insane?

 June 27, 2019

Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have been around a little over a decade, and 10 years since the launch of the iPhone.  Pinterest, Instagram and the iPad have only been around for seven years and Snapchat for six.  Americans’ use of this technology and social media has grown at a striking pace.  The 2017 Stress in […]

Is Crying Good For Us?

 June 26, 2019

“Big boys don’t cry”. “Don’t be a baby”. Have you ever heard any of these phrases? I am so sorry but I may have even said those things to my son as he was growing up. An article by Serusha Govender has reviewed the health benefits of crying.  Naturally as babies we cried but as […]

Ever Had Heart Palpitations?

 June 25, 2019

Never take your heart for granted. It works hard for you every moment of your life. If you ever have doubt that your heart may be in a little trouble, see your medical provider. There are many things to learn about having heart palpitations.  Your heart seems to pound, flutter or skip beats.  They can […]

Just Keep Swimming, Says Health Experts

 June 24, 2019

Swimming is among the most popular sports in the world. Whether you swim to compete, to have fun, or both — this low-impact activity has several physical and mental health benefits. What is Competitive Swimming? People who are passionate about swimming often take it to a competitive level. This activity provides the health benefits of […]

Exercise As Helpful As BP Meds?

 June 21, 2019

How long has it been since you did your jumping jacks or sit ups? What about just a nice stroll around the block? HealthDay Reporter, Robert Preidt, shares information on the benefits of exercise that is as helpful as blood pressure meds.  Hitting that gym may be very helpful in lowering your blood pressure numbers, […]

Do You Wear Your Shoes Indoors?

 June 20, 2019

Emma Bryce, a Live Science Contributor recently investigated whether you should or should not take your shoes off while indoors.  Do you or should you ask your visitors to remove their shoes when they enter your home?  This could make you look like a fussy host, but what about all the disease-causing bacteria that can […]

Benefits of Music

 June 10, 2019

The Pfizer Medical Team published an article listing the 10 health benefits of music.  We have all had that special song that brings back a certain memory or seems to make you feel happy or calm.  We are born with the ability to tell the difference between music and noise.  The brain has different pathways […]

Are We Ever Really Alone?

 June 8, 2019

We each have our own personal “bubble” that follows us with particles in every step we take.  Yasemin Saplakoglu, a staff writer with Live Science explains exactly what this means. There are microbes, chemicals, fungi, microscopic animals and other biological pieces that constantly move around us and form what is called an exposome.  This is […]

Our Breath of Life

 June 5, 2019

I had to get up this morning and go get the oil changed in the car. Not always my most favorite thing to do but notice I said I had to. My father always taught us kids that was one of the most important things about owning a car. Keep the oil changed and the […]

Rural Americans at Higher Risk

 June 3, 2019

Sometimes I will take the back roads to work just to see something different from the same old things the work route shows me. While traveling on the back roads, I will go through farm land and see the workers spraying crops. I have seen the crop duster planes in the sky letting their load […]