Keeping Healthy During Winter

Winter can affect one’s health in myriad ways. It’s important to know these effects so we can better mitigate them. These are some common examples of how winter weather can affect a person’s health: During the winter, more time is spent indoors in response to the cold. This is not Read more…

Human nose and caring sinuses

Taking Care of Sinus Infections

Each year, a great number of people experience sinusitis, also known as sinus infections. Sinus problems are caused by various factors such as seasonal allergies, the common cold, and how the sinus area is structured with symptoms such as a stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, headaches, and coughing. Here Read more…

Is It Time?

People are living longer today than ever before. According to the US Census Bureau, people age 65 and older will represent over 18 percent of the population by the year 2030, almost double that of today. While living longer is reason to celebrate, it is not without its challenges. As Read more…

Fitness Tracker for Heart Monitoring

Wrist-worn smart watches and fitness monitors have become widely adopted by consumers and are gaining increased attention from researchers. While accuracy of chest strap, electrode-based HR monitors have been confirmed, research shows that fitness trackers may not be the best way to measure heart rate. While some wrist-worn monitors are Read more…

Chamomile Tea for Anxiety

Ah, there’s nothing like a cup of hot chamomile tea to soothe the nerves. Chamomile has been used medicinally for thousands of years and was known by ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian cultures. It is usually made into a tisane or an herbal tea without actual caffeinated leaves from a Read more…

Early Bird or Night Owl

Most people identify as either an early bird (or a lark) or a night owl.  The classic night owl seems to function better in the latter part of the day, whereas, the early bird jumps up at the crack of dawn and raring to go. These characteristics, referred to as Read more…

Finding the Right Balance

The holiday season means many different things to each of us. It can be a time of faith, family traditions, parties, gatherings, and culinary delights. All the hustle and bustle involved in getting everything done. It’s also a  good time to think about how we might approach the holidays differently Read more…

Waiting to Call for Help?

A study finds that half of people who suffer with a heart attack fail to immediately call an ambulance for help. This delays the diagnosis which could potentially worsen their odds of survival. People who found another way to the hospital or delayed calling an ambulance increased their average diagnosis Read more…

Warm up to Hot Cocoa

Hot chocolate is one of life’s simple pleasures and one that definitely makes November through February more enjoyable. But did you know that a daily mug of hot chocolate could help prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer? A Cornell University study found that hot cocoa contains a Read more…