06 Jun 2023

Your Macula Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss. It’s also called age-related macular degeneration. Your macula is part of your retina — the area in the back of your eye that turns images into signals that go to your brain. It lets you see small details clearly. When the macula starts to […]

Are You Dehydrated?

17 May 2023

What’s It Mean? It’s when you lose more water than you take in. That makes it harder for your body to do some basic jobs, like keep your temperature steady and clear out waste. You lose water in your sweat, tears, and every time you go to the bathroom. Even breathing takes a little out […]

Surprising Things That Raise Your Blood Pressure

08 May 2023

The Bigger Picture You’ve probably heard to watch the amount of salt you eat, especially if you’re concerned about your blood pressure. That’s because it makes your body hold on to water, putting extra stress on your heart and blood vessels. Salt — and worry, and anger — aren’t the only things that can raise your […]

Is It a Cold or the Flu?

08 Mar 2023

Cold vs. the Flu: Does It Matter? Over-the-counter drugs and chicken soup help both, right? Not so fast. It’s important to learn which kind of illness you’re dealing with. That’s because the flu can have serious complications, like the lung infection pneumonia. It can even be deadly. Flu treatments work best within 48 hours of […]

Vitamin D: Recent Findings and Implications for Clinical Practice

24 Oct 2022

Dr Joann Manson, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Director of the Vitamin D and Omega-3 trial (VITAL), the largest randomized clinical trial in the world speaks about the recent research (particularly randomized clinical trials) of vitamin D supplementation and the implications for clinical practice. For a long time, vitamin D […]

The Right Order to Use Your Skin Care Products

14 Oct 2022

If you use a number of different skincare products, you may wonder what order of use offers the best results. Some skin care brands offer product lines that outline the best order for each of its items. Even if you are using different brands, you can apply your skincare products in the correct order. Morning Skincare […]

Two surprising reasons behind the obesity epidemic: Too much salt, not enough water

15 Sep 2022

Scientific studies and media coverage are rife with warnings on how sugar, carbohydrates, saturated fat and lack of exercise contribute to obesity. And tens of millions of Americans are still overweight or obese in large part because of the classic Western diet and lifestyle. Lessons learned from a desert sand rat Nature provides a clue to the role these factors play with the desert sand rat Psammomys obesus, […]

The Home Safety Checks You’re Likely Not Doing

05 Sep 2022

Clean Refrigerator Coils Your refrigerator’s condenser coils can usually be found in the back or bottom of your fridge. They’re key to keeping your food cool. If dust or debris build up, it can make your fridge overheat. With a soft brush and vacuum cleaner, clear dust and other debris around the coils. Be sure […]

Depression in Children

26 Aug 2022

Can Children Really Have Depression? Yes. Childhood depression is different from the normal “blues” and everyday emotions that children go through as they develop. Just because a child seems sad doesn’t necessarily mean they have significant depression. But if the sadness becomes persistent or interferes with normal social activities, interests, schoolwork, or family life, it […]

Why Sitting Too Much Is Bad for Your Health

23 Aug 2022

It Hurts Your Heart Scientists first noticed something was up in a study that compared two similar groups: transit drivers, who sit most of the day, and conductors or guards, who don’t. Though their diets and lifestyles were a lot alike, those that sat were about twice as likely to get heart disease as those […]