The body is an excellent communicator, but sometimes we tune out what it's trying to tell us. It's time for us to listen to our bodies, acknowledge unexplained symptoms and take control of our health.Read Full Story
The sun is shining, summer’s here and you’re probably already spending more time outside than in. You already know you need to protect yourself from the sun (no tanning, please) but it’s also important to be proactive when it comes to knowing how overexposure to the sun can affect your skin. For instance, actinic keratosis (AK) – also referred to as sun spots – is an often-overlooked form of pre-cancer, affecting more than 10 million Americans. AK is worth knowing more about because it has the potential to progress to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), the second most common skin cancer.Read Full Story
Epilepsy has been shrouded in stigma for thousands of years. However, recent media coverage in the New York Times and Newsweek has helped bring to light the staggering number of people affected by the disorder. You might be surprised to learn just how many friends, neighbors and colleagues are living with epilepsy.Read Full Story
With the summer season right around the corner, more and more people are looking to get it in gear and get fit with intensified workout routines. But if you’re just working out, you may not be seeing the results that you want, and this could be because of your eating habits. Have you considered a detox diet to see if it makes a difference? If so, make sure you know whether or not you really need one, since detox diets should not be taken lightly. Here are some tips to determine when a detox is really necessary.Read Full Story
You’ve surely heard about antioxidants and how important they are in the makeup of your healthy diet, but have you heard of polyphenols? These super-nutrients valiantly fight free radicals and are in your everyday foods -- if you're following a healthy diet. Here's more on polyphenols and why you need them.Read Full Story
Shawna was only two miles into running a 10-mile road race when she realized she was soaked. She crossed the finish line feeling embarrassed about her bladder control issues instead of feeling proud of her accomplishment. A surgical procedure – MiniArc Precise – has put an end to her bladder leakage and has given her the confidence to run a half-marathon this September.Read Full Story
If anyone knows how to turn a home space from drab into fab, it’s designer, TV personality and real estate agent Sabrina Soto from HGTV’s Get It Sold and Real Estate Intervention. As a longtime allergy sufferer, Soto is also an expert on managing allergies in the home. Here are the designer’s tips to reducing allergens in your home.Read Full Story
Now that the weather is warming up and the sun has finally come out of hibernation, people are showing a lot more skin. We’ve all been wearing layers for far too long, but celebrating summer shouldn’t mean risking your health. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, which means we need to do more to protect ourselves from harmful UV rays. You can still worship the sun; just make sure you’re not doing it sans sunscreen.Read Full Story
Menopause isn't the only cause of imbalanced body chemistry - lifestyle, medication and pregnancy can also throw off your body's hormone levels at any age. So before you give in to living with the discomforts of hormonal imbalance, discover the causes of hormonal imbalance and how you can reduce your symptoms.Read Full Story
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