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    • OCTOBER 11, 2018
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    Common Causes Of Constipation

    Many factors can dispose a person to constipation. Some can easily be prevented by changing habits and lifestyle (although the role of lifestyle factors may not be as important as once thought). Often, the cause has to do with physiological problems or diseases. Following are the more common causes of constipation: Lack of exercise. People who

    • OCTOBER 4, 2018
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    11 Foods That Lower Cholesterol

    It’s easy to eat your way to an alarmingly high cholesterol level. The reverse is true, too — changing what foods you eat can lower your cholesterol and improve the armada of fats floating through your bloodstream. Doing this requires a two-pronged strategy: Add foods that lower LDL, the harmful cholesterol-carrying particle that contributes to

    • SEPTEMBER 26, 2018
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    The Surprising Side Effects From Using Technology

    You’ve mastered the art of texting, emailing, and web surfing on your smartphone and computer. But along with that digital prowess, you’ve picked up an unexpected side effect. “We get a number of patients who develop injuries from these activities,” says Dr. Tamara Rozental, an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hand, wrist, and elbow disorders

    • SEPTEMBER 19, 2018
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    Simple Swaps To Eat Less Salt

    If you think steering clear of potato chips, pretzels, and other savory snacks is the best way to trim salt from your diet, think again. Yes, those foods are salty — but they only rank no. 7 on the top 10 sources of sodium (a major component of salt) in the average American’s diet. The

    • SEPTEMBER 10, 2018
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    Understanding And Improving Core Strength

    When most people think about core strength, they think about an abdominal six-pack. While it looks good, this toned outer layer of abdominal musculature is not the same as a strong core. What is the “core” and why is core strength so important? The core is a group of muscles that stabilizes and controls the

    • SEPTEMBER 5, 2018
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    10 Superfoods To Boost A Healthy Diet!

    No single food — not even a superfood — can offer all the nutrition, health benefits, and energy we need to nourish ourselves. The 2015–2020 US Dietary Guidelines recommend healthy eating patterns, “combining healthy choices from across all food groups — while paying attention to calorie limits.” Over the years, research has shown that healthy

    • AUGUST 27, 2018
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    Synthetic Opioids Are Killing Us!!

    Many thanks to The Nib and Stats for this infogram!! You may access the original here.

    • AUGUST 23, 2018
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    Monitoring Blood Pressure At Home

    Stress, exercise, and even a few drinks the night before your doctor’s appointment can push your blood pressure up. So it’s often difficult to tell whether an unusually high reading at the doctor’s office means you have high blood pressure—or, if you have already been diagnosed with hypertension, that it’s worsening— or whether a work

    • AUGUST 16, 2018
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    Common Summer Skin Rashes

    Sunburn is a big risk in the summer. You know the rules: seek the shade, wear protective clothing, and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen (with an SPF of at least 30). But sunburn isn’t the only summer skin problem. Image: © LCOSMO/Getty Images Plant-related rashes Many people are allergic to urushiol, an oil found in poison

    • AUGUST 8, 2018
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    The Benefits of Green Tea!!

    If you want to maximize your brainpower and keep your memory razor sharp, there’s a cheap, miracle brew that you need because it’s a brain cell’s best friend. It’s a safe bet that no other beverage has been shown in scientific research to be as helpful to your thinking capacity as green tea. Most recently,