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    • MARCH 11, 2020
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    Text #FlipYourScrip to Easily Donate Unused Drugs

    #FlipYourScrip, a first-of-its-kind national program for donating unused prescription drugs, is now open for business and accepting unexpired bottles of pills or capsules in order to pass them along to needy patients. The program is administered by Remedichain.org, a nonprofit based in Memphis, Tennessee. Donation involves a simple process that uses a smartphone text to

    • MARCH 3, 2020
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    The Best Foods To Boost Your Immune System

    With fears about the coronavirus spreading, the least we can do is try to keep ourselves as healthy as possible. In other words, we all need to be boosting our immune systems. One of the best ways to do that is to make sure you’re including immune-boosting foods into your daily diet. We’ve rounded up nine great immune-boosting foods ―

    • FEBRUARY 24, 2020
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    How to avoid catching Coronavirus, flu, or colds on an airplane

    Spring break is just around the corner and if you’re thinking of traveling, you may be wondering how to stay well, especially if that travel involves flying. After all, air travel means being locked into a small space for hours with over a hundred other people coughing and sneezing, while breathing recycled air. Fun, right?

    • JANUARY 30, 2020
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    The best flu-fighting vitamin!!

    Flu… it’s a word we all dread, yet it comes around every year just like clockwork, with its fever, body aches and pains, headache, cough, runny nose and a hundred other little miseries that keep you miserably trapped in your bed. And, even if you do get the flu vaccine, there’s no reason to put

    • JANUARY 25, 2020
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    What you need to know about the new virus from China

    Regular viruses are worrisome enough. Every year we face them… stomach viruses, upper respiratory viruses and, of course, influenza. But over the years, alarms have been raised about new types of viruses, most originating overseas, that potentially pose a deadly threat. MERS, SARS, bird and swine flu comes to mind. Now we’re just starting to

    • DECEMBER 30, 2019
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    The Natural Antibiotic Powerhouse

    Superbugs, that possess antibiotic-resistant powers, are now a real and present danger in the world around us. In fact, antibiotic resistance has been labeled an epidemic and according to the CDC, “More than 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections occur in the U.S. each year.” It’s a fact that I’m now all too familiar with first-hand: I recently had

    • DECEMBER 11, 2019
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    The Common Cold and Complementary Health Approaches

    Colds are a leading reason for visiting a doctor and for missing school or work. To prevent or treat colds some people turn to complementary health approaches such as herbs, vitamins, and minerals. This issue provides information on “what the science says” about some of these practices for the common cold, including zinc, vitamin C, echinacea,

    • DECEMBER 5, 2019
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    10 healthy comfort foods to keep the winter blues away

    It’s hard to imagine anyone getting a case of the winter blues with all the holiday hustling and bustling happening, but seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is estimated to affect as many as 10 million Americans. SAD is really punctuated in the winter months. Adjusting to colder, shorter and darker days sets it off for many

    • NOVEMBER 29, 2019
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    Shining a light on winter depression

    Light therapy can help you avoid seasonal affective disorder. Published: November, 2019 Winter does not officially begin until Dec. 21, but as the days grow shorter and sunlight exposure becomes scarcer, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) becomes more common. SAD is a type of depression that occurs during the late fall and early winter and often

    • NOVEMBER 7, 2019
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    How to get rid of muscle cramps in your legs

    The muscles in your legs are made up of bundles of fibers that alternately contract and expand to produce movement. A cramp is a sudden, involuntary contraction (tightening) of one of these muscles, typically in your calf. Cramps can last anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes. They can be mild, or intense enough