Have Asthma? 4 Ways to Improve the Air Quality in Your Home

Have Asthma? 4 Ways to Improve the Air Quality in Your Home

Written by Hannah Whittenly
on Wednesday, 14 March 2018

For those that have asthma, it is important to reduce the triggers that aggravate it as much as possible. The best place to start is with the home. 

The home, where asthmatics spend the most time, may have more asthma triggers than you realize. 

Here are four ways to improve the air quality in your home to make life easier, and healthier, for both asthmatics and non-asthmatics alike.
What to Do When Life Doesn’t Go the Way You Wanted

What to Do When Life Doesn’t Go the Way You Wanted

Written by Trevor McDonald
on Monday, 12 March 2018

Have you ever gotten your hopes so high that you can barely imagine things not working out? Then Murphy’s Law swoops in out of nowhere and blindsides you. 

We’ve all been there. When things don’t go the way you want, it can be devastating. But what if it’s more than just one event that goes wrong? What if your entire life ends up off course? 

Okay, let’s take a deep breath. We’ve got this.

Here are a few tips to help you feel better and get back on course.
Can Kissing Lead to the Incurable Cold Sore?

Can Kissing Lead to the Incurable Cold Sore?

Written by Georgea Pasedis, PharmD, RPh
on Monday, 12 March 2018

Viruses are spread from person to person through the exchange of bodily fluids. Even an innocent kiss can transfer millions of bacteria, according to a study in Microbiome

This makes cold sores among the top conditions for which people head to the pharmacy counter to seek help from their pharmacist. 

Kissing and sharing personal items can easily spread cold sores, but there is a lot of misinformation about these sores and how to deal with the symptoms.
How Stress Sabotages Your Weight Loss Goals

How Stress Sabotages Your Weight Loss Goals

Written by Trevor McDonald
on Friday, 09 March 2018

The idea of weight loss is bound to make anybody stressed, but did you know stress is the most overlooked factor that negatively impacts your weight loss goals? 

Regardless if you follow a strict workout regime and eat healthily, stress can diminish their results in conjunction with negatively impacting your physical and emotional well-being. 

If you are having trouble losing weight or seemed always to gain it back, perhaps the answer lies in stress!

This is how stress sabotages your weight loss goals.
Common Questions Kids Ask About School Shootings & How to Answer

Common Questions Kids Ask About School Shootings & How to Answer

Written by Sanam Hafeez, PsyD
on Thursday, 01 March 2018

In the wake of the horrific school shooting in Parkland, Florida, attention once again turns to what can be done to ensure the safety of children in school. 

Given kids are exposed to the news and overhear the concerns of their parents as they speak with other adults, it’s expected for children to feel incredibly uneasy. 

Children above all want to feel safe. When the adults in charge of protecting them are fearful and insecure, kids begin to ask questions and now more than ever, kids are demanding answers. 

Here are some common questions kids are asking when it comes to school shootings and their own safety and insights on the ways to best to have this important discussion with your kids.
5 Medical Uses for Marijuana

5 Medical Uses for Marijuana

Written by Marisa Timko
on Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Medical marijuana isn’t a new thing. In fact, historical texts show that ancient people used cannabis for holistic healing thousands of years ago. 

And, despite the fact that the Federal Government has been slow to show support for medical marijuana and related products like vape oils and cannabis pills, 29 states and the District of Columbia have legalized doctor-prescribed pot.
Seafood: A Powerhouse Pregnancy Food

Seafood: A Powerhouse Pregnancy Food

Written by Jennifer McGuire, MS, RD
on Friday, 16 February 2018

Expecting and new parents are used to getting all things new: new nursery furniture, new tiny clothes, new diapers, and, like it or not, an onslaught of new information. 

But, as well intentioned as it may be, much of the “wisdom” shared with parents-to-be is confusing and can be inaccurate, especially when it comes to food. 

Let’s start by clearing the water with some science-based facts about one of the most misunderstood powerhouse pregnancy foods: seafood.
What Are the Health Benefits of Whole Food Nutrition?

What Are the Health Benefits of Whole Food Nutrition?

Written by Joshua Elizetxe
on Friday, 16 February 2018

Fruits and vegetables make up the key components to a healthier lifestyle and also keep you free from a sluggish and overweight existence. 

Eating whole food sources of nutrients such as magnesium, calcium, the B vitamins, vitamin D, protein, essential fatty acids, and potassium allows your cells to function effectively… as they were meant to. 

Keep reading for some health benefits of whole food nutrition.
14 Skincare Hacks for Gym Rats

14 Skincare Hacks for Gym Rats

Written by Margarita Lolis, MD
on Thursday, 01 February 2018

Exercise is good for the body and mind and did you know exercise and sweating is good for your skin, too? 

Dr. Margarita Lolis, a New Jersey board certified dermatologist explains that, "When exercising we release toxins from our skin, opening up and clear out our pores. However, if you miss one important step when it comes to exercising and skin, you'll start to notice your skin going downhill." 

Here are some pointers to help your skin look its post-workout best.

A head-to-toe routine is a must. Dr. Lolis found that those who work out several times per week seem to have similar skin issues.

These 14 Skincare Hacks for Gym Rats provided by Dr. Lolis, are based on the common issues her own patients often face.
5 Reasons Why More & More People Are Saying ‘No Way’ to Valentine’s Day

5 Reasons Why More & More People Are Saying ‘No Way’ to Valentine’s Day

Written by Sanam Hafeez, PsyD
on Thursday, 01 February 2018

Whether you’re in a couple or rolling solo, Valentine’s Day comes with expectation and pressure. 

With #CoupleGoals as a consistently trending hashtag, countless pictures of couples on social media, the obsession of celebrity break ups and make ups and TV shows like the Bachelor and Bachelorette serving up contrived romance sprinkled with drama, the way we think of love and romance has changed. 

Dr. Sanam Hafeez, a New York Board Certified Neuropsychologist explains why so many people say ‘no way’ to Valentine’s Day and offers some alternatives that shift this negative mindset.
Germ Dossier: How to Beat 5 Common Contagions

Germ Dossier: How to Beat 5 Common Contagions

Written by Reshmi Basu, MD
on Monday, 29 January 2018

If knowing your enemy is one of the first lines of defense in war, the tactic is especially apt when it comes to contending with germs. 

To help arm parents in the inevitable germ battle, here’s an overview of five common contagious illnesses and maladies that children are likely to encounter, as well as a few tips and tricks to treat and prevent them.
Skincare Tips: 10 Ways to Prevent & Slow Aging

Skincare Tips: 10 Ways to Prevent & Slow Aging

Written by Tressie Dawson
on Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Aging is all in the mind; you can stay young forever if you take care of your skin. 

In fact, in today's modern world, no one looks their age. As many say, 40 is the new 30.

From cosmetic procedures to beauty treatments, there are so many ways that help you prevent and slow down your aging process. At most times, the result is great. 

Sure, these treatments can help you to look young, but there are some side effects too. Natural ways are simply the best. The more natural treatments you use, the better it will be for your skin. With a little effort, you can look ten years younger with natural ways. 

Here are 10 ways to prevent and slow aging.
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