Historically, stress was our friend. It acted as a protective mechanism that warned us of danger; a natural reaction that told us when to run. Stress has remained part of the evolutionary drive because of Read More »
Many Americans take both dietary supplements and prescription or over-the-counter drugs. Sometimes, these drugs and supplements may interact in unintended ways.
Let’s test your knowledge and dig deeper:
TRUE or FALSE Some supplements can decrease Read More »
Meningitis is an infection of the meninges, the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain itself.
Infectious causes of meningitis and encephalitis include: viruses, bacteria, fungus, and parasites. For Read More »
1. Bring Your Own Lunch
Making and bringing lunch to work every day might seem impossible, but the benefits far outweigh the initial hassle:
Meals prepared at home are more likely to be the correct portion Read More »
Improving your eyesight is important but it’s just one of the reasons to get your eyes examined. For example, regular eye exams may help find eye diseases early on which greatly improves chances of preserving Read More »
Many are aware that some medications don’t work well together. But what you eat and drink can also affect the way your medications work. A food-drug interaction can cause a side effect from a medication Read More »
Unless people experience breast cancer in their own lives, or they’re close to someone who does, they might not be able to separate myth from fact when it comes to this disease. While breast cancer Read More »
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder. It is an inflammatory disease that affects the lining of joints, causing a painful swelling that can eventually result in joint deformity and bone erosion.
RA occurs when a Read More »
Psoriasis is a common skin condition that speeds up the life cycle of skin cells. It causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin. The extra skin cells form scales and Read More »
5 Ways to Manage Symptoms
Your thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland situated at the base of the front of your neck, just below your Adam’s apple. Hormones produced by the thyroid gland — triiodothyronine (T3) Read More »