Medicine Cabinet Basics: Your Shopping List

It pays to be well prepared at home to deal with minor health issues as soon as they arise. Dr. Oz has shared his five surprising essentials for your home, but do you have the basics? Here’s what a well-stocked medicine cabinet should contain to handle most maladies. Antihistamines come in handy to reduce congestion… [Continue..]

Prescription Safety: How To Store and Dispose of Your Medications

How and where you store your medication has an impact of its ability to help you get better. Follow these timeless tips to stay healthy and safe. Most medication, whether prescription or over the counter, should be stored in a cool, dry place. Heat and moisture can impact its effectiveness and safety. Though convenient, the… [Continue..]

Top Warning Signs You Could Be Dehydrated (and Why It Matters)

Many of us walk around in a state of mild to moderate dehydration because we often don’t consume enough liquids to supply our bodies with the hydration it needs to function at its best. Chronic dehydration stresses our organs and can interfere with bodily functions leading in some cases to illness, irritability, fatigue, difficulty focusing… [Continue..]

5 Myths About Ebola

The recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and the return of several infected Americans have led to a plethora of public misconceptions about the disease. This has caused fear, speculation and the inevitable spread of false rumors. Here are five of the most common myths about Ebola debunked to set the record straight. Myth… [Continue..]

Your First Line of Defense to Prevent the Spread of Viruses

With various viruses making both adults and children across the country sick and sending many into the hospital, health professionals are recommending frequent and effective hand washing for all of us as a first line of defense against catching and spreading illnesses. But just giving your hands a quick rinse won’t do the trick. There are… [Continue..]

Why You Should Organize Your Health Records

Keeping your or your loved ones’ medical records organized and readily available can be overwhelming. But it is an important task for the following reasons: It minimizes stress and saves time looking for documents. You can help identify patterns and make early detection easier for your health provider. You can avoid unnecessary duplication of tests by… [Continue..]

5 Healthy Ways to Start Your Day in 5 Minutes or Less

You don’t need a rigid schedule or even a lot of time to get each day off to an energetic and healthy start. Try a few of these quick and easy tips to improve your vitality, your mood, and your well-being. These tips are also great to try any time of the day for an… [Continue..]

You Got to Have Friends to Be Healthy

The 1973 Bette Midler hit song proclaims that you have to have friends to make the day last long. There is something to the song: There’s scientific evidence that having friends can also make your life, and your good health, last long too. The Nurses’ Health Studies launched by Harvard University in 1976 (and others),… [Continue..]

Happy Nurses Week 2016!

This week, as we celebrate Nurses Week 2016 around the world, it’s a good time to reflect on the vital, yet often hidden, role that nurses play in our world. Most people are familiar with the work nurses do in hospitals and medical offices but may not know about the many other ways and places that nurses… [Continue..]

What Nurses Do

This week, as we celebrate Nurses Week around the world, it’s a good time to reflect on the vital, yet often hidden, role that nurses play in our world. Most people are familiar with the work nurses do in hospitals and medical offices but may not know about the many other ways and places that nurses are… [Continue..]