Have you ever woken up at night with ear pain so bad it makes you sick? Your first thought might have been the emergency room, and while it’s never a bad idea to check into an ER when you’re in serious pain without explanation, there’s a less costly and just as effective option for non-life-threatening… Continue Reading ›

Spring offers a breath of literal fresh air as more people head outside after months of cold confinement during winter. If you’re one of the many who enjoy this much-needed seasonal shift, then you’re probably also wondering how to make the most of warmer weather and longer, sunnier days. From outdoor activities to a boost… Continue Reading ›

A short-term health insurance plan and an accident plan can be a worthwhile addition to your spring break trip, even if you already have health insurance. You never know what’s going to happen when you’re away from home, and you might be at a greater risk for the unexpected. Some health insurance plans won’t cover illness… Continue Reading ›

Nature comes alive in spring, bringing with it beautiful greenery and a not-so-beautiful blanket of pollen that covers everything in sight. The same allergens that get released into the air during spring’s reawakening trigger symptoms like runny noses, watery eyes and itchy throats. If you have asthma, then you might also recognize these symptoms. Allergies… Continue Reading ›

Thanks to computers, smartphones and TVs, you stare at screens for most of the day. What you may not know though is that these screens emit blue light that can damage your eyes and cause other health issues. These issues can be detected by regular eye exams. Here’s a closer look at blue light, how… Continue Reading ›

Could you, one day, take a simple blood test to learn if you have cancer? U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) director Dr. Francis Collins wrote in January 2018 about new research into the so-called “liquid biopsy.” Although much more research and development are still needed, this procedure screens a blood sample for particular proteins… Continue Reading ›

There’s no cure for cancer, but that fact might soon change thanks to medicine of the future. Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have developed an approach that may lead to a “vaccine” for cancer. In a study published on January 31 in Science Translational Medicine, Stanford researchers found that a targeted immunotherapy approach… Continue Reading ›

With February upon us, temperatures are dropping making the outdoors less pleasant than usual- not just for us, but for our furry friends as well. While many of our pets love being outside, it can be hard to determine how cold is too cold for them to withstand. Many people assume that since dogs and… Continue Reading ›

Though 2018 may be the year you plan to eat healthier or lose weight, it can be hard to give up the taste of the foods you love. When you want to make some healthy changes but aren’t ready to commit to a full diet change, nutritious food swaps can be a great place to… Continue Reading ›