If you’re someone who struggles with anxiety or depression, you’ve probably had countless well-meaning people tell you that you’d feel better if you’d just improve your diet and get more exercise. While both healthy eating and fitness activities can improve mood, they’re not the only tools that you can use for addressing your mental health… Continue Reading ›

More than 700,000 Americans will suffer a heart attack this year. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the majority of heart attack sufferers will experience this situation for the first time while 210,000 of them will have already gone through a cardiovascular episode. All in all, heart disease claims the lives… Continue Reading ›

Heart attacks don’t always start with the sharp chest pain that you see on TV or in movies. Studies have shown up to a third of people who’ve had heart attacks had no chest pain at all. Knowing how to recognize the symptoms of a heart attack as they’re happening could save your life, but… Continue Reading ›

There are a lot of myths surrounding vaccines. You may have heard that vaccines aren’t necessary, that they’ll overwhelm a small child’s system, that they don’t keep illnesses away or even that they cause autism. You might even believe that vaccines aren’t safe or that they contain toxic chemicals that could harm your child. Let’s… Continue Reading ›

Social drinking is such a routine part of many people’s lives that they give it little thought, but that may be a mistake. Some of the latest research suggests risks vary depending on factors like age, health and other habits. A recent study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) says long-term drinking changes energy… Continue Reading ›

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 ›