Handwashing is one of the best tools for preventing the spread of disease and infection. And while people might know that on an intellectual level, it’s a different story in practice. One study found that only 31% of men washed up with soap and water after using a public restroom. Another revealed that around 35%… Continue Reading ›

Your veins hold a treasure that could mean the difference between life and death for another person. It may sound dramatic, but it’s true. Blood donation saves lives. Still, many potential donors are reluctant to participate. Perhaps you, too, are confused about the process or have been misinformed by well-meaning acquaintances. The truth about blood… Continue Reading ›

In 2021, more than 14,000 women will get diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer, many of them likely young. That’s because cervical cancer tends to affect women in their 30s and 40s, though the risk still exists in older women. This disease can be deadly, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself against… Continue Reading ›

The last year has been tumultuous for a variety of reasons, chief among them a global pandemic. All eyes are now on the White House and its incoming administration as we face a second year of the novel coronavirus outbreak. With certification complete, Joe Biden will become the nation’s 46th president on January 20th. But… Continue Reading ›

The winter months can be rough on your skin, especially more exposed areas like your hands and face. Dryness and the flaking, itching and painful cracks that accompany it are common wintertime complaints. Other skin issues that sometimes flare up in cold weather include frostnip, heat rash, eczema and even sunburn. If your approach to… Continue Reading ›

The dreary days of winter can be difficult. Even if holiday cheer buoys you through December, January may be another story. Winter depression often sets in after the presents are exchanged and the twinkling lights go dark.  Some years, the sadness creeps in slowly, building day by day. Other years? It rushes in full force…. Continue Reading ›

New Year’s resolutions are supposed to make your life better, not stress you out. That’s the idea, at least. But considering how many resolutions fall by the wayside just a few weeks into the year, that plan doesn’t seem to be working. Instead of pushing yourself toward resolutions that will make you feel like a… Continue Reading ›

Christmas is a season filled with familiar traditions. Whether your holiday routines involve baking Great-Grandma’s cookie recipe, moving an elf from one room to another or caroling throughout your neighborhood, there can be great comfort in knowing what to expect from one year to the next. Still, it’s good to break out of your routines… Continue Reading ›

If you’re like many Americans, meat may tend to crowd out the fruits and vegetables on your dinner plate. And while there’s nothing inherently wrong with eating meat, there’s plenty of research to suggest that a more veggie-focused diet may help your overall health. Plant-based foods are, generally, good for your body, mind, wallet and… Continue Reading ›