Dreaming of white-sand beaches and fruity cocktails as you gaze out the window at yet another day of winter weather? Time to make that dream into a reality, friend. You probably know that unplugging and getting away from it all can give you a mental boost. But vacations don’t just benefit the mind. Vacations are… Continue Reading ›

Relationships matter. And we’re not just talking about those of the romantic variety. Whether it’s with your partner, your kids, your extended family, your friends or your coworkers, having strong ties to others can make you healthier, stronger and all-around happier. Strong relationships don’t happen by accident. They take time, regular communication and a willingness… Continue Reading ›

With at least a month left of winter weather in many parts of the country, you might be wondering if it’s okay to send your kids out into the snow or if you should keep them inside until the ground thaws again. Some parents don’t think twice about letting their kids play when it’s cold… Continue Reading ›

Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the U.S. Yet heart disease in women remains under-diagnosed. A 2018 study from the University of Leeds in the U.K. found that a woman was half as likely as a man to have her heart attack diagnosed correctly on her first trip to the ER…. Continue Reading ›

Though all humans share an underlying physiology, some diseases affect people differently and in greater number. Case in point? Black Americans are affected by diseases like diabetes, hypertension and various pulmonary conditions at rates that are 20 to 60% higher than white Americans. Cancer rates are also higher, as are death rates from cancer. And… Continue Reading ›

Now that we’re a month into the new year, you’ve probably cleared your cabinets of holiday favorites to make room for better, more nutritious fare. Great job! But there’s always a reason to eat junk, right? Just as we start to declutter from the holiday feast-fest and get back to normal, the Big Football Game… Continue Reading ›

A fresh start to the year means a fresh start to your home. It’s time to pack away the holiday decor, sweep out the nooks and crannies and get settled into a new routine for keeping your home clean. And if one of your resolutions was to be a little kinder to the environment this… Continue Reading ›

The healthcare industry is a labyrinth. Attempting to navigate the system, what to do about rising costs and how to buy health insurance — to name a few things — can feel like wading through a muddy river full of snakes. (Yikes.) We won’t pretend that we understand all the ins and outs of the… Continue Reading ›