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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

Few things feel as good as getting a full night’s sleep. But if you’re like lots of adults, you’re probably not getting enough good sleep to feel refreshed and energized throughout the day. Missing a few nights of sleep here and there isn’t avoidable, but the less you sleep, the more problematic it becomes. Because… Continue Reading ›

You may have heard people extolling the benefits of “mindfulness,” but you might not know what it means. You’re not alone. The simplest definition of mindfulness is just being present – paying attention to what you’re doing in the present time. As simple as that sounds, it can present a challenge to some people, especially… Continue Reading ›

Technology has been blamed “information overload,” which increases the stress in our everyday lives. However, this same technology can also be used to counteract the daily tension that accumulates over a busy workweek or hectic family schedule. Different types of apps exist that can help you de-stress during the day, whether you’re at home, at… Continue Reading ›