In the early days of the COVID19 pandemic, you might have heard that it wasn’t necessary to wear a mask. Health experts told people to save masks for medical professionals, fearing a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for people who needed it most. We even repeated that advice in our own coronavirus updates on… Continue Reading ›

More than 600,000 Americans are currently dealing with kidney failure. And if that’s not enough of a sobering stat, consider this: Kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death in the U.S. Want to avoid this particular club? Be kind to your kidneys. The diseases that lead to kidney failure have a variety of… Continue Reading ›

Breastfeeding your new baby can be both rewarding and nerve-wracking. While the physical and mental benefits of breastfeeding encourage many moms to shun the bottle for the boob, things don’t always go as planned. One of the major obstacles many new moms face is being unsure of whether they’re making enough milk. Unlike with formula… Continue Reading ›

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 ›

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 ›