Health & Wellness



Fire and Ice

Heat and cold are both used to treat many injuries, like sprains, strains, and muscle pulls. But which should you use, how often and for how long? Here’s a quick breakdown. Ice, Ice, Baby Cold is an effective method for treating many acute injuries, or injuries that happen suddenly. Cold stops bleeding inside a tissue, […]


Eating for Healthy Teeth

What you eat goes a long way towards determining how healthy your mouth is. It’s easy spitting out a list of things that don’t do our teeth any good: soft, chewy, sugary snacks, and hyper-sweetened soft drinks. Those can wreak havoc on your teeth and gums, causing cavities and general misery. You can fight back […]


Cage Match – Antihistamines vs. Decongestants

You’re sniffling and miserable and you’ve had enough. You have two main options to choose from: antihistamines and decongestants. Which one is right for you? Let’s check the tail of the tape. How Do They Work? Antihistamines and decongestants may treat similar symptoms, but they go about in different ways. Antihistamines work by blocking histamines, […]


Block the Sun

Incidents of skin cancer have been on the rise over the past three decades, and many of those cases could have been prevented had the victim taken one very simple step: applying some sunscreen. Sunscreen is a pharmaceutical product intended to safeguard the skin against exposure to dangerous solar radiation. To that end, sunscreen employs […]


Outfoxing a Fever

What is a Fever? This may sound like an idiotic question, but if you’re going to beat a fever, you need to know what you’re up against. On the surface, a fever is simply an abnormally high body temperature, usually accompanying an illness or other medical condition. A temperature of greater than 100.4 degrees is […]


Healthy Mouth = Healthy Body

It’s been said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. More and more research is showing the mouth is the window to good health. Links have been established between poor oral health and maladies ranging from cardiovascular disease to osteoporosis. More and more information is coming to light, indicating that one way to […]


Good Germs

Did you know that you and I are not completely human? That’s right. If you go strictly by cell count, then you find that the human body is 90% bacteria. There are somewhere on the order of 100 trillion bacteria living on or inside your body, and most of them live in your gut. Now […]


Fighting the Flu

Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a viral infection of the respiratory system that can really ruin your day. It manifests itself through symptoms such as nasal congestion, sore throat, cough, body aches, fatigue, and occasionally, diarrhea and vomiting. Fighting the flu is a fairly simple process. First, you need to be sure you […]