How You Can Safely Use Sleeping Pills for Insomnia

By |2018-11-12T13:10:42+00:00November 12th, 2018|

6 tips to help you get your rest With today’s fast-paced lifestyles and overbooked days, insomnia strikes nearly everyone at some point.  It’s normal to have some nights that aren’t as restful as others, but when it happens in a string of nights, you might want to try an over-the-counter sleep aid. We asked neurologist Jessica Vensel-Rundo, MD, [...]

New cholesterol management guidelines call for personalized risk assessments

By |2018-11-12T13:04:00+00:00November 12th, 2018|

Leading heart experts released cholesterol management guidelines Saturday that call on doctors to tailor treatment to more personalized risk assessments of each patient and recommend the use of two new kinds of drugs for those at the greatest danger of disease. The recommendations build on and address criticism of guidelines issued in 2013 that fundamentally altered the [...]

By |2018-11-12T12:51:00+00:00November 12th, 2018|

Leading heart experts released cholesterol management guidelines Saturday that call on doctors to tailor treatment to more personalized risk assessments of each patient and recommend the use of two new kinds of drugs for those at the greatest danger of disease. The recommendations build on and address criticism of guidelines issued in 2013 that fundamentally altered the [...]

Signs You’re Low on Vitamin B12

By |2018-11-12T02:28:51+00:00November 12th, 2018|

Numbness Do your hands, feet, or legs feel like they’re on “pins and needles”? Shortage of B12 can damage the protective sheath that covers your nerves. Diseases like celiac, Crohn’s, or other gut illnesses may make it harder for your body to absorb the vitamin. So can taking some heartburn drugs. You’re Colder Than Usual [...]

What to do if you’ve visited a place that has bedbugs

By |2018-11-12T01:59:53+00:00November 12th, 2018|

Bedbugs can hitch a ride along on clothing, in linens, and suitcase, making it easy to get them while traveling. If you notice the signs you have bed bugs, start by quarantining your exposed clothes and luggage. If you brought them into your home, make sure you thoroughly clean everything from your sheets to your suitcase using high [...]

The Myths of Microbe-Fighting

By |2018-11-12T00:08:07+00:00November 12th, 2018|

It turns out that many of the things we do to keep ourselves safe from harmful bacteria just make the problem worse Here’s a germaphobe alert: There are likely more bacterial cells in and on you right now (39 trillion, on average) than there are actual human cells (around 30 trillion). Most of them are [...]

5 Veggies That Don’t Deserve the Hype: Your Dietitian’s Picks

By |2018-11-11T23:53:46+00:00November 11th, 2018|

All veggies are good — but some are overrated First, let’s set the record straight: You really can’t go wrong with vegetables. They’re a fantastic food group and a key part of every healthy diet. That said, some veggies pack a bigger nutritional punch than others. Here are the veggies your dietitian would downplay in favor [...]

Guide to Poisonous Plants

By |2018-11-11T23:43:37+00:00November 11th, 2018|

Poison Ivy Like its cousins poison oak and poison sumac, it has an oily sap in its leaves called urushiol. This causes an allergic reaction that can make your skin red, swollen, and itchy. It grows over most of the U.S. except Alaska and Hawaii. Each stem grows into three “leaflets” that might help you [...]

The REAL WORLD with severe asthma

By |2018-11-11T02:38:37+00:00November 11th, 2018|

Lindsey has severe uncontrolled asthma and is considering Bronchial Thermoplasty. Learn more about why she and her doctor have chosen this treatment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcgM5MDlxZQ&index=2&list=PLmpxP1h28UAExFX9vJ1LlMtchKTO1JPBQ   Source 1 Source 2 Source 3  

Vitamin D And Fish Oil Supplements Disappoint In Long-Awaited Study Results

By |2018-11-11T01:42:29+00:00November 11th, 2018|

Many people routinely take nutritional supplements such as vitamin D and fish oil in the hopes of staving off major killers like cancer and heart disease. But the evidence about the possible benefits of the supplements has been mixed. Now, long-awaited government-funded research has produced some of the clearest evidence yet about the usefulness of [...]

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