Healthy Lifestyle Topics

Is That Lump You're Feeling a Hernia?

If you’ve noticed a slight lump or bulge under your skin in your groin or abdomen area that is accompanied by pain or discomfort, you might have a hernia. Hernias most often occur when the stomach or other organs in the abdomen poke ...

The Truth About Lice

Lice can jump. False. Lice can’t jump or fly (they don’t have wings!). They can only crawl, which is why head-to-head contact is the primary way lice spreads. They can also move around via shared hats, combs or and bedding, but ...

All About Anemia

If you’re feeling constantly exhausted or sluggish, you may have a common blood disorder called anemia. Anemia is a condition in which your body doesn’t have enough healthy red blood cells or they are lacking in an iron-rich ...

Back to School Breakfast & Lunchbox Ideas

I cannot believe it’s back to school time! It feels like we just got into the summer camp groove and, bam! Now it’s time for busy mornings filled with sleepy eyes, messy hair, and plenty of quick, on-the-go meals. As a mom of ...

Should You Be Tongue Scraping?

Tongue scraping may seem like another tedious step in your already jam-packed self-care routine, but it’s actually an important part of your oral hygiene and overall health. While we sleep, our digestive system remains awake removing ...

Back to School Health Guide

Help your kids start the new school year off on the right foot. From exercise and nutrition, to back packs and sports physcials, here's how you can help: Sleep A good night’s sleep can make all the difference. Children under 13 ...

Crypto Fast Facts

Heading to the pool or water park? You may want to read up on “Crypto” -- it’s caused by a parasite found in water that can make you pretty sick. The worst? Chlorine can’t get rid of it! Dr. Amanda Watts, a family ...

On a scale of 1 to 10, how concerned should you be about flesh eating bacteria?

As millions of people flock to the beach for summer vacation, our newsfeeds will fill with reported cases of flesh eating bacteria. Also known as necrotizing fasciitis, the bacteria occurs naturally in warm, salt water like those closest to ...

Processed versus Ultra-Processed Foods

Processed foods have been under scrutiny for years, linking the ready-to-eat foods with higher rates of cancer and higher mortality rates. And if that wasn’t enough to make you think twice about that vending machine honey bun, a new ...

Check Your Sunscreen's Active Ingredients List

Are the active ingredients in your over-the-counter sunscreen safe? A new proposed regulation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has called for the testing of 12 out of 16 currently approved active ingredients found in sunscreen, ...

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