Wellness 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 ...

Egg Bites

Serves: 12 muffins Serving size: 2 muffins INGREDIENTS 9 large eggs 8 ounces ground breakfast sausage 1 red, green, or yellow bell pepper, or a combination ½ cup frozen spinach, chopped ¼ teaspoon black pepper Shredded cheese ...

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 ...

Hepatitis A Outbreak - Could I Be At Risk?

The numbers are alarming. In just one week, there were 73% more new cases of hepatitis A than in an entire non-outbreak year in Louisiana. Livingston and East Baton Rouge Parishes have the two highest counts out of the 352 cases statewide. ...

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 ...

Hydration Hacks

Staying well-hydrated has a ton of benefits for your body, including better digestion, overall skin health, circulation and more. But drinking the right amount of fluids every day can seem like a daunting task. The Institute of Medicine ...

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