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One Fish, Two Fish, Good Fish, Bad Fish

Fish is one of the healthiest foods out there. Not only is it loaded with important nutrients like protein, Vitamin D and selenium, it is an incredible source of Omega 3 fatty acids. From lowering blood pressure to boosting brain function ...

The Cooking Oil Conundrum

We see you there in the grocery store aisle, scratching your head as you stare at the ginormous selection of cooking oils, trying to make a healthy choice. There are so many options: vegetable, canola, avocado, palm, flaxseed, coconut, ...

What you need to know about the Excedrin Migraine Production Halt

Migraine sufferers may have to find an alternative over-the-counter treatment for Excedrin Migraine because it has been discontinued until further notice. Both caplet and gel tablets of Excedrin Extra Strength and Excedrin Migraine will be ...

Let Go of the Lazy and Get Moving

Louisiana is one of the laziest states in the country, according to a new study, with 30 percent of residents doing no physical activity. Many people sit at a desk during the day and during long commutes, then come home to sit some more ...

Add Compression Socks to your Holiday Wish List

Taking a long flight this holiday season? Being immobile for an extended period of time, such as during a flight, can increase the chance of blood clots forming in your legs. This is known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which occurs most ...

5 Tips for a Stress-free Holiday Season

It’s supposed to be the happ-happiest time of the year. But if all the shopping, spending, eating and doing tends to bring out your inner Scrooge, you’ve probably “leaned in” a little too far. Here are some tips to ...

Don't Let Dry Skin Win

Is your skin feeling personally victimized by the cold weather? During the winter months the humidity level drops (even in Louisiana), making it harder to keep your skin hydrated. When there isn’t enough water in the outermost layer ...

To Clean or Not to Clean: What to do about Earwax

For many of us, cleaning out your ears is a process between you and your Q-tip. But did you know it can be hurting more than helping? Ear wax is a sign of a healthy ear and doesn’t need routine cleanings. It’s self-regulating ...

How many crunches does it take to burn off that fun-sized Crunch bar from Halloween?

It’s Halloween – of course you can treat yourself! Just don’t let the term “fun-sized” trick you. Even though they’re bite-sized pieces of candy, the calories can add up quickly. Here are a few stats that ...

What Causes a Charley Horse?

If you’ve ever had a charley horse you remember it well. The sharp, intense pain of your leg or calf muscle suddenly becoming tight and stiff can stop you right in your tracks. Muscle spasms are harmless for the most part, but could ...

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