Travel Pharmacy Pack

“What should I take?” is a common question we ask ourselves while planning a trip abroad. The contents of the travel health kit depend on which country we’re traveling to and the state of our health. To preserve our health it is important to pack remedies that will help us handle minor medical issues, simple… [Read More]

Orange and walnut salad

With spring upon us, fresh produce is becoming more readily available, and certainly more desirable. While this meal can be prepared just as easily as any other salad, its pleasant color scheme, unique combinations of sweet and savory flavors, and contrasting textures make this a unique sensory treat. It is simple but sophisticated; healthy and… [Read More]

Summer Dangers

There are numerous festivals, markets, water resorts, and other outdoor programs available for those willing to leave the comfort of an air conditioned room as a way of surviving the summer heat. Keep in mind the heat is not so bad once you get used to it and all the all those cool activities are… [Read More]

Allergy season is here

Springtime brings relief from cold weather, but it can wreak havoc on those with allergies. Though the colorful blossoms of trees are happy indicators of the coming summer months to some, for others they mark the onset of the increasing discomfort from seasonal allergies. We have put together a very basic list of suggestions that… [Read More]

Diseases spread by ticks

Ticks are small spider-like creatures that feed by inserting their mouths into the skin of a host and slowly taking in blood. During the feeding process they can transmit infections through their saliva, which also has a numbing effect and so the bite can go unnoticed.

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Feeling SAD?

Have you been feeling particularly dejected, lethargic, and all-around fatigued? Do you feel a lack of interest in activities you generally enjoy and instead feel like all you want to do is sleep or eat? If you recognize these signs in yourself or a friend, you may be dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD… [Read More]

Protect Yourself from the Flu

You’ve rubbed your nose raw with a hundred tissues and still you can’t seem to breathe right. You’ve tried nearly everything to soothe your scratchy throat but you still cringe every time you have to swallow. Your head won’t stop pounding, and even the soft fabric of your shirt feels like sandpaper grating away on… [Read More]

What is Breast Cancer?

Let’s start with the anatomy of the breast. A normal breast consists primarily of mammary glands that produce milk when one is pregnant. These glands are connected to the surface of the nipple by ducts. The glands and ducts are supported by connective tissue made of fat and fibrous material. The rest of the breast… [Read More]

Warning: dehydration ahead

Warning: dehydration ahead Water is one of the few absolute essentials for our bodies. As the summer months have painfully reminded us, water plays a crucial role in regulating body temperature. In addition to carrying oxygen and nutrients to the cells, another indispensable task of water is to dissolve food’s minerals and nutrients so they… [Read More]