Important Doctors to Have in Your Phone Book

Important Doctors

This post was originally posted on September 3, 2014. It was updated on September 6, 2017. Getting sick is inevitable. When and where it happens? Now that’s a mystery. That’s why it’s important to be prepared for when illness strikes by having reliable doctor’s phone numbers on hand. And while we can’t possibly be ready for every ... Read More...

6 Ways Moving Can Make You Sick

Ways Moving Can Make You Sick

This post was originally published on August 21, 2014. It was last updated on August 30, 2017 Moving is often exciting. Yet, a new place can mean making adjustments – many of them.  There are new weather patterns to accommodate for, new people you’ll be in contact with, and, more often than not, new illnesses to battle.  Here are some ... Read More...

Adults Need Immunizations, Too

Adult Vaccinations

This post was originally published on August 14, 2014. It was last updated on August 29, 2017. Immunization is not just for children! August is National Immunization Awareness Month and it's important that adults keep track of what vaccines need to be re-administered later in life. The effectiveness of your childhood vaccinations can ... Read More...

The Roaring 20s: Common Illnesses in Young Adulthood

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This post was first published on September 26, 2014. It has been updated on August 25, 2017 Most think of their 20s and early 30s as an extended adolescence: all the health that teens enjoy, plus the independence that has been craved. But for many 20-somethings, the “health” part isn’t necessarily a given. Here are some illnesses that ... Read More...

Celiac Disease vs. Gluten Sensitivity?

celiac disease: fruit as part of diet

A decade or two ago, chances are you had never heard of gluten, which is the the protein found in wheat, barley and rye. While it was there are all along in our foods, it didn’t grab a whole lot of headlines, and there weren’t many restaurants boasting gluten-free selections on their menus. Today, chances are you know someone who follows a ... Read More...

Tips for Finding Your New Doctors

Tips For Finding Your New Doctor

This post originally appeared on September 22, 2014. It was updated on August 22, 2017. There are many factors that go into making the decision on who to book an appointment with when searching for new doctors. Everyone has different preferences and expectations for their doctors, which is why it's important to think about what matters most to ... Read More...

10 Arthritis Remedies for Relief of Pain & Stiffness

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The CDC estimates that by 2040 about 78 million adults in the United States will be diagnosed with arthritis. That’s 26 percent of people over the age of 18. While arthritis affects everyone differently, the primary symptoms are joint stiffness, pain and a decreased range of motion. It can make daily tasks, even walking, cumbersome and painful, ... Read More...

Life After Melanoma: What Survivors Should Know

Dermascopy

When it comes to skin cancer, melanoma is the most frightening diagnosis you can get. The most deadly form of skin cancer, it can affect people of any age, race or sex. Last year, the American Cancer Society estimated than more than 76,000 new melanomas would be diagnosed, and more than 10,000 people would die of melanoma. Though the numbers are ... Read More...

Our Favorite Sun Safety Gear & A Selfie Contest

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It’s midsummer, and by now, outdoor activities are in full swing. Whether you like to take it easy by the beach or near home, or enjoy hiking, biking, or running, there’s something for everyone under the sun. But, before you go out, it’s important to take small steps to ensure you’re sun safe. We’ve compiled a list of favorite sun ... Read More...

Ultimate Guide: Finding Your Favorite Dermatologist

Skin cancer treatment

A dermatologist may be a specialist doctor, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t see this physician regularly. In fact, it’s highly recommended that you see a dermatologist at least once a year. Protecting your skin year-round from all types of weather conditions, and understanding any abnormalities that appear, are both key elements to ... Read More...