Category: Healthy Living

4 Things You Can Do to Help Lower Your Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a lipid that your liver produces to help build cell membranes and make hormones and certain vitamins. Along with your liver, you also get cholesterol from your diet. Although you need some to properly function, too much cholesterol can put you at risk for heart disease, stroke, and other scary conditions. The key…

Making Your Own First-Aid Kit

If there’s one fact of life we’re all too familiar with, it’s that accidents happen. From minor scrapes and bruises to major injuries, everyone has faced an unexpected medical situation at home, in the office, or on the go. Whether it’s just a small cut on your hand from a kitchen knife or a second-degree…

The Top Summer Health Risks to Watch Out for

Summer is known as the season of fun and relaxation. Your focus for the season is probably about maximizing your days in the sun, hanging out poolside, and seeing your friends for bonfires and other outdoor activities. While you should definitely be getting excited about plans and enjoying the long days and nice weather, that…

Steps You Can Take to Lower Your Risk of Stroke

When the blood supply to your brain is suddenly interrupted, reduced, or cut off, your brain is unable to get the oxygen and nutrients it needs to function. This medical emergency is called a stroke, and it is one of the most potentially devastating events that can happen to you or a loved one. This…

6 Facts Everyone Should (But Probably Doesn’t) Know About IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition most people have heard of before, but don’t truly understand. Considering there’s still a lot even doctors don’t know about IBS, it comes as no surprise that there are plenty of misconceptions floating around about it. But seeing as though it’s one of the most common chronic GI…

Treatment & Prevention of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Images of office workers typing furiously at their desk or hastily putting ink to paper while wearing a wrist wrap probably spring to mind when you hear the phrase “carpal tunnel syndrome”. Unless you’ve experienced it, it can be difficult to understand just how disabling this condition can be and how much it can interfere…

3 Winter Skin Care Tips to Keep You Glowing Year-Round

Even though it feels like fall has just begun, winter weather has a way of storming in before you know it. The cold and dry air (or dry heat down south) ushered in by the winter season can wreak havoc on your skin if you don’t use quality products and establish a good skin care…