How to Get Rid of Poison Ivy Fast

Leaves of three, let it be. You’ve probably heard someone reciting this old saying if you’ve ever been hiking, camping or climbing in wooded or marshy areas. Those notorious leaves of three are the calling card of poison ivy, though different varieties can have groups of five, seven or even nine. Poison ivy is a … Continued

How Do Seasonal Allergies Affect Your Body?

Allergies are often triggered by allergens like pollen, dust and mold. If you struggle with seasonal allergies, you may be reading this through itchy, watery eyes, as mid-spring through late summer is when most allergens are in full bloom. Common allergens include things like weeds, mold, dust mites, grass and pollen. Each one produces tiny … Continued

What Can You Do to Keep your Heart Healthy

Your heart will beat about 2.5 billion times during your lifetime. It is central to overall good health and is one of the most vital organs keeping you alive. It’s vital to treat it well. When you have a healthy heart, your entire body will feel the benefits. In fact, good overall health can not … Continued

First Aid Tips for Minor Cuts and Bruises

Bumps, scrapes and bruises happen all the time, especially in children. Most small bruises and cuts are minor and can be treated safely at home with basic first-aid supplies like bandages, sterile gauze dressings and an alcohol-free cleanser. Steps for treating minor cuts, scrapes or other skin abrasions If you or a loved one has … Continued

Are You Having an Allergic Reaction? Signs and Symptoms to Look Out For

Allergic reactions are hypersensitive reactions that occur when the immune system responds abnormally to common substances like pollen, dust or certain foods. Allergic reactions are common and often mild, however some can be dangerous or even life threatening if left untreated. Common types of allergic reactions Here are four types of allergic reactions: Anaphylactic reactionThis … Continued

5 Tips for Dealing With a Broken Bone in Foot

Around six million people in the United States suffer from broken bones each year. With 26 separate bones in the foot, it’s likely at least one will break if you take a lot of damage to your feet. A broken bone in the foot can be painful and make it inconvenient to complete routine daily tasks. If … Continued