Five Tips to Help You Drink More Water This Summer

Your body’s major systems depend on water to function and survive. Not only does it help regulate your body temperature, but it also keeps your joints lubricated, prevents infections, delivers nutrients to your cells and keeps your organs functioning properly. Staying hydrated can also improve sleep quality, cognition and your overall mood. When your body … Continued

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

What to Do When You Cut Your Finger

Getting cut is one of the most common household injuries. Almost any time you make a meal or wash dishes, you deal with knives. That’s before you even consider any tools you use for basic DIY home repairs. Despite how often people cut themselves, dealing with the injury often leaves people mystified. They wonder what steps … Continued

Should I Get a Flu Shot? 5 Factors to Consider

Every year there is a debate over whether you should get the flu shot. Some people receive the vaccine every year, while others get it occasionally. Then some people never want to flu shot because of myths or because of negative past experiences after getting the shot. According to the Centers for Disease Control and … Continued

3 Dangerous Common High School Sports Injuries

If you’ve got a child that plays high school sports, it’s not always fun and games. Although high school sports are rewarding both physically and mentally, there are many dangers involved. If they play a high-impact sport like basketball, football, or soccer, they’re at risk of some pretty bad and potentially long-lasting injuries. Today, we’re going … Continued