Why “Seeing Red” Is Sometimes The Best

We really underestimate how exposure to certain types of light may impact our sleep, mood and overall health. We, after all, already have so much on our plates and so much to think about. Now we have to think about light, seriously? You may think light is light, but there is so much more to it than that.

MRIs May Provide More Accurate, Less Risky Prostate Cancer Screening and Diagnosis

Some physicians no longer recommend the PSA test except in very specific situations, and others prefer to leave the decision to their patients’ “personal preference” based on their individual situations after weighing the benefits and risks of the test (which is the current recommendation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force). 

Be Proactive and Invest In Your Bone Health

Did you know that the adult human body has 206 bones? Perhaps even more important, did you know that in general we begin to lose bone mass around the age of 40 (some medical sources say it’s more like 35 for women)?

Johnson & Johnson Recalls Several Sunscreen Products Due To Benzene? How You Can Be Proactive and Protect Yourself

Pharmaceutical and packaged goods giant Johnson & Johnson recently recalled five of their aerosol spray sunscreen products.

Can’t Get Depression Out Of Your Mind? Get Outside

If there is one thing that the past year and a half has taught us, it’s that we need to be more proactive about taking care of our brains! We can no longer afford to disregard our mental health.

Pregnant Women Should Not Eat For Two, But Perhaps They Should Be Drinking Water For Two

I recall gaining nearly 60 pounds when I was pregnant. I just could not seem to gain enough weight to satisfy my doctor. And I was not underweight when I got pregnant.  At 5'10" I weighed about 145 pounds. By my ninth month, I was almost 200 pounds.  It used to be quite common for doctors and other to tell pregnant patients that they were eating for two. "Eat as much as you want and whatever you want. Now is the time to do it,”  they said. 

A Simple Eating Guide To Preventing Heart Disease

If I sound like a broken record, I’m sorry. It is, however, always worth mentioning that heart disease is the leading killer of both American men and women. Until this fact changes, I honestly do not think that I can discuss heart disease prevention enough.

We Must See Plant-Based Meat Alternatives and Beef on an Equal but Different Playing Field

It can be difficult to keep up with all the food products that are readily accessible to us. Although it is great that we have so many options, we really need to do our research and make sure that we are getting the nutritional value we expect.

What Is Atrial Septal Defect?

When I imagine stroke victims, most twenty-somethings do not come to mind. But a young woman named Veronica Cardello, however, gave me a different perspective. At just 27-years-old, Veronica experienced an extremely scary event where she had a stroke in the shower one morning.

Cottage Cheese Before Bed?

Cottage cheese is not the prettiest looking food out there. If I’m being completely transparent, this type of cheese reminds me of those not-so-sexy, back-in-the-day salad bars that also offered jello. But a recent study provided evidence suggesting that I may want to give cottage cheese a chance in my regular diet.

Be Proactive About Bee Stings This Summer

A couple of weeks ago I was enjoying my favorite outdoor sport -golf. It was particularly hot, and I noticed a big rattle snake just a few feet in front of us that was obstructing our path. Here is photo proof! For many hikers, golfers and dog owners, coming across such a creature may be a big fear. But for me, honestly, I’m much more fearful of bees which are also present on hiking trails or the golf course. You may see why from the following story.

Journalist Christiane Amanpour Has Ovarian Cancer. 5 Things Everyone Should Know About This Cancer.

Chief International Anchor for CNN Christiane Amanpour recently and bravely shared with the world that she is battling ovarian cancer. "I've had successful major surgery to remove it, and I'm now undergoing several months of chemotherapy for the very best possible long-term prognosis, and I'm confident," she said, according to this CNN report.

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