Things that make you go "hmmm" Do you ever wonder if some of the strange things that your body does are "normal" quirks, or a sign of poor health? Why is it that when you dig into a bowl of steaming hot soup or spicy chili, your nose suddenly starts to run like crazy? And why does your pee smell funny after you've eaten a few pieces of asparagus? Sometimes our bodies do things … [Read more...] about 5 Embarrassing Health Questions, Answered
Improve Your Fitness to Improve Your Finances Being is shape can benefit your health in many ways—reduced risk of disease, more energy and a longer life, just to name a few. But enjoying a healthy lifestyle and keeping fit could also lead to a healthier bank account. While you may think that the road to fitness is an expensive one—personal trainers and gym memberships don’t … [Read more...] about 5 Surprising Ways Being Fit Saves You Money
1. Taking antibiotics It’s not uncommon to get a prescription for antibiotics when you’re dealing with an infection. But could the pills you’re taking make you gain weight? In a recent study at Emory University in Atlanta, researchers observed a link between intestinal bacteria and weight gain in lab mice. Researchers found that mice that were bred without a certain protein … [Read more...] about 5 Surprising Ways You Can Gain Weight
Inside a doctor's kitchen Neda Amani Golshani, MD, is physician who specializes in weight management. Her personal struggle with weight loss inspired her to create a program called The Real You, which combines exercise with nutritional and behavioral counseling to help patients reach their weight-loss goals. Here, she tells us five foods that you’ll never find her eating, and … [Read more...] about 5 Foods Your Doctor Never Eats
Are you sitting up straight right now, or hunched over your keyboard, trying to ignore that nagging pain in your back? If you fall into the latter category, you’re not alone—over 85 percent of the population will experience back pain at some point in their lives, according to the CBI Health Group. In the days of girdles and corsets, slouching was nearly impossible. But these … [Read more...] about What the Shape of Your Spine Says About You
Ah, spring. It’s that wonderful time of year when the temperature starts to rise and everything is in bloom. But it also marks the beginning of spring allergy season—a time of runny noses, itchy eyes and constant sneezing. Allergy symptoms may last right through summer, depending on what you’re allergic to—with trees, grass, molds and ragweed being the most common … [Read more...] about Spring Allergies: What Really Causes Them?
Summer is a great time to get outside, have fun and enjoy a wide range of activities, whether you're camping, cottaging or hanging out by the pool. However, it's also a time for prevention—staying safe and protecting your family from summer-related injuries. "In summer, we tend to let our guard down," says paramedic Shannon Koppenhoefer, who specializes in wilderness … [Read more...] about 6 Summer Safety Tips You Need to Know