Health experts have been telling you for years that sugary drinks, soda pop in particular, have negative impacts on your health. Even those with artificial sweeteners have been linked to diabetes and weight gain. But a new Continue Reading
Your blood pressure has not changed but you may suddenly be diagnosed with high blood pressure. How is that possible? Earlier this month, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, in partnership several other health organizations, revised the guidelines that determine whether your blood pressure ... Continue Reading
Welcome to the time of year when the societal pressure is on to create a new you: T’is the season of Weight Watchers commercials and ads for discounted home-gym equipment, magazine articles that focus on losing weight and getting in shape, offers in the mail for continuing education and getting out of debt, and it goes ... Continue Reading
Unless you have a pet pig, do not be concerned about your dog or cat giving you the flu. Most viruses are species-specific. Viruses can be passed between humans but not between you and your pet.
Do you remember the H1N1 flu outbreak during 2011 and 2012? It was originally called the “Swine Flu” until they changed ... Continue Reading
Can you get a flu shot too soon? The answer is: That depends.
It is difficult to think of flu season in August, yes August. That is when many retail pharmacies start to advertise flu shot distribution. Is getting a flu shot in August still going to protect you if the flu bug hits in February?
Keep in mind ... Continue Reading