Deadly heart attacks increase during the holidays. One study even found an overall increase of 5 percent more heart-related deaths in December and January, reported WebMD.com writer Katherine ...

Heart-Healthy Holidays

Do you know your food safety this holiday season? Carefully take food from each holiday event and avoid foodborne illness.

Holiday Food Safety Quiz


Laughter might be just the right medicine. There are at least six benefits of laughter according to research.

The Power of Laughter


Family time, homemade goodies and lots of alcohol are all a part of the joys of the holidays. They can also lead to a roiling stomach. Holiday rich foods, lack of fiber, large portions and holiday ...

Digestive Problems During the Holidays


Gallstone disease is the most common gastrointestinal disease requiring hospitalization, according to Johns Hopkins University. Most people have gallstones without even knowing it and without ...

Trapped: The Effects of Gallstones Stuck to Your Bile Ducts


Physical workouts are crucial to brain health, but what about the foods we eat? Here are some brain-boosting foods to get your brain fit and active.

7 Foods For Thought Slideshow

Antibiotics are powerful medicines that can save lives. Are you using them properly?

Do You Know Your Antibiotics? Take Our Quiz


A seemingly harmless tuck of the cell phone in your bra so it doesn't get lost during a night on the town has become a cause for concern as a possible risk factor for breast cancer. Many young ...

Tumors and Technology


In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear after age 60, according to the National Institute of Aging. Now researchers say they have detected Alzheimer's among a group with genetic ...

The Future of Alzheimer's Disease

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus in the winter that leads to mild, cold-like symptoms. The colder seasons are brewing. Are you prepared for the sickness that follows?

How Well Do You Know Respiratory Syncytial Virus? Take Our Quiz


Approximately 75 percent of people diagnosed with primary Raynaud’s phenomenon are women between the ages of 15 and 25, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Raynaud's is known to affect more ...

Raynaud's Phenomenon: How The Cold Affects Our Digits


After indulging in the food joys that come with the holidays or just an effort to reach a goal weight, many get stuck in “yo-yo” dieting. Pre-dieting may be the way to stop the yo-yo from rolling ...

The Art of Pre-Dieting


According to the National Sleep Foundation, nearly 60 percent of those at increased risk for insomnia say that their symptoms affect their daily activities. Lack of sleep can affect mood, job ...

7 Ways To Sleep Smart


Sleep deprivation, the overall lack of the necessary amount of sleep, afflicts 47 million adults in the United States, ScienceDaily.com says. Sleep deprivation can be caustic to a person’s ...

Sleeping Is Not The Enemy

Seasonal affective disorder affects half a million people every winter between September and April. This mood disorder, associated with depression, is related to seasonal variations of light. ...

How Well Do You Know Seasonal Affective Disorder? Take Our Quiz


Insect bites often result in redness and swelling. What mark do different bugs leave? Insects usually don't bite unless provoked, their protection against harm, but when you wake up to a mystery ...

The Bug Bite Guide


The Influx Of Influenza In the 2009-2010 flu season there were 282 pediatric deaths associated with influenza, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now, pharmacies ...

The Influx Of Influenza

For those with seasonal allergies, fall can be the worst time of year. How can autumn allergies best be prevented and what are their symptoms? Take our quiz and find out how to combat them.

Got Fall Allergies? Learn To Fight Them By Taking Our Quiz


The brain's resistance to the action of insulin can lead to cognitive decline experienced in Alzheimer's sufferers, according to recent research. Correlating the brain and insulin response has ...

Alzheimer’s: Is It A New Type Of Diabetes?


Research shows that coffee does have its perks as well as its pitfalls. Will coffee's benefits outweigh its risk and cause consumers to flock to a morning brew?

The Perks And Pitfalls Of Coffee

Food allergies affect approximately 5 percent of children and 4 percent of adults in the United States. Egg allergy reactions vary from person to person, but it is important to know the symptoms ...

Learn About Egg Allergies, Take Our Quiz


Milk allergies are more than just lactose intolerance. Detected in about 2.5 percent of children under 3 years old, milk allergies can cause severe illness, according to the Food Allergy and ...

Milk Allergies: More Than Just Lactose Intolerance


Perfume, whether used as a confidence booster or a mood enhancer, can also have negative effects on your the health of others. The risk of allergies, rashes and childhood obesity linger in the air ...

Pesky Perfumes


Mothers are more important to their children than the fathers through nurture, not just nature, according to The American Journal of Psychiatry. For infants and toddlers, the impact of a mother’s ...

More Than Just The 'Baby Blues'


Your refrigerator or kitchen cupboards are full of ingredients that can benefit your hair and skin routine. Kitchen products can be used for the following: - Blemishes - Exfoliation - ...

8 Ways To Treat Your Hair And Skin With Kitchen Products

Avoidance is the main treatment for milk allergy, but do you know how to avoid this allergy?

Milk Allergies: Take Our Quiz And Learn How To Avoid Them


Peanut allergies are common among children and they are on the rise. According to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology’s statistics on allergies, peanuts are the prevailing ...

The Peanut Allergy Reality

Meningitis can be deadly, but are the symptoms apparent? Take this quiz and find out how well you know the disease.

How Well Do You Know Meningitis? Take Our Quiz


Coconut oil is used in hair care and skin care products and now scientists are saying that it could be used in dental care products to fight tooth decay. Researchers from the Athlone Institue ...

Coconut Oil: Tooth Decay's New Enemy


Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women. This year an estimated 226,870 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and 39,510 will die from the disease, ...

New Advancements Prolong Breast Cancer Patients' Survival