Can Some Medicines Cause Sun Sensitivity?

Continuing Series: Questions From ConsumersYes, certain drugs may cause high sensitivity to sunlight (also called photosensitivity). It is also important to note that not every person who uses sun-sensitive drugs has a reaction. There are two main types of negative effects: Photoallergy occurs when UV sunlight causes a structural change in the medicine put on your skin. The reaction usually includes an eczema-like rash,…

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Keeping Your Child Safe In and Around Water

Warm weather is here and kids of all ages are jumping into pools, and swimming in nearby lakes and oceans. Before you let your kids take a splash in the water, remember that even small pools may be dangerous. The chances are small, but it only takes a second for a child to inhale water and risk drowning. Consider these…

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Treats for the Heart

Doctors and medical researchers have actually endorsed these treats, and here’s why:Chocolate: Antioxidant Powerhouse #1The cells in our bodies are continually subjected to damage through a process called oxidation. This can cause a host of problems for the heart, like prompting LDL (“bad”) cholesterol to form artery-clogging plaque.To resist the damage of oxidation, our bodies…

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Humidifier Benefits: Defeat Dry Winter Air

As temperatures drop, we all know it’s important to keep your home warm and comfortable. Unfortunately, your heating system may significantly dry the air in your home, which can aggravate your skin, sinuses, and throats. Not only is that uncomfortable, it can leave you vulnerable during cold and flu season. A room humidifier can provide numerous health and beauty…

The Germy Facts about Thanksgiving Air Travel

Cold and flu season is ramping up just in time for the busiest travel season of the year. Airlines are expecting to see a record-breaking 30.6 million passengers over the Thanksgiving holiday. Despite the high concentration of people flying, the majority of Thanksgiving travelers will be able to visit their destination and return home healthy. Just…

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Can Daylight Saving Time Cause Insomnia?

Much like food and water, sleep is an essential part of human life. Our bodies desperately need shut-eye in order to process memories, repair tissue, and restore energy. Despite its importance, nearly 35% of American adults don’t get enough sleep.You may be quick to blame the lack of sleep on stress or kids, but there…

5 Remedies for Halloween Tummy Troubles

Halloween is a celebration unmatched by any other holiday. Sure, there are the costumes and the pumpkins, but what really sets Halloween apart? The candy.Recent statistics show that Americans will spend more than $9 billion on Halloween candy this year. That equates to bags upon bags of sweet, sugary goodies waiting to land in your…

4 Ways to Help Your Local Food Bank

Tens of thousands of families, especially as we get closer to the holidays, rely on their local Food Banks for wholesome meals. So, it’s not too early to start going through your supplies for “healthy” canned goods to donate, or even make a special trip to the grocery store for your local Food Bank. Unfortunately, many families can’t afford to…

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4 Tips To Keep Up New Year’s Resolutions

Many of us use January to reflect on the past and prepare for the future. Often, we will make resolutions to become better versions of ourselves.We might decide to quit smoking, eating too much or change other bad habits. But it’s incredibly difficult to do this. So, we’d like to share some tips that may…

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GERD, 3 Tips For Avoiding It At Thanksgiving

When you think about Thanksgiving, delicious food and family probably come to mind.  But people who suffer from gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD) may only think about what they can do to avoid foods that will make their acid reflux symptoms worse–burning sensations in the chest, pain, and regurgitation. Suffering from heartburn and indigestion is no…

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